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Pistons report: Roster

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PLAYER NOTES

--G Rodney Stuckey had difficulty finishing at the rim Tuesday against the Spurs after missing five games with a right shoulder contusion. He had 10 points but missed all four of his fourth-quarter shots, including three layups.

"We needed Stuckey. We missed Stuckey out there," guard Will Bynum said. "I'm sure he's a little rusty right now, but in due time he'll be back in form."

--C Jason Maxiell returned after a three-game absence caused by a sore back. Maxiell wasn't in the rotation when he got hurt, but he played 11 minutes Tuesday because Chris Wilcox was sidelined with a sore groin. He was a non-factor with two points and two rebounds.

--C Greg Monroe notched his team-high seventh double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Monroe has been doing a much better job of finding seams in the defense and receiving entry passes off penetration for easy baskets. It wasn't all positive for Monroe against San Antonio as counterpart DeJuan Blair powered for 18 points and 12 rebounds.

MEDICAL WATCH

--F Jonas Jerebko (partial Achilles' tear, right leg) underwent surgery on Oct. 8 after crashing to the floor while driving to the basket during the opening preseason game. He is expected to return sometime after the All-Star break.

--G Terrico White (fractured fifth metatarsal, right foot) was injured during the Pistons' preseason opener and also underwent surgery Oct. 8. He is doing basketball drills but has yet to practice with the team.

--G Richard Hamilton (groin) did not play Tuesday against San Antonio. He is doubtful to play Wednesday at Cleveland.

--C Chris Wilcox (groin) missed Tuesday's game. He is doubtful to play Wednesday.

ROTATION

Starters:

--Point guard Tracy McGrady

--Shooting guard Ben Gordon

--Small forward Tayshaun Prince

--Power forward Greg Monroe

--Center Ben Wallace

Bench:

--Point guard Will Bynum

--Shooting guard Rodney Stuckey

--Small forward Austin Daye

--Power forward Charlie Villanueva

--Center Jason Maxiell

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