By Dave Hart

Clippers 114, Pistons 82 – The Pistons opened their four-game road trip against Western Conference teams with a 32-point lopsided loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

LSJ Logo incertThe Clippers were paced by Chris Paul with 24 points and eight assists while J.J. Redick contributed with 20 points. Blake Griffin almost chipped in with a triple double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.

The Pistons never led in the contest trailing Los Angeles 33-15 after one quarter, 62-32 at halftime and 91-53 heading into the fourth quarter.

Andre Drummond led Detroit with a team-high 15 points and 12 rebounds and Jon Leuer added 14 points off the Pistons’ bench.Eye on the D

The Pistons will continue their road trip on Wednesday night against the Phoenix Suns looking for their first road win.


Record: 4-3

Tied for 2nd Place in Central Division (2.5 games behind first place Cleveland)

5th Place in Eastern Conference (2.5 games behind first place Cleveland)

Magic # to clinch a playoff spot: 75

Magic # to clinch a Central Division title: 79

Magic # to clinch a regular season Eastern Conference title: 79

Next Game: 11/09/2016 @ Phoenix Suns 9:00 p.m. @ Talking Stick Resort Arena

Stats: Andre Drummond 15 points 12 rebounds, Jon Leuer14 points 6 rebounds, Tobias Harris 12 points, Stanley Johnson 11 points.