MC Hammer is Pistons, Heat halftime entertainment

Published On: Dec 28 2012 02:23:19 PM EST
Updated On: Dec 28 2012 07:02:15 PM EST

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -

MC Hammer will offer halftime entertainment Friday night when the Detroit Pistons host the Miami Heat at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Pistons are coming off a heartbreaking double-overtime loss in Atlanta. Detroit had stormed back late in the 4th quarter to force overtime, but the Hawks were able to hold on in the second overtime session to ruin the Pistons' hopes for a comeback victory.

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The Heat enter Friday night's game with one of their top players suspended. Dwayne Wade was suspended by the NBA for one game on Thursday without pay - the first suspension of his career - for flailing his leg and making contact with Ramon Sessions' groin in the Heat's 105-92 win at Charlotte on Wednesday, the opener of a four-game road trip.

Watch: Coach Frank talks Pistons, Heat on Local 4

Tip off is at 7:30 p.m.

Read more: Pistons fall to Hawks in double OT