Final score for Lakers vs. Pistons: LA wins as Schröder and Bryant return
With LeBron James still out as he continues to deal with his nagging adductor injury, the lakers he once again needed Anthony Davis to step up. And, as has been the trend lately, he delivered, providing Los Angeles with the offensive punch the team needed to beat Detroit Pistons128-121, as made by Dennis Schröder and Thomas Bryant long awaited returns in the lineup.
The lakers He got off to a slow start, taking an early lead before allowing a 17-4 Pistons run to give it away again and then some. But Bryant’s second-quarter insertion for his season debut gave the team some much-needed boosts of energy, enthusiasm and production, and the purple and gold rallied to regain the lead in the second quarter, culminating in a Lonnie Walker IV (who was 17). own points) buzzer beater to put the team ahead 68-64 at halftime.
The third frame was basically the same story in reverse, with a strong opening by Los Angeles undone by a bit of a fourth-quarter abandonment.
LAL led 94-86 with 2:30 left in the 3rd quarter, before allowing a 9-2 run to close out the period.
As such, they are only down by 1 with 12 minutes to play.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) November 19, 2022
The leader at home for the Lakers, however, was Davis again. The seven-footer imposed his will on the Pistons’ inexperienced front line all game, teaming up with Bryant to bully Detroit inside and put them in foul trouble, which Davis took advantage of free throw after free throw – and a few uncontested kills – to close them out. Davis finished with a season-high 38 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks, providing another reminder of how dominant he can look when he’s rolling.
In other purple and gold spots, Austin Reaves made a few key shots to help open the lead in the fourth, showing the craft and shooting he’s shown with increasing frequency this year to score 16 points. Schröder also provided a welcome boost in his return, picking up the irritating full court and slowing down the young Pistons to slow their offense. It certainly wasn’t his most effective night shooting the ball (1-5), but he showed some flashes of how he can help this team while the rust comes off.
The win moves the Lakers to 4-10 on the season, and unlike their last break, the distance between tonight and the next game will be short as the team returns to the crypt on Sunday to host the Spurs for the first time. of three matchups with San Antonio next week as they look to extend their winning streak to three games. see you there
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