Detroit 108, Philadelphia 86

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #75 Eric Dalen, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 15372

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia 15 28 23 20 86
Detroit 26 39 21 22 108

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 35-31 19-14 16-17 L1
Detroit 25-41 18-15 7-26 W1

Recap


PISTONS 108, 76ERS 86: Ben Gordon scored 21 of his 26 points in the first half and Detroit said farewell to Ben Wallace with an easy victory over visiting Philadelphia, which finished eighth in the Eastern Conference.

Philadelphia (35-31) will open the playoffs at top-seeded Chicago on Saturday. 

Wallace, who is retiring after 16 seasons - including nine with the Pistons, had a season-high 12 rebounds and seven points.

Detroit tied an NBA record with 11 3-pointers in the second quarter and essentially put the game out of reach, leading by as many as 28 points.

Rodney Stuckey had 13 points and Charlie Villaneuva had 11 points and seven rebounds for the Pistons.

Spencer Hawes had 16 points and seven rebounds for the 76ers. Jodie Meeks scored 15, Sam Young scored 12 and Evan Turner and Craig Brackins each had 10.

The Pistons took a 65-43 halftime lead on Gordon’s 7-of-7 shooting from 3-point range. He helped the Pistons go 11 of 18 on 3-pointers.

Hawes had 14 points and the Sixers shot just 36.7 percent (18 of 49).

GAME NOTEBOOK: In avoiding a season sweep, the Pistons also scored 100 points, a first for either team in the series this season. … Detroit finished 14 of 32 (43.8 percent).

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Detroit
Spencer Hawes 16 Scoring Ben Gordon 26
Evan Turner 6 Assists Brandon Knight 7
Nikola Vucevic 12 Rebounds Ben Wallace 12
Jodie Meeks 5 Free Throws Made Rodney Stuckey 3
Nikola Vucevic 2 Steals Greg Monroe 4
Lavoy Allen 1 Blocks Ben Gordon 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 86 39.1 5-15 13-16 21 46 1 6 11
Detroit 108 50.6 14-32 12-16 29 43 5 6 13
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