Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Detroit Pistons (4-16) play against the Los Angeles Lakers (11-11) at STAPLES Center

Game Time: 9:30 PM EST on Sunday November 28, 2021

Detroit Pistons 106, Los Angeles Lakers 110 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ric Bucher @RicBucher
A Wild Lakers’ Coaching Change Rumor shows.acast.com/bucher-and-fri… via @acast3:08 AM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
Alex Grinch is no Russell Westbrook. – 2:40 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers were again on air, surging in the third quarter and poised to put the game in the refrigerator on Chick Hearn night.
Alas, nothing comes easy for this team, which had to sweat out another close one against the lowly Pistons: ocregister.com/2021/11/28/leb…2:13 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Here’s the full transcript of LeBron and AD’s comments about Virgil Abloh, who died today after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. His work with Off-White and Louis Vuitton is highly influential in NBA circles, which colored this response to @swishcultures_’ question: pic.twitter.com/sFTjKmqDpP2:02 AM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
It’s a quick-paced game. You’ve got to have everybody’s spirits up and it worked out for us coming back in the fourth.
@Killian Hayes | @PriorityHealth pic.twitter.com/pHJbtIyh4h1:24 AM

Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
Tough day but ended with a W. 😤 #BlockThatNoise 😎🤙🏾 – 1:09 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Quick @LockedOnLakers postgame video from Sunday’s 110-106 win over Detroit. The Lakers played a great third quarter, then lost the huge lead, because it’s what they do, but still pulled out a win. 82 pts for the Big 3, plus more LeBron at C! @LockedOnNetwork @LockedOnNBAPods pic.twitter.com/1vzIadq0A112:46 AM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Killian Hayes: “We’re still a young team, we’re all learning still. A team like the Lakers, little mistakes will get you punished.” – 12:39 AM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Killian Hayes on this thumb: “It feels good. For a couple of games, I kept getting hit and it was getting worse. We wanted to get it healed.” – 12:39 AM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Hayes: “We’re still a young team, we’re all learning still. A team like the Lakers, little mistakes will get you punished.” – 12:38 AM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Killian Hayes said his thumb was getting worse because it kept getting hit. Said it felt good tonight. – 12:37 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Hey folks, apologies for the tweet with the incorrect name of the designer LeBron was talking about today: *Virgil* Abloh. Got ahead of myself on the social media machine as sometimes happens. – 12:35 AM
Sean Grande @SeanGrandePBP
The Celtics are back over .500 with their Sunday night win in Toronto. If they’re still over .500 in three weeks, the schedule eases, but…
Boston’s first eight in December:
Vs. Philadelphia
@ Utah
@ Portland
@ LA Lakers
@ LA Clippers
@ Phoenix
Vs. Milwaukee
Vs. Golden State – 12:24 AM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey said he thought Trey Lyles sparked that second-half comeback. Mentioned his shooting being contagious, his age being on the same timeline as the others. – 12:23 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Frank Vogel said that they decided to use just one traditional center (DeAndre Jordan) tonight to get more of a look at the smaller lineups (with either AD or LeBron at the 5), but that some nights that center could be Dwight Howard, in which case Jordan would sit. – 12:22 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel said in games where the Lakers are using the “centerless” second unit, they could use either DJ or Dwight Howard as the starting center. Howard just happened to be the odd man out tonight. – 12:20 AM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
360 filled the box score 📈 #LakersWin pic.twitter.com/c82aKXGTL012:20 AM

Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Vogel says the Lakers will be using more of the LeBron at center lineups, or what he calls “centerless.” BK – 12:19 AM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
3⃣ quick observations from Sunday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers via @Keith_Langlois 📰
