THE Detroit Pistons rallied to hand the Indiana Pacers’ first loss in the preseason, 107-97, on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).
Detroit outscored Indiana 30-15 from the 3-point line, and had a 26-11 edge in points off turnovers.
Ish Smith, Reggie Jackson and Boban Marjanovic had 14 points apiece for the Pistons. Damien Wilkins led Indiana with 14 off the bench, shooting 5-for-6 and making both of his 3-point tries.
PACERS: Indiana led by 16 in the second quarter, but was outscored 71-47 in the final 25 minutes. ... Myles Turner, Victor Oladipo, Domantas Sabonis and Lance Stephenson all didn't play. ... Al Jefferson had 12 points on 6-for-14 shooting.
PISTONS: Smith also had nine assists. ... Detroit was plus-25 in Henry Ellenson's 28 minutes. ... Anthony Tolliver and Reggie Bullock each scored 12 for the Pistons.
UP NEXT: Indiana (2-1) hosts Maccabi Haifa on Tuesday. Detroit (2-1) visits Toronto on Tuesday.