Pistons hold on and beat the Pacers 75 -72, shooting only 38% from the field and a sad 30% from the stripe. Detroit’s defense was top notch Friday night against the Pacers, that’s about the only way you can beat a team when you are shooting like that. The Pistons led in the fourth by 13 but shot poorly down the stretch and let the Pacers catch up. Ben Wallace hit a clutch free throw to make it 75-72 then blocked Grangers three point attempt to win the game. Rip was the Pistons leading scorer with 15, 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
Lindsey Hunter was the spark that gave the Pistons the lead in the second half.
Dale Davis played well against his former team, disturbing Jermaine O’Neal.
David Harrison of Indiana had a good first half and thought he was the star but the only thing he’s known for is being on MTV’s The Real World.
Carlos Delfino played well, going 3-5 with 7 points in only 16 minutes.