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Jrue Holiday led a second half surge which gave the 76ers a 104-97 win over the Pistons. Holiday had 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 assists on the night.

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After a sluggy, sloppy first half, Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner, Thaddeus Young and the Philadelphia 76ers surged back in the second half to beat the Pistons 104-97 at the Wells Fargo Center.

The 76ers looked bad in the first half, trailing 49-46 and struggling to get good looks in the paint. The team turned it around in the second half and, while the consistency was maddening, was a good win during a game that could have slipped away.

Holiday had been struggling lately, averaging 13 points on 36% shooting over his previous three. He came out struggling in the first half, particularly on the defensive end where he was struggling to defend Stucky and Knight on the pick and roll. But his second half was outstanding, and his pull-up jumper to put the 76ers up 5 essentially iced the game.

Game Leaders:

Jrue Holiday: 25 points (11-20 shooting), 5 rebounds, 8 assists, 3 turnovers

Evan Turner: 18 points (8-13), 11 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 turnover.

Thaddeus Young: 20 points (9-13), 4 rebounds, 5 steals.

Spencer Hawes: 15 points (7-14), 8 rebounds, 3 blocks

Player of the game: Jrue Holiday

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Final - 12.10.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Detroit Pistons 21 28 26 22 97
Philadelphia 76ers 25 21 30 28 104

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