AUBURN HILLS, Michigan (Ticker) -- With their rematch with the Indiana Pacers successfully completed, the Detroit Pistons return home to focus on other things, beginning with Vince Carter's probable debut for the New Jersey Nets on Monday.

No punches were thrown in a 98-93 win over the Pacers on Saturday, providing a peaceful holiday meeting for the two teams involved in an ugly brawl in their prior matchup November 19.

Instead of avoiding flying fists, Indiana fans watched Detroit's backcourt of Richard Hamilton and Chauncey Billups combine for 45 points and 10 assists to help push the Pistons back above the .500 mark (13-12).

The 98 points were Detroit's most since a 101-85 win over the Dallas Mavericks on December 6.

The Pistons will look for a duplicate effort Monday against a Nets squad that has turned around a poor start and should see Carter suit up for the first time since joining the club via trade December 17.

The five-time All-Star intends on returning from an Achilles injury that has sidelined him since December 8, when as a member of the Toronto Raptors, he left a game vs. Detroit.

After starting the season 2-11, New Jersey is 7-5, including a 92-90 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. Richard Jefferson scored a career-high 42 points and had an alley-oop layup with 0.8 seconds left to clinch the win.

Jefferson averaged 21.5 points as the teams split four games last season.

The Pistons have won 16 of the last 18 meetings at home.