Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 6:34 PM EST Jan 12, 2019 Blake Griffin rose to the occasion, and so did his teammates. In his return to face his former team, Griffin’s 44 points carried the Detroit Pistons past the Los Angeles Clippers, 109-104 on Saturday afternoon. He added eight rebounds and five assists in a satisfying win to snap a four-game losing streak. Andre Drummond chipped in 20 points and 21 rebounds, and Reggie Bullock added 17 points, including two 3-pointers as part of a 10-2 run late in the game to break a 97-all tie. This helped the Pistons (18-23) rebound after blowing a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter. Danilo Gallinari led the Clippers (24-18) with 23 points. Tobias Harris had 11 points and 10 rebounds. Harris, Avery Bradley and Boban Marjanovic were sent from Detroit to the Clippers in last year’s Jan. 29 trade for Griffin. The Clippers also received first- and second-round draft picks. Griffin’s 44 points is the second-most points in NBA history in a player’s first road game against his former team, and the most since 1977-78, according to Elias Sports. • Box score This story will be updated. More: Blake Griffin has no time for Clippers owner pregame Analysis: Blake Griffin excelling with Pistons. But was trade worth it? Download our Pistons Xtra app on iTunes or Android! Contact Vince Ellis: [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @vincent_ellis56.