LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook lead LA to win – .

LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Russell Westbrook lead LA to win – .

LeBron James had a record 33 points and also finished at +15, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook worked their way into the paint and combined for 49 points and the Lakers finally had a big second half for themselves. drive away and actually win a settlement game, beating the Pistons 110-106. By this team’s standards, the jello was shaking on Chick Hearn Night, as LA never hung out in the second half.

James scored five rebounds and nine assists to go with his score. Westbrook finished with a line of 24 points, 10 rebounds and two assists while Davis finished with 25 points, six rebounds and nine assists.

After a back-and-forth first half, the Lakers came out strong in the third quarter, a marked change from what they have done in that span in most games this season. Once again, the Big Three proved the difference, with James, Davis and Westbrook scoring or assisting on every bucket that included the Lakers’ 16-0 run (and the top two making most of the runs on that run). They finished the quarter after beating the Pistons 32-22, even after a returning batter from Trey Lyles to end the quarter.

In an even more shocking turn, the race began with the much-maligned Lakers starting unit of James, Davis, Westbrook, Avery Bradley and DeAndre Jordan. Jordan was even able to slip a few screens and go back in time to catch a few lobs from James and Davis, helping to extend the Lakers’ lead into double-digit territory.

Of course, as it’s still the 2021-22 Lakers, things got tough towards the end of the game, as 2021 overall pick Cade Cunningham helped spark a run of 13. -2 to Detroit which reduced the lead to six. Luckily, LeBron replaced after the ensuing Lakers’ timeout and revived a stagnant offense. The same issues persisted for LA defensively, as the team still seemed slow and missed many rotations to give Detroit plenty of open buckets.

After trying to fight the entire Lakers roster after an elbow to the face when these two teams faced off in Detroit on Sunday – resulting in ejections and suspensions for both players – Pistons forward Isaiah Stewart received some boos when he was presented at Staples Center. But there was no shenanigans this time around, and Stewart was -16 in 27 minutes with five points and six rebounds.

There’s still something to worry about with this Lakers squad, but it was nice to see them shut down an opponent for once, even though that opponent is a rebuilding Pistons team that the Lakers had to stage a furious comeback. to beat just a week ago. . LA returned to action on Tuesday, seeking revenge for Friday’s triple-overtime loss to the Kings. The tip in Sacramento is at 7:00 p.m. PT.

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