Pavel Datsyuk returned to the line up and scored two goals as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Wednesday night. Stephen Weiss had a goal and an assist, while Tomas Jurco and Henrik Zetterberg each had a goal. The Red Wings have won two in a row and play in New Jersey on Friday.
Make it six losses in a row for the Detroit Pistons, who fell 104-98 to the L.A. Clippers at the Palace on Wednesday night. It was another 4th quarter collapse for the Pistons, who led by 73-72 after three. DJ Augustin scored 19, while Josh Smith, Andre Drummond, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope all added 17 points. The Pistons host Milwaukee on Friday.
No. 12 Villanova squeaked by No. 19 Michigan on Tuesday night 60-55 in the finals of the Legends Classic in Brooklyn, New York. Caris LeVert had 16 points for Michigan, who lost for the first time this season. The Wolverines face Nicholls State on Saturday.