By Dave Hart

Pistons 111, 76ers 91 – The Pistons cruised past last-place Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

LSJ Logo incertDetroit jumped out to a 33-20 lead after the first quarter, led 65-42 at halftime and had an 85-61 advantage after three quarters.

Tobias Harris paced the Pistons with 22 points and eight rebounds, while Reggie Jackson added 17 points. Andre Drummond picked up a double-double with 12 points and 18 rebounds.Eye on the D

Detroit’s Reggie Bullock had a career-high 16 points off the bench, while Marcus Morris chipped in with a career best eight assists.

The 76ers were led by Hollis Thompson with 19 points off the bench.

The Pistons are now 29-29 on the season, good for ninth place in the Eastern Conference. They are one game behind Charlotte for the final playoff spot.

Detroit will travel to play the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.

Record: 29-29

4th Place in Central Division (13 games behind Cleveland)

9th Place in Eastern Conference (13 games behind Cleveland)

1 game behind Charlotte for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 27

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 39

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 39

Misery # towards elimination from Central Division title: 13

Misery # towards elimination from playoff contention: 25

Next Game: 02/27/2016 @ Milwaukee Bucks 8:30 p.m. @ Bradley Center

Stats: Tobias Harris 22 points 8 rebounds, Reggie Jackson 17 points, Andre Drummond 12 points 18 rebounds, Marcus Morris 13 points 8 assists, Reggie Bullock 16 points.