Indiana 98, Detroit 79

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana
Officials - #45 Brian Forte, #36 David Jones, #14 Ed Malloy
Attendance - 12137

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit 23 13 20 23 79
Indiana 29 25 16 28 98

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 17-29 12-12 5-17 L2
Indiana 27-19 17-3 10-16 W1

Recap

Pacers 98, Pistons 79: Roy Hibbert scored 18 points to lead six players in double figures and grabbed 11 rebounds as Indiana cruised to its 12th consecutive home win. 

Tyler Hansbrough collected 14 points and 11 rebounds off the bench and Lance Stephenson contributed 12 points and 11 boards for the Pacers, who snapped a three-game losing streak and improved to 17-3 at home. George Hill scored 15 points and David West added 14 for Indiana.

Greg Monroe racked up 18 points and nine rebounds, Rodney Stuckey scored 14 points and Will Bynum added 13 off the bench for Detroit, which has lost four of five overall and 12 of its last 15 meetings with Indiana. 

The Pacers never trailed, but it was close until Indiana closed the second quarter on an 18-2 run to take a 54-36 halftime lead. Stephenson and Hibbert combined for 14 points during the pivotal stretch.

The Pistons briefly pulled within nine with 6:45 left in the third quarter, but the Pacers reeled off six straight points and didn't let the lead dip to single digits again. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Pistons dealt SF Tayshaun Prince and PF Austin Daye to Memphis as part of a three-team deal that will net the Pistons PG Jose Calderon from Toronto. … The Pacers improved to 21-3 when holding their opponent under 90 points. … Indiana controlled things inside, holding a 56-44 edge on the boards and a 48-38 margin in points in the paint.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Indiana
Greg Monroe 18 Scoring Roy Hibbert 18
Brandon Knight 4 Assists Lance Stephenson 5
Andre Drummond 14 Rebounds Tyler Hansbrough 11
Jonas Jerebko 3 Free Throws Made Tyler Hansbrough 8
Andre Drummond 2 Steals Paul George 2
Andre Drummond 3 Blocks Roy Hibbert 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 79 36.4 3-18 12-27 11 44 10 8 14
Indiana 98 44.4 7-14 19-21 23 56 4 8 17

Upcoming Games

  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Miami. The Pacers have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .700 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Cleveland. The Pistons have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .393 after a loss.