Richaun Holmes only played 19 minutes, finishing with 11 points, three rebounds, three assists, and three steals.
The Pistons saw their five-game winning streak snapped and were officially eliminated from playoff contention. "Now we're showing that we can do that". Philadelphia began Tuesday in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference, a half-game ahead of fifth-place in and a half-game behind third-place Cleveland. Blake Griffin (bone bruise in ankle) will miss his fourth consecutive game for the Pistons.
Embiid had surgery last weekend to fix a broken bone around his left eye. Philadelphia scored 11 of the first 12 points of the period, capped by Redick's fast-break layup with 8:36 left that made it 72-50. By the end of the quarter, the Nets were down 22, 93-71, sunk by a 32-point quarter from the Sixers. The Sixers last won 11 straight games in 1989-90. "They tore us up tonight". The Sixers hope he returns on Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Nets were unable to even cut the lead to less than 15, with the game decided midway through the third. The Pistons' point guard is coming off a good game though, having put up 29 points against the Nets yesterday.More news: Carrie Underwood Is 'Livid' After Call Costs Predators a Win
Center Andre Drummond had 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Pistons. Detroit is 25-15 with Jackson in the lineup. "Just playing with these guys, I wouldn't have got to the stage where I would be considered Rookie of the Year if it wasn't for them". Philadelphia played yesterday, and travelling back-to-back will no doubt impact their performance, but they should still be able to get over the line. Philly broke the game wide open, taking a lead over 20-point lea and not leading back.
"You always want to avoid turnovers down the stretch, but you have to give the Pistons credit". Coach Brett Brown expects him to return for Friday's home contest against Cleveland ...
Moe Wagner, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Duncan Robinson, fresh off their Final Four appearance with MI, were shown on the big screen at the game and drew a roar from the crowd.
The Chicago Bulls beat the Charlotte Hornets 120-114, the Houston Rockets had a 120-104 victory over the Wizards, and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Portland Trail Blazers 115-109.