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            === Pacers keep rolling at home in win over Pistons ===
 
 Indianapolis,  IN (Sports Network) - Roy Hibbert recorded a double-double with
 18  points  and 11  rebounds on  Wednesday, as the  Indiana Pacers pounded the
 short-handed Detroit Pistons, 98-79, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
 
 Tyler  Hansbrough  and  Lance  Stephenson  also  posted  double-doubles,  with
 Hansbrough tallying 14 points and 11 rebounds, and Stephenson adding 12 points
 and 11 boards for the Pacers, who have won 12 straight at home.
 
 George Hill added 15 points, David West donated 14 points and Paul George gave
 10 points in the triumph, which snapped Indiana's three-game skid.
 
 "I'm  proud of our guys coming off a trip and taking care of business," Pacers
 coach  Frank  Vogel said. "We had  an edge which  is important when you have a
 losing streak."
 
 Greg  Monroe paced  the Pistons with 18 points and nine rebounds, while Rodney
 Stuckey  scored  14 points in  the setback, Detroit's  fourth in its last five
 games.
 
 "They  did a good job of getting a lead early," Monroe said of the Pacers. "We
 were able to fight back and make a few runs at them. I was proud of our effort
 in doing that."
 
 The  Pistons  were without starting  small forward Tayshaun Prince and reserve
 forward  Austin Daye  after both were sent  to Memphis as part of a three-team
 trade  involving the  Grizzlies and  Toronto, with  Detroit acquiring  Raptors
 starting point guard Jose Calderon.
 
 "I  think  everyone was surprised  that it took  place right before the game,"
 Pistons  coach  Lawrence Frank  said  of  the  trade. "(Detroit  president  of
 basketball  operations) Joe Dumars  called me and I knew how much it hurt him.
 Tayshaun  has  been a part  of the  Pistons' family for  10 years. I wish both
 Tayshaun and Austin the best of luck."
 
 Indiana  scored  the first  six points of  the contest and  led 29-23 after 12
 minutes, but the Pistons were able to pull within 36-34 just past the midpoint
 of the second on a pullup jumper from Will Bynum.
 
 The Pacers quickly distanced themselves from there, as they closed the quarter
 on an 18-2 surge to take a double-digit lead into the break.
 
 Stephenson  supplied  eight  points  in  the run,  while  Hibbert  added  six,
 including the capper with 25.5 ticks remaining to send Indiana into the locker
 room holding a 54-36 advantage.
 
 The  Pistons  failed to get any  closer than nine  in the third stanza and the
 Pacers carried a 70-56 lead into the final frame.
 
 Indiana held Detroit at bay in fourth, never allowing the visitors to trim the
 margin below double-digits en route to the wire-to-wire victory.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 The  Pistons  have lost nine in  a row in  Indiana and haven't won there since
 Jan.  29, 2008 ... Detroit fell to 5-17 on the road ... Indiana hasn't lost at
 home  since Denver visited on Dec. 7 ... Bynum finished with 13 points for the
 Pistons.
 
 
 01/31 00:05:09 ET

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