Look: Pistons release first half of 2020-21 schedule

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It's been nearly 300 days since we last watched the Pistons play basketball. We won't have to wait much longer.

The Pistons are officially set to open the season Dec. 23 at the Timberwolves. Their home opener will come the day after Christmas against the Cavaliers.

After a visit to Atlanta Dec. 28, Detroit has a three-game homestand starting Dec. 29 against the Warriors, followed by back-to-back games against the Celtics Jan. 1 and Jan. 3.

The Pistons visit the defending Eastern Conference champion Heat for back-to-back games Jan. 16 and Jan 18. The reigning champion Lakers come to town Jan. 28.

The Pistons announced Friday that they will not host fans to start the season "based on current public health and governmental guidelines" surrounding COVID-19. "The organization will continue to work closely with the NBA and state and local authorities to identify appropriate timing for safely welcoming back fans to Little Caesars Arena."

The regular season, which is 72 games in length, is scheduled to end May 16, with the playoffs tentatively scheduled to start May 22.

The first half of the Pistons' schedule is below.

Detroit Pistons 2020-21 schedule