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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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