If the Pistons are going to make one final push, they need to start collecting wins quickly.
They'll play without
For the Lakers, Nick Young is out with a knee injury.
After Jennings went down with his torn Achilles, the Pistons traded for
Gone are role players
Through seven appearances, Jackson is averaging 17.1 points and 7.3 assists a game, but he's shooting only 37.7% from the field and 28% from three-point range. Jackson is also turning the ball over three times a night on average.
If the Pistons are going to get back into the playoff chase, they'll need more from Jackson.
The Pistons start two true bigs in
Monroe is averaging 15.8 points and 10.6 rebounds a game. Drummond is at 13 and 13, respectively.
Drummond's biggest weakness is at the free-throw line, where he's shooting just 39.2%.
The Lakers tend to compete well against size, with
The Lakers have a real shot to get the win on Tuesday, but given the stakes the Pistons are fighting for, put the road team down for the victory.