According to Nate Taylor, Shayne Whittington will slide into the starting lineup in place of Rakeem Christmas. Also, Joe Young is feeling better and expects to play after getting drilled on a fantastic dunk in the first game on Saturday and trying to hobble through the second game.
Rookie Georges Niang has been worth the watch so far, even when he's shown his rookie shortcomings. After a nice debut with 17 points on eight shots, 12 rebounds and five assists, Niang struggled against the Summer Hornets with six points and five rebounds, but seven fouls and four turnovers.
The Pistons are led by Stanley Johnson, coming off a solid rookie campaign, and first-round pick Henry Ellenson out of Marquette.
The game tips at 5 p.m. ET and will be broadcast live online on ESPN3 but won't be broadcast on NBA TV until 9 p.m. ET.
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