Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:15 am

(17-21) PISTONS at LAKERS (22-19)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7:30 PM PDT
Staples Center • Los Angeles, CA

Referees: Mike Callahan (#24), Rodney Mott (#71), Haywoode Workman (#66)

Replay Center: Mousa Dagher, Pat Fraher, Mark Lindsay

Line: Lakers -1.5

Local TV: Spectrum SportsNet National TV: ESPN

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GAME PREVIEW: PISTONS AT LAKERS


by NBA.com

Blake Griffin will play his first game in Los Angeles since he was traded to the Pistons last season when Detroit hits Tinseltown on Wednesday. Griffin has bigger concerns than the emotions he'll go through at Staples Center.

Detroit has been in a prolonged slide since early last month, losing 14 out of its last 18 games. The Pistons begin a four-game road trip against the Los Angeles Lakers and they'll also face Griffin's former team, the Clippers, during the weekend.

Griffin racked up 34 points and eight assists on Monday but it wasn't enough as the Pistons fell at home to San Antonio, 119-107.

"It will be cool to see people that I built relationships with for my nine years there but ultimately, we just need to get a win," Griffin said. "It's going to be our main focus going into each game and that game will be no different."

Role players around Griffin and center Andre Drummond haven't been productive enough. Point guard Reggie Jackson has struggled to fit into coach Dwane Casey's system, which has de-emphasized pick-and-rolls in favor of using Griffin as a playmaker. The second unit has consistently been outplayed since backup point guard Ish Smith suffered an adductor tear.

He'll miss his 17th straight game on Wednesday. Backup center Zaza Pachulia, a stabilizing force, sat out the last four games with a right leg contusion.

"We're a little out of sorts with Zaza out, with Ish out," Casey said. "We're trying to put a Band-Aid on it until they get back."

At 17-21, the Pistons are in danger of falling further out of the playoff picture as the halfway mark approaches.

"I didn't come here to hold serve or be out of the playoffs," said Casey, who earned Coach of the Year honors at Toronto last season but was fired after a playoff flop against Cleveland. "I came here to get us back into the playoffs, to build this program to where it was."

The Lakers (22-19) have suffered since superstar LeBron James suffered a groin injury against Golden State on Christmas Day. They are 2-5 with James out of the lineup, though one of the victories came at Dallas on Monday.

They trailed by eight points in the third, then went on a 20-6 run to seize control. Forward Brandon Ingram led the way in the 107-97 triumph with 29 points and six assists and point guard Lonzo Ball filled the stat sheet with 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals.

"It's why I put so much responsibility on them," coach Luke Walton told ESPN and other media members. "That's what I believe that they're capable of doing. ... Their competitive spirit and the way on both ends they just fought and competed tonight. That's what they need to bring to the table every night, and when they do, they're really, really good at basketball."

The Lakers were coming off a 22-point loss to Minnesota.

"It starts with us," Ball said. "Especially when LeBron and 1/8point guard Rajon 3/8 Rondo are out. We're going to come out ready to play and get the whole team going. They'll feed off of that."


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Re: Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:05 pm

OH BOY!!! Another opportunity to lose to a sub-.500 team!!!

Blake will probably go for 40 and 12. But like the blurb said - Dehh-Twaaah's second unit is weak, so our youngins should be used strategically to gain big plusses when the Pee-Stones are under-manned. You hear that, Cold-Hand Luke?

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Re: Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby Nycitylaker » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:00 pm

Trap game written all over it. Sure we are down LBJ but the Pistons are 4-14 last 18. We shall see
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Re: Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:17 pm

Drummond has NINE rebounds already in the first quarter. And Blake is 0-4 from 3 -- why is he taking 3 pointers?
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Re: Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:19 pm

Kuz is also 0-4 from 3 but he's hot from inside the arc. He's our whole offense so far.
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Re: Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby Lakers4Life » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:33 pm

We’re playing good at the moment. Went on a 16-2 run. Lonzo is playing good except shooting the rock. He’s on his way to another O’Fer
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Re: Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:51 pm

Lakers4Life wrote:We’re playing good at the moment. Went on a 16-2 run. Lonzo is playing good except shooting the rock. He’s on his way to another O’Fer


Very encouraging defense, but the youth creates too many lapses that will tighten up with experience. We should beat this team. We'll see. 55-47 at the half.
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Re: Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:11 pm

Shouldn't Lance be eating a lil bit every night as a seasoned vet? Especially with Rondo and Bron out. Hmm. KCP should be getting 10 and some change too. Kuzma has all those buckets but no boards or dimes? Wow. Ingram is filling up the stat sheet for him. Detroit is playing like crap but we really need to put our foot on the pedal - to use a Detroit car-theme.
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Re: Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:15 pm

Ingram and Ball combining for a triple-double YEAH LUKE HOW YOU LIKE THEM PASSIONATE APPLES :waaaaa:
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Re: Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:29 pm

Is Luke saving Lance for something, or is his air guitar broken, or what?

Wow, Kuzma is going off like Klay. Detroit really does suck. And to think I wanted Drummond back in the draft. He's a bum. Embiid has been punking him in Sixers games.
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Re: Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:39 pm

Damn, Kuz with 41 after 3! Looks like a potential Taco game for a change. That would be nice.

As for the Pistons, who are those guys? :shrug:
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Re: Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby lakerevolution » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:57 pm

Beas, KCP and Zubac -- SUPER-BENCH!!!

Glad to see a complete runaway team win. Everybody played their role.
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Re: Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:51 am

Kuz had 41 Points in 3 Qtrs. Damn is he a Good player! He ended up 5-10 from 3 as well. Nice win over the Pistons. 23-19 now on the season.
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Re: Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby KobeMVP888 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:04 pm

3Peatkb24 wrote:Kuz had 41 Points in 3 Qtrs. Damn is he a Good player! He ended up 5-10 from 3 as well. Nice win over the Pistons. 23-19 now on the season.


Wait, Blake Griffin with ZERO rebounds and a team worse -22? Let's praise Kuzma's defense, too! How the mighty have fallen. Jerry West picked SVG's pocket.

As for us, Lonzo with a very noticeable team leading +24.
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Re: Game 42: 01/09/19 Pistons at Lakers GAME THREAD

Postby 3Peatkb24 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:28 pm

KobeMVP888 wrote:
3Peatkb24 wrote:Kuz had 41 Points in 3 Qtrs. Damn is he a Good player! He ended up 5-10 from 3 as well. Nice win over the Pistons. 23-19 now on the season.


Wait, Blake Griffin with ZERO rebounds and a team worse -22? Let's praise Kuzma's defense, too! How the mighty have fallen. Jerry West picked SVG's pocket.

As for us, Lonzo with a very noticeable team leading +24.


Yeah Kuz and Ball have been balling :rthup: . Blake Griffin is one of the most overrated players of all-time IMO. He is Very Good but as far as Great, NAH. Like Vince Carter, everyone gets a hard-on because he can dunk but he hasn't won anything in the Playoffs. At least even CP3 got to a Final 4 last season.
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