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Pacers handle Griffin-less Pistons 108-89

DETROIT (AP) Blake Griffin made it through almost the whole season without a significant injury.

Now, as the Detroit Pistons try to hold on to a playoff spot, their star's health is a concern again.

Griffin missed a third straight game Wednesday, and the Pistons were routed 108-89 by the Indiana Pacers. Detroit says Griffin has been dealing with a sore left knee. He's missed just six games this season, but it's not clear when he'll be available again. Coach Dwane Casey hopes to have him back for the team's next game Friday.

''He's worked the past couple days,'' Casey said. ''Just not quite right.''

The out-of-town scoreboard had mostly good news for the Pistons. Brooklyn and Miami both lost, so Detroit remained alone in sixth place in the Eastern Conference. But the Nets and the Orlando Magic are just a half-game behind, and the Heat - who dropped to ninth - are only a game back of the Pistons.

Thaddeus Young scored 21 points for the Pacers, who snapped a 10-game losing streak on the road and won for just the third time in their last 10 games overall. Bojan Bogdanovic and Myles Turner scored 17 points apiece, and Domantas Sabonis added 15 points and 13 rebounds.

Indiana closed the third quarter with nine straight points, and Doug McDermott's 3-pointer gave the Pacers a 78-62 lead.

''We talked about trying to be road tough tonight,'' Indiana coach Nate McMillan said. ''We wanted to come out and play well, and I thought the guys did from start to finish. Offensively, we didn't shoot the ball particularly well, but (our) defense was able to help hold the lead.''

Andre Drummond had 28 points and 19 rebounds for the Pistons, and Wayne Ellington scored 24 points.

The Pistons turned the ball over seven times in the first quarter and trailed 18-15 after one. Indiana was up 44-36 at halftime. There was a highlight for Detroit in the third, when Turner fell to the ground trying to stay with Reggie Jackson on the perimeter, and Jackson made a 3-pointer to cut the lead to six. But it was a tough evening for the Pistons overall.

Griffin has averaged 24.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.5 assists in 72 games - the most he's played since he appeared in 80 in 2013-14 with the Los Angeles Clippers.

''Whenever you're missing your main guy, it's kind of hard playing on the fly and figuring it out, but we have to adjust and we have to do it quickly,'' Jackson said.

HOME COURT?

The Pacers are safely in the playoffs, but they're still tied after Wednesday with Boston for fourth place in the East. So home court in the first round is at stake for both those teams down the stretch.

''Every win counts. Every game, we have to play like it's our last possession or our last game,'' Young said. ''We have to get as many wins as possible to keep up with that four spot. We just need to continue the course and continue to play and just take it from there.''

RECORD

Drummond tied his own team record with his 66th double-double of the season. He also had that many in 2015-16. Isiah Thomas had 65 in 1984-85.

TIP-INS

Pacers: Indiana is 22-21 in Victor Oladipo's absence. He is out for the season after a January knee injury. ... Darren Collison (groin) and Wesley Matthews (hamstring) also missed the game. ... Cory Joseph had six points and 12 assists.

Pistons: Detroit has lost five of seven. ... The Pistons went 11 of 41 from 3-point range. ... Detroit finished with 20 turnovers.

UP NEXT

Pacers: Host Boston on Friday night.

