Shootaround Report: Lakers Look For Season Sweep Of Detroit

Shootaround Report: Lakers Look For Season Sweep Of Detroit


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After a day off on Thanksgiving, the Lakers are back in action in what will be their last game of a three game road trip. The Lakers started off with a disappointing loss against the Washington Wizards but bounced back in what ended up being a close game against the Brooklyn Nets. They will be taking on the Detroit Pistons, who have been inconsistent this season and are sitting on a 6-9 record.

Tonight will be the second time the two teams meet this season after the Lakers won in their first meeting, 114-99, earlier this month when Jordan Hill had his best game of the season scoring a career high of 24 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. Nick Young, who sprained his finger in the win against the Nets, is expected to play tonight. With superstar Kobe Bryant still out, but close to returning, the Lakers have been able to stay competitive and play exciting basketball under Mike D’Antoni. With a win over Detroit the Lakers will be above .500 and end their road trip on a high note.

What are the keys for a Lakers’ victory tonight? Can Kobe Bryant adapt to a different style of play?

[For the keys to a Lakers’ victory and preview of tonight’s game, click here]

[To read about Kobe adapting to a different style of play, click here]

[Read about Farmar’s thoughts on Mike D’Antoni’s coaching by clicking here]

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  • LakersHeatBeef

    Top on the wound Detroit is reeling after a loss to Chicago,Sweep the series.

  • Jim213


    Missed 1st qtr but the team is getting out hustled inside. A game where Kaman is needed (another big) not sure of what minor ache he must be experiencing but have doubts about him in the long run.

    Gasol is having trouble aside of getting out stripped for balls though Hill is struggling too. IMO, may need to close out one or two of the bigs come rebound time though everyone needs to improve their play. Team is 8-8 similar to last season and may have a similar record as last season if they can’t pull the game off today, needed win.