Drummond rallied Pistons past 76ers
AUBURN HILLS, MICH. – Andre Drummond had 25 points and 18 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons rallied to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 108-97 on Wednesday night.
Drummond, who came into the game having gone 1-for-14 from the free throw line in the past two games, even hit seven of his 12 free throws. Reggie Jackson added 27 points, while rookie Stanley Johnson had 18 off the bench.
Jerami Grant scored 21 points for the Sixers, while Nerlens Noel had 20.
The 76ers played without starters Jahlil Okafor and JaKarr Sampson, who both missed their second game in two nights with the flu.
A victory would have given Philadelphia its first two-game winning streak of the season.
•CAVS DANCE PAST SUNS: LeBron James scored 21 points before sitting out — and dancing — in the fourth quarter, Kevin Love added 21 points and 11 rebounds, and the Cavaliers routed the Suns 115-93 in Cleveland. This was Phoenix' 17th loss in 19 games.
•CELTICS STAY HOT: Avery Bradley matched his season-high with 27 points as Boston won its fourth consecutive game, beating Denver 111-103. Kelly Olynyk added 17 points and seven rebounds. Isaiah Thomas finished with 16 points and five assists. The victory ties a season-high win streak for the Celtics.
•WHO NEEDS BLAKE?: Jamal Crawford scored 21 points and the Clippers won their second game injured without Blake Griffin, holding off the mistake-prone Hawks 85-83.
•34 HOME WINS IN A ROW: LaMarcus Aldridge had 25 points and 10 rebounds as the Spurs routed the Rockets 130-99 to remain undefeated at home. San Antonio has won 25 straight at home to open this season and 34 consecutive dating back to last season.