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Pistons snap skid with win over Sixers

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Smith stuffed the stat sheet and led seven Pistons in double figures with 22 points as Detroit snapped a six- game losing streak with a 114-104 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.

Smith also contributed 13 rebounds, seven assists, five blocked shots and four steals despite shooting just 8-of-23. Brandon Jennings donated 19 points while Kyle Singler and Will Bynum netted 16 apiece off the bench. Greg Monroe added 15 points and 10 boards and Andre Drummond had an 11-point, 12-rebound double- double on top of a career-high six blocks.

Detroit, which outrebounded the Sixers 62-42, hadn't won since Dec. 23.

"Hopefully, this is a stepping-stone for us to get it going," said Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks

Thaddeus Young and Michael Carter-Williams dropped 22 and 21 points, respectively, as Philadelphia lost its third straight tilt on the heels of its season-high four-game winning streak. Evan Turner scored 16 points and Spencer Hawes tallied 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists.

The Sixers made their first five shots from the floor and led 12-2 two minutes into the contest. The lead ballooned to 19-4 before Smith hit a pair of triples to keep Detroit within striking distance. Philly hit 11-of-14 to start the game but struggled late in the period after going to its bench and led just 36-28 after 12 minutes.

Philly's lead fluctuated between eight and 13 points for the entire second quarter. The hosts took a 63-55 advantage into the break.

Detroit finally turned up the intensity early in the third period, embarking on a 15-2 surge to go in front. Jennings potted 3s nine seconds apart at the end of the run, the second of which at 8:51 gave the Pistons their first lead of the game at 70-69.

"They made a run we couldn't come back from," Turner said.

Young's layup in transition briefly restored Philly's lead, but Bynum and Jennings made consecutive treys and the Pistons never trailed the rest of the way.

The Sixers battled until the final buzzer, clawing within two points on six different occasions in the final frame, but the Pistons had an answer for every Philadelphia charge. After Young's putback made it 100-98 at 4:05, Drummond made a layup and blocked Carter-Williams on the other end to lead a run-out, which Jennings made the most of with another 3-pointer. Jennings made 6-of-6 from the line down the stretch to seal the outcome.

Game Notes

The Pistons matched a Wells Fargo Center record with 25 offensive rebounds ... Detroit improved to 2-0 over Philadelphia this season and has taken five of the last six meetings ... The Pistons improved to 7-2 against the Atlantic Division ... Tony Wroten returned to the Sixers lineup after missing the previous game with the flu ... Philly had 64 points in the paint.

01/11 01:36:01 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
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Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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