Detroit hosts Philadelphia, looks to end home skid

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Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Philadelphia 76ers (15-7, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (2-21, 15th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Detroit looks to stop its 11-game home slide with a win over Philadelphia.

The Pistons are 2-13 in Eastern Conference games. Detroit has a 2-10 record in games decided by at least 10 points.

The 76ers are 11-5 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference shooting 37.8% from 3-point range.

The Pistons average 10.2 made 3-pointers per game this season, 1.8 fewer makes per game than the 76ers give up (12.0). The 76ers average 122.0 points per game, 3.2 more than the 118.8 the Pistons give up to opponents.

The teams play for the second time this season. In the last meeting on Nov. 11 the 76ers won 114-106 led by 33 points from Joel Embiid, while Killian Hayes scored 23 points for the Pistons.

TOP PERFORMERS: Cade Cunningham is averaging 22 points and 7.3 assists for the Pistons. Jaden Ivey is averaging 12 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.

Tyrese Maxey is averaging 27 points and 6.7 assists for the 76ers. Embiid is averaging 25.1 points and 8.4 rebounds while shooting 54.3% over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 0-10, averaging 107.2 points, 41.6 rebounds, 24.4 assists, 6.7 steals and 5.1 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.2 points per game.

76ers: 6-4, averaging 123.9 points, 44.3 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 9.3 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 114.0 points.

INJURIES: Pistons: Jalen Duren: day to day (ankle), Marvin Bagley III: day to day (back), Monte Morris: out (quad).

76ers: None listed.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.