Pistons seek another victory over 76ers

Updated: December 10, 2012

The Detroit Pistons ended a franchise-worst 0-8 start to the season with a road win against the Philadelphia 76ers last month.

The Pistons will look to make it back-to-back victories in south Philly when they invade Wells Fargo Center Monday night.

Detroit hammered Philadelphia 94-76 on Nov. 14 behind Greg Monroe’s 19 points and 18 rebounds. Kyle Singler scored a career-high 16 points in his first NBA start for the Pistons, who have won two in a row against the Sixers.

The Pistons ended a two-game slide their last time out in a 104-97 win at Cleveland as Brandon Knight scored 23 of his career-high 30 points in the second half. Tayshaun Prince had 14 points and Rodney Stuckey and Jason Maxiell added 10 points apiece for the Pistons, who won for the second time in the last six tries.

“Brandon (Knight) kind of carried us on the offensive end in certain parts of the game, which was huge for us,” Prince said.

Detroit ended a four-game losing streak on the road and is only 2-10 in games played outside The Palace of Auburn Hills.

Since winning three straight and six of eight games, the 76ers have lost three of four games, including Saturday’s 92-79 defeat at the hands of the Boston Celtics in the back end of a home-and-home set.

Thaddeus Young scored a game-high 22 points and Evan Turner added 13 points for Philadelphia, which got 11 points and eight assists from Jrue Holiday and was coming off Friday’s 95-94 overtime triumph.

“You know when you’re a little tired and you don’t make shots it’s morally deflating,” Sixers coach Doug Collins said.

The Sixers scored only 28 points in the first half and made 39.2 percent of their shots. They struggled from 3-point range, hitting just 4-of-17 attempts.

Sixers young center Lavoy Allen has started the past eight games and is averaging 7.9 ppg in that stretch. Turner has scored in double-digits in each of the past 12 games.

Philadelphia is averaging 87.5 ppg over the last four games after scoring 100 or more points four games prior. The 76ers, who have been outshot in each of the past four games, are 5-1 this season when scoring 100-plus points.

Sixers swingman Nick Young has missed the last four games with a hyperextended left big toe and is a game-time decision Monday. He is averaging 9.6 ppg for a Philly team that will also entertain Chicago on a quick homestand.