Lakers Vs. Pistons Preview: L.A. Continues Road Trip In Detroit
Usatsi_8973404_153179170_lowres
Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

The Kobe Bryant farewell tour will make a stop at The Palace of Auburn Hills as the Los Angeles Lakers will take on the Detroit Pistons. Kobe has the unfortunate memory of losing in Detroit in the 2004 NBA Finals, but in the years after, he has had plenty of great performances since.

One of the three victories this season came against the Pistons on Nov. 15 at Staples Center. The Pistons have a winning record and arguably the best big man in the NBA in Greg Monroe. The Lakers lost to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night, and a victory would give them two wins out of four games so far on the road trip.

Frontcourt:

Andre Drummond has been the most impressive center in the NBA this season, averaging 19 points and 17 rebounds. The Lakers did a decent job containing him in their first matchup, but the big man still managed to score 17 points and grab 17 boards. Hibbert and Randle will have to focus on keeping him off this glass, which is not an easy task to say the least.

Ersan Ilyasova is another player who can hurt the Lakers if they neglect him on the perimeter. Ilyasova is a great three-point shooter who makes 40 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. The Lakers will have to rotate defensively when the Pistons guards penetrate the lane, and make sure they close out hard on Ilyasova so he does not get good look.

Backcourt:

The starting point guard for the Pistons is Reggie Jackson, who has played really well during the Pistons current three game winning streak. Jackson is averaging 20 points, but he has scored over 30 points in two of the past three games. The point guard has the hot hand, so D’Angelo Russell will have his hands full all night as he will try to keep Jackson in check.

Starting alongside Jackson at shooting guard is Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. Caldwell-Pope has struggled this season, but the Lakers still cannot lose track of him. The second-year guard out of Georgia slashed well to the basket, and can finish at the rim with his athleticism. Although he has had a rough year from the field, Caldwell-Pope still poses a threat to the Lakers.

Keys to Victory:

Box Out Andre Drummond: The Lakers were able to beat the Pistons in their first game because they focused in on boxing out Andre Drummond. The Lakers bigs did a tremendous job keeping Drummond off the glass, but he still managed to grab 17 rebounds. This speaks to how great of a rebounder Drummond has become, but the Lakers still executed their game plan in the first game and will have to make a similar effort if they want to win tonight.

Play Through Russell: D’Angelo Russell is coming off of his first career double-double, and the rookie’s confidence in sky high. Russell had arguably the most impressive game of his career, but lost in the shuffle were his seven turnovers. Coach Byron Scott should still allow Russell to run the show offensively, but he will need to take better care of the basketball in order to secure a victory.

Shooting Percentage: The Lakers have had a horrible shooting year and they are not good enough defensively to make up for poor shooting. In their loss to the Hawks, the Lakers shot a miserable 37 percent from the field. The Lakers are not taking all bad shots, they are just not knocking them down. In order for the Lakers to beat this streaking Pistons team, they will need to shoot better from the field.

Los Angeles Lakers (3-16) Vs. Detroit Pistons (11-9)
3:00 PM PST, December 6, 2015
Palace of Auburn Hills, Detroit, Michigan
TV: TWC SportsNet
Radio: 710 ESPN (English) / 1330 ESPN (Spanish)

Pistons Projected Starting Lineup:
PG: Reggie Jackson
SG: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF: Marcus Morris
PF: Ersan Ilyasova
C: Andre Drummond

Key Reserves: PG: Steve Blake, SF: Stanley Johnson, C: Aron Baynes

Lakers Projected Starting Lineup:
PG: D’Angelo Russell
SG: Jordan Clarkson
SF: Kobe Bryant
PF: Julius Randle
C: Roy Hibbert

Key Reserves: SG: Lou Williams, PF: Brandon Bass, PF: Larry Nance. Jr

whats up with this dam site???

  • This season is one big cluster****. I can’t wait for Kobe, Byron and whoever else is responsible for this crap to leave. Clarkson is our best player, you would think he’d be our 1st option and not Kobe who has to take 15 shots in order to get going. Young has been consistent all year and has done all the things BS has asked and he has played 7min in the last 3 games. Metta shouldn’t be playing but 10 min a game so Brown can get some burn. Tarik is warming the bench when he should be playing. Not wasting my time anymore.

  • Lakers circus is in town, step right up and get your last ticket to see Kobe. BS needs to be sack and so does Mitch and Jim. They are the ring masters for this show. Kobe should do himself a favour to retire immediately. He is not doing himself any favour by ranking last in every categories for SF. Joke is on Lakers.

