After trailing for most of the first half, the
The Lakers shot 52.2% from the field, 40% from three-point range (10-25) and 100% from behind the free-throw line (10-10). Against the burly front line of the Pistons, the Lakers held their own with 38 rebounds to Detroit's 39.
The Pistons shot 62.5% from the field in the first half, but dipped to 48.3% after 48 minutes.
With the win, the Lakers improve to 5-7. The team is off until Friday, when they host the
The Pistons (3-6) play host to the
The Lakers finally climbed ahead of the Pistons, finishing the third quarter on a 10-0 run.
The Pistons, who shot 62.5% in the first half, saw their overall shooting percentage dip to 49.2%.
The Lakers shot 48.5% from the field and went 8 for 8 from the free-throw line.
The Pistons scored the final four points of the period to push their advantage to six by halftime.
Detroit shot 62.5% from the field, led by 12 apiece from
The Pistons turned the ball over 10 times, helping the Lakers stay close. The Lakers had eight turnovers.
Detroit led by as many as nine in the second quarter -- the Lakers by just one.
The Detroit Pistons opened an early lead against the Lakers, getting strong play from their frontcourt trio of
Detroit shot 61.9% from the field, led by Monroe with eight points on 4-of-4 shooting.
Eight different Lakers scored, led by
The Lakers shot 48% from the field.
The Lakers (4-7) host the Detroit Pistons (3-5) on Sunday night at
The Pistons are tall, long and athletic. The Detroit guards aren't especially efficient but if they get hot, the Lakers could be in for a long night.
After losing four of their last five games, the Lakers are in need of a win.
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