January 10, 2014 | Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Despite having five starters in double figures (81 total points), the Sixers couldn’t outlast a similarly balanced Pistons attack that featured seven double-digit scorers, falling 114-104 Friday night at Wells Fargo Center.
The Sixers opened Friday’s game with a 19-4 run, but the Pistons were able to muscle their way back, taking their first lead of the game just over three minutes into the third quarter. They finished the game with a 62-42 rebounding advantage (25-13 offensive) and outscored the Sixers 23-14 at the free-throw line.
Thaddeus Young led Philadelphia with 22 points on 10-of-21 shooting. Michael Carter-Williams contributed 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and four steals, Spencer Hawes notched 16 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists, and Evan Turner scored 19 points.
The Sixers return to Wells Fargo Center Saturday for a 7:30pm game against the New York Knicks, the first meeting between the two teams this season.