Philadelphia, Detroit set to renew rivalry

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Philadelphia 76ers v Detroit Pistons

NBA Regular Season

Sunday 9 May 2021
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tip-off at 01:00 CAT

The Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons are set to renew their rivalry in the NBA Regular Season, meeting at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the morning of Sunday 9 May 2021. Tip-off is at 01:00 CAT.

The 76ers have been in fine form of late and are flying high in the Eastern Conference. They routed the Atlanta Hawks in two consecutive games and then showed their ability to win a cliff-hanger with an overtime 113-111 triumph over the San Antonio Spurs this past weekend. It’s a spirit and determination they will look to bring to their clash with the Pistons.

"We haven't been in this situation in a while as a full team," Seth Curry said. "So, it's stuff we can look at. Coaches can look at the film and figure some stuff for us down the line."

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Detroit, meanwhile, have endured a miserable season and have been eliminated from Playoff contention. This past weekend saw them suffer limp defeats at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks and Charlotte Hornets, though the fight put up by their young, up-and-coming players speaks to a brighter future.

“You can’t have 18 turnovers and beat a team that’s playing for playoff position, upper playoff position in their conference,” coach Dwane Casey said after the loss to Mavericks.

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“And you’re right, down the stretch that’s where the mistakes were made. And that’s where young players usually make young mistakes, or experienced players wouldn’t make those mistakes. Again, it’s great experience for them. They will grow from them and we’ll be better off down the road. It hurts, it stings, because they competed their butts off down the stretch.”

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons
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In head-to-head stats, the 76ers and the Pistons have met in 379 Regular Season games since 1949-50, with Philadelphia claiming 222 wins compared to 157 for Detroit. The teams last met in the Regular Season in January 2021, with the Pistons claiming a 119-104 win thanks to 28 points from Delon Wright.

Philadelphia 76ers v Detroit Pistons – Head-to-head

Regular Season games played: 379
76ers wins: 222
Pistons wins: 157


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Published: 05/07/2021