April 19, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank talks to forward Jonas Jerebko (33) , point guard Will Bynum (12) and shooting guard Ben Gordon (8) in the fourth quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at The Palace. Minnesota won 91-80. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE
Detroit has three games remaining until the end of the season.
With three regular season games remaining, the outcome of this game has no post-season implications but could impact the NBA draft lottery position for both teams. Toronto is currently eighth on the lottery list, one game behind Detroit in the current standings. That puts the Pistons in the ninth spot for the lottery so if the Pistons lose out they might jump up a spot.
Forget the future, though, since the current Pistons would like to win a game after losing their last two games and four of their last five. Toronto arrives in Detroit having lost their last two as well, but were able to beat Boston and Atlanta in the two prior games.
The game is scheduled to tip off at 6:00 p.m. ET and will be televised on Fox Sports Detroit.