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Pistons vs. 76ers preview: The two hottest teams in the league tip it

Pistons pit their five game win streak against Philly’s 10.

NBA: Detroit Pistons at Philadelphia 76ers John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Since March 19, the Philadelphia 76ers have the best net rating in the league at a whopping 16.2. The Pistons mark is 14.9.

Philly has the best record over that stretch, 8-0. The Pistons are tied with the second best at 7-1.

Their defensive ratings keep that same trend. Philly at number one, Detroit at number two.

The powerhouses of the league, the 76ers and Pistons. Yeah.

The 76ers have kept afloat despite Joel Embiid’s annual injury thanks to nice play from their bench. Pretty much every game, a bench guy has stepped up to give a big boost. Marco Belinelli, Ersan Ilyasova, Rashaun Holmes.

Game Vitals

When: Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. EST
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
Watch: Fox Sports Detroit, NBA League Pass
Odds: Det +1.5

Projected Lineup

Pistons
Reggie Jackson, Reggie Bullock, Stanley Johnson, Anthony Tolliver, Andre Drummond

76ers
Ben Simmons, J.J. Redick, Robert Covington, Dario Saric, Amir Johnson

There’s only five games left, friends. Enjoy basketball while we’ve got it.