Pistons Vs. Pacers Final Score: Detroit Closes Out 2011 With Season's First Win

In the first game of the season the Pistons lost the rebounding battle to the Pacers by 13 and were defeated by double digits. Tonight, to close out the calendar year, the Pistons outrebounded the Pacers by 13 and won by eight. I guess you can say rebounding is pretty important.

The Pistons were led by Jonas Jerebko and Greg Monroe, who combined for 39 points and 23 rebounds. All five Pistons' starters scored in double digits and the team shot 48-percent from the field. Rodney Stuckey contributed 15 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds.

The Pistons sealed the game in the final minute after a Stuckey turnover when Jerebko intercepted a Paul George pass around half court. It led to a Monroe tip in to put the Pistons up by the final score, 96-88.

With the win, the Pistons pick up their first win of the season to improve to 1-3, dropping the once undefeated Pacers to 3-1.

The Pistons play again next year against the Magic at The Palace.

For more on the Detroit Pistons, check out Detroit Bad Boys. For an opposing perspective, check out Indy Cornrows. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NBA hub at SBNation.com/NBA.

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