L.A. Clippers 88, Detroit 76

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, December 17, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - #34 Kevin Cutler, #36 David Jones, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 13560

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Clippers 21 21 21 25 88
Detroit 20 20 20 16 76

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Clippers 18-6 10-3 8-3 W10
Detroit 7-20 5-8 2-12 L5

Recap

Clippers 88, Pistons 76: Jamal Crawford and Blake Griffin scored 15 points apiece as visiting Los Angeles extended the franchise’s longest winning streak in 38 years to 10 games.

Chris Paul added 14 points and seven assists and Lamar Odom matched a season high with 11 rebounds off the bench for the Clippers, who are a game shy of matching the franchise’s longest streak, set by the then-Buffalo Braves in the 1974-75 season.

Brandon Knight scored 16 points and Tayshaun Prince added 15 as Detroit suffered its fifth straight setback.

Detroit was within three points to begin the fourth quarter but Crawford and Matt Barnes scored four points apiece during a 12-4 burst that pushed the lead to 75-64 with 6:47 left. Knight scored all seven points for the Pistons during a 7-2 burst over the next three minutes but could not close the gap by himself.

Crawford stopped the run with a basket and Los Angeles held Detroit off the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pistons G Rodney Stuckey missed the game due to back spasms. … The score was identical in each of the first three quarters, with the Clippers outscoring Detroit 21-20 in each frame. … Los Angeles went 5-of-22 from 3-point range (22.7 percent).

Top Game Performances

L.A. Clippers   Detroit
Jamal Crawford 15 Scoring Brandon Knight 16
Chris Paul 7 Assists Greg Monroe 6
Lamar Odom 11 Rebounds Greg Monroe 7
Caron Butler 6 Free Throws Made Andre Drummond 3
Chris Paul 3 Steals Tayshaun Prince 2
Lamar Odom 2 Blocks Andre Drummond 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Clippers 88 44.9 5-22 13-17 19 42 5 9 12
Detroit 76 40.8 7-20 11-19 15 34 7 4 17

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Toronto. The Pistons have a W/L % of .125 after a win and .316 after a loss.
  • L.A. Clippers will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Clippers have a W/L % of .889 after a win and .333 after a loss.