12/06 20:41 CST Griffin, Drummond help Pistons beat Pacers, 108-101
Griffin, Drummond help Pistons beat Pacers, 108-101
By DAVE HOGG
DETROIT (AP) --- Blake Griffin broke a tie with a 3-pointer with 41 seconds
left and scored 25 points, Andre Drummond had 25 points and 22 rebounds and the
Detroit Pistons beat the Indiana Pacers 108-101 on Friday.
Derrick Rose had 14 points and set up Griffin's go-ahead shot. The Pistons have
won three of four.
T.J. Warren scored 26 points and Domantas Sabonis added 18 points and 13
rebounds for Indiana. The Pacers lost for the second time in nine games.
The Pistons took a 99-97 lead on Luke Kennard's jumper with 1:55 to play. After
Malcolm Brogdon split a pair of free throws, Drummond committed his fifth foul
to put Sabonis on the line. He also went 1 for 2, tying the game with 1:22 to
Rose and T.J. Warren traded short jumpers, making it 101-101, and Blake
Griffin's 3-pointer gave the Pistons a 104-101 lead.
Brogdon turned the ball over and Rose iced it with a baseline jumper.
The Pistons won the season series 3-1.
Pacers: Indiana outshot the Pistons 59% to 28% as it got back into the game in
the third quarter. ... Victor Oladipo's knee injury means he won't play against
the Pistons in the regular season.
Pistons: Drummond's 20-20 game was the 37th of his career, trailing only Dwight
Howard (51) among active players.
Pacers: At New York on Saturday night.
Pistons: At New Orleans on Monday night.