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Pistons vs Sixers GameThread: Game Time, TV, Odds, and More

The Pistons get to see Joel Embiid again, and this time they’ll need some answers

Philadelphia 76ers v Detroit Pistons Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty Images

If the Detroit Pistons hope to win the rematch tonight against the Philadelphia 76ers, they will need to do better than allowing Joel Embiid to score 30 first-half points. They will also need some players to hit some 3-pointers. They will need more than two players to score more than 10 points. And they will have to not lose the rebounding battle by 18. Finally, they can’t allow one of their few big men to get himself ejected — I’m looking in your direction, Isaiah Stewart.

Is it possible? I have no idea. The Pistons are outmatched and undermanned. They don’t have anyone who you can expect to reliably contribute offense off the bench — Jaden Ivey is the closest, but his jump shot has gone awfully cold lately. It’d be nice if Pistons opponent could have an off shooting night, but Detroit’s defense doesn’t really make things too challenging. But, hey, it’s the NBA. Anything can happen. Eventually.

Game Vitals

When: 7 p.m. ET
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Watch: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds: Pistons +15.5

Projected Lineups

Detroit Pistons (2-22)
Killian Hayes, Cade Cunningham, Ausar Thompson, Bojan Bodanovic, Isaiah Stewart

Philadelphia 7ers (16-7)
Tyrese Maxey, De’Anthony Melton, Tobias Harris, Nicholas Batum, Joel Embiid