George, Pacers beat Pistons

Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George reaches in on Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016, in Auburn Hills, Mich.

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Paul George scored 26 points, Jeff Teague had 19 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Detroit Pistons 105-90 on Saturday.

The Pacers had six players score in double figures and shot 48 percent from the field while stopping a two-game slide. Glenn Robinson III had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Thaddeus Young also scored 12 points on 6-for-8 shooting.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 20 points for Detroit, and Reggie Jackson finished with 19 points and 10 assists. Tobias Harris added 13 points, and Andre Drummond grabbed 15 rebounds.

The Pistons shot 38 percent from the field in their third loss in four games.

Detroit jumped out to an early nine-point lead, but George hit a 3-pointer to help Indiana to a 27-26 lead after one.

The Pacers kept up the pressure in the second quarter and led 55-44 at the break. George and Teague each scored 14 in the first half.

Indiana opened a 64-45 lead on Teague’s jumper in the third. Detroit cut the deficit to 11 late in the period, but George’s 3-pointer gave Indiana an 83-69 advantage heading to the fourth.

TIP-INS

Pacers: Rodney Stuckey (sore left hamstring) and Monte Ellis (right groin strain) did not play.

Pistons: Detroit allowed an opponent to score more than 100 points at the Palace for the first time this season, snapping a 12-game streak. It was the Pistons’ longest such stretch to begin a season since 2003-04. … Reggie Bullock (left knee) did not play. … Detroit is 8-5 at home after starting the season 5-0.

UP NEXT

Pacers: At home Monday vs. Washington.

Pistons: At Chicago on Monday.