Sports: Pistons beat Sixers, 113-96
The Pistons beat Philadelphia 113-96 last night at the Palace. Detroit led by nine at halftime, and then made its first six shots of the third quarter to pull ahead. The Pistons went on to outscore Philadelphia 34-21 in the period and were never seriously challenged after that. Detroit had seven players in double figures. Marcus Morris led the way with 19 points. Andre Drummond had 16 points and 17 rebounds and Reggie Jackson scored 14. Jon Leuer, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Aron Baynes had 12 each. The Sixers were playing without 7-foot Rookie of the Year candidate Joel Embiid, who is out with a knee contusion. Embiid was out the last time the Sixers played the Pistons, but Detroit lost that game. With the win, the Pistons are 24-28, and 8th in the Eastern Conference. They host the L-A Lakers on Wednesday night.
Men’s College Basketball
MSU takes on Michigan in Ann Arbor tonight. The Spartans are 6-4 in the Big Ten. Michigan is 4-6. Broadcast time tonight is 8pm on 95.3 WBCK.
The Tom Izzo Show….Wednesday night at 7 on WBCK.
The Spartans host Iowa on Saturday….5pm on WBCK.
The Red Wings are a game over .500 and still about 5 points out of a playoff spot. Detroit hosts the Columbus Blue Jackets at Joe Louis Arena tonight.
The Duck Boat Parade -- the Patriots' fifth in the Tom Brady era -- is planned for 11am today through downtown Boston to celebrate the Patriots' Super Bowl victory. The Patriots returned to New England on Monday night, bringing the Vince Lombardi Trophy home to show off for fans that filled the parking lots outside the team's stadium and lined up for hours.
High School Boys Basketball
Calhoun Christian 84, Litchfield 77.
Coldwater 66, Charlotte 55.
Climax-Scotts 56, White Pigeon 32
Coldwater 52, Bronson 33
Boys Basketball Tonight
Battle Creek Central at Portage Northern.
Lakeview at St. Joseph
St. Philip at Colon
Homer at Marshall
Athens at Tekonsha
Climax-Scotts at White Pigeon
Maple Valley at Delton-Kellogg
Niles at Gull Lake
Our next High School game on WBCK is Friday, as Pennfield will be at Harper Creek.
Former Detroit Lion Brandon Pettigrew has been arrested in Oklahoma on misdemeanor complaints of public drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Police say Pettigrew was arrested about 2 a.m. Sunday after officers found him pushing and arguing with two men outside a downtown Oklahoma City bar. Knight says the men were friends trying to get Pettigrew to leave and that he then refused orders from the officers to leave before being arrested. He was released later Sunday. Pettigrew played in Detroit for seven seasons. He didn't play in 2016 after suffering a torn ACL and was released.
Only 6 days until pitchers and catchers report to Lakeland Florida.