Morris, Kennard lead Clippers over Pistons, 106-102

Marcus Morris scored 31 points and Luke Kennard had 16 against their former team, helping the Los Angeles Clippers rally from an 18-point deficit to beat the Detroit Pistons 106-102 on Sunday.

Reggie Jackson, another former Piston, finished with 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.

Jeremi Grant scored 21 for Detroit, and Cade Cunningham had 19 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.

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The Clippers, who trailed 44-26 in the second quarter, took an 85-83 lead on Kennard's 3-pointer with 7:53 left. He added two more 3s as Los Angeles grabbed a 97-92 lead with 4:25 to play.

Cunningham's layup in traffic pulled the Pistons within one, but Jackson answered with a step-back 3-pointer. Detroit came up empty on the next two possessions, and Morris hit a jumper to make it 102-96 with 36.5 seconds left.

Detroit dominated the first half. The Clippers were already playing at what felt like noon, but it came on the day after both teams lost an hour of sleep to the beginning of Daylight Savings Time. It seemed to impact their shooting legs, as they shot 28.6% from the floor in the first quarter and missed all eight 3-point attempts.

The Pistons still had a 53-39 advantage at the half.


Clippers: C Ivica Zubac finished with 14 points and 15 rebounds. ... The Clippers' last loss in Detroit came on Nov. 25, 2016, at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Pistons: Longtime play-by-play announcer George Blaha will miss the rest of the season for health reasons. Blaha, who has announced Pistons games on radio and TV since 1976, expects to return for a 47th season this fall.


Clippers: Visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday

Pistons: Visit the Miami Heat on Tuesday.