The Detroit Pistons were going to get their first win eventually, and it came on Wednesday night over the Philadelphia 76ers in convincing fashion, 94-76. Detroit was led by center Greg Monroe, who dominated Philadelphia's Andrew Bynum-less frontline to the tune of 19 points and 18 rebounds.
There were three other Pistons in double figures: Kyle Singler scored 16 points, while Brandon Knight and Tayshaun Prince each scored 15 points. Detroit shot 48% from the field and 21-31 from the free throw line -- and they also assisted on an astounding 27 of those 35 baskets.
But it was the defense that truly powered them on Wednesday night. Philadelphia shot just 30% as a team, with Jrue Holiday being the only Sixer starter in double-digits with 12 points. Those 12 points, though, came on 4-13 shooting, and Holiday was outplayed by Knight, who also finished with seven rebounds and seven assists. Detroit also crushed the Sixers on the glass, winning the rebounding battle 57-38.
The Pistons will look to make it two in a row on Friday night when they host the Orlando Magic.