Robert Covington scored 19 points, Michael Carter-Williams had 14 points and 10 assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a six-game losing streak with an 89-69 win over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night.
The Sixers avoided establishing a new longest skid in U.S. major pro sports history with the win.
The Philadelphia 76ers are on the cusp of winning the NBA’s version of The Biggest Loser.
Detroit fired coach Maurice Cheeks on Sunday after less than a year as coach.
The Detroit Pistons’ frontcourt overwhelmed the short-handed Sixers for a 113-96 victory Saturday night.
Thaddeus Young scored 22 points for the Sixers, who have lost three straight after reeling off four consecutive road wins.
The Detroit Pistons beat the Sixers 115-100 Sunday.
Greg Monroe had 27 points and 16 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons made the most of their home finale by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 109-101 on Monday night.
Evan Turner had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Jrue Holiday scored 25 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Detroit Pistons 104-97 on Monday night.
Greg Monroe had 19 points, 18 rebounds and six assists to help the Detroit Pistons beat the Philadelphia 76ers 94-76 on Wednesday night for their first win of the season.
Ben Gordon scored 26 points, including eight 3-pointers, to help the Detroit Pistons rout the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers 108-86 Thursday night in the season finale.
Thaddeus Young scored 12 of his 20 points in a pivotal second quarter and All-Star Andre Iguodala had 12 points, six assists and four steals to help the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Detroit Pistons 97-68 and snap a five-game losing streak.
Spencer Hawes had 16 points and 14 rebounds, Jodie Meeks scored 21 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Detroit Pistons 96-73 on Friday night.
They lost for the fifth time in the last six games. They finished 41-41 and failed to post their first winning record since 2004-05. The Sixers earned their 40th victory on April 1. They play the Heat in Game 1 on Saturday.
Elton Brand had 20 points and 17 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers reached .500 for the first time this season in a 110-94 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.