If you’ve got a case of the Mondays, here’s a little story about last night’s game to pick you up: not only did DeAndre Jordan‘s massive dunk have Caron Butler smiling and Ronny Turiaf dancing, but it apparently got him thousands more followers on Twitter. But that’s only part of the good news– the Los Angeles Clippers rolled over the Detroit Pistons last night in a 129-97 victory in the Staples Center, bringing the team to 45-20.
The Clippers had no problem with the Pistons last night, leading the entire game. The Pistons put up very little resistance on defense, allowing the Clippers to do what they do best– invoke Lob City . The Clippers also set season highs for points scored and shooting percentage (62.5%), as well as dishing out a season-best 37 assists. And that doesn’t even take into consideration all of Jordan’s high-flying shenanigans.
For the Clippers, Blake Griffin led the team with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Chris Paul followed with 20 points and 14 assists, and Matt Barnes contributed 16 points.
For the Pistons, Jose Calderon led the team with 18 points, and Jonas Jerebko followed with 14 points and 8 rebounds off the bench. Greg Monroe, Brandon Knight, and Will Bynum each put up 10 points.
There was a scary moment when Caron Butler went out late in the third quarter with elbow pain. Luckily, an MRI on his elbow today revealed no structural damage, but he is still predicted to be out a week with an elbow strain.
Jamal Crawford practiced today after sitting out the last 2 games due to a sore left ankle, so there’s a good chance that he may play against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday. Eric Bledsoe is still predicted to sit out due to an injured left calf.