Prince Crowns 76ers

By: AP
By: AP

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Tayshaun Prince scored 30 points as the Detroit Pistons handed the Philadelphia 76ers another lopsided loss Tuesday night, beating them 95-75.

Philadelphia was playing two days after the worst home loss in franchise history, a 124-74 defeat by Houston, while the Pistons ended a three-game losing streak at home.

The game was the first between the teams since Chris Webber signed with the Pistons after being waived by Philadelphia in January. Webber finished with nine points and seven rebounds in 27 minutes as Detroit improved to 22-7 since he moved into the starting lineup.

Richard Hamilton added 18 points for the Pistons, including a perfect 8-for-8 from the free-throw line. Hamilton went 2-for-7 from the line in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to Dallas.

Willie Green led Philly with 20 points, while Andre Miller added 16. Philadelphia, which trailed by as many as 24, was just 1-of-11 on 3-pointers.

The Pistons shot 59.5 percent in the first half, but led only 49-41 thanks to nine turnovers and Philadelphia's nine offensive rebounds. Green, who attended the University of Detroit, had 16 points in the half, while Prince had 15 for Detroit.

Philadelphia kept the game close through the third, trailing 70-60 at quarter's end, but Detroit broke the game open in the final period.

Rasheed Wallace's back-to-back 3-pointers gave the Pistons a 82-60 lead, and Detroit cruised to the victory. Prince also had four points in the 14-0 run to start the fourth.

Game notes
Detroit was missing Chauncey Billups (groin) for the second game. ... Wallace, who played for Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks in Portland, embraced his former coach before the tipoff. Webber exchanged enthusiastic greetings with his former teammates, but stayed away from the Philadelphia bench. ... Philadelphia rookie Rodney Carver had both benches laughing after a spectacular miss at the end of the first half. Carney, alone on a fastbreak, tried a hard one-handed dunk only to see the ball hit the back rim and sail back past the halfcourt line.


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