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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Hill, Dumars Pump Pistons, Detroit Maintains Hot Pace

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AUBURN HILLS, Michigan -- Grant Hill's 31 points and 10 rebounds led the Detroit Pistons to their sixth win in seven games, 100-90 over the Los Angeles Clippers.


Joe Dumars scored 18 of his 22 points on three-pointers as the Pistons moved into a tie with the Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers for third place in the Central Division and fifth place in the Eastern Conference playoff race on Monday.


"This wasn't perfect," Hill said. "It wasn't pretty but we won."


Brian Williams had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Rodney Rogers added 14 points for the Clippers, who dropped 6 1/2 games out of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.


Kings 92, Grizzlies 88. In Sacramento, Mitch Richmond scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and Tyus Edney's jumper with 26 seconds remaining snapped a tie as the Kings earned a 92-88 win over the Vancouver Grizzlies


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The Chicago Bulls' 104-72 defeat by the New York Knicks on Sunday might be looked upon as an aberration, but the atmosphere afterward indicated something else might be wrong.


Coach Phil Jackson spoke about the possibility of coaching the Knicks, his team for 10 years as a player, after his contract expires following this season.


Then Michael Jordan, also a free agent at the end of this season, said he'll follow Jackson wherever he goes.


"We both want to stay in Chicago, but to say we wouldn't be interested in other situations just wouldn't be right,'' Jordan said.


"My decision as far as playing in Chicago strictly relies on being with Phil. If he's not asked back or things don't work out, I'll have to evaluate the situation.'' ()