On Saturday, the Detroit Pistons took their losing road record to Philadelphia and won in a landslide victory over the 76ers. The Pistons opened up with a 33-25 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, helping to continue their grasp on the No. 8 spot in the Eastern Conference. Here's a look at who came up big for the Pistons, what wrong for the Sixers, and what it means in the scheme of the NBA scores, results and standings.

Four Pistons with 20 or more

In Saturday night's NBA game, there were three Pistons starters and one bench player who scored 20-plus points Kentavius Caldwell-Pope led the way with 26 points on 9-for-11 shooting, while Marcus Morris added 22 points and Reggie Jackson, 21.

Big man Andre Drummond had yet another double-double with 14 points and 14 boards, while Tobias Harris came off the bench to score 20 points.

For the game, the Detroit Pistons shot a blazing hot 56.8 percent from the field and 43.5 percent from three-point range. The team also out-rebounded their opponent 44-36, swatted away 10 of the Sixers shots and played a part in some of the Sixers' 19 game-high turnovers.

The Sixers' struggles continue

With news that not only their top draft pick Ben Simmons is done for the season, the Sixers also recently learned that big man Joel Embiid won't return to the court again this season. That leaves this team in disarray after recently trading away Nerlens Noel to the Dallas Mavs.

They'll continue to try to build team chemistry, even though this isn't quite the team that management has tried to put in place.

However, tonight's bright spots included guard Nik Stauskas who put in a 24-point performance on 10-of-15 shooting and rookie Dario Saric's 19 points, eight assists, and six rebounds.

With Embiid sidelined, Saric is also among the top NBA Rookie of the Year candidates and looks to be a great future prospect for this Philadelphia team.

Standings & what it means

The loss dropped the Philadelphia 76ers to 23-39 on the season. They're currently in a tie with the Orlando Magic for second-to-last in the Eastern Conference.

The good news is it appears neither team will finish quite as badly as the 10-50 Brooklyn Nets, but there's still enough season for the Brooklyn team to put on a miraculous winning streak.

They won't be a playoff team, so Philadelphia is hoping that the LA Lakers will end up with a draft pick lower than the No. 3 spot in this summer's NBA Draft. That would mean the 76ers obtain the default pick. For their next NBA game, the Sixers host the Milwaukee Bucks Monday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

As for the Detroit Pistons, they remain in the No. 8 spot for the East's playoff picture. Detroit moved to 30-32 on the season and is two games ahead of the Miami Heat and Milwaukee Bucks for that final postseason spot.

Next up, Detroit will host the Chicago Bulls on Monday night at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

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