Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
Detroit won the second of its last three games after a 1-9 start, defeating Toronto, and Indiana blew a big second half lead, losing to San Antonio.
The Indiana Pacers blew a chance to make up some ground on idle Milwaukee and Chicago Friday, losing 104-97 to San Antonio Friday.
Indiana (6-8) got 22 points and eight rebounds from David West, while building a 83-75 lead with 10:10 left in the fourth quarter. The Spurs went on a 29-14 run to end the game, getting 33 points and 10 assists from Tony Parker.
Brandon Knight hit a driving layup with 7.8 seconds remaining, as the Pistons held on for a 91-90 win over Toronto. Detroit (3-10) won its second game in its last three after a 1-9 start to the season.
Cleveland dropped to 1-1 after losing Kyrie Irving to a finger injury Nov. 18, losing 108-104 to Orlando. The Cavaliers (3-9) got 25 points, five assists and three rebounds from Dion Waiters in the loss.
Milwaukee remains on top in the Central at 6-4, and is scheduled to host Chicago at 8 p.m. CT Saturday. The Bulls trail by 1.5 games with the Pacers in third place, two games behind the Bucks.
Cleveland is four games behind Milwakuee and the Pistons are 4.5 games, sitting last in the division.