Pistons rout injury-riddled Sixers to get back on track
Detroit’s Ish Smith goes up for the shot as he gets past Philadelphia’s Dario Saric, Richaun Holmes and TJ McConnell. AP

KENTAVIOUS Caldwell-Pope scored 26 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to a 136-106 rout of the injury-riddled 76ers on Saturday in Philadelphia (Sunday, Manila time).

The game was tied at 48 late in the second quarter when the Pistons scored 12 straight points to take control.

The Pistons bounced back from a loss to the New Orleans Pelicans and notched their 30th win in 62 games.

Marcus Morris scored 22 and Reggie Jackson had 21 points, while Andre Drumond had 14 points and 14 rebounds.

The Sixers, without injured main man Joel Embiid, absorbed their second straight loss and 39th in 62 outings.

Nik Stauskas had 24 points on 10 of 15 shooting, while Dario Saric scored 19 for Philadelphia.

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