NBA: The Pistons knock out 76ers in a strong fourth quarter

    Detroit Pistons guard Ced Cunningham (2) sets up a game in the second half against the Philadelphia 76ers at Little Caesars Arena.

Detroit Pistons guard Ced Cunningham (2) sets up a game in the second half against the Philadelphia 76ers at Little Caesars Arena. Compulsory Credit: Rick Osentowski – USA Today Sports

Cad Cunningham had 27 points, six assists and four steals, and host Detroit Pistons held the Philadelphia 76ers to 15 points in the fourth quarter with a 102-94 win on Thursday.

Sadiq Bay had 20 points (21-56) for Detroit, breaking the three-game losing streak, with Kelly Olinick contributing 12 points, four rebounds and three assists. Killian Hayes added 10 points and three steels, and Isaiah Liver tossed nine points for the Pistons, who failed to lead until the fourth quarter.

Joel Mbid carried sixes (46-30) with 37 points and 15 rebounds, but he also had seven turnovers. James Harden had 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists but a 4-shoot for 15 off the field. Tobias Harris took 14 points and Tyres Maxi 13 points.

The Detroit bench beat the Philadelphia Reserve 39-8.

Marvin Bagley of the Pistons suffered a left buttock flexor strain after an MBD foul in the third quarter; Bagley said goodbye after shooting a free throw.

The Sixers outscored the Pistons 18-4 in the first half on a free throw line and went 54-50 at the break. MBID had 10 foul shots in his 18 first-half points and Harden had six free throws on the way to 14 points. Philadelphia had no more than eight leads for Cunningham, who scored 14 points before halftime.

Detroit’s Corey Joseph tied the game in the early 60’s with a 3-pointer. Philadelphia soon increased to 10-2 with four points from MBD to restore an eight-point advantage. Detroit came back with three points, but Embed scored seven goals in the final 1:46 of the quarter to take Philadelphia to fourth with a 79-73 lead.

A 7-0 Sport brings Detroit to the front for the first time, 86-85. Cunningham cap it off with a layup. Lever and Bay dropped the 3-pointer to give the Pistons a 93-87 advantage with 4:23 left.

Bay’s lay-up increased to eight points after Cunningham’s theft. After another sixers turnover, Cunningham fed Olinick for a lay-up for 99-89. Bay’s 3-pointer then ended all suspense.

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