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                   === Hot start gets Pistons past Sixers ===
 Auburn  Hills, MI  (  -  Andre Drummond  had  31 points,  19
 rebounds  and six  steals -- all career-highs -- and the Detroit Pistons never
 trailed in a 115-100 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.
 Brandon  Jennings added 20 points and 12 assists and Josh Smith also scored 20
 for  the  Pistons, who snapped a  two-game losing streak to finish a homestand
 2-2. Rodney Stuckey chipped in 17 points off the bench.
 "It was a great team win," said Drummond. "It was a big game for me."
 Thaddeus  Young  had 24 points  and Evan Turner scored  20 for the Sixers, who
 have lost four in a row overall and seven straight on the road.
 Michael  Carter-Williams  added 15  points, six rebounds,  six assists and six
 steals  in the  loss, which dropped Philadelphia  to 2-10 in its last 12 games
 since a surprising 4-2 start to the season.
 "We have to fight through it," said Carter-Williams.
 The  Pistons opened the  game on a 13-2 run and shot 66.7 percent in the first
 quarter for a 40-25 lead at the horn. They had 15 assists on 16 field goals in
 the quarter.
 The lead reached 18 two minutes into the second quarter and ballooned to 25 on
 Jennings' 3-pointer with 1:51 left in the first half.
 Detroit  shot 55.1 percent  in the half for a 70-46 lead going into the break.
 Five  players scored  in double digits, led  by 14 from Drummond and 13 apiece
 from   Jennings  and   Stuckey.  Drummond  (11  rebounds)  and  (Jennings  (11
 assists) both had double-doubles by halftime.
 Carter-Williams  and  Young scored eight  apiece to  lead the Sixers, who shot
 39.1 percent in the half.
 Philadelphia whittled a 25-point deficit down to 10 late in the third quarter,
 getting  within 92-82 on Turner's late 3-pointer. But the Pistons took a 94-82
 lead into the fourth and stretched it to 20 points 3 1/2 minutes in.
 The Sixers never got closer than 13 the rest of the way and were out-shot 46.1
 percent to 43.2 percent.
                                   Game Notes
 The Sixers scored 26 points off 23 Pistons turnovers ... Philadelphia has lost
 all of its road games since winning at Washington on Nov. 1 in its second game
 of  the season  ... The Pistons go  on the road for three straight starting in
 Miami on Tuesday ... The Sixers are home against the Orlando Magic on Tuesday.
 12/01 20:49:19 ET

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