Pistons show toughness in gritty win over 76ers

Wayne Ellington
Posted at 10:19 PM, Jan 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-25 22:19:04-05

DETROIT (AP) — Delon Wright scored a career-high 28 points and Wayne Ellington had another impressive shooting night for Detroit, leading the Pistons to a 119-104 victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Philadelphia 76ers.

Jerami Grant scored 25 points for the Pistons, who still have the NBA's worst record but took advantage of Joel Embiid's absence.

The Philadelphia star was out with back tightness.

Tobias Harris led the Sixers with 25 points.

Ellington scored 20 for the Pistons and shot 6 of 9 from 3-point range. He is 30 of 50 from beyond the arc in his last six games.