ESPN: Pistons to open preseason at home vs. Hornets

Rod Beard

The Pistons will open their regular season and debut at Little Caesars Arena on Oct. 18 against the Charlotte Hornets.

It’ll seem a little like déjà vu.

They’ll also start their dressed rehearsals there two weeks earlier.

The Pistons play their first game at Little Caesars Arena in the exhibition opener on Oct. 4 against the Hornets, according to a schedule posted by ESPN. Last week, the Pistons released their regular-season schedule, but have not made the preseason schedule official.

The four-game schedule — a reduction of two games from last season — also includes a home matchup on Oct. 9 against the Indiana Pacers. They also play the next night at Toronto before finishing the preseason schedule at Milwaukee on Oct. 13.


Oct. 4 vs. Charlotte, 7

Oct. 9 vs. Indiana, 7

Oct. 10 at Toronto, 7

Oct. 13 at Milwaukee, 8:30