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Red Wings, Pistons both play afternoon games today: What to know

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Isaiah Stewart of the Detroit Pistons and Precious Achiuwa of the Miami Heat battle for a rebound during the third quarter at American Airlines Arena on January 16, 2021 in Miami, Florida.
Isaiah Stewart of the Detroit Pistons and Precious Achiuwa of the Miami Heat battle for a rebound during the third quarter at American Airlines Arena on January 16, 2021 in Miami, Florida. (2021 Getty Images)

DETROIT – The Detroit Pistons and Detroit Red Wings will both play afternoon games on Monday as the country observes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

It’s a normal occurrence for professional sports teams, especially the Pistons, to play an afternoon game on MLK Day.

First up: Red Wings vs. Blue Jackets at 12 p.m.

The Wings are coming off a 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes, and are 1-1 on the new season so far. Columbus is 0-2. The Wings and Blue Jackets play again on Tuesday.

Puck drops at 12 p.m. on Fox Sports Detroit.

Next up: Pistons vs. Heat at 3 p.m.

The Pistons are coming off a nice win over Miami on Saturday, beating the Heat for their third win of the season. The Heat are off to a slow start after losing in the NBA Finals last season.

The Pistons are currently in last place in the Eastern Conference, with a 3-9 record.

Tip is at 3 p.m. on Fox Sports Detroit.

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