76ers Look To Stay Hot In Detroit

Matt Leon
April 04, 2018 - 3:25 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Philadelphia 76ers will try to make it 12 straight wins Wednesday night when they visit the Detroit Pistons.

The Sixers 11th straight victory came Tuesday night as they hammered the Brooklyn nets at the Wells Fargo Center, 121-95. The Sixers had eight players score in double figures with JJ Redick leading the way with 19.

Brett Brown's squad is now 47-30 on the season. They have already clinched a playoff berth, and with five regular season games remaining, they sit fourth in the Eastern Conference, which would mean home court advantage in the first round. They are just a half game behind the third-place Cleveland Cavaliers.

Detroit is still mathematically alive for a playoff berth with a 37-40 record, but they are 4 1/2 games behind the 8th-place Milwaukee Bucks with just five games remaining in their regular season. The Pistons are playing well right now. They have won five in a row and seven of their last eight.

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This is the fourth and final meeting between these two teams this season. The Sixers have won the first three.

The Sixers are still without big man Joel Embiid (orbital fracture), and Dario Saric (elbow) is expected to miss his third straight game.

KYW Newsradio's Matt Leon spoke with PhillyVoice's Kyle Neubeck about all things Sixers, including tonight's matchup with the Pistons.

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