Josh Smith scored 22 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, dished out seven assists, blocked five shots and had four steals as the Detroit Pistons rallied from a 12-point third quarter deficit to defeat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-104 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Friday night.
The Pistons trailed 67-55 in the early stages of the third quarter, but quickly took the lead on a 15-2 run in which the Pistons hit four three-pointers, including two by Brandon Jennings. They took the lead for good on another Jennings three-pointer at the 5:50 mark. The Pistons never looked back, despite the 76ers cutting the lead back to two on several occasions.
Jennings finished with 19 points and six assists, Greg Monroe had 15 points and 10 rebounds and rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 12 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists.
Kyle Singler and Will Bynum had 16 points apiece off of the bench.
Thaddeus Young led the 76ers with 22 points while rookie Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points, seven rebounds, four assists and four steals. Evan Turner poured in 19 points, five rebounds and four assists and Spencer Hawes had 16 points and 10 rebounds.
The Pistons are now 15-22 while the 76ers are 12-24.