Rashid S. Umar
After a promising start, the Pistons were overwhelmed by the Champion Lakers, but put on a late rally before falling 106-93. The Pistons were led by Will Bynum’s 24 points and 6 assists, while Kobe Bryant scored 40 to help stop LA’s two-game losing streak. Detroit falls to 5-6 on the young season and head to Portland Wednesday night.
Some key points:
- Despite a strained groin, Kobe takes advantage of the smaller Piston guards en route to 40 points (including an unnecessary three pointer late).
- For all the people who think that the team should trade Tayshaun or Rip, don’t you think they would have made a difference tonight?
- Lakers were without Pau Gasol and Luke Walton.
- Ben Gordon gets up there.
- Tayshaun made the trip. Rip talks retirement.
- Did Charlie V suit up tonight? I’m just asking.
- Big Ben Wallace tried his best but was outdone by LA’s low post offense.
- Living in LA, I had to watch the Lakers broadcast which made me angry, so I decided to mute the television. DirecTV blacked out the Fox Sports Detroit channel during due to the local broadcast, bummer.
- Lamar Odom nearly had a triple-double with triple 8’s.
- Hey a Dejuan Summers sighting!
- Another Bynumite night, we clearly had the Better Bynum!
- Austin Daye looked lost, while Jonas Jerebko seemed to agitate Kobe.
- Ben Gordon seemed to get frustrated so he decided to take it out on the rim with a rim rattler.
- Too many turnovers in a short period of time during the second quarter led to a ridiculous Lakers rally.
- While Ben Gordon was able to get off to a fast start, he was later neutralized while trying to defend Kobe.
- Pistons fell behind by as much as 28 points, then coach Kue went to a line-up of Bynum, Jerebko, Summers, Kwame, and Maxiell.
- Will Bynum block was nice but the rejection of the night goes to Jason Maxiell, who also got a tech for mixing it up with the other Bynum.
- Pistons have lost 2 in a row and look to avoid another “L” tonight in Portland.
Recap via NBA.com