  • I simply want to say I am just new to blogs and certainly loved this web page. Almost certainly I’m likely to bookmark your site . You amazingly come with fantastic stories. Thank you for sharing with us your website page.

  • There are absolutely a lot of details like that to take into account. That is a terrific indicate bring up. I offer the ideas above as basic ideas but clearly there are concerns like the one you bring up where the most important thing will be working in honest good faith. I don?t recognize if finest practices have arised around points like that, but I make certain that your work is clearly determined as a level playing field. Both boys as well as ladies feel the effect of just a moment?s satisfaction, for the rest of their lives.

  • I’m impressed, I have to admit. Really rarely do you encounter a weblog that’s both educative and entertaining, and without a doubt, you may have hit the nail around the head. Your concept is outstanding; the pain is a thing that there are not enough persons are speaking intelligently about. I am happy that I came across this inside my find something about it.

  • There are definitely a great deal of details like that to take into consideration. That is a fantastic point to raise. I provide the thoughts above as general ideas but plainly there are questions like the one you bring up where the most vital point will be operating in sincere good faith. I don?t know if ideal methods have actually emerged around things like that, however I make sure that your task is clearly determined as an up for grabs. Both children as well as women feel the influence of just a moment?s satisfaction, for the remainder of their lives.

  • Oh my goodness! an impressive post man. Thanks Nonetheless I am experiencing concern with ur rss. Don?t understand why Incapable to sign up for it. Is there any individual obtaining similar rss trouble? Any person who understands kindly respond. Thnkx

  • It’s appropriate time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I’ve read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you some interesting things or suggestions. Maybe you can write next articles referring to this article. I want to read more things about it!

  • I?m satisfied, I need to claim. Truly hardly ever do I run into a blog site that?s both educative as well as enjoyable, and also let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. Your suggestion is impressive; the issue is something that insufficient people are talking smartly around. I am extremely happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something connecting to this.

  • I am frequently to blogging and i actually appreciate your web content. The article has truly peaks my passion. I am mosting likely to bookmark your site and also keep looking for new info.

  • Good post. I learn something more challenging on various blog sites day-to-day. It will certainly always be boosting to read material from other writers and exercise a something from their shop. I?d like to make use of some with the material on my blog whether you don?t mind. Natually I?ll give you a link on your web blog. Many thanks for sharing.

  • Oh my benefits! a remarkable write-up man. Thanks However I am experiencing concern with ur rss. Don?t recognize why Incapable to register for it. Exists anyone obtaining similar rss trouble? Anybody that knows kindly respond. Thnkx

  • Nice message. I find out something extra difficult on various blog sites daily. It will constantly be stimulating to read content from other authors as well as practice a little something from their store. I?d prefer to utilize some with the material on my blog site whether you don?t mind. Natually I?ll offer you a web link on your web blog site. Many thanks for sharing.

  • You ought to take part in a competition for among the most effective blogs online. I will suggest this website!

  • I wanted to thank you for this excellent read!! I definitely loved every little bit of it. I’ve got you book-marked to check out new things you post…

  • Having read this I thought it was rather enlightening. I appreciate you spending some time and effort to put this information together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

  • An intriguing discussion is definitely worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you need to write more on this topic, it might not be a taboo subject but generally people don’t speak about such subjects. To the next! Many thanks!!

  • Everything is very open with a very clear description of the challenges. It was truly informative. Your website is very helpful. Many thanks for sharing!

  • After checking out a few of the blog posts on your blog, I seriously appreciate your way of blogging. I saved as a favorite it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back in the near future. Please visit my website as well and tell me what you think.

  • Hi there! I simply wish to offer you a big thumbs up for the excellent info you’ve got here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

  • Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon everyday. It will always be helpful to read articles from other authors and use a little something from their sites.

  • I was very pleased to find this web-site. I wished to many thanks for your time for this fantastic read!! I absolutely appreciating every bit of it and also I have you bookmarked to look into new things you post.

  • After I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every time a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the exact same comment. Is there a way you can remove me from that service? Appreciate it!

  • An interesting discussion is worth comment. I believe that you should write more about this subject, it might not be a taboo subject but usually folks don’t talk about these issues. To the next! Kind regards!!

  • After exploring a few of the articles on your site, I really like your way of writing a blog. I book marked it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my website too and tell me how you feel.

  • You ought to take part in a contest for one of the highest quality websites on the internet. I’m going to highly recommend this website!

