Los Angeles, Ca-The Big question, Which Clippers team will take the floor tonight? The Staples center Clippers fans knew the answer when Blake Griffin set up a pair of alley-oop dunks by Jordan 68 seconds apart, capping a 16-4 run that turned a one-point deficit into a 47-36 lead with 4:41 left in the second quarter. The real Clippers (17-7) add a home 113-91 victory over the Detroit Pistons (5-20). I guess have good home cooked meal does has its advantages.
The Clippers pulled away in the second half and allowed some valuable rest for the starters. Griffin led his team with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assist in only 31 minutes. The other big spark on the night was reserve guard Jordan Farmer who poured in 15 big points at key situations to make sure the Pistons didn’t make a run to catch them. Doc Rivers was very happy with the teams ball movement on offense 35 assists on 43 field goals made, shooting 53.8 percent from the floor and 50 percent from 3-point range, as six different players hit from deep. Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy agreed, “They shot the ball very well, moved the ball very well, and we could not keep up. They totally tore our defense apart.”
Jodie Meeks was Pistons leading scorer with 20 points with three 3 pointers on the night. Center Andre Drummond had 18 points, 13 rebounds, and Greg Monroe 15 points, 8 rebounds. The Pistons big men kept the game close in the first half boxing out for good position for rebound and second chance points. The rest of the starters were held under double digits for scoring. Detroit star Brandon Jennings had 6 points, 6 assists and 1 steal, not much of homecoming for Compton Dominguez High School player.
The Clippers get one more home game on this trip, Wednesday night against Indiana Pacers (8-17) at Staples Center. On the Clippers day off December 16, they will be spreading some Christmas Joy to kids in So. Cal. DeAndre Jordan is donating two basketball rims to a local Charter school; Chris Paul teamed up with Kevin Hart for bunch of kids to have shopping spree at Toys r us, and Jamal Crawford having gift boxes giveaway in Compton. Just a little bit of the good things we don’t always hear about from pro athletes, Go Clippers!