nba.com/pistons/news/p…12:18 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel said that all the Lakers talked about after the Sacramento loss was defense: “That’s why our lives are hard right now. Because we’re not fully committed” to the details and effort on the defensive end. – 12:17 AM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey on Detroit’s offense tonight: “It was much better. I thought the ball moved. I thought we found the open guys and made our shots. Shooting 40% from 3, that was huge for us.” Said the main issue was the 17 turnovers that led to 19 Lakers points. – 12:15 AM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
3rd 30+ point performance of the season for JG 💪
@BELFORGroup | @Jerami Grant pic.twitter.com/8RUL0tPPye12:13 AM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Some tacos to end your Thanksgiving weekend 🌮🌮
#WeGotTacos | @JackBox pic.twitter.com/Y7RwbKfrji12:11 AM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Grant on Trey Lyles: “They have to guard him out there. A great shooter but also a really smart player.” – 12:10 AM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Jerami Grant on the message in the second half: “Just telling everybody not to hang their heads. In the NBA, you can come back from 20 points in five minutes. It’s a quick-paced game.” – 12:09 AM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Jerami Grant on team’s ball movement: “We did a great job. It was almost a complete game. We had a mental lapse in the third quarter.” – 12:09 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron mentioned the collision he took in the walkoff on Spectrum, saying he was OK, and added in the postgame group interview: “I’ll be ready to go on Tuesday.” – 12:08 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron on if he re-aggravated his ab injury: “Nah, I’m alright. I’ll be ready to go on Tuesday.” – 12:08 AM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I think LeBron really leaning into the three-point shooting has helped Russ.
I think Russ is doing a better job of moving off-ball (though there’s still room to grow here).
But mostly I just think Russ is a slow starter and has just found his personal footing lately. – 12:06 AM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Got the W on Chick Hearn Night. #LakersWin pic.twitter.com/KaC2EYzIa512:05 AM

Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
LeBron James on hurting ab again: ‘Yeah I’ll be alright. I an still working through it. It’s my 3rd game back since the injury. Every game it’s getting better and better, but every now and then I feel it a little bit down there. It didn’t linger too much. ( via @SpectrumSN ) – 12:03 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Final: Lakers 110, Pistons 106
The Lakers avoid a disastrous collapse late in the fourth and improve to 11-11. LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook combined for 82 points, 21 rebounds, 20 assists, 5 steals and 4 blocks.
Up next: at Sacramento on Tuesday. – 12:01 AM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
The Detroit Pistons are 4-16. I didn’t view the Lakers coming back from 12 points down last week as a turning point and I don’t view tonight’s win after squandering a 19-point lead as a turning point but a win is a win and Lakers fans get free Jack in the Box tacos so enjoy! – 12:00 AM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
The road trip continues – next up: Portland.
🔹 @Jerami Grant: 30 PTS / 6 REB / 4-6 3PT / 10-19 FG
🔹 @Frank Jackson: 17 PTS / 5 AST / 2 REB
🔹 @Cade Cunningham: 15 PTS / 2 AST / 10 REB pic.twitter.com/0EcuXC8aqv12:00 AM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
FINAL: Lakers 110, Pistons 106. Good effort by Detroit to overcome a 19-point third-quarter deficit. LA needed big games from its big 3 to pull away.
Grant: 32 points, 6 rebounds
F. Jackson: 17 points, 5 assists
Cunningham: 15 points, 11 rebounds
Lyles: 13 points, 7 rebounds – 11:59 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Detroit made it interesting but the Lakers held on for a 110-106 win over the Pistons on Sunday. LAL improves to 2-1 when the entire Big 3 goes for 20+ points. LeBron 33p on 12-of-20 9a 5r 2s; Westbrook 25p on 10-of-16 9a 6r; AD 24p on 10-of-15 10r 3b 2s; THT 12p; DJ 9p 6r 2b 2s – 11:58 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
FINAL: Lakers 110, Pistons 106. Detroit shot 40 percent from 3. Shooting well helps you be competitive.
