|Date of game: 12/15/2014
Recap: LA Clippers vs. Detroit
Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Blake Griffin scored 18 points, DeAndre Jordan recorded a double-double and the Los Angeles Clippers breezed past the Detroit Pistons, 113-91, at Staples Center on Monday.
Jordan finished with 16 points and 15 rebounds while Jordan Farmar added 15 points for LA, which bounced back from consecutive losses to the Wizards and Bucks over the weekend.
"Coming home and closing a team out is a really good feeling," Jordan said. "After losing two games in a row it feels like you lost 10."
Chris Paul committed six turnovers in each of those setbacks but returned to his sure-handed ways, recording 11 points and eight assists while only turning it over once.
The Pistons, on the other hand, coughed it up 18 times and trailed by as many as 27 as their two-game winning streak came to a crashing halt.
Jodie Meeks netted a game-high 20 points while Andre Drummond donated 18 points and 13 rebounds in a losing cause.
"We couldn't get stops," Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said. "They tore our defense apart. They're a good offensive team. They were at a quicker pace than we were defensively."
The Clippers scored the final seven points of the opening quarter for a 29-27 lead, and they went ahead by double digits, 47-36, when Jordan's alley-oop dunk capped an 11-2 run in the middle stages of the second.
LA was ahead, 55-44, at halftime and stretched the lead to as many as 26 in the third quarter. Matt Barnes hit back-to-back 3-pointers at one point and was fouled on the second one. His free throw made it a 73-53 game, and the Clippers led by a comfortable 86-63 margin going into the fourth.Game Notes
Griffin, who also pulled down seven rebounds and handed out seven assists,
moved past Danny Manning and sits fifth on the Clippers' all-time scoring list
with 7,122 points ... The Clippers have won the last eight meetings ... The
Clippers shot 53.8 percent from the floor and made half of their 24 3-point