(CTN News) – As the Detroit Pistons hoped, Victor Wembanyama would wear the red, white, and blue, not the silver and black of the San Antonio Spurs, at Little Caesar’s Arena this season.
Pistons’ 14 percent chance didn’t pan out (who could have predicted that?) and without a Plan B, they’re sinking into an abyss that can’t be escaped.
As in the last three seasons, many fans turn up to games just to see the players on the other team, though they are often disappointed because the good teams usually sit their top guys against Detroit.
As they face the San Antonio Spurs tonight, will Pistons fans see the player who was once our beacon of hope for the future?
He’s playing tonight, right? Wembanyama The Spurs vs. the Pistons
Only four games have been missed by Wembanyama this season. During their thickest concentration of games, he was held out at the end of a back-to-back.
Since the Spurs haven’t played since January 7th, Wembanyama will be in there and fully rested. This is the Spurs’ chance to win their sixth game, so they should be ready to go, including their franchise cornerstone.
Duren clearly has the strength advantage over Wembanyama, but Wembanyama is already the best shot blocker in the NBA. Is Duren strong enough to handle them? His athleticism can he use to keep Wembanyama off balance? As a young center, this will be a unique challenge for the Pistons.
Here’s how to watch the Pistons vs. Spurs game
You can watch or listen to the game live on 97.1FM The Ticket and Bally Sports Detroit this evening at 7 PM ET.
For those living outside of markets, the game will be streamed on NBA League Pass and on FUBOtv, which offers a free trial.
It is not going to get better for the Detroit Pistons after tonight’s loss to the five-win Spurs. Things will not get easier, especially without Cade Cunningham.