L.A. Clippers 87, Detroit 83

Date - Sunday, March 18, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Officials - #16 David Guthrie, #55 Bill Kennedy, #58 Josh Tiven
Attendance - 19060

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
Detroit 18 23 24 9 9 83
L.A. Clippers 24 14 19 17 13 87

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 0-0 0-0 0-0 L2
L.A. Clippers 0-0 0-0 0-0 W2


CLIPPERS 87, PISTONS 83 (OT): Chris Paul barely missed his first triple-double of the season as host Los Angeles rallied for a second straight day to win back-to-back games for the first time in over a month.

Paul scored nine of his 19 points in overtime to go with a season-high 15 assists and nine rebounds as the Clippers finished their six-game homestand with a 3-3 mark.

One day after scoring 12 points in the final 2:42 of regulation to beat Houston, Paul also came up big defensively by making a steal on a jump ball and feeding Randy Foye for a layup and 85-82 lead with seven seconds left. He added a pair of clinching free throws with three seconds to play.

Blake Griffith had 17 points and 11 rebounds and Foye added 14 points, including a pair of 3-pointers that helped Los Angeles erase a nine-point fourth-quarter lead.

The Clippers won back-to-back games for the first time since beating Washington and Portland on Feb. 15-16.

Greg Monroe had 23 points and 15 rebounds - his 22nd double-double of the season - but it wasn't enough to prevent Detroit from dropping to 4-18 on the road.

The Pistons led 69-60 on Damien Wilkins with seven minutes to play, but Foye's 3-pointers ignited a 14-4 run, including a tip-in by Griffin with 19.2 seconds left to send the game into OT.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Clippers guard Nick Young, who was acquired in a trade with the Washington Wizards, scored nine points in his Los Angeles debut. ...  Pistons G Brandon Knight was 0 of 7 from behind the arc and still needs three 3-pointers to surpass Lindsay Hunter for the team's single-season rookie record. Detroit was 2 of 16 from 3-point range and the Clippers were 4 of 20.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   L.A. Clippers
Greg Monroe 23 Scoring Chris Paul 19
Ben Gordon 5 Assists Chris Paul 15
Greg Monroe 15 Rebounds Blake Griffin 11
Greg Monroe 11 Free Throws Made Nick Young 7
Jonas Jerebko 1 Steals Chris Paul 4
Tayshaun Prince 2 Blocks Kenyon Martin 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 83 38.3 2-16 19-23 16 47 8 3 18
L.A. Clippers 87 40.2 4-20 13-19 23 40 4 12 11

Upcoming Games

  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game on the road against Indiana. The Clippers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Denver . The Pistons have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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