LOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin scored 34 points, including a crucial jumper with 17 seconds left, and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied to beat the Detroit Pistons 101-96 Saturday, ending a two-game skid.
Jamal Crawford added a season-high 37 points, making all 10 of his free throws, and DeAndre Jordan had 10 points and 16 rebounds for the Clippers, who were without injured starters Chris Paul and J.J. Redick.
Ersan Ilyasova scored 20 points, Andre Drummond had 18 points and 19 rebounds, and Reggie Jackson added 20 points in Detroit’s third straight loss. The Pistons have dropped nine in a row to the Clippers.
With the Clippers leading 95-94, Paul Pierce missed and Griffin scrambled for the rebound. As he was falling out of bounds on the baseline, he threw the ball off Ilyasova to retain possession. Griffin then hit a 20-footer to extend the lead to 97-94.