Postgame: Sixers fall to Pistons 114-104

Dec 10, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) pushes the ball up court as Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva (31) defends during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Pistons 104-97. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 10, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young (21) pushes the ball up court as Detroit Pistons forward Charlie Villanueva (31) defends during the fourth quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Pistons 104-97. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

After being out scored in the second half 59-41, the Philadelphia 76ers lose by 10 to the Detroit Pistons 114-104. Sixers fall to 12-24 on the season (7-10 at home) while the Piston improve to 15-22 (9-10 on the road). Detroit takes a 2-0 lead on the four game season series. This was also the Sixers third loss in a row, for all the tankers out there.

Sixers were led by forward Thaddeus Young with 22 points shooting 10-21 from the field (47.6 percent), grabbing four rebounds and three steals in 41 minutes. Rookie sensation Michael Carter Williams contributed as well, scoring 21 points, 9-20 (45 percent) from the field, grabbing seven rebounds and swiping four steals. MCW is second in the NBA in steals per game (2.67). Spencer Hawes added a double-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds.

Detroit was led by All-Star forward Josh Smith with 22 points, 13 rebounds, seven assists, five blocks and four steals, shooting a dismal 8-23 from the field. Greg Monroe added 15 points, 10 rebounds, making 5-8 from the charity stripe. Andre Drummond had a monster game on the defensive end, grabbing 12 rebound and blocking six shots, he also scored 11 points.

Due to the lack of a post presence by the Sixers, they were out rebounded by 20 boards (62-42), Detroit manage to grab 25 offensive rebounds which tied the record for most offensive rebounds at the Wells Fargo Center. Three Piston players had 10+ rebounds, Two players managed to grab 8 rebounds. Detroit also blocked 14 shots compared to just three by the Sixers.

Bench play was another deciding factor in the Piston victory, Detroit’s bench outscored Sixers bench 39-16. Piston’s guard Will Bynum and forward Kyle Singler both scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Sixers next game:

1/11 vs New York Knicks, at the Wells Fargo Center @ 7:30 PM

 

Topics: 76ers, Detroit Pistons, Evan Turner, Josh Smith, Philadelphia 76ers, Sixers, Spencer Hawes, Thaddeus Young

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