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Pistons at Clippers final score: Pistons hand Clips first loss, win 95-87

Clutch shots down the stretch also pushed Pistons past Clippers.

Detroit Pistons v Los Angeles Clippers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Midway through the third quarter, it looked like the Clippers were on their way to their fifth straight win to start the season. But the Pistons seem to thrive on the comeback so far this year.

The Pistons came back from 14 back in the third quarter to pull out the win against the league’s last undefeated team. Nice.

It was defense that did it for the Pistons. They held the Clippers to just 33 percent shooting, and yes even Andre Drummond was pretty good on that end. He had three blocks, two steals, and 17 rebounds, but even more importantly he finally outplayed his opponent in DeAndre Jordan.

Blake Griffin made a tough matchup for Pistons big men, leaving Tobias Harris and Jon Leuer in foul trouble for much of the night. But they were able to shut Griffin down in the second half for the comeback.

Langston Galloway and Anthony Tolliver knocked down huge three point shots down the stretch to get the Pistons the lead and they held on to close it out.

They’ll have little time to celebrate though, as they tip off against the Golden State Warriors tomorrow at 8:30 Eastern.

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