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Detroit at Indiana

Pacers 114, Pistons 82

CBSSports.com wire reports
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INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers were playing well when they got a couple of the days off for the All-Star break. They may be playing even better now.

David West scored 18 points, George Hill had 15 and the surging Pacers beat the Detroit Pistons 114-82 on Friday night.

Indiana has won three straight and eight of 10, including a 98-79 victory against Detroit on Jan. 30.

"I'm very, very pleased with how our guys are approaching the post All-Star break," coach Frank Vogel said. "They have incredible focus and energy. Our offense is really coming on."

The Pacers grabbed control with a 14-4 run at the start of the second quarter. Orlando Johnson had 11 points in the spurt, making back-to-back 3-pointers to help Indiana to a 48-23 lead.

Will Bynum scored 17 points for the stumbling Pistons, who have split their last four games.

Indiana picked up right where it left off in Wednesday's impressive 125-91 victory against the New York Knicks. The Pacers led 74-44 at halftime of that one, and Paul George finished with 27 points.

George was relatively quiet against Detroit, finishing with 12 points and seven rebounds. But the Pacers didn't need another big night from the All-Star.

Indiana made 10 of its first 14 shots while building a 29-10 lead. Hill scored seven points during the opening stretch.

Lance Stephenson also asserted himself early and set the tone with his aggressive play, taking the ball to the basket and making the Pistons pay for their failure to get back and stop the fast break. Stephenson, starting in place of injured guard Danny Granger, scored six of his 10 points during the Pacers' initial run.

"[Stephenson's] playing at an incredible level right now," Vogel said. "What he's been doing to our tempo, pushing the ball is something."

The Pacers shot 56 percent from the field and held the Pistons to 35 percent. Six Pacers scored in double figures -- including Johnson, a reserve who had a season-high 14 points.

"[Johnson's] not coming out of the rotation any time soon," Vogel said.

Indiana's average margin of victory during its win streak is 30 points. It began with a 101-77 victory over Charlotte on Feb. 13.

"With Indiana, it's all about blitzkrieg," Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said. "They blitzkrieged New York, who bliztkrieged us. There's no surprise about what they did."

Notes

Pistons G Brandon Knight was held out after he hyperextended his right knee in a victory over Charlotte on Wednesday. ... The only Pistons starter to score in double figures was Rodney Stuckey with 11 points.

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Scoreboard
Detroit (22-35)1719163082
Indiana (34-21) «34263024114
DET:W. Bynum 17 Pts
DET:V. Kravtsov 10 Reb
DET:W. Bynum 4 Ast
IND:D. West 18 Pts
IND:D. West 8 Reb
IND:G. Hill 6 Ast
Players of the Game
DetroitIndiana

Viacheslav Kravtsov

David West
PtsRebsAstPtsRebsAst
141011884
Detroit
R. Stuckey, PG285-121-212011
J. Calderon, PG261-63-31325
G. Monroe, C222-91-24215
J. Maxiell, PF202-60-07134
K. Singler, SG141-70-03022
V. Kravtsov, C296-72-10101414
K. Middleton, SF241-77-930210
W. Bynum, PG227-123-414417
J. Jerebko, SF201-51-24134
K. English, SG203-81-33148
C. Villanueva, PF150-32-24012
C. Maggette, SFDid Not Play
B. Knight, PGDid Not Play
A. Drummond, CDid Not Play
Totals 29-8221-3741152682
 35.4%56.8% 
Indiana
G. Hill, PG284-75-526315
D. West, PF268-112-284118
R. Hibbert, C264-82-364210
P. George, SF264-61-272412
L. Stephenson, SG204-82-252310
O. Johnson, SG235-51-333214
S. Young, SF192-52-45126
T. Hansbrough, PF181-25-63117
D. Augustin, PG152-20-03325
I. Mahinmi, C143-70-03006
G. Green, SF131-81-20303
J. Pendergraph, PF81-20-02032
B. Hansbrough, PG52-21-40026
D. Granger, SFDid Not Play
M. Plumlee, PFDid Not Play
Totals 41-7322-33472925114
 56.2%66.7% 
Other Games
Den 113 Final
Wash 119
NY 98 Final
Tor 100
Chi 105 Final
Char 75
Sac 108 Final
Atl 122
Hou 106 Final
Brook 96
Dal 104 Final
NO 100
Min 111 Final
OKC 127
Orl 82 Final
Mem 88
Bos 113 Final
Pho 88
SA 101 Final
GS 107
Port 107 Final
LAL 111