Auburn Hills — The news got a little better for the Pistons on the injury front on Wednesday.

They’ll have a couple players out who missed Tuesday’s practice, but they’ll be closer to full strength for Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks at The Palace.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (shoulder) still is out and will miss his third straight game. Reggie Bullock will start in his place at shooting guard.

Andre Drummond (knee strain) and Aron Baynes (sore knee) both practiced and will play. Jon Leuer, who has missed the last four games because of a knee bruise, will be a game-time decision.

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