The Lakers (3-16) got one of their biggest wins of the season on Nov. 15 at home against the Detroit Pistons (11-9). For a team that has only three victories on the year, every win is a big one.
The Pistons are one of 10 teams with winning records in the Eastern Conference, fighting for what will be eight postseason berths.
They'll play the Lakers today at home without guard Brandon Jennings, who is nearing a return from a torn Achilles. Former Lakers shooting guard Jodie Meeks is also out with a foot injury.
The Lakers are generally healthy, although rookie Larry Nance Jr. is dealing with some knee swelling.