Pistons: At Oklahoma City on Friday night.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:45 +2 Wayne Ellington made turnaround jump shot, assist by Reggie Jackson 0-2
11:27   Defensive rebound by Reggie Jackson  
11:25   Out of bounds turnover on Reggie Jackson  
11:09   Defensive rebound by Reggie Jackson  
11:01   Reggie Jackson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:59   Defensive rebound by Thaddeus Young  
10:45   Out of bounds turnover on Bojan Bogdanovic  
10:28   Shooting foul on Myles Turner  
10:28   Andre Drummond missed 1st of 2 free throws  
10:28   DET team rebound  
10:28 +1 Andre Drummond made 2nd of 2 free throws 0-3
9:48   Wayne Ellington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:45   Defensive rebound by Tyreke Evans  
9:41   Personal foul on Reggie Jackson  
9:28   Cory Joseph missed turnaround jump shot  
9:25   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
9:17   Reggie Jackson missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:14   Defensive rebound by Thaddeus Young  
9:07   Bojan Bogdanovic missed reverse layup  
9:05   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
8:56   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
8:43   IND team rebound  
8:35 +2 Tyreke Evans made finger-roll layup 4-3
8:07   Defensive rebound by Myles Turner  
8:00   Tyreke Evans missed driving layup, blocked by Thon Maker  
7:57   Defensive rebound by Bruce Brown  
7:55   Offensive foul on Bruce Brown  
7:46 +2 Thaddeus Young made jump shot, assist by Cory Joseph 6-3
7:46   Personal foul on Thon Maker  
7:46 +1 Thaddeus Young made free throw 7-3
7:31 +2 Wayne Ellington made driving layup, assist by Thon Maker 7-5
7:17   Cory Joseph missed jump shot  
7:15   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
7:12   Personal foul on Cory Joseph  
7:05   Andre Drummond missed finger-roll layup  
6:52   Defensive rebound by Thon Maker  
6:30   Personal foul on Reggie Jackson  
6:14   Bad pass turnover on Cory Joseph, stolen by Andre Drummond  
6:12 +2 Andre Drummond made finger-roll layup, assist by Bruce Brown 7-7
6:12   Shooting foul on Bojan Bogdanovic  
6:12   Andre Drummond missed free throw  
6:09   Defensive rebound by Thaddeus Young  
5:48   Cory Joseph missed jump shot, blocked by Andre Drummond  
5:44   Defensive rebound by Reggie Jackson  
5:42   Out of bounds turnover on Reggie Jackson  
5:31   Bojan Bogdanovic missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:31   DET team rebound  
5:07   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
4:46   Myles Turner missed jump shot  
4:41   Offensive foul on Reggie Jackson  
4:41   Offensive foul on Reggie Jackson  
4:19   Bojan Bogdanovic missed hook shot  
4:17   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
4:16   Lost ball turnover on Andre Drummond, stolen by Domantas Sabonis  
3:51   Langston Galloway missed driving layup, blocked by Doug McDermott  
3:49   IND team rebound  
3:38   Bad pass turnover on Aaron Holiday, stolen by Andre Drummond  
3:30   Defensive rebound by Aaron Holiday  
3:30   Defensive rebound by Aaron Holiday  
3:23 +2 Myles Turner made driving layup, assist by Cory Joseph 11-7
3:04   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
2:54 +2 Domantas Sabonis made layup, assist by Cory Joseph 13-7
2:40   Luke Kennard missed jump shot  
2:25   Cory Joseph missed floating jump shot  
2:22   Offensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
2:22   Offensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
2:21 +2 Domantas Sabonis made dunk 15-7
2:05 +3 Langston Galloway made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Andre Drummond 15-10
1:49   3-second violation turnover on Domantas Sabonis  
1:23 +2 Domantas Sabonis made layup, assist by Doug McDermott 17-12
1:23 +2 Domantas Sabonis made layup, assist by Doug McDermott 17-12
1:09   Langston Galloway missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:06   Defensive rebound by Aaron Holiday  
1:01   Aaron Holiday missed jump shot  
0:51   Defensive rebound by Aaron Holiday  
0:50   Offensive foul on Doug McDermott  
0:32 +2 Luke Kennard made jump shot, assist by Ish Smith 18-14
0:16   Aaron Holiday missed driving layup, blocked by Ish Smith  
0:16   IND team rebound  
0:07   Cory Joseph missed floating jump shot  
0:07   Cory Joseph missed floating jump shot  
0:05   Defensive rebound by Langston Galloway  
