Philadelphia 96, Detroit 73

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, January 6, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #10 Ron Garretson, # Marat Kogut
Attendance - 19408

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit 19 15 22 17 73
Philadelphia 20 23 21 32 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 2-5 2-2 0-3 L2
Philadelphia 4-2 1-0 3-2 W3

Recap


Spencer Hawes finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds to help the Philadelphia 76ers win their home opener with a 96-73 triumph over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.

Jodie Meeks scored 16 of his season-high 21 points in the fourth quarter, Lou Williams had 16 points and Thaddeus Young added 15 for the 76ers, who were the last NBA team to play at home following a five-game road trip to open the campaign.

Greg Monroe led shorthanded Detroit with 22 points, while rookie Brandon Knight had 10 points and nine rebounds in his first career start. The Pistons were missing their starting backcourt of Rodney Stuckey (groin) and Ben Gordon (personal).

Philadelphia held Detroit to 15 second-quarter points on the way to a 43-34 halftime lead.

Austin Daye pulled the Pistons within five points early in the third, but the 76ers countered with seven straight, with Young’s free throw pushing the advantage back to 54-44.

Meeks nailed four 3-pointers in the final stanza to give Philadelphia a sizable cushion.
 
Detroit missed all 10 of its 3-point attempts.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Philadelphia
Greg Monroe 22 Scoring Jodie Meeks 21
Brandon Knight 4 Assists Jrue Holiday 9
Jonas Jerebko 9 Rebounds Spencer Hawes 14
Greg Monroe 6 Free Throws Made Louis Williams 6
Will Bynum 2 Steals Andre Iguodala 4
Greg Monroe 2 Blocks Elton Brand 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 73 36.0 0-10 11-14 18 42 3 9 16
Philadelphia 96 45.9 5-18 13-16 23 49 8 9 12

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Toronto. The 76ers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against New York. The Pistons have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .250 after a loss.
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