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Pistons @ Sixers game thread

The 76ers face off against the Detroit Pistons in a rematch of the Pistons 94-76 shellacking of the 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center back in November.

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Game 21

December 10th, 2012
Wells Fargo Center
7:00 PM ET
Probable Starters
Jrue Holiday PG Brandon Knight
Jason Richardson SG Kyle Singler
Evan Turner SF Tayshaun Prince
Thaddeus Young PF Jason Maxiell
Lavoy Allen C Greg Monroe
2012/13 Advanced Stats
90.2 (27th) Pace 91.0 (22nd)
101.3 (27th) ORtg 103.5 (20th)
103.6 (10th) DRtg 106.4 (20th)
Game Officials
Bill Kennedy
Tre Maddox
Leroy Richardson

Things to watch for:

  • Brandon Knight. 18.4 points per game over his last 10 games on excellent efficiency. His shooting off the pick and roll presents a tough cover for Jrue.
  • Greg Monroe's struggles. 12.7 points per game over the last 10 on 41.7% from the field.
  • Keeping Detroit off the offensive glass, where they killed the 76ers in their last matchup.
  • Whether Jrue Holiday can get on track. Jrue has averaged only 13 points/game on 36% from the field (1-8 from 3) over his last 3 games.
  • Whether Evan Turner can continue his strong play. Despite a poor shooting night, Turner made the game winner, and has been averaging 19.9 points/game on 45.9% from the field over his last 8. Perhaps more surprisingly, he's shooting 45.8% from 3 on 1.4 made three's per game during that stretch. Turner is shooting 48.1% (13-27) on corner three point attempts on the season. He made only 6 (on 25 attempts) all of last year.

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Prediction: 76ers 95, Detroit 90.

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