Game Thread: Indiana Pacers Vs. Detroit Pistons

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Detroit Pistons
3-0 0-3
Decmber 31, 2011 - 6:00PM EST
Palace at Auburn Hills
Radio: 1070AM The Fan TV: Fox Sports Indiana
Probable starters:
Darren Collison PG Rodney Stuckey
Paul George SG Ben Gordon
Danny Granger SF Tayshaun Prince
David West PF Greg Monroe
Roy Hibbert C Jonas Jerebko

Anyone else feeling a little queasy about this one?

The Indiana Pacers visit the Palace at Auburn Hills on New Year's Eve to take on the Detroit Pistons for the second time in six days. The Pacers earned a win the first time around thanks to a strong front court effort with double-doubles by David West, Roy Hibbert and Tyler Hansbrough. The trio repeated that feat last night in an overtime win over Cleveland and might need to do it a third time unless the Pacers can find a way to minimize the rebounding opportunities by making more shots on the first try.

This game has trouble written all over it though as the Pacers embark on a four-game road trip over the next six days. The Pistons have yet to win and will be hungry for that first W in front of the home crowd. Don't forget, this game tips early at 6:00 p.m. which should help accommodate your New Year's Eve plans. Hopefully those plans include celebrating another win and a 4-0 start by the Pacers.

Here is the Pacers.com preview. For a Detroit perspective, check out Detroit Bad Boys.

Leave your thoughts and observations on the game in the comments.

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