Jerami Grant: 32 points (11-20), 6 boards, 4a and 4 turnovers
Cade Cunningham: 15 points, 10r and 5 turnovers
Frank Jackson: 17p, 5 assists
Trey Lyles: 13p and 7 rebounds – 11:58 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Lakers get the W over the Pistons, 110-106 the Final…
-Lebron 33pts 9ast 5rebs 2stls
-Russ 25pts 9ast 6rebs
-AD 24pts 10rebs 3blks 2stls
-THT 12pts 8rebs 4ast
Lakers now 11-11 on Season…Next game Tues @ Sacramento
@ESPNLosAngeles11:57 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
“This one’s in the refrigerator…”
#ChickHearnNight x #LakersWin pic.twitter.com/wkDXvpuEmt11:57 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
🚨 3RD CAREER DOUBLE-DOUBLE FOR @Cade Cunningham ! 🚨 – 11:52 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Monk had a “hand as part of the ball” argument to be made, but refs overruled a challenge from the Lakers, saying Monk got Grant’s wrist. Grant hit 2 FT’s, so LAL lead 108-104 with 16.7 seconds left. – 11:50 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Lakers 108, Pistons 102 with 58.6 seconds left. Strong fourth quarter for Detroit, they’ve outscored the Lakers 21-14 in the final period so far. And they’ll have the ball after the break. Trailed by 19 in the third. – 11:46 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Lakers 108, Pistons 102 with 58.6 seconds left. Detroit’s ball. – 11:46 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
Not the best shot selection by LeBron – 11:46 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Second time in 2 games against Detroit that former No. 1 overall pick Anthony Davis has blocked a 3 from current No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham. – 11:44 PM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
It seems every time Cade Cunningham has tried Anthony Davis, AD has sent it back in his grill – 11:44 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
LeBron’s ab area seems to be bugging him again. Against the Pistons, I’d like to think the Lakers can get away with running things through Russ and AD, and using LeBron largely as the world’s greatest decoy, but nothing is a given with this team. AK – 11:43 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Frank Jackson is doing hoodrat things again. – 11:43 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
LeBron James looks like he might have re-aggravated his abdominal strain tonight. – 11:42 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
The Backcourt connection 📶
@BallySportsDET | #Pistons pic.twitter.com/7k3SysmUUP11:40 PM

Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
LeBron certainly looks like he reaggravated his ab injury – 11:40 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
LeBron is holding his side. – 11:39 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Pistons have very little rim protection with their 2nd unit, and after AD easily laid in an alley-oop from Westbrook, he and THT pulled up for early shot-clock jumpers that missed on the next two trips, and Detroit capped a run with a transition 3 to trim LAL’s lead to just 6. – 11:37 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Cade Cunningham with a 3 and has some words for someone on the Lakers bench. We have a ball game. Lakers only lead by six with 5:48 left. Pistons are shooting 46.2 percent from 3. This is a different game if not for those handful of turnovers in 3Q. – 11:36 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Saddiq gets his first basket to cut the Pistons’ deficit to single digits. – 11:35 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Nice pass from Killian to find Frank open in the corner for a 3. Pistons aren’t going away. They trail the Lakers 95-84 with 7:22 remaining – 11:32 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Corner three cuts it to 95-84 with 7:22 remaining. Lakers fans, how y’all feeling? – 11:32 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Frank Jackson with a 3. Detroit’s deficit is down to 11 with 7:22 left. – 11:32 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Ready to hear how the Lakers hit the reset button on the season again. – 11:29 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
“Sensational. Dazzling. Showtime.” #ChickHearnNight pic.twitter.com/7uZr9B03y211:29 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Trey Lyles has earned himself the max this past week. – 11:29 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
The Lakers hit 14 of 21 FG’s in the 3rd Q, and start the 4th 3 for 3, good for 71% since halftime.
They’re up 90-75 with 9:19 to play. – 11:27 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The LeBron and Melo bigs lineup is kind of the Lakers’ version of how the Rockets went super-small to accommodate Westbrook a few years ago. The spacing helps generate the kind of rim look that Russ just got before this timeout. – 11:26 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Good Trey Lyles minutes are keeping Detroit in this one. – 11:24 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Vogel wanted to find some rotation minutes for Austin Reaves, and tonight is playing only one of his two centers to do so, with Dwight Howard getting a DNP.
In the 4th Q, it’s Monk and THT next to Westbrook, with LeBron at the 5 again on D against a small Pistons C (Lyles). – 11:23 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Got some work to do in the final 12.
