The Detroit Pistons return home after a 2-2 road trip to take on the Eastern Conference’s worst team, the Philadelphia 76ers.
A meeting with the Eastern Conference leading Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday is looming for the Detroit Pistons but they get the conference’s worst team first. The Philadelphia 76ers come to town for tonight’s game at the Palace looking to mount back-to-back wins for the first time this season.
The 76ers were 113-103 winners over the Phoenix Suns at home last night to improve to 7-39 on the season.
The Pistons return home after splitting a four-game road trip with wins over the Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz surrounding losses to the New Orleans Pelicans and Denver Nuggets. The .500 road trip helped keep the Pistons steady in the Eastern Conference playoff race with a two game lead over the ninth-place Charlotte Hornets.
What should be an easy win on paper is complicated by the roller coaster nature of the Pistons this season. While they have wins over teams like the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers to their credit, they have also lost to struggling teams like the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers. The Pistons avoided a letdown in their only meeting with the 76ers so far this season, a 107-95 win in Philadelphia last month.
Returning to play in from of the home crowd should provide a boost, but there is the potential of looking past the 76ers with a home game against the Cavs up next on the schedule.
Here is all the important info you need for today’s game.
Philadelphia 76ers (7-39) at Detroit Pistons (24-21)
The Palace of Auburn Hills – Auburn Hills, MI
Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
TV: FOX Sports Detroit
Radio: 105.1 FM in Detroit (click here for affiliates)
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass
Favorite: Pistons by 12
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