Embiid powers 76ers past Detroit

04 December 2017 05:09:54 GMTPlus11

The Philadelphia 76ers and the Detroit Pistons have two of the best young modern centers in the NBA and once again Saturday saw Joel Embiid coming out on top .

For the second time this season, Andre Drummond could not get the better of Embiid as the hosts defeated the Pistons 108-103 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Leading the way for the 76ers was Embiid, as the 7'0 23-year old center from Yaounde, Cameroon had a team high 25 points while pulling down 10 rebounds for a double-double.

Embiid made key plays down the stretch to bring the 76ers the victory, with some of the biggest of the contest coming within a minute of each other with the center drawing the fifth and sixth fouls on Drummond.

Philadelphia continues to be one of the most exciting young teams in all of the NBA, as the 76ers have won seven of their last ten games and sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. 

The 76ers, 15.00 to win the Atlantic Division, are now 2-0 against the Pistons this season, with Embiid and Drummond forcing these two squads to become budding rivals in an Eastern Conference that has been missing some rivalry spice over the last few years.

Things don't get any easier for Detroit, as the Pistons stay on the road and travel to Texas to take on the San Antonio Spurs on Monday evening. The 76ers will welcome the young Phoenix Suns to the Wells Fargo Center on Monday.

The 76ers are 36.00 to win the Eastern Conference with the Cleveland Cavaliers 1.71 and the Toronto Raptors priced at 13.00.

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