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Trail Blazers vs. Pistons Time, Injury Report, Open Thread Here

Discuss the epic battle between Portland and Detroit.

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The NBA Trade Deadline has come and gone. It’s time to resume actual basketball. Or whatever passes for it as the Portland Trail Blazers face the Detroit Pistons at the Moda Center tonight. Combined these teams have 22 wins in 78 tries. Will that make for an exciting, evenly-matched contest or a sludge-fest on the court? Let’s find out together!

This is your Game Day Open Thread for the evening. This thread will cover the first half. The second half thread will publish at halftime. Stay tuned after the game for our recap and analysis!

Game info and site conversation rules follow.

Portland Trail Blazers (15-35) vs. Detroit Pistons (7-43) - Thursday, Feb. 8 - 7:00 p.m. Pacific

How to watch on TV: Root Sports, NBA League Pass

Trail Blazers injuries: Robert Williams III (out), Moses Brown (out), Shaedon Sharpe (out), Deandre Ayton (questionable), Scoot Henderson (questionable), Jerami Grant (probable), Jabari Walker (probable)

Pistons injuries: Isaiah Stewart (out), Cade Cunningham (questionable), Bojan Bogdanovic (questionable)

Bucks SBN affiliate: Detroit Bad Boys

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