🔹 @Jerami Grant: 26 PTS / 5 REB / 4 AST
🔹 @Cade Cunningham: 12 PTS / 6 AST / 1 REB
🔹 @Hamidou Diallo: 10 PTS / 1 REB / 4-5 FG pic.twitter.com/wyLacbf6JC11:22 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Lakers trailed Detroit by 15 heading into the 4th Q of last week’s game in the Motor City.
Tonight, they lead by 13. – 11:20 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
The Lakers take an 83-70 lead into the fourth quarter thanks to a 16-0 run that was the longest rally of the season. I’m sure there will be some mention in the huddle of how the Lakers came back from a 15-point deficit the last time these two teams met, a reminder to stay frisky. – 11:20 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
➕🔟 in the third.
@LeBron James: 27 pts, 6 ast
@Russell Westbrook: 18 pts, 6 ast, 5 reb
@Anthony Davis: 18 pts, 6 reb pic.twitter.com/NVQf2sz1sG11:19 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 3: Lakers 83, Pistons 70. Pistons trailed by 19, but they’re still within striking distance with a quarter to play.
Grant: 26 points (9-17 overall, 4-5 from 3), 5 rebounds, 4 assists
Cunningham: 12 points, 6 rebounds
Diallo: 10 points – 11:19 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Lakers hold an 83-70 lead going into the 4th Q, after one of their best 3rd Q’s of the season.
THT (3 for 7 FG’s) managed two buckets at the rim late in the period, much needed off LAL’s bench, which is now a collective 4 for 18. – 11:19 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Lyles with a long-2 to end the third quarter. Lakers up 13 going into 4Q.
Jerami Grant has 26 points on 9-of-17 shooting; Cade Cunningham with 12 points and Hamidou Diallo has 10 points. – 11:19 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
THT swallows up Frank Jackson at the rim, forcing a jump ball, then wins the jump ball. Nice to see some fire from him after a few tough games in a row. – 11:16 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
“Basket counts. The crowd is in an uproar!” #ChickHearnNight pic.twitter.com/KajTnpkuW811:15 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Jerami Grant gets to 24 points after a 3 following a nice decision by Frank Jackson. Pistons down 15. Turnovers the issue. They have 16, and Cade leads with five. Grant has four. – 11:13 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
This 16-0 run by the Lakers is their longest run of the season. Third quarters have been their weakness but they have flipped that script tonight. – 11:09 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Too many turnovers in that stretch. Lakers have outscored Detroit, 21-8, to start the 3Q. Pistons are up to 15 turnovers. – 11:08 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Lakers putting on a show with 16-0 run, and LeBron is putting some Showtime flare on this one. The alley-oop to Davis was an ode to Magic. – 11:08 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
After AD’s jam, LeBron turned to the crowd with both arms in the air and waved his fingers, signaling for the fans to scream. – 11:08 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
This is how the Lakers should be playing. 16-0 run. – 11:07 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Make it a 16-0 run, with LeBron catching AD for a 2-handed alley-oop in transition.
LAL haven’t sustained leads well this year, but have a chance to extend this one, at the 5:23 mark of the 3rd. – 11:07 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Unlike most of this Lakers’ season, that LeBron James lob to AD was a beauty to see. – 11:07 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Lakers outscoring the Pistons 21-8 in Q3, up 72-56… – 11:06 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL’s best stretch of the game results in a 70-56 lead, courtesy of an 14-0 run, midway through the 3rd Q.
