Loss officially takes Pistons out of playoff picture

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The Philadelphia 76ers (48-30) beat the Pistons 115-108 on Wednesday to push their winning streak to 12 games and sweep the season series with Detroit for the first time since the 2000-2001 season.

The team, 37-40, occupies the ninth spot in the Eastern Conference standings. Their 47-30 record now has them in fourth place in the east and facing a first round matchup against the Pacers, a side they would no doubt be confident of beating.

Anthony Tolliver scored 25 points for the Pistons and went 7 of 8 from 3-point range. Pistons power forward Blake Griffin sat out for the third straight game with a bone bruise in his right ankle.

Embiid had surgery last weekend to fix a broken bone around his left eye.

Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons is a top candidate for the 2017-18 NBA Rookie of the Year award. His 19 points tied his second-highest production of the season, with wins over the Bucks and Nets. Philadelphia was up 65-49 at halftime, and the margin didn't reach single digits again until the waning moments of the fourth.

Before losing to the Sixers, the Pistons had won five straight games including seven of their last eight. He shot an insane clip from the both the field and from beyond the arc.

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Utilityman Hernan Perez came into the game to relieve the injured Knebel, getting La Stella to line out to left field. At Minnesota's home opener Thursday, the pregame festivities included a ceremonial eagle flight.

"They tore us up tonight", said Coarch Stan Van Gundy in a post-game press conference televised on Fox Sports.

The Nets were unable to even cut the lead to less than 15, with the game decided midway through the third. Point guard Reggie Jackson is coming off a 29-point performance in Brooklyn. Fultz is averaging 6.8 points, 4.3 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 16.7 minutes per game through six games. Milton Doyle, Jahlil Okafor and Nik Stauskas all tried their best to make an impact late in the season. "They make it easy for me". "Things happen. Players left, players got hurt".

Saric is the team's fourth-leading scorer at 14.9 points per game.

"You always want to avoid turnovers down the stretch, but you have to give the Pistons credit".

"We have 20,000 fans, who are going to be rowdy fans for that game", Sixers reserve center Amir Johnson said.

Moe Wagner, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Duncan Robinson, fresh off their Final Four appearance with MI, were shown on the big screen at the game and drew a roar from the crowd.

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