Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 1/20/14
Los Angeles Clippers (28-14) at Detroit Pistons (17-23)
NBA Basketball: Monday, January 20, 2014 at 1:00 pm (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
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The Los Angeles Clippers will be looking to continue their dominance over the Detroit Pistons today when they meet at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
The Clippers were riding a five-game winning streak into Indiana on Saturday, but had their momentum shot to bits when the Pacers thumped them by 106-92. Falling behind by 15 points heading into halftime, the Clippers could never really get any traction in the game until the Pacers' David West got ejected for his flagrant-2 foul on Blake Griffin. LA would gain some ascendancy in the third quarter before getting blown out late in the game. Jamal Crawford had a nice game of 22 points off the bench while Blake Griffin added 19, but there was just no stopping Paul George who exploded for 36 points before capping the game with the dunk of the season. With the loss, Los Angeles drops to 28-14 overall and 10-11 on the road.
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Meanwhile, the Pistons have finally found a bit of form, winning three of their last four including a 104-98 victory over the Wizards on Saturday. Josh Smith overcame a slow start to lead the team with 22 points while Rodney Stuckey added 20 points off the bench. Defensively, the Pistons could do little to stop John Wall who poured in 34 points on 15 of 23 shooting but they were able to keep everyone else in check, most notably Bradley Beal who missed 12 of 14 to finish with just seven points. With the win, Detroit elevate to 17-23 overall and 10-10 on the road.
In ATS trends, the Clippers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games following a loss and 5-2 ATS in their last seven road games, while the Pistons are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last six home games.
Head to head, the Clippers are 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings and the road team is 4-1 ATS in the last five.