Pistons collapse late, lose 95 – 108 to Clippers.

The Detroit Pistons (27-27) lost for the first time since acquiring Blake Griffin against his former team, the LA Clippers (28-25) in one of the uglier games the Pistons have played all year. The game was close for most of the night with the Pistons even being in control for much of it. In the final frame, however, the Pistons were outscored 15-31 under a hail of Lou Williams three-pointers and missed shots by Andre Drummond and Blake Griffin.

Blake Griffin did manage 19 points and 6 assists but they were very hard earned and the offense was often very static. Too many possessions featured him posting up with little to no movement of the ball or players.

Andre Drummond also played what was probably his worst game of the season despite still managing 12 points and 17 rebounds. Drummond was unassertive and lackadaisical for much of the game to the point where it is possible he was sick or otherwise affected.

The one bright spot for the Pistons was Reggie Bullock who scored 19 points and hit 5 of 9 three-pointers.

The Clippers got 26 points from Lou Williams, and Montrelz Harrell scored 18 off the bench.

The Pistons will be back in action on Sunday going on the road to play the Atlanta Hawks, and the Clippers will be turning right around to play the Philadelphia 76ers tomorrow.

 

(Photo Credit: Clarence Tobb Jr. Detroit News)

 

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