The Indiana Pacers have never led tonight, but had the game tied at 49 with 1:23 remaining in the first half against the Detroit Pistons. But as has been the response every time Indiana drew the game to a tie, the Pistons responded by closing the half on a 7-0 run. These kinds of runs haven't been the only thing going Detroit's way in tonight's game as they've cleaned up on the glass, grabbing 14 offensive rebounds and scoring 30 points in the paint. They've even done it without the help of Andre Drummond, who played just four minutes in the first half due to foul trouble.
For the Pacers, they shot poorly (36%), allowed those offensive rebounds, never led, have allowed Detroit to score six points on end of quarter buckets, and have wasted a healthy free throw advantage by shooting 16-22 from the line. Paul George leads the Pacers with nine, but is just 1-5 from the floor, joining Roy Hibbert (1-7) and George Hill (1-5) in poor shooting nights. Detroit is led by Josh Smith with 15, with Josh Harrellson coming off the bench with seven points and nine rebounds, five on the offensive end.