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A take a look at some early key dates for the Pistons, who’re enjoying their residence video games at Little Caesars Area this season. Video by Ryan Ford/DFP
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The NBA launched it is upcoming common season tonight and the Detroit Pistons will christen Little Caesars Area with the identical staff they opened the Palace with – the Charlotte Hornets. 

The Pistons open the common season of their new house on Oct. 18 vs. Charlotte at 7 p.m.

In that Palace opener, Nov. 5, 1988, the Pistons, then the defending Japanese Convention champs, beat the then enlargement Hornets, ninety four-eighty five. Now, these Hornets ultimately moved to New Orleans. In the present day’s Hornets are the unique Charlotte Bobcats that began within the league in 2004.

The world champion Warriors come to Detroit on Dec. eight, an ESPN recreation starting at 7 p.m. LeBron James and the Cavaliers first go to Little Caesars Area on Nov. 20. 

Different nationwide tv video games: residence towards the Wizards, eight p.m. Jan. 19, ESPN; residence towards the Cavs, eight p.m. Jan. 30, TNT; house towards the Raptors, eight p.m. March 7, ESPN.

Detroit has a pair of lengthy Western Convention journeys, the primary a 3-recreation stint on the Clippers (Oct. 28), on the Warriors (Oct. 29) and on the Lakers (Oct. 31). Then in March, the Pistons set out on a six-recreation journey, visiting Utah, Denver, Portland, Sacramento, Phoenix and Houston.

There’s a 5-recreation house stand in early November and a six-recreation house stand starting with the Jan. 30 Cavs recreation and going into early February.

Full Pistons schedule, with day, date, team and time (and national TV if applicable):

 

Wed.   Oct. 18    Charlotte             7:00 p.m.         

Fri.      Oct. 20     at Washington      7:00 p.m.                 

Sat.      Oct. 21     at New York         8:00 p.m.                 

Mon.   Oct. 23    Philadelphia        7:00 p.m.                

Wed.   Oct. 25    Minnesota            7:00 p.m.                

Sat.      Oct. 28     at L.A. Clippers    10:30 p.m.               

Sun.     Oct. 29     at Golden State     8:30 p.m.                 

Tue.     Oct. 31     at L.A. Lakers       10:30 p.m. NBA TV

Fri.      Nov. 3      Milwaukee           7:00 p.m.                

Sat.     Nov. 4      Sacramento         7:00 p.m.                

Wed.   Nov. 8      Indiana                 7:00 p.m.                

Fri.      Nov. 10    Atlanta                 7:00 p.m.                

Sun.    Nov. 12    Miami                  4:00 p.m.

Wed.   Nov. 15    at Milwaukee        8:00 p.m.                 

Fri.      Nov. 17    at Indiana              7:00 p.m.                 

Sun.     Nov. 19    at Minnesota         7:00 p.m.                 

Mon.   Nov. 20    Cleveland             7:00 p.m.

Fri.      Nov. 24    at Oklahoma City 8:00 p.m.

Mon.   Nov. 27    at Boston               7:30 p.m.                 

Wed.   Nov. 29    Phoenix                7:00 p.m.

Fri.      Dec. 1      at Washington      7:00 p.m.                 

Sat.      Dec. 2      at Philadelphia      7:30 p.m.                 

Mon.   Dec. 4      at San Antonio      8:30 p.m.

Wed.   Dec. 6      at Milwaukee        8:00 p.m.                 

Fri.      Dec. 8      Golden State        7:00 p.m.       ESPN

Sun.    Dec. 10    Boston                  4:00 p.m.                

Tue.    Dec. 12    Denver                  7:00 p.m.                

Thu.     Dec. 14    at Atlanta              7:30 p.m.

Fri.      Dec. 15    at Indiana              7:00 p.m.

Sun.    Dec. 17    Orlando               4:00 p.m.                

Wed.   Dec. 20    at Dallas                8:30 p.m.                 

Fri.      Dec. 22    New York             7:00 p.m.

Tue.    Dec. 26    Indiana                 7:00 p.m.

Thu.     Dec. 28    at Orlando             7:00 p.m.

Sat.     Dec. 30    San Antonio         7:00 p.m.                

Wed.   Jan. 3       at Miami               7:30 p.m.                 

Fri.      Jan. 5       at Philadelphia      7:00 p.m.                 

Sat.     Jan. 6      Houston               7:00 p.m.

Mon.   Jan. 8       at New Orleans     8:00 p.m.                 

Wed.   Jan. 10     at Brooklyn           7:30 p.m.                 

Sat.      Jan. 13     at Chicago             8:00 p.m.      

Mon.   Jan. 15    Charlotte             12:30 p.m. NBA TV

Wed.   Jan. 17     at Toronto             7:30 p.m.

Fri.      Jan. 19       Washington         8:00 p.m.   ESPN

Sun.        Jan. 21            Brooklyn    4:00 p.m.                                

Wed.   Jan. 24       Utah                      7:00 p.m.             

Sat.     Jan. 27       Oklahoma City    7:00 p.m.             

Sun.     Jan. 28        at Cleveland          6:00 p.m.

Tue.    Jan. 30       Cleveland             8:00 p.m.      TNT   

Thu.    Feb. 1         Memphis              7:00 p.m. 

Sat.     Feb. 3         Miami                  7:00 p.m.             

Mon.   Feb. 5         Portland               7:00 p.m.

Wed.   Feb. 7         Brooklyn              7:00 p.m.             

Fri.      Feb. 9         L.A. Clippers       7:00 p.m.             

Sun.     Feb. 11        at Atlanta              3:30 p.m.                  

Mon.   Feb. 12       New Orleans        7:00 p.m.                 

Wed.   Feb. 14       Atlanta                 7:00 p.m.             

Fri.      Feb. 23       Boston                  7:00 p.m.             

Sun.     Feb. 25        at Charlotte           1:00 p.m.

Mon.   Feb. 26        at Toronto             7:30 p.m.              

Wed.   Feb. 28       Milwaukee           7:00 p.m.

Fri.      Mar. 2         at Orlando             7:00 p.m.

Sat.      Mar. 3         at Miami               7:30 p.m.                  

Mon.   Mar. 5         at Cleveland          7:00 p.m.   NBA TV

Wed.   Mar. 7        Toronto                8:00 p.m.  ESPN 

Fri.      Mar. 9        Chicago                7:00 p.m.                 

Tue.     Mar. 13       at Utah                  9:00 p.m.                  

Thu.     Mar. 15       at Denver              9:00 p.m.              

Sat.      Mar. 17       at Portland            10:00 p.m.                

Mon.   Mar. 19       at Sacramento       10:00 p.m.            

Tue.     Mar. 20       at Phoenix             10:00 p.m.

Thu.     Mar. 22       at Houston            8:00 p.m.              

Sat.     Mar. 24      Chicago                7:00 p.m.             

Mon.   Mar. 26      L.A. Lakers         7:00 p.m. 

Thu.    Mar 29       Washington         7:00 p.m.

Sat.      Mar. 31       at New York         5:00 p.m.                 

Sun.     Apr. 1         at Brooklyn           6:00 p.m.              

Wed.   Apr. 4         Philadelphia        7:00 p.m.             

Fri.      Apr. 6         Dallas                   7:00 p.m.             

Sun.     Apr. 8         at Memphis           3:30 p.m.   NBA TV

Mon.   Apr. 9         Toronto                7:00 p.m.                 

Wed.   Apr. 11       at Chicago             8:00 p.m.    

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