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

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

DETROIT (AP) – 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 game-tying jumper with 5 seconds left in regulation to cap a late 16-2 run for the Clippers, who trailed 126-112 with 3:34 remaining. Los Angeles then outscored Detroit 14-3 in overtime.

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

Bojan Bogdanovic led Detroit with 23 points, including the Pistons’ only field goal in the final 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 extended the margin to 88-73 midway through the third quarter. However, the Pistons responded with a 21-5 run, taking a 92-91 lead on Stewart’s layup.

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