Pistons’ Blake Griffin, Pacers’ Bojan Bogdanovic handed with double technical after altercation
Griffin and Bogdanovic got tangled up after the former successfully cleared the ball while on the floor. The two unleashed some unnecessary contact on each other right in front of the referees. Even after the whistle, the two were still tied up.
— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) February 26, 2019
In the end, it was the Pistons who snagged the victory. Griffin finished with a triple-double, 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists. Frontcourt partner Andre Drummond chipped in a game-high 26 points and 16 rebounds.
Other contributors for the Pistons included Luke Kennard who finished with 19 points and five makes from downtown, as well as Wayne Ellington and Reggie Jackson who dropped 14 points apiece. The Pistons have a chance to extend their winning streak to four on Wednesday against the San Antonio Spurs.
The Pacers, for their part, got contributions from Bogdanovic who dropped 25 points. Domantas Sabonis finished with 23 points and seven rebounds while Darren Collison chipped in 21 points, five assists, and two steals. Wesley Matthews added 14 points and four makes from downtown. They will head to Texas on Wednesday to face the Dallas Mavericks.