Pistons get unexpected day off

Wednesday night's Pistons-Hawks game has been postponed because severe weather conditions in the Atlanta area.

Wednesday night's Pistons-Hawks game has been postponed because of the current winter-weather emergency in Atlanta, the league announced.

The Pistons were scheduled to fly south after Tuesday's victory over Orlando but were unable to make the trip because of the snowy and icy conditions in Atlanta.

They had hoped to fly down Wednesday morning, but with traffic still gridlocked on area roads and both the mayor of Atlanta and the governor of Georgia asking motorists to stay home until conditions improved, the game was postponed.

A makeup date will be announced at a later time. The Pistons now return to action at the Palace on Saturday against Philadelphia.