0:04   Shooting foul on Doug McDermott  
0:04   Langston Galloway missed 1st of 2 free throws  
0:04   DET team rebound  
0:04 +1 Langston Galloway made 2nd of 2 free throws 18-15
0:01   Aaron Holiday missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:01   IND team rebound  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:37 +3 Doug McDermott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Bojan Bogdanovic 21-15
11:05   Aaron Holiday missed floating jump shot  
11:01   Defensive rebound by Luke Kennard  
10:59   Shooting foul on Bojan Bogdanovic  
10:59 +1 Thon Maker made 1st of 2 free throws 21-16
10:59 +1 Thon Maker made 2nd of 2 free throws 21-17
10:31   Luke Kennard missed jump shot  
10:29   Defensive rebound by TJ Leaf  
10:20   Defensive rebound by Langston Galloway  
10:12   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
9:52   Defensive rebound by Domantas Sabonis  
9:45   Domantas Sabonis missed jump shot  
9:43   IND team rebound  
9:28 +2 TJ Leaf made driving layup, assist by Aaron Holiday 26-17
9:20   Personal foul on Aaron Holiday  
9:10   Offensive rebound by Langston Galloway  
8:58   Ish Smith missed jump shot  
8:55   Defensive rebound by Bojan Bogdanovic  
8:42 +2 Bojan Bogdanovic made floating jump shot 28-17
8:34   Offensive foul on Zaza Pachulia  
8:10   Bojan Bogdanovic missed floating jump shot  
8:02   Bad pass turnover on Ish Smith, stolen by TJ Leaf  
7:59 +2 Doug McDermott made layup, assist by Aaron Holiday 30-17
7:59   Shooting foul on Zaza Pachulia  
7:59   Doug McDermott missed free throw  
7:56   Defensive rebound by Ish Smith  
7:44 +3 Luke Kennard made 3-pt. jump shot 30-20
7:22   Offensive foul on Domantas Sabonis  
7:22   Offensive foul on Domantas Sabonis  
7:08   Shooting foul on Doug McDermott  
7:08 +1 Luke Kennard made 2nd of 2 free throws 30-22
6:36 +3 Luke Kennard made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Wayne Ellington 30-25
6:06 +2 Domantas Sabonis made driving layup 32-25
5:34 +2 Thaddeus Young made reverse layup, assist by Aaron Holiday 34-25
5:12   Wayne Ellington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:08   Offensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
4:43 +3 Aaron Holiday made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Domantas Sabonis 37-27
4:23   Wayne Ellington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:19   Defensive rebound by Thaddeus Young  
4:05   Tyreke Evans missed layup  
4:07   Offensive rebound by Myles Turner  
3:48   Shooting foul on Aaron Holiday  
3:48 +1 Ish Smith made 1st of 2 free throws 39-28
3:45   Defensive rebound by Thaddeus Young  
3:27 +2 Thaddeus Young made driving layup 41-28
3:00   Lost ball turnover on Andre Drummond, stolen by Tyreke Evans  
2:48   Defensive rebound by Wayne Ellington  
2:38   Langston Galloway missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:38   DET team rebound  
2:38   Personal foul on Thaddeus Young  
2:38 +1 Langston Galloway made 2nd of 2 free throws 41-30
2:20   Defensive rebound by Wayne Ellington  
2:09 +2 Andre Drummond made dunk, assist by Ish Smith 41-32
1:44   Thaddeus Young missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:41   Defensive rebound by Langston Galloway  
1:30 +2 Andre Drummond made layup, assist by Ish Smith 41-34
1:30   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
1:30 +1 Bojan Bogdanovic made free throw 42-34
1:13   Tyreke Evans missed layup  
1:11   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
1:01   Shooting foul on Myles Turner  
1:01   Andre Drummond missed 1st of 2 free throws  
1:01   Andre Drummond missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
0:58   Defensive rebound by Bojan Bogdanovic  
0:47   Offensive foul  
0:42   Ish Smith missed layup  
0:41   IND team rebound  
0:41   Personal foul on Andre Drummond  
0:28   Shooting foul on Langston Galloway  
0:28 +1 Tyreke Evans made 1st of 2 free throws 43-34
0:28 +1 Tyreke Evans made 2nd of 2 free throws 44-34
0:05   DET team rebound  
0:05   Personal foul on Tyreke Evans  
0:05 +1 Andre Drummond made 1st of 2 free throws 44-35
0:05 +1 Andre Drummond made 2nd of 2 free throws 44-36
0:00   Aaron Holiday missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Andre Drummond  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:45   Bojan Bogdanovic missed layup  
11:37   Bruce Brown missed layup, blocked by Myles Turner  
