2012 NBA schedule: Pistons host Heat and Bucks

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The Pistons will attempt to bounce back from an overtime loss to Atlanta this weekend.

The Detroit Pistons will open a five-game home stand this weekend when they host the defending champion Miami Heat on Friday and the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.

Detroit is coming off a 126-119 overtime loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Dec. 26 to fall to 9-22 on the season. The Pistons had won back-to-back games for the first time this season before the loss to Atlanta.

Miami visits Detroit having won six games in a row.

Below is a list of other significant games this weekend (all times are eastern):

Friday Dec. 28
Heat vs. Pistons at 7:30 p.m.
Rockets vs. Spurs at 8:30 p.m.
Nuggets vs. Mavericks at 8:30 p.m.
Clippers vs. Jazz at 9:00 p.m.
Trail Blazers vs. Lakers at 10:30 p.m.

Saturday Dec. 29
Pacers vs. Hawks at 7:00 p.m.
Nuggets vs. Grizzlies at 8:00 p.m.
Thunder vs. Rockets at 8:00 p.m.
Celtics vs. Warriors at 10:30 p.m.

Sunday Dec. 30
Bucks vs. Pistons at 7:30 p.m.
Spurs vs. Mavericks at 7:30 p.m.

Visit SI.com for the complete NBA schedule for this weekend.

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