Detroit 96, Indiana 88

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 31, 2011 6:00 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #30 Tony Brown, #53 Mark Lindsay
Attendance - 8824

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 18 26 20 24 88
Detroit 21 31 30 14 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 3-1 2-0 1-1 L1
Detroit 1-3 1-1 0-2 W1

Recap


Jonas Jerebko scored 20 points to lead the Detroit Pistons to their first victory of the season, a 96-88 win over the visiting Indiana Pacers on Saturday night.
 
Indiana (3-1) suffered its first loss of the season.
 
The Pistons (1-3) had lost their first three games by an average of 12.6 points, but went ahead for good in this one late in the first quarter. After leading by eight points at halftime, Detroit took control of the game and stretched the margin to 80-61 late in the third quarter.
 
Indiana cut the lead to 94-88 with just under a minute to play, but got no closer. The Pacers defense, which had allowed an average of 85 points coming into the game, had no answer for Detroit's balanced attack, which saw all five starters reach double figures.
 
Greg Monroe scored 19 points and had 11 rebounds. Jerebko also had 11 boards.
 
George Hill and Tyler Hansborough led Indiana with 16 points each.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Detroit
Tyler Hansbrough 16 Scoring Jonas Jerebko 20
Darren Collison 8 Assists Rodney Stuckey 7
Darren Collison 5 Rebounds Jonas Jerebko 12
Tyler Hansbrough 6 Free Throws Made Rodney Stuckey 4
Paul George 3 Steals Ben Gordon 1
Louis Amundson 2 Blocks Austin Daye 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 88 39.5 5-15 23-28 17 36 5 14 11
Detroit 96 47.6 8-15 10-13 25 49 2 4 18

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Pistons have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game on the road against New Jersey . The Pacers have a W/L % of .667 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
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