Indiana 90, Detroit 72

Date - Saturday, February 23, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #22 Bill Spooner, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 17509

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Indiana 16 23 24 27 90
Detroit 9 19 20 24 72

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Indiana 35-21 23-5 12-16 W4
Detroit 22-36 15-17 7-19 L2

Recap

Pacers 90, Pistons 72: George Hill scored 17 points and David West added 16 as visiting Indiana routed Detroit for the second consecutive night.

Paul George had 12 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists for the Pacers, who notched a 32-point home win over the Pistons on Friday. Indiana has won its last four games by an average of 27 points.

Will Bynum scored 15 points, Jose Calderon added 13 and Greg Monroe had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Detroit, which shot 33.8 percent from the field one night after making just 35.4 percent of its shots.

Indiana scored the game’s first 10 points and held the Pistons to nine in the opening quarter to set the tone. Detroit recovered with a 12-0 run to take a 21-20 lead with 7:30 left in the first half but the Pacers pulled away with 12 straight of their own late in the second quarter.

The Pacers led 39-28 at halftime and expanded the lead to 50-33 on Lance Stephenson’s 3-pointer with 6:39 left in the third quarter. The advantage was 15 entering the fourth quarter and reached 20 for the first time on Danny Granger’s 15-footer with 9:25 remaining.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Granger (knee) made his season debut and scored two points on 1-of-10 shooting in 19 minutes. … Pistons G Brandon Knight (knee) missed his second straight game. … Indiana has won 14 of the last 17 meetings with Detroit.

Top Game Performances

Indiana   Detroit
George Hill 17 Scoring Will Bynum 15
Paul George 8 Assists Jose Calderon 5
Paul George 12 Rebounds Greg Monroe 12
Roy Hibbert 4 Free Throws Made Rodney Stuckey 5
Paul George 3 Steals Greg Monroe 3
Roy Hibbert 2 Blocks Jason Maxiell 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Indiana 90 45.3 8-22 14-19 21 48 6 8 20
Detroit 72 33.8 2-14 18-24 14 39 2 9 14

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Pistons have a W/L % of .304 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Indiana will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Pacers have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .682 after a loss.