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Clippers beat Pistons, 104-98, but it isn't easy
Clippers beat Pistons, 104-98, but it isn't easy

So what if the Clippers were facing a three-win Detroit Pistons team. Clippers Coach Doc Rivers had implored his team to "embrace" how difficult it would be to defeat a Pistons team dealing with a five-game losing streak and struggling all season. Sure enough, it wasn't until the fourth quarter the Clippers finally broke free from Detroit, and even then their 104-98 victory over the Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Wednesday night wasn't easy. It took Jamal Crawford scoring 14 of his team-high 25 points in the fourth quarter for the Clippers to improve to 4-1 on a seven-game trip. It also took Crawford coming up with a big block of a three-point attempt by...