LeBron capped it with a 3-pointer to reach 25 points on an efficient 9 of 13 FG’s, and 4 of 6 from 3. – 11:06 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
This is how the Lakers should be playing against bottom tier teams. – 11:05 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Lakers are taking control of the game. Pistons are down 67-56 after the alley-oop from LeBron to DeAndre Jordan. Pistons have been outscored 16-8 in the third – 11:05 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
This one is starting to get away from Detroit a little. Lakers up 11. Pistons offense going cold. – 11:05 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Bron been hoopin for a solid week now – 11:02 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Soarin’ over California 🛫
@BallySportsDET | @Jerami Grant pic.twitter.com/un8LuFJ0le11:00 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Prior to the ejection and tonight, Isaiah Stewart’s defense on AD has been solid to really good. – 10:58 PM
Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
LeBron James, AD and Russ have combined for 42 of the Lakers’ 51 points. But those three aren’t getting any help from their teammates. The Pistons’ reserves have outscored the Lakers’ bench, 19-4. – 10:55 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
“Great bank shot. Beautiful shot.” #ChickHearnNight pic.twitter.com/o6TIneivdE10:54 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Dunk highlight loading…
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Jim Owczarski @JimOwczarski
As many of the #Bucks are wont to say, “at the end of the day” the dude slinging it for L.A. had a lot to do with oh, 12 years in Detroit. It wasn’t all, ya know, Detroit. – 10:52 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Killian didn’t have a big half statistically, but he does a lot of little things that really help the Pistons. His ballhandling and passing makes a difference, they missed that this past week. – 10:46 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Halftime: Lakers 51, Pistons 48. That was Detroit’s best first half since … the last time they played the Lakers.
Grant: 16 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists
Diallo: 8 points
*JAMES has 15 points for LA, and Westbrook has 14 – 10:44 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
LeBron draws the charge on Grant. Heading into this game, he and Austin Reaves, despite both having missed several games, co-led the Lakers with five charges drawn. AK – 10:43 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Keeping it close at the half.
🔹 @Jerami Grant: 16 PTS / 5 REB / 3 AST / 2-3 3PT
🔹 @Hamidou Diallo: 8 PTS / 1 REB / 3-4 FG
🔹 @Frank Jackson: 6 PTS / 1 REB / 2 AST pic.twitter.com/3y6djT4JRo10:43 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Lakers take a 51-48 lead into the half. They had their struggles on the offensive end once again, shooting 42.9% and 28.6% from 3, but held a struggling Pistons offense to 39.5% FG’s and 4 of 11 3’s. – 10:41 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
HALFTIME: Lakers 51, Pistons 48.
James, Davis and Westbrook have combined for 42 points so far, but the reserves aren’t pulling much weight. Melo is 0 for 6, THT is 0 for 4, Monk has missed his only attempt. Jerami Grant has 16 points for Detroit. – 10:41 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
HALFTIME: Lakers 51, Pistons 48
Jerami Grant: 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
Hamidou Diallo: 8 points
Frank Jackson: 6 points
Nineteen bench points to the Lakers’ 4. – 10:40 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Killian’s court vision though 👀
@BallySportsDET | @Killian Hayes pic.twitter.com/NIvixwmWVg10:40 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
A lot of focus on who is starting tonight, but four points from the Lakers’ bench at halftime ain’t gonna get it done. – 10:39 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
There were a lot of ways the Lakers could have improved upon Friday’s disaster against the Kings but not one of them was “more DeAndre.”
This is some “more cowbell” shit. – 10:33 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
It looks like Anthony Davis got poked in his left eye after fighting for a rebound – 10:31 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Vogel playing LeBron at small ball center, but also giving more minutes to DeAndre, reminds me of when Homer Simpson is running the “Mr. Plow” business, and stridently tells Flanders “I’ll take your money… but I won’t plow your driveway!” AK pic.twitter.com/FBr0yIO28N10:30 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Pistons are on a 9-0 run, and are back up 42-40 after the 3 from Jerami – 10:29 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Good kick-out from Killian there. Pass was a little off but the idea was right and Grant had enough time to grab the ball, rotate it, eat dinner and then get a shot off. Pistons up 42-40. – 10:29 PM
Peter Vecsey @PeterVecsey1
Jordan said he will give up goat status to LeBron tonight if the league allows Rick Mahorn, 63, and Bill Laimbeer, 64, to suit up for the Pistons – 10:27 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
That was a great pass from Jerami to Stewart in transition. Lakers don’t seem very interested in running – 10:27 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
That was a nice find by Jerami Grant to get Isaiah an easy layup. Good transition play by Detroit. – 10:26 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
“A 3-pointer by James: Good!” #ChickHearnNight pic.twitter.com/XZHpoVwZZn10:24 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
lol the crowd ooohed when LeBron made a rotation to guard Stewart, but Stewart passed out right away — Staples wants smoke – 10:24 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Frank with the double pump slam ⬆️⬇️
@BallySportsDET | @Frank Jackson pic.twitter.com/nCXOO4f3g810:23 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Tough start for the LAL bench tonight on offense.
