INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Darren Collison scored 20 points, Danny Granger added 17 and the Indiana Pacers used a 31-12 run in the second quarter to help lead them to a 111-101 victory over Detroit on Wednesday night.
Josh McRoberts added 15 points and Roy Hibbert 12 for the Pacers, who are 34-42 with six games remaining. Indiana maintained its hold on the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference – one game ahead of Charlotte.
Rodney Stuckey led the Pistons with 24 points on 10-of-20 shooting. Richard Hamilton added 19, Tayshaun Prince and Greg Monroe 14 each and Chris Wilcox 10.
Detroit, 11th in the conference, slipped to 26-48 with its fourth loss in five games. The only win was a 100-88 victory over the Pacers on Saturday.
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