The Lakers (16-46) have dropped five in a row, but they'll face a team with an even longer losing streak on Tuesday night at Staples Center.
The Detroit Pistons (23-29) have rapidly begun to drop out of the playoff race in the Eastern Conference, now five games behind the seventh-place Charlotte Hornets and eighth-place Indiana Pacers, both at 28-34.
If the Pistons are going to make one final push, they need to start collecting wins quickly.
They'll play without Brandon Jennings (Achilles), out for the year. Center Joel Anthony (groin) is also questionable.
For the Lakers, Nick Young is out with a knee injury. Ronnie Price (elbow), Kobe Bryant (shoulder),...