Melo’s 0 for 5, THT 0 for 3, Monk 0 for 1. Ellington’s layup is their only bucket.
The Pistons, meanwhile, who lead the NBA in bench scoring (which reveals a weak starting lineup), have 19 of Detroit’s 33 points. – 10:19 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Hami jumps in slow motion, nice oop there. Pistons up 33-32 with 7:52 to go until halftime – 10:18 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
How many shots at the rim are the Lakers going to miss tonight? – 10:18 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Josh-to-Hami oop is back. Pistons take a one-point lead. Play created by a nice rim contest by Isaiah Stewart. – 10:18 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
The Pistons are trying to attack with whoever Reaves is checking. – 10:14 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Really bad sequence for Westbrook, with a turnover, then gambling for a steal as the Lakers get back in transition, leaving the defense even more compromised. Pistons end the possession a dunk on the break. AK – 10:14 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
First 12 done.
🔹 @Jerami Grant: 7 PTS / 2 AST / 2 REB
🔹 @Hamidou Diallo: 4 PTS / 1-2 FG
🔹 @Isaiah Stewart & @Frank Jackson with 3 PTS each pic.twitter.com/dYPtF58OpK10:13 PM

Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
What a pass from LeBron to find Ellington at the rim. – 10:12 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Frank Jackson reminding y’all of his bounce right there. – 10:12 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron at center on defense to start the 2nd Q. ‘Melo, Westbrook, Reaves and Ellington alongside. – 10:11 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Today is Wayne Ellington’s birthday. Staples Center is playing Stevie Wonder’s rendition of “Happy Birthday” while showing Ellington on the Jumbotron – 10:10 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL hold a narrow 23-21 lead after the 1st Q, with Anthony Davis scoring 13 points on 5 of 7 FG’s and a pair of FT’s.
Meanwhile, Austin Reaves just checked in for his first action since Nov. 8.
He’s the fourth Laker off the bench, with Ellington and Howard yet to enter. – 10:09 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
End of 1: Lakers 23, Pistons 21. Detroit shot 7-18 overall, Lakers 9-19.
Grant: 7 points
Anthony Davis: 13 points, 5-7 shooting – 10:09 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
After Q1: Lakers 23, Pistons 21.
Lakers holding the Pistons to 7 for 18 from the field so far. They’ve given up 5 turnovers, but surprisingly Detroit hasn’t managed to score off of any of them. Anthony Davis with 13 points out the gate. – 10:09 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
END OF 1Q: Lakers 23, Pistons 21.
Jerami Grant with 7 points, Hamidou Diallo with 4
Detroit is 2 of 5 from 3, but just 5 of 13 on 2s. – 10:08 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
End of Q1, Lakers up 23-21 over the Pistons… – 10:08 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
In honor of #ChickHearnNight the GOAT will be calling tonight’s highlights 🎙️ pic.twitter.com/MOGCV3YXxV10:07 PM

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Austin Reaves checking in… – 10:07 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Anthony Davis: 11 points on 5-7 shooting, 1-1 from 3.
Rest of Lakers: 10 points, 4-11 shooting, 1-6 from 3. – 10:06 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Shocker: Isaiah Stewart is not loved here. pic.twitter.com/by6KvYYZQT10:00 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
After a lot of attention around his jumper slumping the last two days, Anthony Davis starts out 4 for 5 from the floor, including a 3-pointer and a turnaround jumper at the end of the shot clock. – 9:59 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
AD is cooking. Nine points on 4-5 shooting with 3:30 left in the first. Pistons down 16-13 – 9:59 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Killian lays it in effortlessly ✨
@BallySportsDET | @Killian Hayes pic.twitter.com/Q7dCbP33qD9:56 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL’s lead is 14-13 at the 2nd time out, at the 4:49 mark.
