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Pistons vs. Sixers recap: Detroit dominates in all phases, wins 111-91

When Reggie Jackson hardly breaks a sweat, you know it was an easy night for Detroit.

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Finally, an easy one. The Detroit Pistons cruised past the woeful Philadelphia 76ers 111-91, dominating in all phases of the game. The Pistons let just about everyone on the roster get in on the fun, including Justin Harper who played his first game as a member of the Pistons.

The Pistons moved back to .500 behind their second consecutive game of sharp defense, limiting the Sixers to under 40 percent shooting and outrebounding Philly 50-40.

Tobias Harris led all scorers with 22 points, showing off the versatility and efficiency that has been his calling card since his trade to the Pistons. He was 9-of-12 from the field and had eight rebounds. Andre Drummond added 12 points and 18 rebounds while Marcus Morris had 13 points, eight assists and three steals.

If you want to understand just how much the Pistons dominated, who led by as many as 30, just compare the starting lineups. Philadelphia starters were held to 31 points compared to 75 from the Pistons. Detroit's starters shot 50.1 percent from the floor while Philly's shot 29.2 percent.

That's not to say the Pistons bench didn't also deliver. Every player got dusted off and everyone except Joel Anthony got a scratch in the scoring column. Anthony, however, could take solace that he was back with the Pistons and not in a Sixers uniform (from the aborted Donatas Motiejunas trade). Reggie Bullock scored a career-high 16 points and finally showed the jump shot he exhibited in the preseason. Harper, playing his first game in Detroit after signing a 10-day contract, had one point in five minutes of action.