Game stream: Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers

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The Detroit Pistons (0-3) play against the Philadelphia 76ers (2-2) at Wells Fargo Center

Game Time: 7:00 PM EDT on Thursday October 28, 2021

Detroit Pistons 31, Philadelphia 76ers 28 (Q2 09:03)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Matisse Thybulle thus far tonight:
4 mins / 2 STL – 7:43 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Frank Jackson converts a 4-point play, pulling DET into a 28-28 tie, 9:54 2Q. – 7:42 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Frank Jackson has entered the chat – 7:39 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons had ly 3 turnovers in 1Q, which is completely acceptable, given what they’ve done this season. – 7:39 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Pistons 22, Sixers 21 at the end of the first. Philly shot 8-of-23 from the floor and 1-of-9 from 3. Embiid has 9 and 6. Maxey with four assists. – 7:38 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 1: Pistons 22, Sixers 21. Detroit trailed 16-7, but finished the quarter with a 15-5 run to take the lead.
Stewart, Grant, Olynyk: 4 points
Bey: 3 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists – 7:38 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons lead the 76ers, 22-21, after the 1Q. Neither team is shooting well. Detroit has the game’s only 3. Pistons’ defense has been solid. Weird game.
Kelly Olynyk has 4 points; Saddiq Bey with 4 rebounds – 7:38 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Shake Milton being back will give Philly a boost. Sixers don’t have a lot of shot creators, and will welcome his scoring punch. – 7:37 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
The Sixers and Pistons combined to make all but 12 of the 13 three-pointers they attempted in that first quarter of play.
(This tweet was brought to you by @Tom Moore). – 7:37 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
End 1Q: #Pistons 22, #Sixers 21,
Grant/Stewart/Olynyk: 4 pts each
Hold up…#Pistons leading? – 7:37 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
when the NBA celebrates its 100th year down the road, I suspect they will not be showing any highlights from this quarter of Sixers-Pistons – 7:36 PM

Atlanta Hawks PR @HawksPR
Trae Young’s eight first-quarter assists marked the third-most in a single period in his career (10 in 1st qtr on 1/30/20 vs. PHI, 9 in 3rd qtr on 10/21/21 vs. DAL). – 7:35 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
11-3 run for the Pistons after the 3 from Frank Jackson – 7:35 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Frank Jackson hits the game’s first 3 with 1:07 left in 1Q. Pistons win. – 7:34 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Shake Milton checks in for his season debut late in the first. Quickly got space for the pull-up jumper, but it rims out. – 7:34 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Shake Milton checks in for the first time in the regular season.
Great to see him back. – 7:33 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Bey is responsible for the last three Pistons buckets. Two assists, and a layup – 7:33 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Shake Milton about to check in to make his season debut at The Center. – 7:33 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
The pump fake and driving dunk was a nice move by Embiid. But you also could see him grimace after completing it, which is unfortunately the reality of the situation right now. – 7:31 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
#sixers up 18-13 early on here against the Pistons. Embiid has 8 points and 6 rebounds on 3-7 shooting. Maxey with one of his better stints in the early going with 4 points and 4 assists on 2-2 shooting. Detroit’s 0-7 from deep, which helps. – 7:31 PM

Matt Dery @DerySpeaks
I think I like these @Detroit Pistons gray uniforms the best. – 7:29 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Sixers 18, Pistons 13 with 3:03 on the clock. Pistons shooting 5-for-9 inside the arc, 0-for-7 outside of it. – 7:29 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
76ers 18, Pistons 13, with 3:03 left in the 1Q. First team to hit a 3 wins. – 7:29 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Georges Niang coming in for Danny Green which will move Tobias over to the 3. This will be interesting. #Sixers7:27 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Saddiq Bey on that isolation pic.twitter.com/IoujelE0067:27 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Saddiq Bey just went to work on #Sixers Danny Green, a good defender, in the paint.
That was nice. – 7:27 PM

Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Joel Embiid’s first 7 minutes:
8 PTS / 6 REB
👀 – 7:25 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Bad news: Pistons are 0 for 7 from 3
Good news: 76ers haven’t hit one, either – 7:25 PM