Detroit hasn’t punished LAL’s 4 early turnovers, shooting just 5 of 13, and 1 of 4 from 3. – 9:55 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Lakers 14, Pistons 13 with 4:49 left in the 1Q. Jerami Grant with seven points. – 9:54 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
After going down 7-1, Lakers tie it up by outrunning the Pistons in transition. Looked a lot like this a week ago in the early going. Detroit doesn’t have the discipline to get back on D as quick as they should. – 9:49 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Much better energy from LAL out of the time out, as AD scored twice at the rim, and LeBron dunked in transition after a steal, to tie the game at 7. – 9:48 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
This Lakers starting lineup has struggled for the past few games especially.
A shorthanded Kings group went up 13-11 last game, and then outscored LAL 10-4 to start the 3rd Q.
Tonight, Detroit opened on a 7-1 run, forcing the first time out. – 9:46 PM
Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
More of the same from the Lakers. – 9:45 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Nice start for the Pistons so far. Grant knocked down a 3 to give them a 7-1 lead. Pistons are 3-5 from the floor, Lakers are 0-3 – 9:44 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Jerami Grant with a quick five points, Isaiah Stewart with two. Pistons up 7-1 over the Lakers. – 9:44 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Somewhat interestingly: On the first free throws of the game by Russ, the Lakers send in Avery Bradley to box out on Stewart while LeBron heads back to the backcourt. Obviously the incident between James and Stewart happened on a free throw attempt. – 9:44 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Loud boos for Isaiah Stewart during pregame intros pic.twitter.com/Fb5KRokP0i9:41 PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Isaiah Stewart got some rousing boos at Staples Center ahead of playing the Lakers a week after his incident with LeBron James. pic.twitter.com/fUTVH0QRtG9:37 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Isaiah Stewart got a nice round of boos from Lakers fans when he was announced. – 9:36 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Isaiah Stewart, as you would guess, gets a heap of boos at Staples. The opposite of the game Friday against the Clippers lol. – 9:36 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Killian Hayes is back in the starting lineup, along with Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant and Isaiah Stewart – 9:26 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons starters: Hayes, Cade, Bey, Grant and Stewart – 9:23 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Welcome back to the Starting 5, @Killian Hayes 🤝
@Kia | #Pistons pic.twitter.com/wBqEyebfoz9:16 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Arkansas’ Finest
#LakeShow x @DWS_Group pic.twitter.com/Ke5bVGZlvS9:14 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Tonight’s first shift.
#SuitingUpTogether | @ToyotaSoCal pic.twitter.com/f9uKVw30bD9:06 PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Both LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart are starting.
What are we thinking? Handshake? Light dap? Hug? No interaction at all? Hands thrown at the tip? – 9:02 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Same starters tonight for the Lakers. pic.twitter.com/eZGzSHK2IU9:01 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
To those #Pistons fans observing, we wish you a Happy Hanukkah! 🕎 pic.twitter.com/LRb9C71fc48:30 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Memphis BBQ. After a thrilling triple OT win over the Lakers Friday, the Kings looked like a team building moment. That idea ended quickly on Sunday when they were run off the court by the Grizzlies by a final of 128-101. Here are 6 quick thoughts from the drubbing. – 8:24 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Big win for the Celtics, who snap their two-game skid heading into one of the most difficult months any team in the league has to face in December, when they have 15 games & only one is against a below .500 team — and that’s the Lakers, who could be back there in a couple hours. – 8:24 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey said he thought Jerami Grant wore down having to defend Anthony Davis in the second half last week, and he didn’t want to play Luka Garza against Davis. Having Stewart tonight should help. – 8:14 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey when asked about why the Lakers are struggling defensively/Frank Vogel: “Last I checked, he won a championship here. I have my own problems. I’m teaching a bunch of pups who (are old enough) to be playing at Gonzaga.” – 8:13 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Pistons coach Dwane Casey said he and his team “Spent no time talking about the incident whatsoever … Guys are professionals.”
