AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club will open their eight-game 2013 preseason schedule at home against Israeli League Champion Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday, October 8 (7:30 p.m.).  NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and the NBA Champion Miami HEAT visit The Palace on Thursday, October 10, followed by the Washington Wizards (October 22) and Minnesota Timberwolves (October 24).


Tickets for all four preseason home games at The Palace will go on sale Saturday, August 17 beginning at 10:00 a.m. and will be available at The Palace Box Office (248-377-0100), online at and at all TicketMaster outlets.


Television and radio broadcast schedules for all preseason games will be announced at a later date.


Following is the Pistons 2013 preseason schedule (all times are Eastern Standard Time):



DATE                                     OPPONENT                             LOCATION                                                               TIME

October 8                            Maccabi Haifa                        The Palace of Auburn Hills                                7:30 p.m.

October 10                          Miami Heat                             The Palace of Auburn Hills                                7:30 p.m.

October 12                          at Brooklyn                             Barclays Center                                                     7:30 p.m.

October 16                          at Chicago                               United Center                                                       8:00 p.m.

October 17                          at Cleveland                           Quicken Loans Arena                                         7:00 p.m.

October 20                          at Orlando                               Amway Center                                                      6:00 p.m.

October 22                          Washington                            The Palace of Auburn Hills                                7:30 p.m.

October 24                          Minnesota                              The Palace of Auburn Hills                                7:30 p.m.


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