Clippers' Road Woes Continue, 110-98

From Associated Press

Bill Laimbeer scored 15 of his 19 points in the first quarter and Mark Aguirre had 17 in his first start for Detroit as the Pistons beat the Clippers, 110-98, Sunday night.

Detroit ran its winning streak to three games while the Clippers lost their ninth straight, 28th in 29 games and 18th consecutive game on the road.

Isiah Thomas scored 21 points for Detroit, while Ken Norman had 22 and Gary Grant added 20 for the Clippers.

Aguirre, traded by Dallas to Detroit on Feb. 15 for Adrian Dantley and the Pistons' 1991 first-round draft pick, topped the 14,000-point plateau with his first basket with 4:41 left in the opening period. He has 14,016 points in his eight-year career.

The Pistons dominated the opening quarter, making 17 of 24 shots and outrebounding the Clippers, 18-2.

Detroit jumped to a 17-6 lead midway through the period when Laimbeer hit three straight jump shots. Laimbeer made seven of nine shots and Detroit had a 36-19 lead after one period.

In the second quarter, a 23-12 run by the Clippers closed the gap to 48-42, but with Thomas scoring six points, Detroit finished the half with a 10-6 run to take a 58-48 lead at halftime.

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