TNT picks up Pistons-Heat matchup on April 5

The race for the playoffs is officially in gear, and the league has continued to take notice of a Detroit Pistons team pushing to make their first postseason appearance since 2009.

After beginning the season with no nationally televised games to their name, the Pistons have slowly earned a handful of appearances on the big stage thanks to the NBA’s flex scheduling format, allowing the league to switch out originally scheduled games for more intriguing alternatives.

This time around, that means the Pistons’ April 5th game against the Miami Heat will be getting the TNT treatment.

Following Friday’s 112-105 win over the Charlotte Hornets, the Pistons now have a two-game lead for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East. The Heat are currently tied with the Boston Celtics for the fourth seed.

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