The Indiana Pacers needed to mount a fourth quarter comeback to keep their postseason hopes alive, falling behind by five with five minutes remaining. Indiana took the lead with a 7-0 run, but surrendered it on a three point play from Reggie Jackson. Rodney Stuckey responded with three huge buckets to push Indiana ahead, giving them enough breathing room to complete their fourth straight win.
Stuckey led the Pacers with 24 points, shooting 10-17 with three threes, scoring eight in the final quarter. C.J. Miles also scored 24 with five threes on a night the Pacers hit 11 three pointers. George Hill had 13 points and nine assists, shooting 8-8 from the line. As a team, the Pacers were 20-22 from the charity stripe, compared to 12-23 for Detroit. Paul George reached double figures with 10 points and pair of threes. Roy Hibbert picked up an 11 point, 11 rebound double double and David West had 10 points, seven rebounds, and nine assists.
Unfortunately for Indiana, they won, but so too did Brooklyn and Boston, keeping the Pacers a game back without tiebreakers with just three games remaining in the season.