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Pistons vs. 76ers final score: Cakewalk at the Palace, Pistons win 113-96

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NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Detroit Pistons Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

The Pistons have been in need of one of those early #StartWriting moments for a while now. They got it tonight.

Detroit absolutely dominated against the reeling Philadelphia 76ers. The two teams played close for most of the first half, but the Pistons went on a rapid run to close.

Things only picked up from there with the lead stretching out to 26 points in the third quarter. Yup. From there, it’s usually just a matter of jogging to the finish line.

But hey, we all know that’s not true, last night’s Super Bowl and all.

Andre Drummond in particular came alive to help secure the win for the Pistons, he finished with 16 points, 17 rebounds, 3 steals and a block.

Marcus Morris also had a solid game with 19 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists, including a couple of nice feeds to Dre.

By and large the starters’ numbers aren’t particularly impressive, but they managed to shut down Philly. They ended the night with an average of +26 on the +/- side of things.

The Pistons held the 76ers to 49 percent true shooting percentage, which even if you want to point out that they left out Joel Embiid, I’ll still take. But yeah, it’s Philly’s fourth loss in a row, so nice to avoid being that slump-buster.

They next take on the Lakers at the Palace on Wednesday night.

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