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Preview: Clippers vs. Detroit Pistons

Preview: Clippers vs. Detroit Pistons
Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 25 points against Detroit on Nov. 26. (Carlos Osorio / Associated Press)

As they welcome the Detroit Pistons to Staples Center on Monday night, the Clippers, themselves just home from a three-game trip, have lost two consecutive games for the first time this season -- after having won nine in a row.

During the two losses, against the Washington Wizards and the Milwaukee Bucks, Clippers' point guard Chris Paul had a very uncharacteristic six turnovers in each game.

Paul is averaging 2.2 turnovers a game this season.

The Clippers (16-7) have won seven straight over Detroit (5-19) dating back to a 113-107 overtime victory on Nov. 12, 2010.

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But the Pistons enter Monday's game having won two in a row, and are looking for their first three-game win streak since February. The Pistons had lost 13 consecutive games before victories over the Phoenix Suns on Friday and the Sacramento Kings on Saturday.

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When the teams played Nov. 26 in Detroit, the Clippers won, 104-98. In that game, Jamal Crawford led the Clippers with 25 points, four assists, three rebounds and two steals.

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