The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Detroit Pistons with a score of 97-86 on Monday at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit Michigan. The Sixers played a great game against the Pistons assisting on 25 of their total 35 field goals made. This was mainly because of Ben Simmons who was able to contribute 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists. The Detroit Pistons had no answer for Simmons as he shot 72.7 percent from the field.

Drummond's 14/14 stat line was not enough

Andre Drummond had a solid game for the Detroit Pistons but it was not enough to contain the Sixers.

Drummond contributed 14 points, 14 rebounds, one assist, one block and four steals in 38 minutes. Drummond shot 55.6 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. He continues to be one of the most dominant big men in the league but without any decent help, the Pistons are likely to miss the playoffs again this season.

Detroit could not find the basket

Aside from Andre Drummond and Langston Galloway, no other Detroit player shot higher than 45 percent from the field. Reggie Jackson, Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, and Anthony Tolliver all had a tough time making their three-point shots. The four of them went 3-of-22 from beyond the arc. Pistons fans can only hope that they can make more three-pointers in their next game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Jahlil Okafor saw the bench again

Jahlil Okafor was amazing for the Sixers in their preseason games. But during the beginning of the NBA's regular season, Okafor has only played one game against Toronto. He was a big help, contributing ten points, nine rebounds, and two blocks. With Embiid looking really good it seems like Okafor will see more of the bench this season.

Okafor will probably only play while Embiid is being rested during the Sixers' back to back games. The Sixers are currently engaging in trade talks for Jahlil Okafor. Okafor will need to play well every time he gets a chance to play in order for him to increase his trade value.

Embiid and Simmons dominate the Pistons

Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid had a remarkable game against the Detroit Pistons as both of them shot higher than 70 percent from the field.

Simmons had his first career triple-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, and one steal in 33 minutes. Joel Embiid registered a career high with 30 points as well as nine rebounds and two steals. Simmons and Embiid are looking like a very deadly duo if they can continue to play well. Sixers fans will just have to hope that the young talented duo can stay healthy for the rest of the season.