Hamilton out for opener due to family emergency

MIAMI -- Detroit Pistons guard Richard Hamilton will miss the
team's season opener at Miami on Thursday because of a family
emergency and rookie Arron Afflalo was expected to start in his

Hamilton could rejoin the Pistons in Orlando on Friday, coach
Flip Saunders said.

Hamilton averaged a team-high 19.8 points last season.

Detroit won two of three games between the teams last season and split two games in Miami.