Pistons rout Pacers, snap 11-game skid

Cory Joseph had a season-high 22 points and five assists, and the host Detroit Pistons snapped an 11-game losing streak by defeating the Indiana Pacers 117-97 on Monday night.Detroit, which led by as much as 31 points, avenged a 121-115 home loss to the Pacers on Saturday. The Pistons’ last victory came on Feb. 10, when they edged San Antonio in double overtime.The Pistons had seven players score in double figures. James Wiseman went for 18 points and 14 rebounds and Rodney McGruder also scored 18 points. Eugene Omoruyi, making his first start for Detroit, had 17 points, while R.J. Hampton contributed 15.Jalen Duren (12 points, 11 rebounds) and Killian Hayes (10 points, 11 assists) added double-doubles.Reserve Jordan Nwora had 20 points to lead the Pacers. Andrew Nembhard had 15 points and seven assists, while Aaron Nesmith added 15 points, six rebounds and four assists.The Pistons earned their largest first-quarter lead of the season, roaring to a 38-20 advantage behind Omoruyi’s 11 points and Hayes’ seven assists. Detroit finished the quarter with a 17-3 run with Omoruyi scoring six of those points.