Game Recap: Pistons run out of gas, lose to Pacers 105-84
Tonight the Detroit Pistons (23-27) ran out of gas, losing to the Pacers (27-22) 105-84.
Both teams were coming off a win on Friday night but the Pacers were able to bounce back quicker. Detroit only scored 14 points in the third quarter and only 12 points in the fourth quarter. Detroit played one of their sloppiest games of the year, coughing up the ball 21 times to Indiana.
As usual, Paul George had his way with the Pistons scoring a game-high 21 points. During his postgame interview George commented on the Pacers six game winning streak:
Birthday boy, Lavoy Allen, filled in nicely for the injured veteran, Thaddeus Young, posting 18 points with 11 rebounds. Jeff Teague balanced the Pacers attack, scoring 13 points while dishing 7 assists. Lastly, Al Jefferson turned back the clock scoring 13 points on 6-9 shooting.
For the Pistons, Marcus Morris continued his hot shooting, scoring 19 points with 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Jon Leuer had a solid game as well with 14 points (7-11) and 7 rebounds.
Overall, Stan Van Gundy’s Pistons did not have it tonight. Detroit will look to bounce back against the NBA’s biggest surprise team of the year, the Philadelphia 76ers (18-31) on Monday night. Unfortunately, the 76ers will be without their star rookie, Joel Embiid.