Griffin loses to former squad
The Detroit Pistons are no longer undefeated with Blake Griffin leading their squad, as the hosts fell to the LA Clippers 108-95 at the Little Caesars Arena.
Leading the way the Clippers was Lou Williams, as the 31-year old shooting guard from Lithonia, Georgia scored a game high 26 points while passing out six assists and pulling down four rebounds for the contest off the bench.
Before Friday's game the Pistons were on a five game winning streak and were 4-0 since moving for Griffin from Los Angeles before the trade deadline.
Griffin led the way for the hosts, as the 28-year old power forward from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma ended with a team high 19 points while grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out six assists for the game.
Detroit is chasing the Philadelphia 76ers for the final seed in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, as the Pistons have a record of 27-27 on the season, one game behind the Sixers in the standings and two adrift in the loss column.
Los Angeles, 4999/1 to win the West, is currently in the seventh slot in the Conference, with the visitors holding a record of 28-26 on the season.
The Clippers are on a three game winning streak and have been riding veteran Williams for the middle stretch of this season, moving past the New Orleans Pelicans who have struggled since the injury to DeMarcus Cousins.
LA will continue their Eastern portion of their road trip with a stop in Philadelphia to square off with the 76ers on Saturday evening before continuing on to play the Nets in Brooklyn and the Celtics in Boston.
Meanwhile the Pistons will also head on the road to Atlanta to take on the struggling Hawks Sunday.
Detroit are 4999/1 to win the NBA Finals this season, while the Cleveland Cavaliers are 9/2.
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