Pistons lose 5th straight

12/18/2012
ASSOCIATED PRESS

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Jamal Crawford scored 15 points and Chris Paul added 14 to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to their 10th straight win, 88-76 over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.

Blake Griffin had 15 points for Los Angeles, which had five players in double figures.

Griffin had two breakaway dunks in the last 30 seconds, one on a pass banked off the backboard by Crawford.

Brandon Knight led the Pistons with 16 points and Tayshaun Prince added 15. Detroit has lost five straight.

Detroit committed three turnovers in four possessions and Jason Maxiell missed a pair of free throws on the fourth, allowing Los Angeles to take an 11-point advantage with 6:45 to play.

Brandon Knight also missed a technical foul free throw down the stretch.