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Clippers pound Pistons on the road

DeAndre Jordan shows off Lob City
Allen Einstein

The Los Angeles Clippers played a matinee where DeAndre Jordan and Blake Griffin dominated against the Detroit Pistons for the 112-103 win. The Clippers are currently 2-1 on their seven game Grammy trip away from Staples Center.

After a 28-26 first quarter Pistons lead, the Clippers emerged in the second quarter playing solid defense and executed brilliant offensively. The Clippers took a 64-53 halftime lead over the Pistons.

The Clippers pulled away making the highlight reel, when JJ Redick threw up a Lob City special with DeAndre Jordan for the monster dunk. Jordan's assertiveness on defense and offense aided the Clippers in an 82-67 lead in the third quarter.

"We just knew we had to bring it," Jordan said. "We were ready."

The Pistons were down by eighteen points, and then began an 11-0 run in the fourth quarter, that cut the lead down to 105-96 with just two minutes left.

Jamal Crawford knocked down a three pointer along with making two key free throws, and sealed the victory for the Clippers.

Blake Griffin led his team with 25 points, and DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 21 rebounds.

"It was a good performance. It wasn't a great performance," Griffin said. "I thought we relaxed too much at certain times."

JJ Redick finished with 20 points, that included two four points plays, and improved his shooting from the dismal performance he displayed against Indiana on Saturday night.

They've got to be able to step up with J.J., Jamal, Matt Barnes, guys like that," Jordan said. "So I was open a lot at the rim early."

Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey led all scorers with 29 points, and Josh Smith finished with 24 points.

"They had transition 3s, open looks at 3s and they were getting layups in transition and throwing lobs and we just let them have everything. I don't know what happened," said Smith on the loss.

The Clippers will continue on to Charlotte to face the Bobcats on Wednesday night.

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