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Clipped: Clippers 104, Pistons 96

The Pistons, who led by seven at the half, fell apart in the second half, getting outscored by 15 points to fall to the Clippers by eight.

Detroit was outscored 46-26 in the paint and a lot of that had to do with the play of Michigan native, Chris Kaman. Kaman was 11-13 and finished with a game-high 26 points. Baron Davis added 25 points and 10 dimes. The Pistons, needing someone to step up in the scoring department for the injured Ben Gordon, received that from the unlikely Jonas Jerebko. Jerebko was 8-11 shooting and led the Pistons with 22 points.

Caveat: I tried watching this one on after the fact using my NBA League Pass, but because I'm in Detroit it says I'm blacked out. Seeing the final score and some disturbing numbers in the box score, it looks as if it may have been a painful game to watch slip away. I'll wind up watching the game tonight when I get back to Atlanta for school. In the meantime, take what you will from what I was able to gather from the box score and the highlights after the jump:

  • The Clippers got to the line 13 more times than the Pistons and made 12 more.
  • Pistons saw solid assists numbers from both Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum for the first time this season. Stuckey finished with seven assists and Bynum had nine.
  • Austin Daye had a dece day in his first career start in place of Ben Gordon. He had 13 points on 4-11 shooting.
  • Ben Wallace cleaned up on the glass, grabbing 16 rebounds. I haven't been to a Pistons game yet this season, but are they doing the rebound row t-shirts still?
  • Bynum struggled from the field for the second straight game. He was just 4-17 and finished with 14 points. I thought he was going to be the one who would step up in Gordon's absence. It seems as if he tried to do that by taking 17 shots, but they just weren't falling.
  • Again, I plan on watching this game tonight before the Hawks game tomorrow. I'll add my thoughts in the comments. If you watched the game, then by all means leave your thoughts of what you saw. If you want to write up your own recap, do so in the FanPosts and I'll promote it to the front page (assuming it's not written like you're Charlie from Always Sunny).