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Lawrence Frank - Detroit Pistons head coach.  (File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Lawrence Frank – Detroit Pistons head coach. (File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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PHILADELPHIA (WWJ) – A 32-point fourth quarter by the Sixers proved too much for the Detroit Pistons as they fall to the Philadelphia 76ers 96-73 on Friday night.

As heard on 97.1 The Ticket – Philadelphia dominated in the final quarter to win their home opener -in front of Hall of Famer Julius Erving and their new owners, who promised fans a new and improved season, as the short-handed Pistons struggled offensively.

“When the dam exploded – it really exploded,” said Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank. ” (but) got to give them credit, we’ve got to play better … looking at turnovers, we had too many.”

Greg Monroe lead the Pistons with 22 points and 7 rebounds and three Pistons; Brandon Knight, Jason Maxiell and  Will Bynum each scored 10 each.

Charlie Villanueva did not see any playing time for the Pistons in the lopsided loss.

Spencer Hawes had 16 points and 14 rebounds, Jodie Meeks scored 21 points for Philadelphia.

The Pistons take on the New York Knicks on Saturday. Hear all the action on WWJ 950 at 7:10 p.m.

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