He said he was more upset that Detroit lost its mojo in the second half last week and blew the huge lead to the Lakers. – 8:12 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
On the LeBron-Isaiah altercation last week, Casey said he was upset that the Pistons lost a 15-point lead. Isn’t concerned about them playing each other again tonight. “I thought we lost momentum in all of that. It’s in the rear view mirror, guys are professionals.” – 8:11 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey when asked about Isaiah-LeBron: “I’m more upset we gave up a 15-point lead. (The incident) is in the rearview mirror.” – 8:11 PM
Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Killian Hayes will play tonight, Dwane Casey said. – 8:09 PM
James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Dwane Casey said Killian Hayes will play tonight. The second-year guard missed four games with a hand/thumb injury. – 8:09 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Sunday Whites for Chick Hearn Night 🤍
#LakeShow x @bibigoUSA pic.twitter.com/n8t38q0UWC8:07 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel says he doesn’t anticipate any sort of “retaliation” today against the Pistons after the scuffle between LeBron and Isaiah Stewart last week, but said he and the Lakers will have more “awareness.” – 8:03 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Frank Vogel said they don’t anticipate anything occuring with the rematch against Detroit and the Stewart/LeBron situation from last week, but they’ll have a “raised awareness” out on the floor. – 8:02 PM
Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
PG just got finished speaking postgame, and since it’s a doubleheader here, Lakers pregame is almost underway.
Paul had to do media in hallway, and ducked into the room to see if Frank Vogel was there to do pregame media, but he wasn’t, so he continued on to the set up outside – 8:01 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Tonight’s @HenryFordNews status/injury update against the Los Angeles Lakers: pic.twitter.com/bMHV2WgjeX7:55 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Ahead of Lakers-Pistons today, a last look back on the 3OT loss to the Kings and three numbers that underscore the Lakers’ issues: ocregister.com/2021/11/27/the…7:51 PM
Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors get two buckets in transition off defence and it’s like Showtime Lakers for this group
Cs up 5 – 6:46 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
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Tap in with our cyber week savings today. 📲
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Noel Harris @NorCalNoel916
The Kings were swept by the Grizzlies last season, but Memphis is playing without Ja Morant and Sacramento is coming off a thrilling, 3-OT road victory over the Lakers on Friday night.
How y’all feeling, Kings fans? – 5:53 PM
Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Sunday Funday in L.A.
Share a photo of your #Pistons pride or upload one here to be featured in our @UWMLife Reppin’ the D shoutout → https://t.co/js4XQ9JbRs pic.twitter.com/Rp8S86zMeJ5:30 PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Warriors-Clippers at 12:30pm followed by Pistons-Lakers at 6:30pm is a wild turnaround for arena workers. Impressive. – 4:35 PM
Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Tinseltown 🆚 Motor City
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#LakeShow x @socios
nba.com/lakers/news/th…4:32 PM
Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
That’s it for Coach Jenkins. Time for a pregame poll.
Hypothetically, Ja Morant returns almost a month from today, Dec. 29th, at home against the Lakers. Between tonight and that game Memphis plays 16 games.
Assuming the roster stays the same – how many do the Grizzlies win? – 4:29 PM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Los Angeles is primed to be the center of the sports world over the next decade: Super Bowl, World Cup, Olympics, etc. L.A. has two teams in every major sport, but when every team is at their best, USC football is the city’s third most popular team behind the Lakers and Dodgers. – 4:28 PM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1972, the @Detroit Pistons Bob Lanier scored a career-high 48 points in a 120-116 win over the Trail Blazers.
Lanier shot 19-35 from the field and 10-12 from the FT line. He also snagged 16 rebounds. pic.twitter.com/7gwQgYGJO94:01 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
We’ve got the Lakers at their place tonight.
📺: @BallySportsDET pic.twitter.com/UcIfr1gNLA4:00 PM

Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
Just don’t punt to DeSean Jackson or Brian Westbrook – 3:51 PM

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