Detroit Pistons officially eliminated from playoffs with loss to Sixers

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons, 4-4-2018 - Expert Prediction

Stop the countdown; it's over.

The coach mentioned how Wednesday's contest was an elimination game for the Detroit Pistons.

The two teams learned of the seed's increased importance earlier on Thursday, when it was revealed that Boston Celtics star point guard Kyrie Irving would miss the rest of the season after left knee surgery.

Also, their first-round draft pick, which will be in the top 14 picks, will be relayed to the Los Angeles Clippers - as part of the Blake Griffin trade - unless they move up into the top three spots through the draft lottery.

Six players scored in double figures to lead the Jazz (45-33) to their third straight win.

Simmons had a quiet second game against the Pistons this season, but in Philadelphia's other two games against them he has proven tough to stop.

More news: Woman's Ancestry.com DNA test shows real dad is mom's doctor

Center Andre Drummond had 13 points and 16 rebounds for the Pistons.

Anthony Tolliver led Detroit with 25 points and Stanley Johnson had 19. And this was his sixth time he scored at least 25 points this season, marking his first since December 12. Ben Simmons had 16 points, Ersan Ilyasova had 13, Robert Covington 12. Amir Johnson almost finished with a double-double, notching nine points to go along with his 10 rebounds. Philadelphia opened as a three-point favorite and now is laying 3.5. The Pistons' point guard is coming off a good game though, having put up 29 points against the Nets yesterday. Reggie Bullock hit a 3-pointer for the Pistons but Richaun Holmes (11 points) followed with a floater.

JJ Redick tormented the Pistons. Johnson consistently got to the rim with strong drives, but was out of control at times which is why he finished with five turnovers.

Donovan Mitchell added 26 points while Rudy Gobert chipped in 12 points, 16 rebounds and five assists. Cleveland, which has won four straight and nine of 10, has topped 112 points in seven of its last 10, and ranks fifth in the league in scoring (110.5). His fourth-quarter surge nearly kept the Pistons in it, but defense was the bugaboo yet again, as they couldn't get stops on the defensive end to solidify their made shots.

Needing a win to stay mathematically in the hunt, the Pistons fell flat soon after the tip and went behind as many as 19 in the second quarter in Detroit midweek.

Related News:

  • Nokia 9 to feature triple rear cameras, in-glass fingerprint sensor

    Nokia 9 to feature triple rear cameras, in-glass fingerprint sensor

    One packing 32 GB internal storage along with 3 GB RAM and a second variant with 64 GB internal storage paired with 4 GB of RAM . Nokia 7 Plus comes with a 6-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2160 pixels) IPS display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass.
    'Threats, disrespect' unjustified, Mexican president tells Trump

    'Threats, disrespect' unjustified, Mexican president tells Trump

    Still, groups are traveling the same distance and routes as they have for the last eight years. Mexico's Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said he held talks with Kirstjen Nielsen, the U.S.
    Trump Legal War With California Escalates Over Land, Air

    Trump Legal War With California Escalates Over Land, Air

    Sessions also complained about a California lawsuit that challenges the federal government's recent decision to add back a question about citizenship to the census questionnaire.
  • Space `tantalisingly close´ after test flight - Branson

    Space `tantalisingly close´ after test flight - Branson

    The rocket went into a steep climb as the engine burned for 30 seconds and went supersonic, reaching Mach 1.87. The last time Virgin Galactic turned on a spacecraft's motors during flight, it ended in a tragic crash.
    Sierra Leone finally has a new president

    Sierra Leone finally has a new president

    In the March 7 general election, neither candidate had reached the 55 percent threshold constitutionally required to win. His wife Fatima is a practicing Muslim, and an ethnic Mandingo from Koidu, Kono District in eastern Sierra Leone.
    U.S.  trade deficit widens in February

    U.S. trade deficit widens in February

    The goods deficit with Mexico jumped by $1 billion to $6.6 billion while it rose with Europe by $300 million to $15.3 billion. Figures show that while the United States exported goods and services worth $204.4 billion, it imported $262 billion's worth.
  • Geordie Shore and Jersey Shore collide as reality legends finally unite

    Geordie Shore and Jersey Shore collide as reality legends finally unite

    If you take a look back at what Hillary used to get paid for public speaking, she was taking in $200-$300 thousand per speech. Jenni "JWoww" Farley , 32, was also interviewed by E! and added the movie Bad Moms starring Mila Kunis makes sense to her.
    Jersey Shore relationship status: Who's single and who's taken?

    Jersey Shore relationship status: Who's single and who's taken?

