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Pistons fizzle down the stretch, fall to 76ers

Posted: 11:11 PM, Dec 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-09 02:17:05Z

Jimmy Butler scored 38 points and Philadelphia overcame Joel Embiid's absence, rallying from a 15-point third-quarter deficit to beat Detroit Pistons 117-111.

Blake Griffin had 31 points and 12 rebounds for Detroit, but the Pistons squandered their big third-quarter lead, as well as a six-point advantage in the fourth. The 76ers rested Embiid, who missed his first game of the season, but Detroit couldn't take advantage of the big man's absence.

Butler had 26 points in the second half.