Drummond, Griffin power Pacers past Pistons

Andre Drummond powered his way to 26 points and 16 rebounds, Blake Griffin recorded a triple-double, and the Detroit Pistons collected a 113-109 win over the visiting Indiana Pacers on Monday.Detroit has won seven of its last eight, including all three outings since the All-Star break.Griffin racked up 20 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Luke Kennard had 19 points off the bench, and Wayne Ellington and Reggie Jackson added 14 points apiece.Bojan Bogdanovic’s 25 points led Indiana, which had won eight of its previous nine. Reserve Domantas Sabonis had 23 points and seven rebounds, but he hobbled off with an ankle injury with a minute remaining. Darren Collison supplied 21 points and five assists.The Pistons got off to a hot start, but the Pacers pulled within four at 55-51 by halftime.Detroit led by 16 points after the first quarter, but Indiana outscored the Pistons 31-19 in the second quarter. Sabonis spearheaded the comeback, scoring 16 first-half points. Kennard led the Pistons with 14 points, including four of their 10 3-point makes.The Pacers cut the Pistons’ lead to one, 72-71, midway through the third on a Collison 3-pointer. Collison tied the game with 3:16 remaining in the quarter on a layup.The Pistons then scored the next nine points. Drummond had six of them and Ish Smith contributed three assists in the spurt. Detroit carried an 84-77 lead into the fourth.

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