76ers vs Detroit Pistons
Since joining the NBA in 1949 and moving from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Detroit, Michigan in 1957, the Pistons have played the Philadelphia 76ers 380 times, with the Sixers holding an impressive 223-157 advantage. The Pistons, a team that in the 1980s built its reputation on toughness by dubbing themselves "The Bad Boys" and boasting All-Star names like Isiah Thomas and Dennis Rodman, still surrendered to Julius Erving on December 11, 1982, when “Dr. J” recorded his career high in field goals made (20).
After years of boasting prolific talent, like Grant Hill, Rasheed Wallace, Ben Wallace, and Chauncey Billups, the Pistons return in 2021-22 with the first overall pick from the 2021 NBA Draft, Cade Cunningham, on their roster. Don’t miss your chance to see him go up against Matisse Thybulle, Ben Simmons, and the Sixers defense four times this season, including twice at The Center in Philadelphia.
Behind a scoring surge from rookie Tyrese Maxey, the 76ers took down the Detroit Pistons in Philadelphia on May 8, 2021. In one of his only starts of the season, Maxey poured in 22 points and was one of four Sixers to dish out a team-high four assists (Danny Green, Tobias Harris, and Shake Milton). Thanks to another 29 points from NBA MVP finalist Joel Embiid, 19 from Dwight Howard, and 18 from Harris, the 76ers took the W in this one, 118-104.
Sixers vs. Pistons Recent History
May 8, 2021: W – 76ers vs. Pistons 118 - 104
January 25, 2021: L – 76ers @ Detroit 104 - 119
January 23, 2021: W – 76ers @ Detroit 114 - 110
March 11, 2020: W – 76ers vs. Pistons 124 - 106
December 23, 2019: W – 76ers @ Detroit 125 - 109