banner

NBA

more stats

NBA Game Summary - Indiana at Detroit



(Saturday, March 15th)

Final Score: Indiana 112, Detroit 104 (OT)

Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Paul George scored 30 points and helped lead a monumental comeback for the Indiana Pacers, who outdueled the Detroit Pistons down the stretch to rally for a 112-104 overtime victory at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Pacers trailed by as many as 25 points in the first half and were down 60-41 at halftime, but caught fire in the third quarter and later dominated the extra period to earn their seventh win in eight meetings with the Pistons. George deposited 20 of his points over the final two quarters and overtime, while finishing with eight rebounds and seven assists.

Evan Turner aided the comeback with 20 points off the bench, with David West netting six of his 15 points in OT to help Indiana prevail.

Josh Smith recorded 23 points in the loss, the 12th in 15 games for the fading Pistons. Rodney Stuckey added 19 points and Greg Monroe had 17 along with a game-high 13 rebounds.

The Pacers remained well behind deep into the third quarter, but began gaining ground over the final three minutes of the frame. Indiana closed out the stanza on a 12-4 run, with George accounting for the last seven points, to enter the fourth down by a manageable 79-73 margin.

"He's done that all year," Pacers head coach Frank Vogel said of George. "He's just found certain times to go on individual runs, where they call being in the zone, right? The basket's big and everything's going in for him and he's being assertive. A big reason why we got back in the game."

Indiana kept on charging, taking its first advantage since the game's early stages when Turner's 3-point play made the score 86-85 with 6 1/2 minutes remaining in regulation. The lead changed three more times before entering the final minute of the fourth quarter knotted at 98-98.

Roy Hibbert buried a short jumper with 33.6 seconds left for a 100-98 Pacers' edge, but Smith finished a layup off a Brandon Jennings feed on the other end. Both George and Jennings then misfired on their teams' last possessions to bring on the extra session.

The Pistons, who had starting center Andre Drummond exit in the fourth quarter with a neck injury, then ran out of gas. Detroit made just 1-of-9 shots in OT, with Lance Stephenson all but sealing the game for Indiana with a driving layup that put the Pacers up 110-104 with 45.8 seconds remaining.

"Give credit to [Indiana], they didn't stop fighting," said Smith. "We competed tonight, but it was a little frustrating that we fell short with how well we played in the first half."

After grabbing a 29-20 lead after one quarter behind Smith's 14 points on 6- of-8 shooting, Detroit expanded their cushion with a strong second. The Pistons outscored Indiana by a 19-7 margin to build a commanding 48-27 advantage midway through the period, and the differential reached 25 points after Jonas Jerebko's putback had the Pacers in a 56-31 hole with 3:24 left in the half.

Game Notes

Drummond had four points in five minutes before departing ... Indiana finished with a 62-44 advantage on the glass, with Stephenson pulling down nine rebounds in addition to accumulating 13 points and six assists ... Andrew Bynum, playing only his second game since joining the Pacers on Feb. 1, had 15 points and nine rebounds in 20 minutes ... Jennings dished out 12 assists to go along with 10 points, but shot just 3-of-13 from the field.

03/16 00:05:11 ET

Other Stories

  • NFL: Chicago at Detroit

    Thursday at 12:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NFL: Philadelphia at Dallas

    Thursday at 4:00 pm on FOX50

  • SEC: Arkansas at Missouri

    Friday at 2:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • HSFB: Football Friday with Tom Suiter

    Friday at 11:35 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBB: Duke vs. Furman

    Tomorrow at 5:00 pm on 620am

  • CBB: NC State vs. Richmond

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on WRAL-FM

  • NHL: Hurricanes at Florida

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions

    Thursday at 12:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
ECU 58
FRES 52
1st
CIN 26
NCCU 21
 
2nd
WAS 24
ATL 26
 
7:30pm Tonight
MIA
GSW
8:00pm Tonight
MIL
DET
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
SAC
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
CHI
2nd
UMO 7
OHIO 0
 
