Pistons knock off visiting 76ers 119-104
By: Mike Stiles - Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Delon Wright in action against Philadelphia (photo courtesy of MLive)

(DETROIT) – Delon Wright scored a career-high 28 points and Wayne Ellington had another impressive shooting night for Detroit, leading the Pistons to a 119-104 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers on Monday. Jerami Grant scored 25 points for the Pistons (4-13), who still have the NBA's worst record but took advantage of Joel Embiid's absence. The Philadelphia star was out with back tightness. After losing to the 76ers on Saturday, the Pistons never trailed in the rematch. Ellington scored 20 points, shooting 6 of 9 from 3-point range. It was his fifth straight game with at least four 3s, tying a team record set by Joe Dumars in 1998-99. Ellington is 30 of 50 from beyond the arc in his last six games. Tobias Harris led Philadelphia with 25 points, but the 76ers (12-6) never made much of a run after the Pistons controlled the early going. Detroit's Derrick Rose missed the game with a left knee issue.