7 p.m. VS. Detroit • Target Center • FSN, 830-am
Preview: Go figure these 6-5 Pistons: They opened the season by winning their first three games and five of their first six, finished a six-game Western trip by losing four consecutive games and then came home and beat Cleveland 104-99 at home Tuesday. … The Pistons are 3-1 at home and 3-4 on the road while the Wolves are 0-5 at home and 5-2 away from Target Center. … The Wolves swept the season series a year ago and they’ve won the past 10 meetings between the teams, including the last five at Target Center. … Wolves F Tayshaun Prince was drafted 23rd overall by Detroit in 2003 and played 11-plus seasons for them. Pistons F Anthony Tolliver used to play for the Wolves.
Players to watch: Coach/basketball boss Stan Van Gundy rebuilt this team around dominant big man Andre Drummond and guard Reggie Jackson, and with a winning record, things are looking up: After Tuesday’s 25-point, 18-rebound game against the Cavs, he is the first Piston to start the season with 11 consecutive double-double games since Dave DeBusschere began with 13 in 1966-67. … Wolves rookie Karl-Anthony Towns’ 21-point, 12-rebound, 6-block night in Wednesday’s 104-101 overtime loss at Orlando was his seventh 3-plus block in his first 12 games.
Injuries: Wolves C Nikola Pekovic remains sideline indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his Achilles’ tendon in April. Pistons guards Jodie Meeks (fractured foot) and Brandon Jennings (Achilles) are out.