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SportGriffin has 44 points in return against Clippers

01:55  13 january  2019
01:55  13 january  2019 Source:   ap.org

Lou's 36 send Clips past Lakers 118-107 in 1st clash of year

Lou's 36 send Clips past Lakers 118-107 in 1st clash of year Lou Williams scored a season-high 36 points, and the Los Angeles Clippers scored 22 consecutive points during the second half of a 118-107 victory over the depleted Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night. Danilo Gallinari added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Clippers, who held the Lakers without a field goal for more than six minutes late in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants and Los Angeles rivals. The Clippers have won 22 of their last 25 meetings with the Lakers, yet still trail the 16-time NBA champions 146-70 in the overall series.

On November 5, 2016, Griffin scored a season-high 28 points in a 116–92 win over the San Antonio Spurs, helping the Clippers start the season 5–1.[103] He helped them improve to a league-best 7–1 with 22 points and 13 rebounds against Griffin 's return to Oklahoma has Sooners looking for title.

At one point , the Clippers trailed by 14 points in the third quarter but chipped away with Griffin 's near one-man show. And, as it often happens, the The Clippers have been starting three rookies, and ended up going with two against the Knicks, Griffin and point guard Eric Bledsoe, who is struggling.

Griffin has 44 points in return against Clippers© The Associated Press Detroit Pistons' Blake Griffin waves to fans during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

LOS ANGELES — Blake Griffin scored 44 points in his return to Staples Center for the first time against his old team and the Detroit Pistons beat the Los Angeles Clippers 109-104 on Saturday to snap a four-game skid.

BOX SCORE: PISTONS 109, CLIPPERS 104

Griffin was greeted with cheers during pregame introductions and received a standing ovation after a first-quarter video tribute from the team that drafted him first overall in 2009.

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Griffin will officially make his return next Sunday against the Washington Wizards, getting back onto the court inside Staples Center for the only team for which he’s ever played – a franchise that he’s lifted to heights it’s never seen before. His return also marks the beginning of a stretch run for the Clippers

As a franchise, the Clippers have never even been to a conference finals, and I’m sure fans can point out another dozen terrible moments of bad luck that has befallen them over the years to prevent that from happening. With Griffin ’s injury on Friday, we’re left wondering if this same group of players

He stuck his right arm in the air and then brought his raised hands together in a thankful gesture without smiling. He clearly wanted to beat the team that stunningly traded him last January after he had signed a $171 million, five-year extension.

It showed from the start.

Griffin scored 15 points in the opening quarter when he got razzed by superfan Clipper Darrell during free throw attempts. He had 26 points in the first half to help Detroit to a 65-54 lead.

"Hey Blake, we miss you but enough for tonight, OK?" a Clippers fan implored.

Griffin wasn't done.

His 3-pointer to start the third and a basket by Andre Drummond pushed Detroit to a 16-point lead. Griffin had a one-hand slam reminiscent of his old Lob City days.

Griffin briefly left the court near the end of the third. He wore a wrap around his waist before entering for the fourth.

Aldridge scores 38 to lead Spurs past Clippers 122-111

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Clippers guard Milos Teodosic didn’t play Friday night against the Houston Rockets for what the team said is “ return from injury management.” The Clippers are being careful with Teodosic after he missed 22 games because of a plantar fascia injury to his left foot. Because he’s still on a minutes restriction

The Clippers and Trail Blazers have a history from a playoff series that Portland won last April, and it has carried over to this season. The Clippers have won all three games this season and six in a row against Portland in the regular season. The loss Monday was the Trail Blazers' fourth straight.

The Clippers tied it at 97 on a 3-pointer by Lou Williams after outscoring the Pistons 17-7 to open the fourth.

Reggie Bullock had two 3-pointers around Drummond's dunk and Griffin's hook for a 107-99 lead.

The Clippers got within three and Griffin missed two 3-pointers in the closing seconds.

He stepped out of bounds in the corner of the baseline while trying to save a pass and fell backward, crashing into fans and the floor.

Bruce Brown stole the ball with 20 seconds left, got fouled by Danilo Gallinari and made both to keep Detroit ahead 109-104. Gallinari's jumper missed in the waning seconds.

Drummond had 20 points and 21 rebounds for the Pistons, who had lost nine of 11. Bullock finished with 17.

Gallinari led the Clippers with 23 points. Williams added 22 points, and Harrell had 21 points and nine rebounds.

Griffin averaged 21.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists in eight seasons for the Clippers. He was the Rookie of the Year and a five-time All-Star with the franchise.

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Blake Griffin has missed the Clippers ' last 14 games with a knee injury. Brandon Ingram returned Wednesday after missing two games with injuries to his quads and the team's second-leading scorer (16.3) produced 23 points in 44 minutes of a 109-99 loss to the visiting Memphis Grizzlies.

Blake Griffin and Clippers assistant equipment manager Matias Testi had some dinner companions they knew well over the weekend. | Clippers power forward Blake Griffin (32) eyes the basket as Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio defends in the second half on Dec.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers said he and Griffin haven't spoken since the trade. But Rivers credited him for the franchise's resurgence.

"Blake got this started," Rivers said before the game. "Six playoffs in a row. It doesn't equate to being the winner because we didn't do that but it equates to winning. Blake was part of that. Now when you hear our name you don't think of those bad Clippers before Blake."

TIP-INS

Pistons: Drummond had his NBA-leading ninth game of at least 20 points and 20 rebounds. ... Griffin played at Staples on Wednesday night when the Pistons lost to the Lakers 113-100. ... C Zaza Pachulia (right lower leg contusion) missed his seventh straight game. ... G Ish Smith (right adductor tear) sat out his 19th straight game.

Clippers: They lost their first game against Griffin's Pistons in Detroit within days of last year's trade. Griffin had 19 points in that game.

UP NEXT

Pistons: At Utah on Monday night in the finale of four-game Western swing.

Clippers: Host New Orleans on Monday night.

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Griffin has 44 points in return against Clippers

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Lou Williams had 31 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his first career triple-double, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Chicago Bulls 106-101. Patrick Beverley blocked 7-footer Lauri Markkanen's shot in the paint, which led to a four-point play by Williams to give the Clippers a 100-97 lead. Zach LaVine had a basket and Beverley had a runner in the lane to extend the lead 102-99 with 37.8 seconds remaining. Montrezl Harrell had an alley-oop dunk to close out the game.

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