Dennis Rodman walked across the court to deliver the game ball in a brief pregame ceremony, setting the tone for a night of celebration — one final chance for Detroit fans to gather at The Palace of Auburn Hills and revel in all the Pistons accomplished during nearly three decades at the suburban arena.
A game took place on the court — the Pistons lost 105-101 to the Washington Wizards — but that seemed secondary for much of the evening. Monday night was about appreciating the past and looking eagerly toward the future. The team is moving to downtown Detroit next season, so this was its final game at The Palace.
Source: The Associated Press on ESPN
Pacers to Host 2021 NBA All-Star Game
Indianapolis will host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, the league announced Wednesday.
The game will be held at the Pacers’ Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, which hasn’t hosted the event since 1985, when it was played at the Hoosier Dome.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
Clippers’ Austin Rivers Leaves Game with Concussion
Clippers guard Austin Rivers suffered a concussion during Wednesday’s 106-95 win over the Orlando Magic and will not play Friday night against the Washington Wizards, the Clippers announced.
Rivers left the game after taking an elbow to the head in the final seconds of the second quarter. He did not return.
Warriors’ Green Doubtful for Thursday’s Game
Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green, who is nursing a sore right shoulder, was ruled as doubtful for Thursday night’s home game against the Dallas Mavericks.
The reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year did not participate in practice on Wednesday. Warriors’ head coach Steve Kerr said the team is just being cautious, noting that it’s not a serious matter.
Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN