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Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons

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114 - 106

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Joel Embiid has 33 points and 16 rebounds, 76ers beat Pistons 114-106 for 7th straight win

Embiid and Maxey combine for 62 in Sixers' win

Tyrese Maxey had 29 points, 10 assists and zero turnovers for the 76ers, undefeated since an opening loss at Milwaukee. Former Piston Tobias Harris had 24 points, and the starters scored 104 of the 76ers' points.

Killian Hayes led the Pistons with 23 points and Cade Cunningham added 21 for the short-handed Pistons, who lost Jalen Duren to an ankle injury.

“Anytime a guy can't finish the game, it is a concern,” Pistons coach Monty Williams said. “But we can't use injuries as an excuse.”

Detroit allowed 41 free-throw attempts, including 19 for Embiid.

“Joel is tough enough to guard — when he's waving his arms around and hitting people, that's not a shot,” Williams said. “That's not what beat us, though. We just made too many big mistakes.”

The 76ers got a brief injury scare in the third quarter when Cunningham lost his footing on the gray court and slid into Embiid's legs as he was taking a jumper. Embiid got up slowly and limped off, but was able to return after a timeout.

Patrick Beverly missed the second half with neck soreness. Nurse wasn't sure if he would miss any time.

Detroit led 71-68 late in the third, but the 76ers finished the period on a 15-6 run to go ahead 83-77. Philadelphia outscored the Pistons 35-21 in the quarter, thanks to 16 points from Embiid.

“I thought they played the same defense in the second as they did in the third, but they were a little more physical,” Williams said. “We backed off a little — we were trying to run our stuff from halfcourt and that got us into a lot of late-clock situations.”

Philadelphia scored the first five points of the fourth, moving the lead to 11, and were up by 17 down the stretch.

The Pistons led 33-21 at the end of the first quarter and by as many as 16 in the second.

“I thought we were about a half-step slow at the start of the game and they were about two steps fast,” Nurse said. “They were kicking our backsides in every phase of the game, but we hung in there and played a lot better in the second half.”

UP NEXT

76ers: Host Indiana on Monday night.

Pistons: At Chicago on Monday night.

Regular Season Series

PHI leads series 1-0

Matchup Prediction

Pistons: 21.9%
76ers: 78.1%
*According to ESPN's Basketball Power Index

Recent Plays

4th 0.0 End of Game 114 - 106
4th 0.0 End of the 4th Quarter 114 - 106
4th 7.0 James Wiseman makes layup (Stanley Umude assists) 114 - 106
4th 14.0 Stanley Umude defensive rebound 114 - 104
4th 18.0 Tobias Harris misses driving layup 114 - 104

Statistics

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35-83 FG 40-86
42.2 Field Goal % 46.5
9-28 3PT 8-28
32.1 Three Point % 28.6
35-41 FT 18-22
85.4 Free Throw % 81.8
46 Rebounds 48
11 Offensive Rebounds 11
35 Defensive Rebounds 37
23 Assists 28
13 Steals 3
5 Blocks 5
8 Turnovers 16
1 Team Turnovers 1
9 Total Turnovers 17
2 Technical Fouls 1
2 Total Technical Fouls 1
0 Flagrant Fouls 0
5 Points Off Turnovers 27
16 Fast Break Points 16
48 Points in Paint 48
23 Fouls 26
17 Largest Lead 16

Game Information

Little Caesars Arena

Location: Detroit, MI
Attendance: 18,902 · Capacity:

2023-24 Atlantic Standings

TEAM W L PCT GB STRK
Boston 43 12 .782 - W6
New York 33 22 .600 10 L4
Philadelphia 32 22 .593 10.5 L1
Brooklyn 21 33 .389 21.5 L2
Toronto 19 36 .345 24 L3

2023-24 Central Standings

TEAM W L PCT GB STRK
Cleveland - 17 W1 0.6792453 36
Milwaukee 2.5 21 L2 0.625 35
Indiana 6.5 25 W1 0.5535714 31
Chicago 11 29 L1 0.47272727 26
Detroit 28.5 46 L3 0.14814815 8
Full Standings

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