October 29th The Detroit news - Pistons prepared for season Associated Press Wally Szczerbiak scored 22 points to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves over the Detroit Pistons 96-92 in their final preseason game on Friday night. Maurice Evans had a game-high 24 points to lead Detroit, including 17 in the second quarter as the Pistons built a 54-44 halftime lead. The Detroit Free Press - PISTONS' EXHIBITION SEASON REPORT: Now we know Team answers questions about Darko, Flip, depth by Krista Latham The Pistons' exhibition season ended Friday night in an unlikely place. Far from the typical bright lights of NBA cities, the Pistons closed the month of meaningless results with a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves just miles from the shadows of Mt. Rushmore, the greatest achievement in American ... rock chiseling? Pistons finish 4-4 preseason Top players sit out loss to T'wolves by Krista Latham If Carlos Arroyo or Maurice Evans needed extra confidence entering the regular season, they got it Friday night. Wary of injuries, Pistons coach Flip Saunders kept his top six players on the bench throughout most of a 96-92 exhibition loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Ben Wallace, Chauncey Billups and Antonio McDyess didn't play, and Tayshaun Prince, Rasheed Wallace and Richard Hamilton sat before halftime.