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Pistons 115, Sixers 100: Immediate Reaction Thread

"We just got jumped." -Brett Brown

Evan Turner goes to the basket, but discovers the Swede taste of rejection.
Evan Turner goes to the basket, but discovers the Swede taste of rejection.
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If all the water in Michigan weren't frozen, this would've been a boat race.

The Sixers are theoretically one of the bigger teams in the NBA, but the Detroit Pistons were physically dominant in a 115-100 win at the Palace of Auburn Hills. They jumped out to leads of 7-0, 13-2 and 40-25 thanks to (ironically) a perfect first quarter from beyond the arc and a front line that took its motivation from a Matchbox 20 song.

Andre Drummond had 14 points, 11 rebounds and three steals, and four other Pistons players scored in double figures. By halftime. Detroit scored 40 points in the first quarter alone (their highest-scoring quarter of the season) and 30 more in the second. By that point, it was pretty much academic. Brandon Davies exemplified the Sixers' style of play--extremely high-energy effort, but seemingly not in the service of any particular goal.

Detroit led by double digits essentially wire-to-wire. Drummond had a career game with 31 points, 19 rebounds and six steals, while Thad Young paced the Sixers with 24 points. MCW had his typical Rondo-esque line of 15 points and six each of steals, rebounds and assists, but at the cost of four turnovers and 5-of-15 shooting.

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