Andre Iguodala put up his 8th career triple double as the Sixers blew out the Pistons 95-74 to move to 14-6 on the season and 10-2 at the Wells Fargo Center. Iguodala’s triple double was the minimum as he recorded exactly 10 points, 10 assists & 10 rebounds.
This game ends the relatively easy part of the Sixers schedule with visits from the Orlando Magic on Monday, Chicago Bulls on Wednesday and Miami Heat on Friday on the horizon. One of the criticisms of this upstart Sixers squad has been that they’ve largely beat up on bad teams, and while that is true… they really have beaten them up. Tonight was no different as they took an 11 point lead into the half, extended it to 17 in the opening minutes of the third quarter and never allowed the Pistons within 9 the rest of the way.
The SIxers’ trademark stifling defense was on display as they held the Pistons to just 31 first half points, the teams’ second-fewest in any half this season. As Ruben Frank pointed out, the Sixers have held four teams below 75 points this month. That’s the same amount of time they’ve held an opponent under 75 in their previous six seasons.
Lou Williams led all scorers with 17. The Sixers will hope to get some of their depleted front line back by Monday, as Dwight Howard and the Magic come to town.