  • You are so interesting! I do not think I’ve read something like this before. So nice to discover someone with genuine thoughts on this topic. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This site is something that is required on the internet, someone with a bit of originality!

  • Excellent web site you have here.. It’s difficult to find excellent writing like yours nowadays. I seriously appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  • Nice post. I learn something new and challenging on blogs I stumbleupon every day. It will always be exciting to read articles from other authors and practice a little something from their web sites.

  • Having read this I thought it was really informative. I appreciate you spending some time and energy to put this information together. I once again find myself personally spending way too much time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worthwhile!

  • Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular article! It’s the little changes that make the most significant changes. Many thanks for sharing!

  • I’m pretty pleased to uncover this website. I wanted to thank you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely savored every bit of it and I have you bookmarked to see new things in your blog.

  • I blog often and I genuinely thank you for your information. The article has really peaked my interest. I am going to take a note of your site and keep checking for new information about once a week. I subscribed to your Feed as well.

  • A fascinating conversation deserves comment. I assume that you ought to compose extra on this subject, it might not be a frowned on subject however generally individuals are insufficient to talk on such subjects. To the next. Cheers

  • After I originally left a comment I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on whenever a comment is added I get 4 emails with the exact same comment. Is there an easy method you can remove me from that service? Cheers!

  • Hi! I simply wish to offer you a huge thumbs up for the great information you have got here on this post. I will be returning to your blog for more soon.

  • Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular post! It is the little changes which will make the greatest changes. Thanks for sharing!

  • An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who was conducting a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me dinner because I found it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending some time to talk about this matter here on your blog.

  • I would like to thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this blog. I am hoping to see the same high-grade blog posts from you later on as well. In truth, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to get my own, personal blog now 😉

  • A motivating discussion is worth comment. I believe that you should write more about this subject, it might not be a taboo subject but generally folks don’t talk about such subjects. To the next! Kind regards!!

  • Right here is the right website for everyone who hopes to find out about this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I actually will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a brand new spin on a subject that’s been discussed for many years. Excellent stuff, just wonderful!

  • Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thank you, However I am encountering problems with your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I am unable to subscribe to it. Is there anyone else getting identical RSS problems? Anyone that knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  • The next time I read a blog, Hopefully it does not fail me just as much as this particular one. After all, I know it was my choice to read, however I truly believed you’d have something helpful to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something you can fix if you weren’t too busy looking for attention.

  • I’m extremely pleased to discover this great site. I wanted to thank you for your time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely appreciated every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to look at new things on your web site.

  • There are some fascinating moments in this write-up but I don?t recognize if I see all of them facility to heart. There is some validity however I will take hold viewpoint up until I explore it further. Excellent article, many thanks and we desire a lot more! Contributed to FeedBurner also

  • I?m pleased, I need to say. Truly seldom do I run into a blog that?s both informative and entertaining, as well as let me inform you, you have actually hit the nail on the head. Your idea is superior; the issue is something that insufficient individuals are speaking intelligently about. I am really happy that I stumbled across this in my look for something associating with this.

  • Good web site you’ve got here.. It’s hard to find good quality writing like yours nowadays. I honestly appreciate individuals like you! Take care!!

  • You’re so interesting! I do not suppose I’ve read through a single thing like that before. So great to discover somebody with a few genuine thoughts on this subject. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is one thing that is needed on the internet, someone with some originality!

  • After looking into a few of the blog articles on your site, I truly appreciate your way of writing a blog. I added it to my bookmark webpage list and will be checking back in the near future. Please check out my website too and let me know your opinion.

  • Aw, this was a very good post. Taking the time and actual effort to make a great article… but what can I say… I hesitate a lot and never manage to get nearly anything done.

  • I needed to thank you for this excellent read!! I absolutely loved every bit of it. I’ve got you book-marked to look at new things you post…

  • I blog quite often and I really appreciate your information. This great article has really peaked my interest. I am going to bookmark your site and keep checking for new information about once per week. I opted in for your Feed too.

  • Your style is really unique in comparison to other people I have read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity, Guess I will just book mark this web site.

  • A fascinating discussion is worth comment. I believe that you should write more about this issue, it might not be a taboo subject but typically people don’t talk about these topics. To the next! All the best!!

  • Hi, I do think this is a great web site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I will come back yet again since I book marked it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.

  • Hello there! Do you know if they make any plugins to help with Search Engine Optimization? I’m trying to get my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I’m not seeing very good gains. If you know of any please share. Thanks!

  • First off I would like to say great blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you don’t mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your head before writing. I’ve had a difficult time clearing my mind in getting my ideas out there. I do enjoy writing however it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually wasted simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or hints? Kudos!

