When the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night, Sixers head coach Doc Rivers had just wrapped up a game where he secured his 999th win. Crazy enough, Rivers’ next opportunity to pick up win No. 1,000 was in his hometown of Chicago on Saturday night as Philly was set to face the Bulls.
Danny Green, who’s been dealing with hamstring tightness, hasn’t played since Monday and was ruled out late on Saturday night. The Sixers were forced to call up two members of their G League affiliate to add to their eight available players on Saturday night.