The Philadelphia 76ers had a strong shooting performance in this one, going 48-92 (52.2%) from the field, including 12-21 (57.1%) from three-point range, to dominate the Detroit Pistons, 123-98. Philadelphia (16-57) has won just one of its last 10 games.
Thaddeus Young scored 21 points on 9-17 shooting, including 2-4 on 3-point attempts. Philadelphia also got solid performances from Michael Carter-Williams with 21 points and 7 rebounds, and Henry Sims with 16 points and 7 rebounds. Despite the loss, Greg Monroe put up 20 points for Detroit on 7-16 shooting from the field and 6-8 from the free throw line. He also registered 10 rebounds.
The 76ers combined an eFG% of 58.7% with 57.1% 3-point shooting. They are 2-1 this year when registering marks above 55% and 40% in those respective statistics. The Pistons, on the other hand, are 1-12 when allowing opponents to hit those marks.
Detroit (26-47) has now dropped their last three straight games.
Coming up next, the 76ers play the Atlanta Hawks, who are 31-40 on the year. The Pistons meet the Milwaukee Bucks, currently 14-58 this season. The 76ers came up short against Atlanta each of the last two times they've met. They have won two of their last three meetings with Milwaukee.