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          === Pistons get first win of season with rout of Sixers ===
 
 Philadelphia,  PA (Sports Network) - Greg Monroe had 19 points and 18 rebounds
 as  the Detroit Pistons ended their season-opening eight-game losing streak in
 convincing  fashion, rolling  to a 94-76 rout of the Philadelphia 76ers at the
 Wells Fargo Center.
 
 The  Pistons  used a combination  of balanced scoring, suffocating defense and
 dominance  on the  glass to record their long-awaited first win of the 2012-13
 campaign.
 
 Kyle  Singler scored  a  career-high 16  points  in his  first  NBA start  and
 Tayshaun  Prince  and Brandon  Knight each  chipped in  15 points for Detroit,
 which  finished with  a 57-38 rebounding advantage and netted 42 points in the
 paint.
 
 "They really couldn't do much to stop us tonight," said Singler. "We felt good
 coming  into halftime and  I thought our guys set a good example all around of
 how we can play."
 
 The  76ers, meanwhile, shot a woeful 29.8 percent from the floor and continued
 to  struggle on their  home court. Philadelphia fell to 1-3 at the Wells Fargo
 Center  this season and  is just 7-14 in its last 21 regular-season outings as
 the host.
 
 "It's  one  of the few times  since I've been  as coach where this team played
 with a lack of effort," stated 76ers head coach Doug Collins. "Playing against
 a team that's desperate, 0-8, I told them this team is a lot better than their
 record. I thought we were in slow-motion."
 
 Lavoy Allen scored 14 points for the Sixers, who were coming off a 105-96 home
 setback to Milwaukee on Monday, while Jrue Holiday totaled 12 points and seven
 assists.
 
 Detroit  started out  slowly and trailed 13-8 after seven minutes of play, but
 closed out the first quarter with a 15-4 run to forge ahead and manhandled the
 cold-shooting  Sixers in  the  second  to build  a  commanding  52-34 lead  at
 halftime.
 
 Philadelphia closed within 31-26 on a short Allen jumper with just under seven
 minutes  left  in the  half, but  Detroit answered with  a 10-2 flurry shortly
 afterward  to increase its margin to double digits. After Allen made a pair of
 free  throws to  cut the  deficit to  41-30 with  3:20 remaining,  the Pistons
 finished  the period with an 11-4 spurt in which Singler dropped in six points
 to take an 18-point cushion into the break.
 
 Starting  in place of an ailing Rodney Stuckey, Singler had 13 points prior to
 intermission,  one more than the rookie's career best of 12 set last Wednesday
 at Sacramento.
 
 Philadelphia's  shooting problems didn't subside in the second half, though it
 did  manage  to get as  close as  11 points down  when Dorell Wright drained a
 basket  from beyond  the arc  to pull  within 57-46  midway through  the third
 quarter.
 
 The  Sixers were down  67-54 late in the third when Detroit began to pull away
 by  scoring nine  of the next 10  points. The lead eventually would grow to as
 many as 23 when Knight sank a 3-pointer to make the score 86-63 with 5:04 left
 to play.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Detroit  also halted  an eight-game  road losing  streak dating  back to  last
 season, with the team's last win as the visitor a 109-85 decision at Charlotte
 on  Apr. 12 ... Stuckey missed the game because of flu-like symptoms ... Corey
 Maggette made his season debut for Detroit and netted nine points in nearly 22
 minutes before fouling out late in the game. The veteran had been sidelined by
 a strained calf ... Kwame Brown (calf) returned to Philadelphia's lineup after
 missing  four straight games and had three points in 12 minutes ... The Sixers
 fell  despite  committing just four turnovers  and forcing the Pistons into 18
 giveaways.
 
 
 11/15 00:22:27 ET

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