(DETROIT) - The Indiana Pacers have now dropped two straight as they fell last night to the Detroit Pistons 114-101.
The loss was also Indiana's third in their last four games.
The game was tight in the first quarter with the Pacers only down five, but in the second quarter the Pistons outscored Indiana 40-22 and never looked back.
The Pacers were led by Jermaine O'Neal who scored 25 points and pulled down six rebounds. Troy Murphy also chipped in with 12 points and five boards.
The Pistons were led by Richard Hamilton who scored 23 points and dished out nine assists.
The Pacers fall to 15-15 with the loss, while the Pistons improve to a Central Division best 22-7.
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