Better, you sputter? Really? Yes, really. The Sixers, the #7 seed with a 40-42 season record, are a better team than Detroit, the #2 seed, with a 59-23 record. The two teams split their season series 2-2, so that seems a wash, but a different story emerges when you look at the records since the All-Star break.
- Sixers record since All-Star break: 22-12. Pistons record: 17-14.
- Number of games played between the Sixers and Pistons since the All-Star break: 2. Number the Pistons won: ZERO.
- Instant update: make that 3-0 as of last night.
That all said, this is only one game, so nobody is crowning the victor just yet.