NBA schedule 2012: Sixers host Pistons, Bulls looking for revenge

Jared Wickerham

The Philadelphia 76ers have lost already to both of the teams on their upcoming schedule, the Detroit Pitsons and Chicago Bulls. This time, the games are both at home.

The Philadelphia 76ers take on the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls as they look to rise further over .500 and possibly move closer to the top of the Atlantic Division.

Both games bring up bad memories for Philadelphia, having already lost against each Central Division squad. The Pistons were 0-8 when they faced the Sixers back in November, but Greg Monroe went off with 19 points and 18 rebounds in a comfortable win. Despite the ugly start, the Pistons have played .500 ball since then, and now find themselves at 7-15 with Monroe leading the way in scoring and nearly grabbing 10 boards a game.

The Bulls faced Philadelphia less than two weeks ago, with Chicago winning a tight game with Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer each recording double-doubles. Like Philadelphia, Chicago has stayed afloat thus far this year with an All-Star injured, going 11-8 despite Derrick Rose's continued absence.

Philadelphia is coming off of a back-to-back split against the Boston Celtics, staying tied in the standings with their divisional rival thanks to an Evan Turner game-winner in overtime, although they only put up 79 points in a loss the next night.

Here's a look at the Sixers' upcoming schedule, as well as nationally broadcast games from around the league:

Monday, Dec. 10

Detroit Pistons vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m., NBATV, CSN-Philly

Tuesday, Dec. 11

New York Knicks vs. Brooklyn Nets, 7:00 p.m., ESPN

Los Angeles Clippers vs. Chicago Bulls, 9:30 p.m., ESPN

Wednesday, Dec. 12

Washington Wizards vs. Houston Rockets, 8 p.m., Comcast SportsNet-Mid Atlantic

Dallas Mavericks vs. Boston Celtics, 8 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, Dec. 13

Los Angeles Lakers vs. New York Knicks, 8 p.m., TNT

San Antonio Spurs vs. Portland Trail Blazers, 10:30 p.m., TNT

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