AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Sixers didn't have the NBA’s highest-scoring rookie for Saturday night’s game at Detroit.
Point guard Michael Carter-Williams was scratched about 45 minutes before the game with soreness in his right shoulder. Tony Wroten took his place in the starting lineup.
Carter-Williams leads all rookies in scoring (17.2), rebounds (5.5), assists (6.6) and steals (2.33) per game. The Sixers (15-32) are 1-10 in the games he's missed this season.
Wroten averages 12.4 points on 40 percent shooting. He was 1 for 13 from the field in the Sixers' 26-point loss to the Hawks on Friday night.
The rest of the roster, save for the injured Brandon Davies, Arnett Moultrie and Nerlens Noel, were available for Saturday’s game against the Pistons, who defeated the Sixers in the first two of this season’s four meetings.