• 76ers beat Pistons 97-68, ending 5-game skid (AP)



    AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP)—Philadelphia 76ers coach Doug Collins had a little scare and his team stopped a skid.

    Collins left the bench between the third and fourth quarters because he felt lightheaded, but gave himself a clean bill of health after the 76ers beat the Detroit Pistons 97-68 Tuesday night and snapped its five-game losing streak.

    “I think I got dehydrated,” Collins said. “It’s nothing related to what I had with vertigo. It’s all good.”

    He missed two preseason games last year because of symptoms related to a concussion, then had neurological testing and treatment for what was diagnosed as vertigo. He saw the Sixers earn their first victory of the 2010-11 season in the locker room on his back, not the bench because of dizzy spells.

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