Clippers wipe out 25-point deficit, Pistons get booed

Bruce Brown Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

Bruce Brown Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

The rally from 25 down was the largest regular-season comeback in Clippers history. Not when Lou Williams is in the building, apparently.

"Devastating is the word for that game". "In the second half, we didn't send Lou Williams the right way all half. Everyone in the league knows which way Lou wants to go with the ball, and we let him do it every time".

Defensively, the Pistons are giving up 108.3 points per game and are sixth in field goals allowed and first in three-pointers surrendered. Los Angeles took three timeouts in the game's first 5:25, but that didn't do much to stem the tide. Detroit led 65-47 at halftime.

Williams put the game away with a 3-pointer. Los Angeles outscored the Pistons 35-14 in the final period. Montrezl Harrell had 16 points and seven rebounds, Mike Scott supplied 15 points and rookie Shai Gilgeous-Alexander contributed 14 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals. Los Angeles has had a bigger comeback than this in the postseason.

Pistons Active Roster: Ish Smith, Langston Galloway, Khyri Thomas, Blake Griffin, Reggie Bullock, Andre Drummond, Zaza Pachulia, Jose Calderon, Stanley Johnson, Reggie Jackson, Glenn Robinson III, Luke Kennard, Kalin Lucas, Jon Leuer, Henry Ellenson, Bruce Brown Jr.

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I am looking to add to that history by setting high standards, and holding everyone here accountable to those standards. Neither that nor any other move is likely to be announced until things are official with Taylor.

"Bullock ranks 14th in the National Basketball Association with 2.5 three-point baskets per game and is shooting 38.3% from behind the arc", the LA Times reported.

TRADE GAP - It was a year ago this week that the Pistons traded for Blake Griffin, sending Tobias Harris, Avery Bradley, Boban Marjanovic and a No. 1 pick to the Clippers.

Detroit has struggled on offense all season, putting up just 105.6 points per game while shooting just 43.3 percent from the field and 33.1 percent from the arc. "Then you try to get it to eight at a certain point, try to get it to six and give yourself an opportunity to win the game", Williams said. The Clippers bench, led by Williams, outscored the Pistons 80-17 - and outscored Clippers starters 80-31. "When that happens, we just have to sit down and play defense on the other end and we didn't do that, so we missed some shots and didn't get stops". The Magic took a 78-70 lead into the final period and stretched it to 89-79 after Vucevic final got free inside for six straight points and that was enough against an offensively challenged Brooklyn team.

Meanwhile, his former coach Doc Rivers was certainly happy with the way the game turned out after an ugly first half for his Clippers.

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