The Detroit Pistons were hanging tight with the Indiana Pacers for three quarters on Saturday night, but a fourth-quarter outburst from Indiana left the Pistons with a 81-68 home loss. The Pistons shot only 38% from the floor and a miserable 23% from three point range.
Greg Monroe led the Pistons with 18 points and eight rebounds, and Rodney Stuckey had 15 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Brandon Knight had 14 points, but shot only 6-17 from the floor. Andre Drummond was only one rebound away from posting a double-double, ending the night with 11 points and nine boards.
David West led all scorers with 23 points and five rebounds for the Pacers. George Hill added 18 points and seven assists, and Paul George had 15 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Indiana also posted nine blocks as a team.
The Pistons play again on Monday night, when they host the Los Angeles Clippers.