AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The National Basketball Association announced today that the Detroit Pistons will open their eight-game 2011 preseason schedule at home against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday, October 9 (6:00 p.m.).
Three of the team’s eight games will be played at The Palace, featuring contests against the Minnesota Timberwolves (October 9), Charlotte Bobcats (October 23) and Miami HEAT (October 26).
The Pistons are scheduled to make their ninth consecutive trip to Grand Rapids to play in The Meijer Basketball Classic at Van Andel Arena on Wednesday, October 12 against the Toronto Raptors (7:00 p.m.).
Following is the Pistons 2011 preseason schedule (all times are Eastern Standard Time):
PISTONS 2011 PRE-SEASON SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT LOCATION TIME
October 9 Minnesota The Palace of Auburn Hills 6:00 p.m.
October 10 at Atlanta Philips Arena 7:30 p.m.
October 12 Toronto Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI 7:00 p.m.
October 14 at Toronto Air Canada Centre 7:00 p.m.
October 21 at Milwaukee Resch Center, Green Bay, WI 7:30 p.m.
October 23 Charlotte The Palace of Auburn Hills 6:00 p.m.
October 26 Miami The Palace of Auburn Hills 7:30 p.m.
October 27 at Orlando Amway Center 7:00 p.m.