The Lakers beat the Pistons 110-99 at home to take a 3-2 lead in their series.
The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Detroit Pistons, 110 to 100. The game went into overtime after a 3-point shot by Jordan Clarkson with 2 seconds left in regulation. Read more in detail here: los angeles lakers.
(CBSLA) – LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – With a 110-106 victory against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday evening, the Lakers (11-11) moved to.500 on the season.
It was the second encounter between the two teams in the previous week, with the Lakers winning both games. Most importantly, both teams avoided a rematch between LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart, who were involved in a brutal brawl during the first meeting on November 21.
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Lakers fans did, however, let Stewart know what they thought when he got to the free-throw line in the first quarter, as he was booed mercilessly.
At Staples Center, Lakers supporters make sure Isaiah Stewart hears the boos.
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The Pistons were down 83-70 going into the fourth quarter, but a tenacious showing from Detroit in the closing minutes pushed things far closer than Los Angeles fans were comfortable with – particularly given the Lakers’ shaky second-half performance this season.
In the fourth quarter, they were outscored 36-27, and they just held on for the victory. The Pistons embarked on a 13-2 scoring spree, which was responsible for the game being so close in the end.
Despite shooting 50% from the field, the Lakers were just 9-for-32 from three-point range, for a terrible 28 percent success rate. They also missed ten free throws, shooting 60% on the night.
The Lakers saw four players score in double figures, paced by James’ 33 points, five rebounds, and nine assists. Russell Westbrook scored 25 points while grabbing six rebounds and dishing out nine assists. Anthony Davis came in second with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Talen Horton-Tucker came off the bench to score 12 points and grab eight rebounds.
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The Los Angeles Lakers’ “big three,” sometimes known as “360” by fans (because to the players’ jersey numbers — Anthony Davis, No. 3, LeBron James, No. 6, and Russell Westbrook, No. 0), combined for 82 points, 21 rebounds, and 20 assists.
LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 28: During the first half at Staples Center on November 28, 2021 in Los Angeles, California, LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers scores a basket against Hamidou Diallo #6 and Frank Jackson #5 of the Detroit Pistons. NOTE TO THE END USER: By downloading and/or using this Photograph, the user explicitly accepts and agrees to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo courtesy of Getty Images/Kevork Djansezian)
Despite point guard Jerami Grant’s 32 points, the Pistons lost their sixth consecutive game. They’re presently 4-16 for the season, tied for the second-lowest victory total in 2021.
Cade Cunningham, the No. 1 overall selection in the NBA Draft in 2021, scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
Chick Hearn Night was held at Staples Center Thursday evening as a tribute to the legendary Lakers commentator who covered the club from 1965 to 2002, broadcasting 3,338 straight games during that period. Hearn is regarded as a legend among NBA fans, and is credited for coining terms like as “air ball” and “slam dunk.”
The Lakers, at 11-11, will travel to Sacramento to play the Kings (8-13) on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. — the two teams last faced on November 26, with the Kings winning 141-137 in overtime.
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On Friday, December 3, they will return to the Staples Center to face their same-town rivals, the Los Angeles Clippers (11-9).
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