DETROIT — The Pistons are proving to be a tough foe for the Pacers.
The teams met for the fourth time this season Friday in Detroit and the Pistons came away with a 108-101 win, giving Detroit a three-to-one advantage in the series.
Indiana trailed by 11 at the half, but outscored the Pistons 31-16 in the third quarter to take a four point lead into the final period.
With the score tied at 101 with one minute left in the game, Detroit scored the final seven points to clinch the victory.
Piston rebounding was the difference. Detroit held a 51-33 advantage on the boards.
T.J. Warren led Indiana with 26 points.
The Pacers are 2-2 during the current road trip which wraps up in New York, Saturday. The Knicks, who have won just four times this season, fired their coach on Friday.
Detroit improved its record to 9-14.