Sunday , Dec , 11 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Billups keeps Pistons rolling in win over Clippers

Los Angeles, CA (Sports Network) – Chauncey Billups scored 25 points and
dished out eight assists, as the Detroit Pistons continued their best start in
franchise history with a 109-101 triumph over the Los Angeles Clippers at the
Staples Center.

Richard Hamilton added 23 points and Ben Wallace totaled 13 points and 12
rebounds for Detroit, which bolted to a 14-point halftime lead and won its
sixth straight contest to move to 15-2 this season.

Rasheed Wallace tallied 10 points and seven rebounds for the Pistons, who have
won six in a row versus the Clippers.

Billups made 4-of-5 three-pointers for Detroit, which went 8-of-12 from beyond
the arc. However, the Pistons made just 25-of-45 free throws.

Elton Brand had 36 points and 10 rebounds to pace the Clippers, who had a
three-game winning streak snapped. Chris Kaman added 16 points, Cuttino Mobley
scored 14 and Sam Cassell had 13 for Los Angeles.