PISTONS AT RAPTORS, 7 P.M. ET

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  • The Detroit Pistons (24-50) seem to be the Toronto Raptors’ (27-46) magic elixir, giving them their only win in their last seven games in Detroit on Friday. However, both teams will be playing their second game of a back-to-back, the Raptors lost 109-92 in Washington on Sunday, while the Pistons fell 95-94 in Chicago.
  • The Pistons are looking for their second win in 15 games on Monday, as Jose Calderon plays his first game at Air Canada Centre since being traded on January 30 in a three-team trade that landed Rudy Gay in Toronto.
  • “It was weird, but it was funny at the same time. There was a moment when DeMar (DeRozan) asked Kyle (Lowry) ‘What was the play?’ I was like, ‘You don’t know the play? I know the play!’ It’s a weird feeling, cause it was like 20 games ago I was playing with them.”
    – Pistons guard Calderon on playing against his former team.
  • The Pistons will be without Will Bynum (right hamstring), while Jason Maxiell had season-ending surgery to fix a detached retina on Sunday. Raptors forward Landry Fields, will be out of the line-up, as he’s having follow-up testing on his right elbow after feeling a tingling sensation, the same elbow he had ulnar nerve transposition surgery on in November.
  • The Raptors are 2-1 against Detroit this season, with a win Toronto can take the season-series with Detroit for the second time in franchise history.

– Duane Watson

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