Ind 26 27 29 27 109
Det 32 25 36 26 119
Date of game: 12/26/2014

Recap: Detroit vs. Indiana

Auburn Hills, MI ( - Andre Drummond put together 20 points, six rebounds and three steals as Detroit posted a 119-109 victory over Indiana on Friday.

Greg Monroe followed with 19 points and a game-best 15 rebounds for the Pistons, who put their four-game losing streak to rest and won just their sixth game all season.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 15 points, with Brandon Jennings and D.J. Augustin picking up 14 points apiece.

"Literally everybody played well tonight," Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. "It was really a team effort all the way around."

Roy Hibbert topped the list with 19 points while Solomon Hill, CJ Watson and Luis Scola all posted 14 for the Pacers, who failed to win a season-best third straight game.

The hosts didn't pull away until the latter stages of the third quarter.

Watson hit a jumper and the Pacers pulled within 68-66, then Detroit reeled off the next 10 points thanks to a Joel Anthony free throw, layup from Kyle Singler, triple from Caldwell-Pope, bucket from Monroe and a Jennings' jumper to cap the burst at 78-66 with 3:48 to play in the period.

The Pistons' edge reached as high as 14, before they entered the fourth ahead 92-83.

Caron Butler sank a shot from long distance to make it 101-86 less than two minutes into the final stanza. Indiana only came as close as seven, after the second of back-to-back shots from Scola closed the gap to 113-106 with 3:57 remaining.

"That's Stan Van Gundy's approach, play the spacing game," Indiana coach Frank Vogel said. "You got an elite roller in Andre Drummond... You got to give them credit, they played a great basketball game."

Earlier, the hosts led by as many as 10 late in the first quarter and eventually were ahead 32-26 after 12 minutes.

Watson's jumper provided a 50-50 deadlock with 1:44 to play in the half before Monroe's basket and a three by Jennings provided separation and the Pistons entered the break up 57-53.

Game Notes

Indiana had won four straight in suburban Detroit since a 96-88 loss on New Year's Eve of 2011 ... Jodie Meeks contributed 13 of the hosts' 42 points from its bench ... The Pacers claimed a narrow 44-42 edge on the glass ... The Pistons connected on 10-of-26 shots from beyond the arc and 54.7 percent (47- of-86) overall from the field.

Late FG only points in Illinois State spring game

Defense dominated in the Illinois State spring football game before Sean Slattery's late 31-yard field goal lifted the Red team to a 3-0 win over the White on Saturday.

Rain postpones Sprint Cup race at Richmond to Sunday

Persistent rain at Richmond International Raceway forced NASCAR officials to postpone Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400.

Cardinals' Wainwright exits with injury

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright was forced to leave Saturday's game at Milwaukee after injuring his left leg while taking a swing at the plate.

Grizzlies' Conley exits Game 3 with facial injury

Portland, OR (Sports Network) - Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley exited Game 3 of the Western Conference quarterfinal against Portland on Saturday after taking an elbow to the face.

Price, Rinne, Dubnyk named Vezina finalists

Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, Pekka Rinne from the Nashville Predators and Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk have been named finalists for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.