Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers
Tip-off: Monday, December 10, 2012 – 7:00 PM ET
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA
The Philadelphia 76ers‘ offense hasn’t done what it should have which has lead them to their worst stretch of the basketball season. YouWager experts consider no other shooting performance has been worse than the last time they faced the Detroit Pistons.
Tonight the Sixers will try to put their bad times behind them when they host the Pistons.
Philadelphia (11-9) entered December on a three-game winning streak but have dropped three of their four games of the month after falling 92-79 versus the Boston Celtics on Saturday. They shot 39.2 percent after hitting only 37.4 percent from the floor the previous night in a 95-94 overtime victory over Boston.
The 76ers, which rank among the worst in the NBA with a 42.5 field-goal percentage, is shooting 23.3 percent from 3-point range over their last four.
Thaddeus Young hit 9 of 15 shots and scored a game-high 22 points, however Evan Turner finished 6 of 16 and scored 13.
Coach Doug Collins has stated that Philadelphia needs to do a better job of helping Holiday and Turner when opponents double-team their two biggest playmakers.
While the Sixers had a difficult time finding their shooting touch in the 2012 NBA season, they haven’t been nearly as awful as when they suffered through a season-worst 29.8 percent from the floor in a 94-76 home defeat Nov. 14 versus the Detroit Pistons — one of this team’s two road wins.
The Pistons (7-15) picked up their other with a 104-97 victory Saturday versus the Cleveland Cavaliers behind a career-high 30 points from Brandon Knight, who hit 10 of his 20 shots and scored 23 in the second half.
Detroit improved to 2-10 on the road one night after blowing a 17-point first-half lead in a 108-104 home defeat to the Chicago Bulls.