Final
ECU 58
FRES 52
Final
ELON 74
MRGST 73
 
Final
MIZZ 61
PURD 82
Final
MAR 55
HAW 62
Final
UNF 77
LIB 57
 
Final
CHAM 85
BYU 121
Final
BUCK 58
MDES 55
 
Final
UGST 85
WCU 70
 
2nd
UWGB 59
EVAN 55
 
1st
ARST 20
ALA 20
 
1st
OHIO 18
ARKPB 21
 
1st
UNH 31
BU 23
 
1st
OU 37
CHIST 28
 
1st
TOL 29
DET 34
 
1st
CLMB 23
FD 18
 
1st
QUIN 18
HART 24
 
1st
SFLA 25
HOF 34
 
1st
HARV 33
HOU 26
 
1st
BONA 27
JST 20
 
1st
STJOE 33
LIU 29
 
1st
SYR 21
GHND 11
 
1st
MLOWELL 47
MTIDA 17
 
1st
CIN 26
NCCU 21
 
1st
VT 19
NIOWA 32
 
1st
WOFF 35
OHVALLEY 27
 
1st
TEMPL 30
PENN 29
 
1st
RUTG 13
PETE 26
 
1st
BGU 18
SEMIZ 21
 
1st
LAS 30
Terriers 21
 
1st
UVA 33
TENST 17
 
1st
KENT 39
TXARL 12
 
1st
FSU 21
CITA 14
 
1st
PBY 37
TOCC 13
 
1st
COOK 18
TENNM 22
 
Half
WMARY 48
WILL 15
 
1st
USB 33
WKENT 22
 
1st
HIGH 43
WMPEACE 23
 
1st
SMU 4
ARK 11
 
1st
ARMY 7
BING 2
 
1st
CSOU 6
CARK 2
 
7:30pm Tonight
UMBC 0
HOW 0
 
1st
ARZ 6
KYST 10
 
1st
OREG 0
VCU 12
 
8:00pm Tonight
PSU
AKR
8:00pm Tonight
SCST
CIU
 
8:00pm Tonight
CREI
EILL
8:00pm Tonight
ALAAM
JVST
 
8:00pm Tonight
ABCHRIST
JCHR
 
8:00pm Tonight
TXSA
LOYC
8:00pm Tonight
NDST
MNCROOK
 
8:00pm Tonight
NEB
NEOM
8:00pm Tonight
VANDY
NORST
 
8:00pm Tonight
STLU
NCAT
 
8:00pm Tonight
MTST
NARZ
8:00pm Tonight
TTU
NWST
 
8:00pm Tonight
TULA
SOUTH
 
8:00pm Tonight
ILLCH
STXAVIER
 
8:00pm Tonight
TEX
RFLSH
8:00pm Tonight
BRAD
TAMCC
 
8:00pm Tonight
SMISS
TROY
8:05pm Tonight
DRAK
IUPUI
8:05pm Tonight
ARKST
LAM
 
8:30pm Tonight
FLGC
USF
9:00pm Tonight
COL
AFA
9:00pm Tonight
IDAHO
BSU
9:00pm Tonight
GRCN
BUF
 
9:00pm Tonight
ORU
LALAF
9:00pm Tonight
CHAR
MIAMI
9:30pm Tonight
ISU
MD
9:30pm Tonight
UMO
NW
10:00pm Tonight
SDST
PITT
10:00pm Tonight
MICH
VILL
10:05pm Tonight
SACST
BRISTOL
 
11:00pm Tonight
USC
CSFU
11:00pm Tonight
STAN
DEL
1st
CLB 1
WIN 1
 
8:00pm Tonight
NAS
LOS
8:00pm Tonight
STL
OTT
8:30pm Tonight
DAL
EDM
9:00pm Tonight
ARI
COL
10:00pm Tonight
ANA
CAL
10:00pm Tonight
VAN
NJD