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           === Pacers dominate Pistons for second straight night ===
 
 Auburn  Hills,  MI (Sports  Network) -  George Hill scored  17 points and Paul
 George  had 12  points and  12  rebounds as  the Indiana  Pacers defeated  the
 Detroit Pistons, 90-72, on Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
 
 David  West had 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Pacers, who
 defeated the Pistons for the second time in as many nights. Indiana won 114-82
 on Friday in Indianapolis.
 
 "Another  step to  get back  to .500  on the  road," said  Pacers coach  Frank
 Vogel. "Our defense carried us throughout most the game. We held these guys to
 33  percent  shooting. We struggled  to make shots,  but our passing was still
 great, but we still ended up with 45 percent (shooting) which is pretty good."
 
 Danny  Granger  made his season  debut after being  sidelined with a left knee
 injury and recorded two points and two rebounds off the bench.
 
 Will  Bynum had  a team-high  15  points but  was ejected  for striking  Tyler
 Hansbrough  in the  groin in the fourth quarter. Jose Calderon added 13 points
 and Greg Monroe registered 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Pistons, who have
 lost three of their last four games.
 
 "At  the end of  the day they were able to sustain their defense for a full 48
 minutes, it's a credit to them," said Pistons coach Lawrence Frank. "They were
 able  to  make some  key shots  and for  us we  had some  dips in our defense,
 especially  in  the second  half, and  our inability to  make some open shots.
 Sometimes it's a domino effect. You start missing open shots, start pressing a
 little  bit. They are  obviously are ahead of us for a reason. We just need to
 learn from it and grow and get better."
 
 The  Pacers started  strong,  scoring 10  straight points  in  the first  four
 minutes  of  the game.  By the  end of the  first quarter,  Indiana had a 16-9
 advantage and limited the Pistons to 3-of-21 shooting.
 
 After  four consecutive points by the Pacers' D.J. Augustin, Bynum made a long
 jumper  to  spark a  12-0 run,  which was  capped with  a 3-pointer by Charlie
 Villanueva.
 
 West's  hook  shot allowed the  Pacers to move  ahead again, and Augustin's 3-
 pointer gave the Pacers a 25-21 edge with 5:54 to play.
 
 Detroit  got  within 27-26 following  a Bynum  layup, but Indiana responded by
 scoring  12 in  a row.  Roy  Hibbert finished  the flurry  with four  straight
 points,  before  the Pistons interrupted the  rally with a Monroe layup to end
 the half at 39-28.
 
 In  the third, the Pacers began to pull away. West was a major factor, scoring
 12 points in the period alone, and Ian Mahinmi contributed six rebounds.
 
 Entering  the fourth,  Indiana  was up  63-48, and  both  teams emptied  their
 benches down the stretch.
 
 Indiana extended its lead by as much as 21 points.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Detroit's  five  starters combined  for 11  points on  4-of-22 shooting in the
 first  half  ... The  Pistons struggled from  3-point range, shooting 2-of-14.
 Granger shot 1-of-10, including 0-of-4 from behind the arc.
 
 02/23 23:34:39 ET

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