Pistons acquire Griffin from Clippers in blockbuster deal
The Detroit Pistons have acquired star forward Blake Griffin in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Pistons announced the deal early Tuesday morning. Detroit is sending forward Tobias Harris, guard Avery Bradley and center Boban Marjanovic to Los Angeles, with the Clippers also receiving draft picks. Detroit also receives forward Brice Johnson and center Willie Reed.
Griffin is averaging 22.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 5.4 assists in 33 games this season, but the Clippers have been plagued by injuries and are ninth in the Western Conference standings.
Detroit is struggling as well. The Pistons have lost eight straight heading into Tuesday night’s game against Cleveland.
CELTICS 111, NUGGETS 110
DENVER — Kyrie Irving scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter, Jaylen Brown hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 34 seconds remaining and the struggling Celtics edged the Nuggets.
Denver had a chance to win in dramatic fashion at the end but Torrey Craig’s tip-in of Will Barton’s long attempt from 3-point range was too late. BUCKS 107, 76ERS 85
MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 18 rebounds, Matthew Dellavedova scored all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter and the Bucks won their fourth straight win since firing coach Jason Kidd.
Antetokounmpo picked up his 22nd double-double of the season to lead the Bucks, who tightened up their defense after allowing the Sixers to score 22 of
their first 26 points in the paint. GRIZZLIES 120, SUNS 109
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tyreke Evans scored 27 points, Wayne Selden added 17 points and the Grizzlies sent Phoenix to its fifth straight loss with a victory over the Suns.
Deyonta Davis and Marc Gasol both scored 12 points for Memphis, Gasol also grabbed 10 rebounds. Davis missed only one of his six shots on the night, part of the Grizzlies shooting 57 percent for the game. HAWKS 105, TIMBERWOLVES 100
ATLANTA — Kent Bazemore scored 22 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 2:09 remaining, and the Hawks rallied after trailing by 11 in the third quarter to beat the Timberwolves. PACERS 105, HORNETS 96
INDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo scored 25 points, Myles Turner added 22 and the Pacers pulled away late for their fourth win in five games. HEAT 95, MAVERICKS 88
DALLAS — Hassan Whiteside had 25 points and 14 rebounds as the Heat completed another season series sweep of the Mavericks.