Pistons center Isaiah Stewart ejected for shoving 76ers’ Patrick Beverley to the ground in 21st straight loss
Center for the Detroit Pistons, Isaiah Stewart, was dismissed on Wednesday night after pushing guard Patrick Beverley of the Philadelphia 76ers to the ground when he was setting up a screen.
At Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Stewart and Beverley momentarily fought at midcourt late in the third quarter of the 76ers' 129-111 triumph.
Stewart felt annoyed that Beverley purposefully bumped into him while playing defense. Stewart then fully extended his left arm and shoved Beverley to the ground while setting a screen on her at the top of the key.
Stewart was immediately ejected after that garnered a flagrant two foul. With four points and four rebounds, Stewart completed. For the season, 22-year-old Stewart has averaging 10.8 points and 7.1 rebounds.
The 76ers led practically the entire game Wednesday and led 14 points at halftime. They won by 18 points after a 20-6 third-quarter and fourth-quarter run.
Which improved their season record to 16–7. The Pistons currently own the longest active drought in the league with 21 straight losses, which is a franchise-worst number.
Embiid led the 76ers with 41 points and 11 rebounds on 14-of-24 shooting. Tobias Harris had 21 points and seven rebounds, and Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 17 off the bench. Beverley scored three.
Bogdanović lead Detroit with 33 points, shooting 11-19 and making 5 3-pointers. 21 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds for Cade Cunningham. Pistons trailed by 18 and shot only 10-of-33 from behind the arc, with Bogdanović contributing half.
On Friday in Philadelphia, the Pistons can break their losing streak against the 76ers. A loss there will break the franchise record set in 1979-80
Push them closer to the Cavs and 76ers' 26-game single-season record. Over two seasons, the 76ers have lost 28 straight.
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