Going into the game The Lakers were off to their worst start in 34 years. A visit from the Pistons where just what the doctor ordered as they dismantled Detroit to get their first win of the season. The 79-108 shellacking wasn’t pretty for Pistons fans and showed that they need everything and everyone going right for them to be able to legitimately compete.
- It started off miserable when the Pistons where down 34-13 after the first quarter.
- Jason Maxiell was hot to start off the game. Jason made his first three shots and had six of the Pistons first eight points. You have to really appreciate what Maxiell has been doing so far this season, but when he’s our offensive threat
- If you’re having “migraines,” DON’T PLAY!
- Stuckey came into the game 1-for-17 from the floor through the first two games. Stuckey, who has been struggling with migraine headaches, certainly missed all six field-goal attempts against the Lakers. Since making his only basket of the season in the season opener against Houston, Stuckey has missed 13 consecutive field-goal attempts. Is there anything more to say?
Tayshaun Prince: “Whenever a player is struggling, whether it’s shooting the ball or not doing what he usually does, it’s up to the team and the coaching staff to get him involved and try to find ways to get him out of it,” Prince said. “We’ve got to do a better job of that. At the same time, Stuckey has to be aggressive, but we’ve got to get the ball in his hands more. We haven’t put it in his hands enough.”
- Detroit did not have a starter in double figures since December 1st 2010.
- Jonas Jerebko led the Pistons with 18 points on 5 of 9 shooting with 2 assists, 2 boards and a steal.
- Tayshaun Prince was a -40 in his 24 minutes on the floor. I’m ready for a TP trade.
- Lawrence Frank continues to NOT play Drummond and Monroe together, even when Greg needed help containing Dwight Howard who put up 28 on Detroit.
- Tom Gores sitting with his family right next to the Pistons bench couldn’t have been happy. You have to feel sorry for his son who was born a Lakers fan. His dad bought the Pistons and he was forced to sit in Pistons gear and try to cheer the team on. I hope he doesn’t get razzed too much at school today.
- Give it up to Kyle Singler who did his best to get Detroit back in the game. Singler went on a personal 7-0 run in the second quarter to force a Lakers timeout. He finished with 11 points, five boards and two assists in 26 minutes on the floor.
- Can’t be hard on Stuckey and not talk about Brandon Knight. Knight struggled again, missing his first seven shots before scoring on a driving layup midway through the third quarter. His only two points of the game. Stuckey and Knight are now a combined 12 of 58 for the season. Turrable!
- Kim English knocked down two 3-pointers and finished with eight points.
- Will Bynum continues play well off the bench. Bynum had 10 points and five assists.
- Andre Drummond played 22 minutes, and put up five points, seven boards and two blocks.
- Highlights via NBA.com
- My apologies to Pistons fans in the house last night, you deserved better. We did hear the Deeeetroit Basketballlll chant on the broadcast.
- The Lakers biggest lead was 36 points.