The 76ers have now won eight consecutive games as they defeated the Pistons, 118-104. Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 29 points (11-13 FG) and six rebounds, while Dwight Howard added 19 points and 14 rebounds in the victory. Saddiq Bey paced the Pistons with 14 points and seven rebounds in the losing effort. The 76ers improve to 47-21 on the season, while the Pistons fall to 20-48.
Saddiq Bey (Detroit Pistons) with a dunk vs the Philadelphia 76ers, 05/08/2021
Saddiq Bey's mom, Dr. Drewana Bey, never minced words or lowered her expectations. Her motivation and criticism was a "blessing in disguise" for the Pistons' rookie.
Drewana Bey played college ball at UNC-Charlotte, and not long after gave birth to her son Saddiq. As she told Yahoo Sports senior NBA reporter Vincent Goodwill, Mom was at times Saddiq s harshest critic - and maybe even one of his doubters. But after proving her wrong time and again, she knows at the NBA level that her son is just getting started.
The Pistons head coach believes Isaiah Stewart and Saddiq Bey should make an NBA All-Rookie Team.