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