Pistons final score: Tired Pistons can't keep up with Pacers, fall 88-77

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Andre Drummond played a lot so at least there is that.

The Detroit Pistons were able to keep it close but seemed to run out of gas in the final minutes, eventually falling to the Indiana Pacers 88-77 at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday.

On the second night of a back-to-back, and coming off a tough double-overtime loss in Brooklyn, Detroit couldn't hit jump shots all night, shooting only 38 percent.

They were able to get it as close as 68-66 with nine minutes left on a long Kyle Singler jumper but the Pacers would score 11 in a row in the next six minutes to put the game out of reach.

Andre Drummond, who somehow managed only 18 minutes against the Nets, played 29 minutes. He scored 11 points and had nine rebounds and three blocks on the night.

Greg Monroe scored 18 points and had eight rebounds to go with four assists. Together Monroe and Drummond combined to score 29 points on 13-of-22 shooting. The rest of the team: 48 points on 19-of-61. A stat that I stole from heWizard in the game thread that tells you just about everything you need to know.

The Pacers were led by David West with 23 points on 11-of-16 shooting, including a lot of big shots in the Pacers' big fourth-quarter run to end the game.


Final - 12.15.2012 1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana Pacers 26 16 21 25 88
Detroit Pistons 22 16 22 17 77

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