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Hot start gets Pistons past Sixers

Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Andre Drummond had 31 points, 19 rebounds and six steals -- all career-highs -- and the Detroit Pistons never trailed in a 115-100 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.

Brandon Jennings added 20 points and 12 assists and Josh Smith also scored 20 for the Pistons, who snapped a two-game losing streak to finish a homestand 2-2. Rodney Stuckey chipped in 17 points off the bench.

"It was a great team win," said Drummond. "It was a big game for me."

Thaddeus Young had 24 points and Evan Turner scored 20 for the Sixers, who have lost four in a row overall and seven straight on the road.

Michael Carter-Williams added 15 points, six rebounds, six assists and six steals in the loss, which dropped Philadelphia to 2-10 in its last 12 games since a surprising 4-2 start to the season.

"We have to fight through it," said Carter-Williams.

The Pistons opened the game on a 13-2 run and shot 66.7 percent in the first quarter for a 40-25 lead at the horn. They had 15 assists on 16 field goals in the quarter.

The lead reached 18 two minutes into the second quarter and ballooned to 25 on Jennings' 3-pointer with 1:51 left in the first half.

Detroit shot 55.1 percent in the half for a 70-46 lead going into the break. Five players scored in double digits, led by 14 from Drummond and 13 apiece from Jennings and Stuckey. Drummond (11 rebounds) and (Jennings (11 assists) both had double-doubles by halftime.

Carter-Williams and Young scored eight apiece to lead the Sixers, who shot 39.1 percent in the half.

Philadelphia whittled a 25-point deficit down to 10 late in the third quarter, getting within 92-82 on Turner's late 3-pointer. But the Pistons took a 94-82 lead into the fourth and stretched it to 20 points 3 1/2 minutes in.

The Sixers never got closer than 13 the rest of the way and were out-shot 46.1 percent to 43.2 percent.

Game Notes

The Sixers scored 26 points off 23 Pistons turnovers ... Philadelphia has lost all of its road games since winning at Washington on Nov. 1 in its second game of the season ... The Pistons go on the road for three straight starting in Miami on Tuesday ... The Sixers are home against the Orlando Magic on Tuesday.

12/01 20:49:19 ET

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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
 
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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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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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