Game Preview: Pistons Battle an Embiid-less 76ers Squad
Tonight the Detroit Pistons (13-9) take on the Philadelphia 76ers (17-9) at 7pm EST at Little Caesars Arena. Luckily for the Pistons, the 76ers’ superstar, Joel Embiid, will not be suiting up for the contest (rest).
The 76ers are coming off a loss against the Toronto Raptors 113-102. Jimmy Butler had a breakout scoring game when dropped 38 points on 15-of-27 shooting. J.J. Redick scored 25 points while both Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons struggled to get anything going. Embiid and Simmons combined for only 18 points.
The Pistons are coming off another blowout loss, this time to Milwaukee Bucks 115-92. Blake Griffin was the only Piston that had a solid game. Griffin scored 31 points while grabbing seven rebounds.
Reggie Jackson pitched in 15 points with seven rebounds and five assists. Off the bench, Stanley Johnson cooled scoring only 7 points on 3-of-16 shooting with four turnovers.
Regarding injuries, Joel Embiid is out for the 76ers and Ish Smith is out for the Pistons.
PG: Reggie Jackson
SG: Langston Galloway
SF: Glen Robinson III
PF: Blake Griffin
C: Andre Drummond
PG: Ben Simmons
SG: J.J. Redick
SF: Jimmy Butler
PF: Wilson Chandler
C: Mike Muscala