George, Clippers rally late, beat Pistons 142-131 in OT

Paul George scored 32 points and the Los Angeles Clippers overcame a 14-point deficit in the final 3:34 of regulation to beat the Detroit Pistons 142-131 in overtime on Monday night.

Terance Mann hit a tying jumper with 5 seconds left in regulation to cap a closing 16-2 run for the Clippers, who trailed 126-112 with 3:34 remaining. Los Angeles then outscored Detroit 14-3 in the extra period.

Ivica Zubac added 12 points and 15 rebounds for Los Angeles, which has beaten Detroit eight straight times. The Clippers had seven players score in double figures.

Bojan Bogdanovic led Detroit with 23 points, including the Pistons' only field goal of the last eight minutes. Isaiah Stewart added 21 points for NBA-worst Detroit.

George scored five points in the first minute of overtime, and baskets by Luke Kennard and Mann gave the Clippers a 138-131 lead with 2:45 left.

The Clippers led by five at the half and expanded the margin to 88-73 midway through the third quarter. However, the Pistons answered with a 21-5 run, taking a 92-91 lead on Stewart's dunk.

Stewart’s 3-pointer made it 119-112 with 5:23 left. After a Clippers miss, Bogdanovic's short jumper put the Pistons up by nine and forced LA coach Tyronn Lue to call timeout.

Stewart’s three-point play with 3:34 left capped off a 54-24 stretch that started with 6:48 left in the third quarter. From there, the Pistons shot 1 of 12 with five turnovers and two missed free throws.


Clippers: Haven't lost to the Pistons since Jan. 12, 2019, when they fell 109-104 at Detroit. ... Kennard scored 18 points, and Marcus Morris, John Wall and Norman Powell each had 16.

Pistons: Came into the game averaging a league-high 46.7 bench points in December. ... Had eight players in double figures for the first time since Nov. 22 against the New York Knicks. ... Jalen Duren had 15 points and 12 rebounds.


Clippers: Visit the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night.

Pistons: Host the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.