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The Philadelphia 76ers are on a roll, winning 12 of their last 15 games, and are looking to continue this streak as they host the Detroit Pistons for a return game on Tuesday night. The team had an impressive road win over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday with six players scoring in double figures and an efficient triple-double performance from James Harden.
Why It Matters
The Sixers are showing a deep roster that allows them to withstand injuries, with Joel Embiid and P.J. Tucker both upgraded to questionable on the injury report. On the other hand, the Detroit Pistons are dealing with a number of injuries, missing key players such as Jalen Duren, Isaiah Livers, and Rodney McGruder, as well as Bojan Bogdanović, their leading scorer averaging 21.0 points per game. The game will be a test for both teams as they adapt to these challenges. A win for the Sixers would also mean a sweep of the three-game season series with the Detroit Pistons.
By the Numbers
- James Harden is the lone Eastern Conference guard with multiple triple-double performances this season.
- The Detroit Pistons’ Killian Hayes tied his career high with a game-high 26 points.
- Matisse Thybulle came away with a game-high five steals for the Sixers.
- The Detroit Pistons have a season-high of 23 turnovers against the Sixers on Sunday.
Detroit Pistons Vs. The Sixers Predictions
It's going to be a tough game for the Detroit Pistons as they face off against the red-hot Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers have been playing great basketball as of late and will be looking to continue their winning ways. They also have a deep roster that allows them to overcome injuries, making them a formidable opponent for the Detroit Pistons.
On the other hand, the Pistons are dealing with multiple player injuries and are struggling to find their rhythm on the court. They will need to find ways to make up for the missing key players and play a solid team game if they want to have a chance at winning.
Considering all this, the odds are in favor of the 76ers coming out on top in this matchup. However, the Pistons can't be counted out completely as they have shown flashes of brilliance and have the potential to pull off an upset. It's going to be an interesting game to watch as both teams try to adapt to their current challenges and play to their strengths.
What They're Saying
- “Every single guy that stepped on the floor was ready,” 76ers Head Coach Doc Rivers said. “It tells you how deep we are, and guys are buying into their roles.”
- “It was a good team win,” Tyrese Maxey said postgame. “Defense was pretty good, we moved the ball well, and I think everybody competed hard. Everybody who played tonight and stepped on the court competed at a high level.”
- “At this point, I think they were just passing it to him,” Maxey added about Thybulle’s steals total.
The game is set to start on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in South Philadelphia.