Caron Butler scored all 24 of his points in the second half as the Pistons rallied from 19 points down to tie the game at 88 late in the fourth quarter at Minnesota on Thursday night. The Timberwolves, however, managed to regain their composer and eke out a 97-91 victory over Detroit. DJ Augustin added 20 for the Pistons who play their home opener on Saturday against the Brooklyn
The Detroit Pistons hung close for three quarters, but eventually lost 89-79 in Denver on Wednesday night in their regular season opener. Josh Smith scored 25 points to pace Detroit, while DJ Augustin added 15. The Pistons play in Minnesota on Thursday night.
Justin Abdelkader had two goals and an assist to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 win in Washington on Wednesday night. Abdelkader scored the game tying and game winning goals in a three goal third period by the Wings. Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist and Henrik Zetterberg added two assists. Gustav Nyquist also had a goal. The Red Wings will host the Los Angeles