  • You are so awesome! I do not believe I have read something like this before. So wonderful to find someone with a few original thoughts on this issue. Seriously.. thank you for starting this up. This web site is one thing that’s needed on the internet, someone with a little originality!

  • Aw, this was an extremely nice post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to create a really good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot and don’t manage to get anything done.

  • After I initially commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the exact same comment. There has to be an easy method you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  • After I originally commented I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now every time a comment is added I receive four emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is an easy method you can remove me from that service? Thanks!

  • Howdy! This blog post could not be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I will forward this information to him. Pretty sure he’ll have a great read. I appreciate you for sharing!

  • After I initially commented I appear to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment is added I receive 4 emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps there is a means you are able to remove me from that service? Thank you!

  • An intriguing discussion deserves remark. I assume that you should create extra on this topic, it could not be a taboo subject but generally people are not nearly enough to speak on such subjects. To the next. Cheers

  • I really like looking through a post that can make people think. Also, thanks for allowing for me to comment!

  • Having read this I believed it was rather enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this informative article together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

  • I was very pleased to uncover this great site. I wanted to thank you for ones time for this particularly wonderful read!! I definitely loved every bit of it and I have you bookmarked to see new stuff in your site.

  • Oh my goodness! Amazing article dude! Thank you, However I am encountering difficulties with your RSS. I don’t know why I can’t subscribe to it. Is there anybody else getting identical RSS problems? Anyone who knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  • Greetings, There’s no doubt that your blog might be having web browser compatibility problems. When I take a look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine however, when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some overlapping issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Besides that, wonderful blog!

  • I’m amazed, I must say. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s both educative and amusing, and without a doubt, you have hit the nail on the head. The problem is an issue that not enough folks are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy I stumbled across this in my hunt for something relating to this.

  • Oh my goodness! Impressive article dude! Thanks, However I am having troubles with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I can’t subscribe to it. Is there anyone else having the same RSS issues? Anybody who knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  • Greetings! Very helpful advice within this article! It’s the little changes that will make the greatest changes. Many thanks for sharing!

  • After checking out a handful of the articles on your site, I truly appreciate your way of writing a blog. I book marked it to my bookmark website list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my website too and tell me your opinion.

  • Spot on with this write-up, I honestly believe this amazing site needs far more attention. I’ll probably be back again to read more, thanks for the info!

  • I was excited to find this web site. I need to to thank you for ones time for this wonderful read!! I definitely really liked every part of it and i also have you book-marked to check out new stuff on your site.

  • of course like your website however you need to test the spelling on quite a few of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very troublesome to tell the reality on the other hand I’ll surely come again again.

  • When I initially commented I clicked the -Alert me when brand-new remarks are included- checkbox as well as now each time a comment is added I get 4 emails with the very same comment. Exists any way you can remove me from that solution? Many thanks!

  • I’m amazed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both educative and engaging, and let me tell you, you have hit the nail on the head. The issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my hunt for something regarding this.

  • I blog frequently and I really appreciate your information. This article has really peaked my interest. I am going to take a note of your website and keep checking for new information about once per week. I opted in for your Feed too.

  • Excellent web site you’ve got here.. It’s difficult to find good quality writing like yours nowadays. I really appreciate people like you! Take care!!

  • The very next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesn’t fail me just as much as this one. After all, Yes, it was my choice to read, however I really believed you would have something helpful to say. All I hear is a bunch of moaning about something that you could fix if you weren’t too busy seeking attention.

  • Good post. I learn something new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day. It will always be interesting to read content from other writers and use something from their sites.

  • I blog frequently and I really appreciate your content. Your article has really peaked my interest. I am going to take a note of your blog and keep checking for new details about once per week. I subscribed to your RSS feed too.

  • Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Thank you, However I am having problems with your RSS. I don’t understand the reason why I am unable to subscribe to it. Is there anybody having the same RSS problems? Anyone who knows the solution will you kindly respond? Thanks!!

  • After study a few of the post on your site currently, and I genuinely like your method of blog writing. I bookmarked it to my book marking internet site checklist as well as will certainly be checking back soon. Pls check out my web site also and also let me understand what you believe.

  • I must thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this site. I really hope to see the same high-grade content by you later on as well. In fact, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to get my very own website now 😉

  • I’m impressed, I must say. Rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both equally educative and engaging, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The problem is an issue that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. Now i’m very happy I stumbled across this during my hunt for something relating to this.

  • Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.