Published 10:18 p.m. ET December 2, 2017 | Updated 10:51 p.m. ET December 2, 2017
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Joel Embiid scored 25 points and 10 rebounds and overtook Andre Drummond in the final stretch in a clash of big men who talked trash to help Philadelphia 76ers to a 108-103 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.
Embiid tied for the fifth and sixth fouls at Drummond and drew cheers as he waved goodbye to his opponent with four free throws to put Philadelphia ahead 100-95 with 2:35 left.
Robert Covington added 25 points, and Darío Saric had 17 points and hit a three pointer remaining 1:40 to put the Sixers ahead 103-95 in a game where the centers were history.
Embiid and Drummond have been exchanging insults since the Sixers won in Detroit on October 23. Drummond's Dunk with 10:04 left gave Detroit its first lead since the first quarter. He added a "touchdown" and two free throws before Embiid got the advantage.
Drummond had 14 points, 11 rebounds, six badists and five steals. Tobias Harris scored 27 points, and Reggie Jackson had 25 points for the Pistons. They lost by 18 points at the beginning of the third quarter.
Embiid's appearance to start the third quarter seemed to put the Sixers in control. But they were overcome 33-15 the rest of the period. Embiid missed one dunk and had one of his six turnovers between triple Luke Kennard.
Embiid, known for needle opponents, had 30 points and nine rebounds in a 97-86 victory in Detroit to finish with 0 of the Sixers. -3 begins. Embiid boasted of dominating Drummond despite the trash talk of downtown Detroit and said Drummond "does not play defensively."
Drummond responded with the tweet: "See you on December 2nd."
Embiid kept him in the morning "Not disrespectful, but he can not shoot."
Drummond did not want to talk to reporters in the dressing room before the game, but told Fox Sports Detroit: "You really can not have a conversation." with a man who can not play a back-to-back "and" when he can play a whole season without resting, he can come talk to me. "
Embiid missed his first two NBA seasons with injuries and played in only 31 games last season before knee surgery, he has not yet been allowed to play on consecutive nights and missed Thursday's loss in Boston
Drummond has played in all but three of the last five games seasons, and grabbed 17 rebounds the night before in a loss in Washington.  TIP-INS
Pistons: The Pistons were called twice for a 5-second inning violation, even while they were still five when 6 seconds left … The Pontiac Silverdome, home of the Pistons since 1978-88, will be demolished on Sunday morning.
76ers: Covington, which was 4 of 24 from the range of 3 points in the three previous games., Golp ea 6 of 13 from long distance. … Backup PG T.J. McConnell (left shoulder) missed his second straight game. … The fans sang "MVP!" As the former Big Sixers, Allen Iverson was introduced before the start.
Pistons: In San Antonio on Monday night.
76ers: Host Phoenix on Monday night.  Autoplay
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