LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8 (Ticker) -- Chauncey Billups capped a perfect night at the line with four free throws in the final 34 seconds as the Detroit Pistons posted a 99-96 double-overtime triumph over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Billups was part of a Detroit starting lineup that logged big minutes in posting a fourth straight win over the Clippers. Each of the starters played at least 42 minutes and, with a couple of chances to let the game slip away, the defending world champions responded.

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Billups, who played 51 minutes, shook off the fatigue to score nine of his 20 points in the two overtime sessions. He erased a 96-95 deficit with two free throws with 34 seconds to go and added two more shots from the line 25 seconds later.

With Detroit clinging to a 99-96 lead, Los Angeles got Corey Maggette free for a 3-pointer on its final possession. But Maggette, who had 25 points and 19 rebounds, missed an off-balance jumper and Billups ran down the loose ball as the buzzer sounded.

Richard Hamilton added 20 points before fouling out and Ben Wallace chipped in 15 points and 14 rebounds.

Chris Wilcox had 34 points and Elton Brand 21 for the Clippers, who were shooting for their first 3-1 start since 1991-92.