Pistons vs. Raptors: Detroit heads across border to take on Toronto

Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

The Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors play for the second time in three days on Friday night.

The Detroit Pistons will head across the border on Friday night for a preseason matchup against the Toronto Raptors. This will be the second game in three days between the two teams, as the Pistons beat the Raptors 101-99 in Detroit on Wednesday night.

Pistons center Greg Monroe was the star of Wednesday's victory, notching a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Five other Pistons scored in double figures, including rookie center Andre Drummond. The No. 9 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft scored 12 points and seven boards in his Pistons debut.

Detroit will look to slow down Toronto starters DeMar DeRozan, Andrea Bargnani and Jose Calderon, who all scored in double figures on Wednesday. The Pistons will also have to look out for little John Lucas III. The backup point guard came off the bench to pour in 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting.

Tip-off for Friday night's game is at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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