The Detroit Pistons led by 23 points with five minutes remaining in the third quarter and Blake Griffin looked like he was going to advance to 2-0 versus his former team.
The outcome seemed definitive until a quick 7-0 run late in the third gave the LA Clippers one last breathe of life, and that was all they needed.
They closed the quarter on a 16-4 run, now trailing by a much more manageable 11 points going into the game's final frame.
And things only got uglier for the Pistons from that point foward. The Clippers outscored Detroit 35-14 in the fourth quarter, increasing their 16-4 run from the third to as much as 29-6 to tie the game with 7:35 to go.
❗️@mikescott BINGO- LA Clippers (@LAClippers) February 3, 2019
❗️29-6 RUN pic.twitter.com/9xdxVvZByF
Once the game was tied at 91, Lou Williams completely took over. He scored the next 16 (!) points in a row for the Clippers in six and a half minutes of play. They flipped their 23-point deficit into a 107-96 lead with one minute remaining and completed the comeback to earn a 111-101 victory over the Pistons.
Trailing by as much as 25 points in the second quarter, this marked the largest regular season comeback in Clippers' franchise history.
Lou Williams finished with a season-high 39 points after scoring 18 in the fourth quarter.
After the Pistons led by 25 points in the second quarter, they were outscored 82-47 the rest of the game.
During that timespan, Blake Griffin had more turnovers (4) than field goals made (3). Reggie Jackson shot 7-for-16 the rest of the way while the other members of the team was 9-for-34. You can find the horrendous shot chart below:
They turned the ball over 11 times (turning into 16 points going the other way for LA) and they were outrebounded 31-20.
This win snapped a two-game losing streak for the Clippers, who are now 29-24 with a 1.5 game lead over the other team in Los Angeles for the final playoff spot in the West.
As for the Pistons, they have lost five of their last seven and are 2.5 games out of the No. 8 seed in the East.