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Game Preview: Miami Heat at Detroit Pistons

Hello All, Wednesday, the Heat (40-34) will be in Detroit to take on the Pistons (23-50). I feel bad for both teams. Detroit for their miserable season and Miami for having to travel to Detroit. Although I will say this: the fountain in the Detroit Airport is one of my personal Seven Wonders of the World. Miami won the last meeting 92-65 in January. PROJECTED STARTERS Heat Pistons PG Arroyo W. Bynum SG Wade R. Hamilton SF Richardson T. Prince PF Beasley J. Jerebko C Anthony J. Maxiell The Heat may again will be without Jermaine O’Neal, who is Day-to-Day with a knee hyperextension. STATISTICAL BREAKDOWN (Stats from Statsheet.com; March 29, 2010) Effective Field Goal % The Heat is 17th in the league at 49.2%; the Pistons are 29th at 47%. EDGE: Heat Turnover % The Heat is 3rd in the league at 13%; the Pistons are 13th at 14%. EDGE: Heat Offensive Rebound % The Heat is 20th in the league at 25.6%; the Pistons are 2nd at 30.5%. EDGE: Pistons Free Throw Rate The Heat is 14th in the league at 29.8%; the Pistons are 13th at 30.3%. EDGE: Even Always guard the inbound passer.