Philadelphia 104, Detroit 97

Date - Monday, December 10, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - #55 Bill Kennedy, #73 Tre Maddox, #20 Leroy Richardson
Attendance - 15225

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit 21 28 26 22 97
Philadelphia 25 21 30 28 104

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 7-16 5-5 2-11 L1
Philadelphia 12-9 8-5 4-4 W1


76ers 104, Pistons 97: Jrue Holiday scored 21 of his 25 points after halftime and host Philadelphia avenged one of its worst losses of the season by holding off Detroit.

Holiday's best work occurred during the fourth quarter and it helped the 76ers gradually expand a 76-75 lead. He scored six straight points, including a spinning layup around Greg Monroe that gave Philadelphia an 89-84 lead with 7:21 remaining.  Holiday's biggest shot was a pull-up jumper that made the lead 100-95 with 39.9 seconds left after he had missed two free throws.

Thaddeus Young added 20 points and also tied a career high with five steals - three coming in the fourth quarter. Evan Turner nearly recorded his first career triple-double by contributing 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. Turner's biggest boards came after Monroe and Tayshaun Prince missed easy baskets in the final minute.

Monroe led the way with 22 points for Detroit, which ended a season-opening eight-game losing streak with an 18-point win in Philadelphia on Nov. 14. Brandon Knight followed up his first career 30-point game by also scoring 22.

Spencer Hawes collected 15 points and eight rebounds while Jason Richardson chipped in 13 points as Philadelphia shot 53.7 percent.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Detroit F Jason Maxiell had 11 rebounds for his third double-digit rebounding game of the season, and tied a season high with four offensive boards. ... Philadelphia reserve Nick Young returned after missing four straight games with a hyperextended big left toe.  He scored three points in 17:56. ... The 76ers struggled to make 12 of 23 from the foul line.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Philadelphia
Brandon Knight 22 Scoring Jrue Holiday 25
Rodney Stuckey 5 Assists Jrue Holiday 8
Jason Maxiell 11 Rebounds Evan Turner 11
Rodney Stuckey 9 Free Throws Made Jason Richardson 3
Brandon Knight 2 Steals Thaddeus Young 5
Andre Drummond 2 Blocks Spencer Hawes 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 97 39.5 5-18 28-33 18 40 5 7 13
Philadelphia 104 53.7 4-11 12-23 23 45 7 8 12

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Chicago. The 76ers have a W/L % of .583 after a win and .556 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Denver. The Pistons have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .400 after a loss.
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