Clippers Finally Fall, Hard, to Pistons 103-79

Other winners include Rockets, Blazers, Lakers, Cavs, Jazz
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2007 6:09 AM CST
Detroit Pistons guard Richard Hamilton, right, is pressured by Los Angeles Clippers center Paul Davis after pulling down a rebound in the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, in...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Detroit Pistons were the first to beat the LA Clippers this season, dominating them absolutely in a 103-79 rout, reports the Detroit News. The Clippers shot only 35% from the field and saw their bench outscored by Detroit's, 25-3 through three quarters. On other NBA courts yesterday:

  • In Yi Jianlian's first matchup with Yao Ming, the rookie's Bucks crumpled before the Rockets, 103-88.
  • Portland edged out Memphis, 100-98.
  • Lamar Odom returns to help LA to a 107-93 win against Milwaukee.
  • Kevin Martin's 32 points couldn't keep Cleveland from beating Sacramento, 93-91.
  • Utah stole Seattle's chance at its first win, 103-101.