Lake Orion students have become familiar with several local celebrities the past two weeks.

Members of the Pistons -- including power forward Charlie Villanueva -- started playing pickup games at the high school located a few miles up the road from the Palace, where the team was scheduled to start a new NBA season tonight against the Indiana Pacers.

That game was canceled along with the rest of the schedule through November because of the ongoing NBA lockout and the inability of the owners and players' union to settle on a new collective bargaining agreement.