11:37   Offensive foul on Thon Maker  
11:04   Reggie Jackson missed driving layup  
11:03   Defensive rebound by Tyreke Evans  
11:00 +2 Myles Turner made dunk, assist by Tyreke Evans 48-36
11:00 +1 Myles Turner made free throw 49-36
10:50   Personal foul on Thaddeus Young  
10:41 +3 Reggie Jackson made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Andre Drummond 49-39
10:31 +2 Thaddeus Young made driving layup, assist by Cory Joseph 51-39
10:12   Personal foul on Tyreke Evans  
10:05 +3 Wayne Ellington made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Reggie Jackson 51-42
9:53   Shooting foul on Bruce Brown  
9:53 +1 Bojan Bogdanovic made 2nd of 2 free throws 52-42
9:23   Offensive rebound by Cory Joseph  
9:18 +2 Thaddeus Young made jump shot, assist by Myles Turner 54-44
8:55   Defensive rebound by Cory Joseph  
8:52 +2 Thaddeus Young made dunk, assist by Cory Joseph 56-44
8:33 +2 Andre Drummond made layup, assist by Wayne Ellington 56-46
8:18 +2 Myles Turner made layup, assist by Bojan Bogdanovic 58-46
8:18 +1 Myles Turner made free throw 59-46
8:05 +2 Reggie Jackson made floating jump shot 59-48
7:50   Tyreke Evans missed hook shot  
7:48   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
7:44   Bad pass turnover on Reggie Jackson, stolen by Thaddeus Young  
7:22   Lost ball turnover on Thon Maker, stolen by Cory Joseph  
7:16 +2 Bojan Bogdanovic made layup, assist by Cory Joseph 61-48
6:46   Shooting foul on Bruce Brown  
6:46 +1 Tyreke Evans made 1st of 2 free throws 62-50
6:46 +1 Tyreke Evans made 2nd of 2 free throws 63-50
6:46 +1 Tyreke Evans made 2nd of 2 free throws 63-50
6:05   Bojan Bogdanovic missed turnaround jump shot  
6:03   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
5:40   DET team rebound  
5:24   Myles Turner missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:24   IND team rebound  
5:24 +1 Myles Turner made 2nd of 2 free throws 64-55
5:24 +1 Myles Turner made 2nd of 2 free throws 64-55
5:15   Offensive foul on Wayne Ellington  
5:08   Personal foul on Bruce Brown  
5:08   Tyreke Evans missed 1st of 2 free throws  
5:08   IND team rebound  
5:08   Tyreke Evans missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
5:06   Defensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
4:52   Offensive rebound by Andre Drummond  
4:52   Shooting foul on Myles Turner  
4:52   IND team rebound  
4:39 +1 Myles Turner made 1st of 2 free throws 65-56
4:39   Myles Turner missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
4:35   Defensive rebound by Reggie Jackson  
4:26   Wayne Ellington missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:24   Offensive rebound by Langston Galloway  
4:15 +3 Reggie Jackson made 3-pt. jump shot 65-59
3:55   Personal foul on Langston Galloway  
3:55 +1 Cory Joseph made 2nd of 2 free throws 67-59
3:29   Langston Galloway missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:19   Tyreke Evans missed layup  
3:14   Offensive rebound by Tyreke Evans  
3:11   3-pt. jump shot  
3:04   Shooting foul on Cory Joseph  
3:04   Reggie Jackson missed 1st of 2 free throws  
3:04 +1 Reggie Jackson made 2nd of 2 free throws 67-60
2:43 +2 Cory Joseph made turnaround jump shot 69-60
2:31   Reggie Jackson missed fade-away jump shot  
2:29   Personal foul on Myles Turner  
2:29 +1 Andre Drummond made 1st of 2 free throws 69-61
2:06   3-pt. jump shot  
1:54   Langston Galloway missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:51   Offensive rebound by Jon Leuer  
1:45   Bad pass turnover on Luke Kennard, stolen by Thaddeus Young  
1:45   Bad pass turnover on Luke Kennard, stolen by Thaddeus Young  
1:30 +2 Doug McDermott made driving layup, assist by Thaddeus Young 71-62
1:10   Langston Galloway missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:07   Defensive rebound by Cory Joseph  
1:00 +2 Thaddeus Young made finger-roll layup, assist by Domantas Sabonis 73-62
0:45   Luke Kennard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:02 +3 Doug McDermott made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Cory Joseph 78-62
0:01   Ish Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:01   DET team rebound  

4th Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:34 +2 Andre Drummond made dunk, assist by Ish Smith 78-64
11:09 +2 Bojan Bogdanovic made fade-away jump shot 80-64
10:54   Wayne Ellington missed 3-pt. jump shot, blocked by Bojan Bogdanovic  
10:51