76ers Vs. Pistons Final Score: Philadelphia Falls 108-86, Locks Up 8 Seed

April 26, 2012; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Philadelphia 76ers Xavier Silas (25) passes the ball in the first quarter against the Detroit Pistons at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

The Philadelphia 76ers fell 108-86 in their regular season finale against the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. The loss earned the Sixers the 8-seed in the Eastern Conference, setting up a first round matchup with the Chicago Bulls.

The Philadelphia 76ers fell 108-86 to the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night. The loss locked up the 8-seed in the Eastern Conference for Philly, setting up a date with the top-seeded Chicago Bulls in the first round of the 2012 NBA Playoffs.

The Sixers didn't put up much of fight, potentially to avoid the 2-seed Miami Heat. Elton Brand, Andre Iguodala, Thaddeus Young and Lou Williams all sat out, giving ample minutes to lesser-used players. Unfortunately, as team they shot just 39.1 percent from the floor. Spencer Hawes led Philly with 16 points on the night, adding seven rebounds. Evan Turner and Jodie Meeks struggled from the floor, going 4-for-10 and 5-for-14 to finish with 10 and 15 points, respectively.

The Pistons shot lights out, making 14-of-32 3-pointers attempted on the night. Ben Gordon came off the bench to lead the way with 26 points. He went 8-for-10 from beyond the arc.

The Sixers will tip off Game 1 against the Bulls in Chicago this Saturday, April 28.


Final - 4.26.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Philadelphia 76ers 15 28 23 20 86
Detroit Pistons 26 39 21 22 108

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