Eric Koreen @ekoreen
If you want to see the only team with a worse half court offence than the Raps right now, the Pistons are in Philadelphia. – 7:25 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Isaiah has jumped twice on Embiid fakes. – 7:24 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Sixers lead 12-5 at the first timeout. Detroit has missed 10 of their first 12 shots, including all five 3-point attempts. Embiid already has five rebounds. – 7:21 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Philly 12, Pistons 5. Detroit is 1-of-4 from the free-throw line and 0-of-5 from 3. So, yeah, could be worse given the poor shooting. – 7:20 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Sixers 12, #Pistons 5, 6:30 1Q
Grant: 2 pts, 2 rebs
Stewart: 2 pts
DET is shooting 2-of-10 FG – 7:20 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Sixers 12, Pistons 5 with 6:36 to play in the 1st. Pistons are shooting 0-5 from 3, 1-4 at the line and 2-10 overall – 7:20 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philly up 12-5 early. Poor shooting from the Pistons have helped. Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid have 4 points each with Embiid also having 5 rebounds. #Sixers7:20 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
Saddiq Bey has hit all but 3 of his 4 free throws tonight vs. the #Sixers. #Pistons7:16 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Jerami Grant looked like he slipped on a wet spot on the court, but he’s up and still in the game. – 7:15 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Jerami Grant opens the game with a poke-away steal. His defense really has been a bright spot to open the season. – 7:11 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
I hate the Pistons chrome jerseys. These are awful. – 7:10 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Tonight’s starters:
Killian Hayes
Josh Jackson
Saddiq Bey
Jerami Grant
Isaiah Stewart – 6:38 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Sixers starters tonight vs. #Pistons: Maxey, Curry, Green Harris, Embiid.
#DFS6:38 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Maxey still in the starting lineup tonight with Milton back, but Rivers indicated tonight that moving forward the lineup would likely be more dependent on matchup – 6:37 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons starters: Hayes, Bey, J. Jackson, Jerami Grant and Isaiah Stewart – 6:37 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons starters: Hayes, Josh Jackson, Bey, Grant and Stewart.
#DFS6:37 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid and Shake Milton will play tonight. #Sixers6:35 PM

Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Shake Milton and Joel Embiid are both available to play tonight. – 6:33 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid and Shake Milton are available tonight. – 6:33 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid and Milton are both available tonight – 6:32 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Shake Milton and Joel Embiid are available tonight #Sixers6:32 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid and Shake Milton are available tonight #Sixers6:31 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Jerami Grant is available tonight – 6:30 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers gives the latest update on the Ben Simmons situation #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2021/10/28/doc… via @SixersWire #NBA6:28 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid has begun to warm up #Sixers pic.twitter.com/tiLdDD7Z0O6:17 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
NHL Network’s Elliotte Friedman just reported that he believes Joel Quenneville was “heading back to Florida” now that the meeting with Commissioner Gary Bettman is complete.
The Panthers are in Detroit for a game tomorrow.
No official word on anything yet. – 6:07 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey, on Stewart-Olynyk combination, said Olynyk can play the 4, but he reverted to some instincts of playing the 5. – 5:42 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on Josh Jackson starting last game, said that no one should read too much into the rotations now. He said he’s looking to add some shooting and some balance, and they’re trying to find answers with different combinations. – 5:42 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey on Saddiq Bey: “He’s had to change his game because teams aren’t just letting him sit at the 3-point line and fire away.” – 5:41 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on gauging the team: “Our biggest woe other than in Atlanta was our shooting. Our defense is ahead of our offense.” – 5:39 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
No firm date on Cade Cunningham’s return, but he’ll practice with the Pistons tomorrow and they’ll see from there, Casey said. He’s with the Cruise this week, running the same sets and using the same terminology – 5:38 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey on Cade Cunningham: “He practiced with (the Motor City Cruise) all week. He’s going to practice with us tomorrow. There’s no set date (for his return).” – 5:38 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on Cade Cunningham with #Cruise: “He practiced with them all this week and he’s going to practice with us (Friday), and then we’ll see.” – 5:38 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey on Frank Jackson’s arrival with the team: “He was grateful, because he didn’t go back to New Orleans and didn’t get a great opportunity there with injuries and people at his position.” – 5:36 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Jerami Grant is a game-time decision, Dwane Casey said. Had some soreness this morning – 5:36 PM

