Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin made his first ap…

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Detroit Pistons forward Blake Griffin made his first appearance at Staples Center as an opponent Wednesday night after playing nearly eight seasons as a member of the LA Clippers. Griffin’s return was dampened by the Pistons’ 113-100 defeat to the Lakers, Detroit’s eighth loss in 10 games. After the game, Griffin downplayed the importance of his homecoming to Los Angeles. “I’ve played here as a visitor to the Lakers several times, so I didn’t feel much different other than being in this locker room,” Griffin said.
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