Reggie Jackson hits clutch game winner as Clippers drop Pistons

Detroit Pistons’ Reggie Jackson yells at an official throughout the first half of Recreation 2 of the group’s NBA basketball first-round playoff sequence towards the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photograph/Aaron Gash)

Reggie Jackson hit a go-ahead 20-foot jumper with 2.8 seconds left and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied from an 11-point deficit within the closing 5 minutes and prolonged their profitable streak to seven video games with a 100-98 victory over the host Detroit Pistons on Wednesday.

Taking part in towards his former group, Jackson scored 29 factors. Ivica Zubac had 18 factors and 13 rebounds and Luke Kennard added 17 factors and 10 rebounds.

Each of the Clippers’ star forwards missed the sport. Kawhi Leonard sat out for the third straight contest with proper foot soreness.

Paul George was rested on the second recreation of a back-to-back. He scored 36 factors in an 11-point victory at Indiana on Tuesday.

Jerami Grant, who missed the earlier three video games as a result of a sore proper knee, led Detroit with 28 factors. Saddiq Bey equipped 17 factors for the Pistons, who had been defeated by the Clippers in Los Angeles 131-124 on Sunday.

Isaiah Stewart tossed in 12 factors and grabbed eight rebounds for Detroit, which performed its first dwelling recreation since April 3.

Zubac had 16 first-half factors because the Clippers led 53-49 at halftime. Kennard and Jackson had 11 factors apiece, whereas Grant topped Detroit with 14 factors. Neither group had a lot success on the perimeter, as they mixed to make 7 of 29 3-point makes an attempt.

Grant scored 10 factors within the first 5 minutes of the second half, together with 5 free throws, to provide his membership a 62-59 lead.

Killian Hayes made a layup and Wayne Ellington transformed a turnaround jumper to provide Detroit a 77-69 benefit. Nicolas Batum answered with a four-point play to chop the Pistons’ benefit in half earlier than the quarter ended.

Stewart’s inside basket with 6:59 left gave Detroit an 86-80 benefit. Bey adopted with a 3-pointer for a nine-point lead.

Grant put the Clippers at a double-digit deficit at 93-82 on a 10-foot shot with 4:51 remaining.

Los Angeles crept inside 5 with assistance from a Jackson 3-pointer.

A Zubac putback within the closing minute made it 96-93. Mason Plumlee made two free throws to provide Detroit some respiration room.

The Clippers responded with a Mann dunk and a Jackson 3-pointer after a Pistons turnover to tie it at 98 with 19 seconds left.

Bey dedicated a turnover on an inbound go. Jackson then hit his game-winner over Hayes, who missed a 3-point try on the buzzer.

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