This one may leave a mark, in a good way. The first half was a mess for the Pacers, who were completing their 18th set of back-to-backs of the season. Their defense struggled getting stops in the first half, as they gave up 60 points. Then, they went to the locker room. Their defense struggled getting stops, and thus they gave up 60 first-half points. Then, they went to the locker room and got an earful from the typically calm and positive coach Frank Vogel.

The Pacers, who trailed by as many as 25, rallied back from 19-point hole at the half to beat the Pistons (25-41), 112-104, though it took an extra session to do so. The Pacers (49-17) clamped down on defense, took care of the ball and each player made an impact as they move to 4-0 on the season in overtime games.

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