Pistons rout short-handed 76ers 113-96

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 1, 2014 at 10:28 pm •  Published: February 1, 2014
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"That was something that I think just happened in the flow of the game — it's not something that we really talked about," Monroe said. "Once it worked a few times, we kept going back to it."

Late in the second, Philadelphia's Evan Turner drew a foul on rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and Turner appeared to flip the ball back at a group of players under the basket. Jennings responded by throwing the ball at Turner, and both he and the Philadelphia forward were hit with technical fouls.

"I lost my balance and as I was trying to catch the ball, I guess I hit him in the face with the ball," Turner said. "It wasn't intentional. It was an unfortunate mistake."

The Pistons led 57-49 at halftime, and they broke the game open with a 16-2 run in the third quarter. Singler and Caldwell-Pope made back-to-back 3-pointers to make it 74-56, and another 3 by Singler capped the run and gave Detroit a 23-point lead.

"I think we're still attacking, instead of trying to keep the lead and playing conservatively," Detroit guard Will Bynum said. "I think we were attacking in the fourth quarter until we pretty much got the win."

The Pistons led by as many as 28. Drummond finished 10 of 11 from the field, and Monroe was 8 of 10.

Detroit was coming off a three-day layoff because its game at Atlanta on Wednesday was postponed because of bad weather in Georgia.

Singler had 10 rebounds, giving the Pistons three players with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds for the first time since Dec. 3, 1997. Grant Hill, Bison Dele and Lindsey Hunter all did it in that triple-overtime win over Phoenix.

NOTES: The Pistons had 22 offensive rebounds and outrebounded the 76ers 57-44 overall. ... Philadelphia had 64 points in the paint to Detroit's 60. They entered as the top two teams in the NBA in that department. ... The Pistons are 3-0 against the 76ers this season. ... Philadelphia is 3-22 when held under 100 points.