Detroit Pistons (21-38)
Philadelphia 76ers (28-29)
TV: NBA League Pass Channel 5
Tip Time: 7:00 EST
Location: Wells Fargo Center
Vegas Line: 9 (Sixers)
Previous Meeting: Pistons 112-109
Mortal Enemies of the Night: Detroit Bad Boys
- The last time these two teams met, Louis Williams missed two free throws at the end of the game, which allowed Austin Daye to nail a three and send the game into overtime, where Detroit would emerge, rightfully, victorious. Watch out for Lemon/Iso/BossCon3 all night.
- Evan Turner had 19, 5, and 5 last game. You can get that anywhere though...
- As Derek fanshotted, a few Detroit veterans didn't show up to shootaround, apparently protesting the trade deadline. It was Rip Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince, Tracy McGrady, and Chris Wilcox. Three other players missed shootaround also. Not sure as of yet if they're angry they weren't traded, angry the team didn't make moves to acquire better players, or maybe they just spent too much time on twitter yesterday trying to figure out what the Presti just happened. I think shootaround was just Will Bynum goofing off.
- If you haven't been here since the deadline, here's a few articles to wet your no-trade palette. (No trade=good, No trade=bad, No trade=fact)
- With a win, the Philadelphia 76ers get back to .500 for the first time since November 2009, when they beat the Nets to pull to 4-4 under Eddie Jordan. They'd go 23-51 after that win. Obviously this doesn't count starting 0-0 this season. For those of you unfamiliar with a .500 record, it's when the amount of wins is equal to the amount of losses. Apparently it's better than having more losses than wins, but I can't confirm that.
- In other news, our friend Scott Schroeder was indirectly referenced (and kinda poked fun at) by Marv Albert on his Celtics/Nuggets broadcast. Additional friend and SBN D.C. broseph Michael Katz started this website in honor of that incident. Cool and silly.
- Be sure to vote in the Dong Award for Best Zumoffism.
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