Pis­tons ac­quire Grif­fin from Clip­pers in block­buster deal

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - SPORTS -

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.


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.

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