Last-second Pistons flurry fails in overtime loss to Clippers
AUBURN HILLS, MICH. – Jamal Crawford hit a three-pointer with 12.4 seconds left in overtime and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Detroit Pistons 105-103 Monday night.
After Crawford's basket, Los Angeles fouled Reggie Jackson with 9.3 seconds left. He made the first shot, missed the second, and teammate Andre Drummond then missed two chances for a tying tip-in. Jackson scored 34.
"The players won this, because I screwed this game up more than you know," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. "The two biggest plays we got came when they talked me out of the play I wanted to call."
Blake Griffin scored 34 points.
• RETREATING RAPTORS: The Pacers ended the host Toronto Raptors' four-game winning streak with a 106-90 victory. Jordan Hill had 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Pacers, who used a 39-4 run in the first half to erase a 21-point deficit.
•HAPPY TO BE HOME: San Antonio, 13-0 at home, built a 40-point lead after three quarters in a 118-81 victory over the Jazz.
• WHEN THEY'RE FALLING … The host Grizzlies shot 56 percent, including 10-for-15 on threes, in a 112-95 victory over the Wizards.
•FALLING, AND FAILING: Houston lost 114-108 at Denver despite a season-high 18 three-pointers.
• SUCCESS IN BROOKLYN: Nikola Vucevic scored 18 points, and the Magic beat the Nets 105-82 for its first victory in seven tries at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
• REALITY KICKS IN: The host Bulls trailed Philadelphia by four at halftime, but outscored the 76ers 64-40 in the second half and rolled to a 115-96 rout. Jimmy Butler scored 23 points.
• NO HOME EDGE: The Heat handed slumping Atlanta another home loss, 100-88 behind Chris Bosh's 24 points.