Andre Drummond put up 22 points and recorded 14 rebounds, his 34th double-double of the season, to lead the Detroit Pistons to a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-96. The Pistons shot 41-92 (44.6%) from the field and dominated the offensive glass, pulling down 23 boards. Detroit (19-27) has now won back-to-back games after defeating Orlando Magic on Tuesday.
Drummond went 10-11, in a solid outing. Other key performers for Detroit were Greg Monroe with 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Kyle Singler with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Despite the loss, Tony Wroten scored 18 points for Philadelphia on 8-19 shooting.
As expected, Detroit controlled the offensive glass in this matchup, finishing with an OR% of 42.6%. They rank first in the NBA in OR% at 31.6%. Conversely, the defense of Philadelphia is 26th in the league on the backboards with a DR% of 72.6%. The 76ers dished out 17 assists versus 19 turnovers, a ratio of just .89. They are 2-7 on the season when committing more errors than assists in a game. The Pistons, on the other hand, are 2-1 when forcing opponents beneath 1.00 in assist-to-turnover ratio.
Philadelphia (15-33) has now dropped three in a row versus Detroit.
Coming up, the Pistons play the Miami Heat, who are 32-13 on the season. The 76ers match up against the Brooklyn Nets, currently sitting at 20-25 this year. The Pistons have a 1-1 record against Miami this season. The 76ers are 1-1 versus Brooklyn this season.