- The Washington Times - Friday, March 20, 2009

AUBURN HILLS, MICH. (AP) - Antonio McDyess scored 24 points, Tayshaun Prince had 23 points and 12 assists, and the short-handed Detroit Pistons beat the Los Angeles Clippers 108-90 on Friday night.

Will Bynum added a career-high 22 points for Detroit, which was missing four of its top five scorers, and used just eight players most of the night.

Rookie Eric Gordon scored 22 points and Baron Davis added 19 for the Clippers, who have lost 13 straight against the Pistons.

Rodney Stuckey did not play for the Pistons due to flu-like symptoms, joining Richard Hamilton (groin), Rasheed Wallace (calf) and Allen Iverson (back) on the bench.

The Pistons trailed by 12 points in the first half but Prince scored the last five of a 9-1 spurt early in the third quarter that gave Detroit the lead for good.

Los Angeles pulled to 79-77 early in the fourth quarter but Walter Herrmann answered with a pair of 3-pointers in a 27-second span to give the Pistons a cushion. Herrmann scored all 13 of his points in the last 9 minutes of the game.

Notes:@ The Clippers were without guards Ricky Davis (knee) and Mardy Collins (foot). … Hamilton missed his third straight game and Wallace was out for a sixth consecutive night. … Bynum made his first start of the season in Stuckey’s place. His previous scoring high _ 19 points _ came Tuesday at Dallas.

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