Detroit 99, L.A. Clippers 96 (2OT)
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
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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
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.