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    Sabonis, Brogdon lead balanced attack as Pacers pounce on Pistons, snap skid

    Feb 12, 2021
    Domantas Sabonis tries to power through Blake Griffin.
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    DETROIT — Domantas Sabonis had 26 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Indiana Pacers snapped a four-game losing streak with a 111-95 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time).

    Malcolm Brogdon added 18 points and Jeremy Lamb scored 17 for the Pacers, who posted a season-low 94 points in a loss to Brooklyn on Wednesday. One night later, it was Detroit that struggled offensively, shooting 5 of 28 from 3-point range.

    Josh Jackson led Detroit with 18 points, and rookie Isaiah Stewart added 17 in his first start at center. Mason Plumlee missed the game for the last-place Pistons because of a right elbow issue.

    Detroit missed its first eight shots from beyond the arc, but the Pistons were effective enough inside that the game was tied 52-all at halftime. Then the Pacers outscored Detroit 30-18 in the third quarter. Brogdon had 10 points and Myles Turner added nine in that period for Indiana.

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    Jerami Grant, coming off big games against the Lakers and Nets, shot 4 of 17 from the field and scored only nine points for the Pistons.

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    Pacers: Turner had 14 points and eight rebounds. ... Indiana went 14 of 31 from 3-point range and shot 51% overall from the field.

    Pistons: Dennis Smith Jr. played his first game for Detroit since being acquired in a trade with the New York Knicks. He scored four points in a reserve role. ... Stewart made his first six shots from the field. ... Blake Griffin scored 16 points.

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    Pacers: Visit the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. Indiana went 2-1 against Atlanta in the 2019-20 regular season.

    Pistons: Visit the Boston Celtics on Friday night. The teams have split their first two games this season.
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    Domantas Sabonis tries to power through Blake Griffin.
    PHOTO: AP
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