Clippers 87, Pistons 83, OT
LOS ANGELES (WWJ/AP) – Greg Monroe had a game high 23 points but it wasn’t enough as the Detroit Pistons lose in overtime to the Los Angeles Clippers 87-83 on Sunday.
Monroe had a double/double which included 15 rebounds, Tayshaun Prince added 20 points to the west coast effort.
The Pistons are one in four thus far in their five game road trip which will end in Denver on Wednesday.
The Clippers Chris Paul scored nine of his 19 points in overtime and added a season-high 15 assists.
Blake Griffin had 17 points and 11 rebounds, and he tipped in Paul’s missed layup with 19 seconds left in regulation before Paul swiped the ball from Tayshaun Prince to send it to overtime.
After hitting two long jumpers early in overtime, Paul capped a dominant performance by grabbing control of a jump-ball tip and getting it to Randy Foye for a layup with 7 seconds left.
He added two free throws with 3.4 seconds left as Los Angeles finished 3-3 in a stretch of six home games in eight days.
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