Lakers win their fifth match in a row at Staples.
A stellar defensive performance resulted in a outcome of a fifth win on the trot for Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers had 20 rejections in last night encounter with Pistons.This is the largest tally of blocked shots in a NBA game since 2001.
LeBron James notched his 8th triple-double of the season with 21 points , 14 rebounds and 11 assists. Anthony Davis was yet again firing on all cylinders as he continued to reiterate his dominance on the defensive side of the game with 8 blocks. The power forward chipped in 24 points as he led the scoring for the Los Angeles Lakers on the night.
The Lakers impressive defensive efforts resulted in a new milestone for the ball club , as the Lakers blocked more shots than any over team in the association since March 2001.
During the post match interview Davis gave an insight on the Lakers game plan on the victory over the pistons ,”We were just protecting the paint , last game we gave up 60-something points in the paint. It’s something we don’t like doing and we wanted to make an emphasis tonight on protecting the paint”.
Guard , Alex Caruso was fired up to put on a show for the home fans in a near sold out Staples Center , as he dropped in 13 points off the bench with a fresh a new haircut. Many of the Lakers fans were extremely thrilled with his performances as of late. The former G-League guard shot 55.6% from the field alongside 3 steals ,3 rebounds and steals.
Former Laker guard Svi Mykhailiuk had 14 points a career high in his return to Los Angeles against his former team. Derrick Rose chipped in 28 points for the Detroit Pistons. In addition the Pistons have now lost 9 out of their last 11 games.
The Detroit pistons put up a huge comeback as they rallied from being as down as 14 points to take their first lead of the game late in the third quarter. Furthermore the Lakers seemed to lose their offensive rhythm as they allowed Dwayne Casey side to claw their way back into the contest.
After the game two time league MVP Derrick Rose spoke to media and was in full praise for the top sitters in the west. “There’s a reason why they’re no.1 team in the league blocking shots, they got great length”.
At the end of regulation the Lakers secured their 29th win of the season (106-99).
Up next for the Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers will host the 14th seed of the eastern conference the New York Knicks on Tuesday night. This will be the first meeting between the two teams this season. Furthermore the Knicks are coming off a narrow defeat to the Clippers (135-132) on Sunday night. In addition New York were victorious in both regular season game last season.
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