Sports
6:26 am
Wed March 24, 2010

Granger's 32 helps Pacers sweep Pistons, 98-83

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Danny Granger scored 32 points and the Indiana Pacers snapped a nine-game road losing streak with a 98-83 victory over the Detroit Pistons Tuesday night.

Indiana is just 20-46 against the rest of the NBA, but beat Detroit in all four meetings this season - the first time the Pacers swept a season series with the Pistons.

Detroit was officially eliminated from the playoff race with the loss, ending an eight-year streak of postseason appearances.

Brandon Rush scored 20 points for Indiana, while Troy Murphy added 10 points and 12 rebounds. Tayshaun Prince led the Pistons with 14.