Tonight’s Philadelphia 76ers-Detroit Pistons game was way better than the first game and the outcome was different. The 76ers defeated the Pistons tonight 104-97. In a coincidence, the Pistons last game which was Saturday night, they took on the Cleveland Cavaliers and defeated them 104-97.
As I said in the preview for this game it was going to come down to the two young point guards for both teams. In the end, Sixers point guard Jrue Holiday won the battle decisively as he took over the fourth quarter lifting his team to victory. Holiday would finish tonight’s game with 25 points, five rebounds, and eight assists.
Now the point guard he was going against wasn’t too bad himself. Pistons point guard Brandon Knight finished the game with 22 points, four assists, and three rebounds. Also for the Pistons, center Greg Monroe pitched in 22 points and seven rebounds.
As I mentioned in the preview, the Sixers were hoping to get shooting guard Nick Young back and they did. In his first game back, Young played only 18 minutes and had three points. Thaddeus Young had another tremendous game as he had 20 points, four assists, and five steals. Young has been playing consistent this whole season and it just shows where hard work can get you.
Finally, you cannot forget about Evan Turner who had a good game as well as he had a double-double consisting of 18 points and 11 rebounds. He was four assists away from a triple double. In the crucial minutes of the fourth quarter, Turner was getting “man rebounds” as Sixers play by play announcer Marc Zumoff said during tonight’s telecast.
It’s great to see the young nucleus of Young, Turner, and Holiday grow and finally hitting their stride. The Sixers are now 12-9 on the season and will take on the Chicago Bulls at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night at 7:30 pm.
Jovan Alford is a staff writer for The Sixer Sense, a writer for Buzz On Broad covering the Philadelphia 76ers and Local College Basketball, and is a writer for Rant Sports covering the A-10 Conference for College Basketball.
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