Game Recap: Pistons Catch Fire In Philly

After losing by 23 points just a few nights ago to the woeful New Orleans Pelicans, the Pistons answered back Saturday night in Philadelphia with a 136-106 victory over the 76ers.

The Pistons came out of the gate with vengeance.  Following two excellent quarters, Detroit entered halftime up by fifteen points.  Crazy enough, the Pistons did not enter the third quarter content with their first half effort.  Instead they dropped 39 points and played even better in the second half.  The 136 total points was a team high for Detroit.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led Detroit in scoring Saturday night with 26 points.  Six Pistons finished scoring double figures.  The team shot 43.5% from three point land and 56.8% overall.

Stan Van Gundy did not tweak the starting lineup,  However, starting Power Forward, Jon Leuer only played 19 minutes while Tobias Harris clocked 32 minutes off the bench,  Ish Smith also played more than Leuer.  

The Pistons set an NBA record for the worst free throw percentage in a game a few nights ago against the Pelicans.  Fortunately for fans in the Motor City, the team followed up with a stellar performance from the charity strike in Pennsylvania shooting 18-21.  

Detroit improved to (30-32) on the season and will host the Bulls (31-31) Monday night.


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