Kaman, Gooden help Clippers get by Pistons
LOS ANGELES – Chris Kaman had 21 points and 15 rebounds, Drew Gooden added 20 points and 13 boards and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Detroit Pistons 97-91 on Wednesday night.
Rasual Butler hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 25 seconds left for the Clippers, who have won three straight following a six-game losing streak. They completed a two-game season sweep of Detroit after losing the previous 13 meetings.
Los Angeles also won 104-96 on Nov. 27 at Auburn Hills, Mich., against a Pistons squad missing Richard Hamilton, Tayshaun Prince and Ben Gordon because of injuries.
Hamilton, whose season has been marred by ankle and hamstring injuries that have limited him to 30 games, had 21 points after averaging 30.5 over his previous four games.