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Young, known much more for his high-volume shooting than his defense, then made two free throws to seal the victory, pushing the Lakers to 9-8 overall and 2-1 on their three-game road trip.
The Pistons had 76 points in the paint while the Lakers had only 28.
But the Pistons made only one of eight from three-point range while the Lakers made 14 of 31.
Pistons 87, Lakers 77 (end of third quarter)
The Pistons have an incredible 66 points in the paint. The Lakers have only 20 and aren't getting blown out mainly because of their three-point shooting.
Johnson has made six of seven from behind the arc, tying a career high, and has already established the second-best scoring night of his career. The Lakers have made 10 of 24 three-point shots while the Pistons are one for seven.
The Lakers are getting burned down low by power forward
Lakers 56, Pistons 55 (halftime)
Thanks to some three-point prowess, the
The Lakers have made eight of 17 three-point attempts (47.1%) while the Pistons have missed all six of their attempts from behind the arc.
The Lakers haven't done well on the road this season, going 2-5, though they beat Brooklyn on Wednesday, 99-94.
Pistons power forward
Pistons 32, Lakers 31 (end of first quarter)
The Lakers have made five of 10 three-point shots, including a buzzer-beater by
The Lakers beat the Pistons at