FOX Sports Detroit to air 80 regular-season Pistons games

FOX Sports Detroit will televise an all-time high 80 regular-season games for the third straight year during its coverage of the 2014-15 Detroit Pistons. FOX Sports Detroit will broadcast one preseason game on Oct. 12 at Washington.

Regular-season coverage begins Oct. 29 with the season opener at Denver. The Pistons home opener is set for November 1 vs. Brooklyn.

Among the 80 games produced by FOX Sports Detroit, 11 are slated to air on FOX Sports Plus. All of the club’s 82 regular-season games will be available on television, including two ESPN broadcasts as part of the NBA’s national television schedule.

"With a record 80 regular-season telecasts for a third straight season and our comprehensive pre- and postgame coverage on PISTONS LIVE, our commitment and passion for the Pistons is greater than ever. Fans are going to have fun with this squad, this is a really engaging team." said Greg Hammaren, Senior Vice President/General Manager, FOX Sports Detroit. "Led by a pair of Michigan Sports Hall of Famers in George Blaha and Greg Kelser, our announcers, reporters and production team are devoted to delivering Pistons fans some of the best coverage throughout the NBA – all in illustrious high-definition."

Calling the action again this season on FOX Sports Detroit is the popular team of Blaha and Kelser. PISTONS LIVE studio analyst Mateen Cleaves returns for another season.

FOX Sports Detroit’s comprehensive coverage, presented by Belle Tire, includes pregame and postgame editions of PISTONS LIVE. In addition to live reports from The Palace of Auburn Hills and road venues, studio portions of PISTONS LIVE will originate from FOX Sports Detroit’s Studio at its Southfield headquarters.

"We are excited to build upon our continued partnership with FOX Sports Detroit and pleased that 81 games will be broadcast locally this season," said Dennis Mannion, CEO of Palace Sports & Entertainment. "FOX Sports Detroit’s award winning broadcast production will once again deliver the most complete coverage of Pistons basketball both on and off the court."