(DETROIT, MI) – The Indiana Pacers snapped their 10-game road losing streak as they rolled to a 108-89 blowout win over the Detroit Pistons.
Thaddeus Young led Indiana with 21 points while Myles Turner and Bojan Bogdanovic each had 17.
“We talked about trying to be road tough tonight,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “We wanted to come out and play well, and I thought the guys did that from start to finish.”
Indiana put their foot on the Pistons’ throats as they scored 64 points in the second half.
Detroit was without Blake Griffin while Andre Drummond led the way with a game-high 28 points and 19 rebounds.
Both the Pacers and Celtics won on Wednesday, keeping them deadlocked for the fourth seed and bringing even more importance to Friday night’s showdown.