Game Preview: Pistons Face Embiidless Sixers

The Detroit Pistons(23-28) host the Philadelphia 76ers(18-32) tonight at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The game begins at 7:30 PM EST. 

The Sixers dropped their last game to the surging Miami Heat, 125-102. Former Detroit Piston, Ersan Ilyasova, had 21 points and five rebounds. Rich win Holmes scored 12 points off the bench. The Sixers were ourscored 32-17 in the first quarter and 36-23 in the third quarter. Slow starts to each half killed the Sixers chances of winning. 

The Pistons were embarrassed in their last game by the Indiana Pacers. After leading at halftime by two, the Pistons lost 105-84. Marcus Morris continued his solid play, scoring 19 points and grabbing six rebounds. Tobias Harris was limited to just eight points off the bench. Detroit scored 26 total points in the second half. 

Probable Starting Lineups:

Detroit Pistons

PG: Reggie Jackson

SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

SF: Marcus Morris

PF: Jon Leuer

C: Andre Drummond

Philadelphia 76ers

PG: TJ McConnell

SG: Nik Stanislaw

SF: Gerald Henderson

PF: Ersan Ilyasova

C: Nerlens Noel


Joel Embiid is out for the Sixers. Robert Covington is probable. 

The Pistons have already fallen to the Sixers once this season. They’ll look thave avoid doing so twice tonight. 

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