Sixers Beat Pistons in Regular Season Finale | Game Recap At The Buzzer


The 76ers (51-31) defeated the Detroit Pistons (23-59), 118-106, at home on Sunday night in their final regular season game. With the win, the Sixers took the season series from Detroit, 3-1. 76ers head coach Doc Rivers moved into sole possession for ninth place on the NBA’s all-time wins list (1,043).

Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Georges Niang were among the Sixers out for Sunday’s game.

The Sixers shot 46-for-88 (.523) from the field, 5-for-25 (.200) from 3-point range, and 21-for-23 (.913) from the free-throw line. The visiting Pistons countered with shooting totals of 38-for-83 (.458) from the field, 11-for-34 (.324) from 3, and 19-for-29 (.655) from the foul line.

Detroit got a double-double from rookie Luka Garza, who posted 20 career-high-tying 20 points (8-18 fg, 2-7 3fg, 2-6 ft) with 10 rebounds, four assists, and one block in 31 minutes as a reserve.

Philadelphia’s bench scored 72 points in the victory.

Key Contributors:

Shake Milton

  • In 33 minutes off the Sixers’ bench, Milton posted a season-high 30 points (11-18 fg, 1-3 3fg, 7-7 ft), plus four rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one blocked shot.

Paul Reed

  • Reed set his career-high scoring total with 25 points (12-14 fg, 1-1 ft) and matched his career high with four steals, previously set on Saturday against Indiana. In 21 minutes of action, he added six rebounds, two assists, and a block.

Tyrese Maxey

  • In 23 minutes as a starter, Maxey scored 25 points on 9-for-15 shooting and a 7-for-7 mark from the free-throw line. He dropped 14 points in the third quarter.

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