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.