    Like many bygone series, the show is getting a new lease on life with an MTV revival, entitled Jersey Shore: Family Vacation . While it may sound like everyone but Sammi is back, Jersey Shore aficionados will notice another name is missing.
    Spider-Man PS4 Trailer Showcases Street-Level Combat

    Spider-Man PS4 Trailer Showcases Street-Level Combat

    Let us know your thoughts in the comments section, I can safely say that this is a day 1 purchase for me without any hesitation. Along with all this, buyers will obtain a mini artbook, Spider-Man logo sticker, and a custom steelbook with the game itself.
  • Apple working on curved iPhone screens, touchless gesture control, sources say

    Apple working on curved iPhone screens, touchless gesture control, sources say

    This is why you might see future iPhones with touchless gesture controls and curved screens , according to a new report . If you updated your Apple Watch to version 39.0 on iPhone you may have noticed that your Instagram app disappeared.
    Dow closes more than 200 points higher

    Dow closes more than 200 points higher

    USA 10-year Treasury yield was last down 2.75 basis points at 2.76 percent, while gold prices went up more than 1 percent. The company admitted it made a "huge mistake" in not focusing more on potential abuse of users' personal information.
    Australia, Canada, England win Commonwealth Games pool golds

    Australia, Canada, England win Commonwealth Games pool golds

    Weightlifting was not the only reason why India could boast of a good opening day. The gold medal was won by Muhammad Aznil Bidin of Malaysia who lifted 288kg.


Most liked

Fourteen killed as truck plows into bus carrying Canadian hockey team
In a horrific accident , 14 people were killed as a Canadian junior hockey team traveled to a a playoff game on Friday. Former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy , who was one of the players on the bus in 1986, also sent a message of support.

Liverpool boss Klopp insists Oxlade-Chamberlain success doesn't reflect on Wenger
"It's an unbelievable place to play, it was stable, you build relationships, but I felt I had to do it for football reasons to try and better myself".

Commonwealth Games: Horton ends Australia's long wait for 400 freestyle champion
I left no stone unturned to get out here and race for Australia in the 100m hurdles and the 4x100m relay", Pearson said. She thought that Titmus had beaten her at the wall. "I could hear them roaring as I was coming down the last 25m.

Salman Khan - Prisoner 106 - unable to sleep in jail
The Rajasthan High Court also had asked Salman to pay a personal bond of Rs.1 lakh and two surety bond of Rs.50,000 each. With his bail plea scheduled for hearing for 10:30 am today, Salman Khan is believed to have woken up by 6:30 am today.

Find out if your local station is one of them
Sinclair, the country's largest broadcaster, has been accused of pushing for pro-Trump content to run on its stations. The merger, the group says , "will help it spread its conservative propaganda further across the country".

Manchester City vs Manchester United : 5 things to look forward to
They will have lost a lot of confidence from that Liverpool loss - no shot on target in 90 minutes, the way they've been playing. The door is nearly closed but it is still a little bit open. "I am so, so happy with what we have done this year", he said.

Amit Shah derides Oppn unity, Modi tells cadres shun negativity
On the rising petrol prices, Shah said the current prices were still lower than those during the UPA rule. He took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi and said, " Rahul baba you question our intentions.

Former South Korean President Bags 24 Years In Prison For Corruption
Park, 66, became a focal point of discussion after the scandal during her tenure between 2013-17 rocked the East Asian nation. Park was expelled from the LKP in November past year after her impeachment and subsequent removal from office.

Supreme Court sides with officer in Arizona police shooting
Therefore, officers are entitled to immunity unless previous cases clearly tell them a specific use of force is unlawful. She called their decision that Kisela was immune from being sued "unwarranted" and "symptomatic" of a disturbing trend.

Philippine holiday island to close for clear-up
The government will provide "alternative and temporary" livelihood support to the workers who will be affected by the shutdown. Officials said they were willing to take a hard line, saying police and potentially even soldiers would enforce the closure.

Tony Finau 'optimistic' he can play in Masters after ankle injury
Last year, world No.1 Dustin Johnson injured his back while falling down stairs on the eve of The Masters and had to pull out. Hopefully, Finau is able to play this week, but he would not be the first golfer to miss the Masters after a random accident.

Carrie Underwood is seriously pissed at the National Hockey League
Carrie Underwood took to Instagram on Wednesday, April 4, to share the first picture of her face since before the new year. Had this goal been good, the Predators would have clinched the Central Division and the Western Conference's top seed.

Russia, Syria: Rebels Near Damascus Must Accept State Rule or Leave
In April 2017, under a deal sponsored by regime ally Iran and rebel backer Qatar, almost 11,000 people leave four besieged areas. Evacuations should be voluntary but in some cases might not have been, he added.

China announces list of 106 USA products in retaliatory tariffs
Affected products will include a wide variety of agricultural products such as soybeans, corn, beef, orange juice and tobacco. Last month, Trump described China's persistent activity as a threat to USA businesses, labeling it an unfair trade practice.

School shooting survivors given mandatory see-through backpacks
Senior Delaney Tarr tagged Rubio in a tweet of a picture of her bag with feminine products and the orange price tag attached to it.