Josh Smith finished with 22 points and added 13 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 blocks in an impressive all-around performance to lead the Detroit Pistons to a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, 114-104. The Pistons shot 40-94 (42.6%) from the field and controlled the offensive glass with 25 rebounds. This is only the second win for Detroit (15-22) in its last 10 games.
Smith shot 8-23 from the field (2-8 on 3-pointers) and 4-6 from the free throw line. Other key players for Detroit included Brandon Jennings with 19 points and 6 assists, Will Bynum with 16 points and 8 rebounds, and Kyle Singler with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, Thaddeus Young scored 22 points for Philadelphia on 10-21 shooting, including 2-6 from behind the arc. Spencer Hawes added 16 points and 10 rebounds and James Anderson finished with 10 points and 8 rebounds.
Philadelphia (12-24) has now dropped their last three in a row.
Coming up next, the Pistons square off with the Phoenix Suns, who are 21-13 on the year. The 76ers match up with the New York Knicks, currently 13-22 this season.
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