INDIANAPOLIS—For Pacer fans, this year's 0-3 start is becoming a faint memory. Indiana won for the fifth time in six games Friday, 112-106 over Detroit.
Seven Pacers scored in double figures. T.J. McConnel, T.J Warren and Domantas Sabonis each had 17 points. Sabonis added 14 rebounds.
Indiana started out slow and was down by 15 early in the game, but led by four at halftime.
A strong third quarter put the Pacers up by 13 heading into the final period—enough to hold off the Piston's late game comeback attempt.
Indiana shot 51% for the game and its bench outscored Detroit's reserves 51-28.
The Pacers take a 5-4 record on the road to Orlando Sunday. The Pistons are now 4-6.