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The Pistons stayed close with the Clippers through three quarters, but could not come up with enough plays late in an 88-76 loss.
The Detroit Pistons stayed close with the Los Angeles Clippers for three quarters on Monday night, but did not muster enough firepower to come up with a victory. The Pistons fell, 88-76, as the Clippers pulled away in the fourth quarter.
Detroit (7-20) was outscored 21-20 in each of the first three quarters, so they went into the fourth quarter trailing by just three points. The Pistons immediately got the score within one, but the Clippers (18-6) responded with a 12-2 run that gave them some breathing room. Detroit would not get within six the rest of the game.
Brandon Knight led the Pistons with 16 points, but he shot just 5-of-16 from the field. Tayshaun Prince had 15 points and seven rebounds. Detroit shot just 40.8 percent from the field and turned the ball over 15 times.