12/2/14: Lakers at Pistons, Tuesday at 430 PM Pacific

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Los Angeles Lakers at Detroit Pistons

12/2/14

4:30 PM Pacific time / 7:30 PM Eastern Time

Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, MI

TV:   Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes (Los Angeles), Fox Sports Detroit (Detroit) National: NBA League Pass

Line: Los Angeles Lakers + 2

2014-15 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 4-13, 15th in the Western Conference

Detroit Pistons: 3-14, 14th in the Eastern Conference

Record vs. each other (2013-14 season): Lakers were 2-0 versus the Pistons last season and yet to play this season.

Injuries:

Lakers:

Out: Steve Nash (back), Julius Randle (leg), Ryan Kelly (Hamstring), Xavier Henry (Achilles)

Pistons: 

None

*injury updates via Rotoworld.com

  • Los Angeles start a mini 3 game road trip starting in Detroit against the Pistons who are one of the few teams against which the Lakers experienced success last season, winning in both of their match-ups.
  • The Lakers might be a very poor 3-14 on the season which places them last in the Western Conference; however, they are a perfect 3-0 against teams from the East and they have a great chance to keep that record perfect today against the Pistons who have lost 8 in a row.
  • The Lakers have won four in a row and 9 of the last 10 games against the Pistons.
  • The Lakers’ offense seems to be meshing of late; in the last 7 games the Lakers are averaging 107.6 points per game which ranks 6th in the NBA in that span and are shooting 46.8 % from the field which ranks 7th.
  • The Lakers are 3 and 4 in their last 7 games.
  • Coinciding with the better play of late is a slight increase in Kobe Bryant’s shooting efficiency which has been criticized; Bryant is shooting 41.6% in the last 7 games.
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