Rod Beard @detnewsRodBeard
#Pistons Dwane Casey says Jerami Grant is a game-time decision: “He went through shootaround with some soreness.” – 5:36 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc Rivers says that Ben Simmons has been at the practice facility at least the past three days. He was present at shootaround this morning. – 5:29 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers says Sixers will probably keep the same starters today, but he expects them to have to switch lineups up some moving forward with Ben Simmons out. – 5:27 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Doc Rivers said Joel Embiid and Shake Milton are both still questionable for tonight’s game.
Rivers also said that Ben Simmons was at the team’s shootaround today and has been at the practice facility for at least the past three days. – 5:27 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Doc Rivers: Ben Simmons was at shootaround today. He worked with Spencer Rivers today, has been coming into the facility recently. – 5:26 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: Ben Simmons ‘has been working out.’ Went to shootaround today and did a lot of shooting. – 5:26 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Doc Rivers says Ben Simmons was at shootaround today — did “a lot of shooting” – 5:26 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Ben Simmons has been at the facility working with Spencer Rivers and he’s been in good spirits #Sixers5:26 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers confirms that Ben Simmons was at #Sixers shootaround this morning. Says he’s in good spirits. – 5:26 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: ‘I like (Maxey) more with the second unit now. … I would guess it’s a little easier (not playing with stars).’ – 5:23 PM

Noah Levick @NoahLevick
Joel Embiid and Shake Milton will be game-time decisions.
Doc Rivers says neither have “serious” injuries but Sixers want to be cognizant of it being a long season with how they approach these decisions. – 5:23 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Joel Embiid is a game time decision for the Sixers tonight, Doc Rivers said. He’s played all four games so far while dealing with knee soreness – 5:22 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid and Shake Milton will be game-time decisions. – 5:21 PM

Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Per Doc Rivers, Joel Embiid and Shake Milton are game time decisions #Sixers5:21 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
#Sixers coach Doc Rivers: Joel Embiid is again a game-time decision. Shake Milton is, too. – 5:21 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid and Shake Milton are both game time decisions, per Rivers – 5:21 PM

Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Doc Rivers says Embiid and Milton are game time decisions #Sixers5:21 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Jerami Grant getting shots up before the game. Casey, yesterday, said he’s a game-time decision (left elbow infection). pic.twitter.com/rMzLFJvqY35:18 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
With the Sixers facing the Pistons for the first time in the regular season, feels like an appropriate time to revive this story about Andre Drummond, his connection with Doc Rivers and why he hopes this opportunity with Philly can revive his career:
inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-…5:00 PM

Tom Moore @TomMoorePhilly
The #Sixers’ Isaiah Joe doing pregame drill: pic.twitter.com/Joatusn6JY4:58 PM

Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
NBA Rebounds Leaders:
1. Gobert – 19.0
2. Valanciunas – 15.0
3. Jokic – 13.5
4. Adebayo – 12.8
5. C. Wood – 12.3
6. Drummond – 12.0
7. Capela – 11.8
7. Kuzma – 11.8
9. A. Davis – 11.6
10. G. Antetokounmpo – 11.6
Kuzma & Capela face off tonight👀 pic.twitter.com/tf7ZG6n3D83:49 PM

Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Danny Green preaches patience after Tyrese Maxey struggles to replace Ben Simmons inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-… via @phillyinquirer – 3:37 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
From earlier, a new Sixers mailbag on some early-season trends (no Ben Simmons, basically): theathletic.com/2918314/2021/1…2:20 PM

NBA Math @NBA_Math
Through games on Oct. 27, how has your favorite #NBA team (plus the Cade Cunningham-less Detroit Pistons) fared on both ends of the floor during the 2021-22 season? pic.twitter.com/tOkHrdfM8A2:05 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Joel Embiid’s first message to Matisse Thybulle: Smile.
His second message: “We WANT you to shoot it.”
On Thybulle’s figuring-it-out process early in his third season, second-guessing himself and the more subtle ways he has improved offensively inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-…1:46 PM