Detroit Pistons vs. Los Angeles Lakers: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Detroit Pistons (4-15) play against the Los Angeles Lakers (11-11) at STAPLES Center

Game Time: 9:30 PM EST on Sunday November 28, 2021

Detroit Pistons 13, Los Angeles Lakers 14 (Q1 04:49)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
After going down 7-1, Lakers tie it up by outrunning the Pistons in transition. Looked a lot like this a week ago in the early going. Detroit doesn’t have the discipline to get back on D as quick as they should. – 9:49 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Much better energy from LAL out of the time out, as AD scored twice at the rim, and LeBron dunked in transition after a steal, to tie the game at 7. – 9:48 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
This Lakers starting lineup has struggled for the past few games especially.
A shorthanded Kings group went up 13-11 last game, and then outscored LAL 10-4 to start the 3rd Q.
Tonight, Detroit opened on a 7-1 run, forcing the first time out. – 9:46 PM

Bob Garcia @bgarciaivsports
More of the same from the Lakers. – 9:45 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Nice start for the Pistons so far. Grant knocked down a 3 to give them a 7-1 lead. Pistons are 3-5 from the floor, Lakers are 0-3 – 9:44 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Jerami Grant with a quick five points, Isaiah Stewart with two. Pistons up 7-1 over the Lakers. – 9:44 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Somewhat interestingly: On the first free throws of the game by Russ, the Lakers send in Avery Bradley to box out on Stewart while LeBron heads back to the backcourt. Obviously the incident between James and Stewart happened on a free throw attempt. – 9:44 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Loud boos for Isaiah Stewart during pregame intros PM

Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Lakers-Pistons II PM

Melissa Rohlin @melissarohlin
Isaiah Stewart got some rousing boos at Staples Center ahead of playing the Lakers a week after his incident with LeBron James. PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Isaiah Stewart got a nice round of boos from Lakers fans when he was announced. – 9:36 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Isaiah Stewart, as you would guess, gets a heap of boos at Staples. The opposite of the game Friday against the Clippers lol. – 9:36 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
#ThisIsWhyWePlay PM

Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband
3 eras of Lakers vs. Pistons PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Killian Hayes is back in the starting lineup, along with Cade Cunningham, Saddiq Bey, Jerami Grant and Isaiah Stewart – 9:26 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Pistons starters: Hayes, Cade, Bey, Grant and Stewart – 9:23 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Welcome back to the Starting 5, @Killian Hayes 🤝
@Kia | #Pistons PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Arkansas’ Finest
#LakeShow x @DWS_Group PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Tonight’s first shift.
#SuitingUpTogether | @ToyotaSoCal PM

Keith Smith @KeithSmithNBA
Both LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart are starting.
What are we thinking? Handshake? Light dap? Hug? No interaction at all? Hands thrown at the tip? – 9:02 PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Same starters tonight for the Lakers. PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
🐐 #ChickHearnNight PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
To those #Pistons fans observing, we wish you a Happy Hanukkah! 🕎 PM

James Ham @James_HamNBA
Memphis BBQ. After a thrilling triple OT win over the Lakers Friday, the Kings looked like a team building moment. That idea ended quickly on Sunday when they were run off the court by the Grizzlies by a final of 128-101. Here are 6 quick thoughts from the drubbing. – 8:24 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Big win for the Celtics, who snap their two-game skid heading into one of the most difficult months any team in the league has to face in December, when they have 15 games & only one is against a below .500 team — and that’s the Lakers, who could be back there in a couple hours. – 8:24 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Casey said he thought Jerami Grant wore down having to defend Anthony Davis in the second half last week, and he didn’t want to play Luka Garza against Davis. Having Stewart tonight should help. – 8:14 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey when asked about why the Lakers are struggling defensively/Frank Vogel: “Last I checked, he won a championship here. I have my own problems. I’m teaching a bunch of pups who (are old enough) to be playing at Gonzaga.” – 8:13 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Pistons coach Dwane Casey said he and his team “Spent no time talking about the incident whatsoever … Guys are professionals.”
He said he was more upset that Detroit lost its mojo in the second half last week and blew the huge lead to the Lakers. – 8:12 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
On the LeBron-Isaiah altercation last week, Casey said he was upset that the Pistons lost a 15-point lead. Isn’t concerned about them playing each other again tonight. “I thought we lost momentum in all of that. It’s in the rear view mirror, guys are professionals.” – 8:11 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Casey when asked about Isaiah-LeBron: “I’m more upset we gave up a 15-point lead. (The incident) is in the rearview mirror.” – 8:11 PM

Omari Sanfoka II @omarisankofa
Killian Hayes will play tonight, Dwane Casey said. – 8:09 PM

James Edwards III @JLEdwardsIII
Dwane Casey said Killian Hayes will play tonight. The second-year guard missed four games with a hand/thumb injury. – 8:09 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Sunday Whites for Chick Hearn Night 🤍
#LakeShow x @bibigoUSA PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel says he doesn’t anticipate any sort of “retaliation” today against the Pistons after the scuffle between LeBron and Isaiah Stewart last week, but said he and the Lakers will have more “awareness.” – 8:03 PM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Frank Vogel said they don’t anticipate anything occuring with the rematch against Detroit and the Stewart/LeBron situation from last week, but they’ll have a “raised awareness” out on the floor. – 8:02 PM

Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU
PG just got finished speaking postgame, and since it’s a doubleheader here, Lakers pregame is almost underway.
Paul had to do media in hallway, and ducked into the room to see if Frank Vogel was there to do pregame media, but he wasn’t, so he continued on to the set up outside – 8:01 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Tonight’s @HenryFordNews status/injury update against the Los Angeles Lakers: PM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Ahead of Lakers-Pistons today, a last look back on the 3OT loss to the Kings and three numbers that underscore the Lakers’ issues:…7:51 PM

Doug Smith @SmithRaps
Raptors get two buckets in transition off defence and it’s like Showtime Lakers for this group
Cs up 5 – 6:46 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
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DeAndre Jordan @DeAndre
#35 @TobiOye… – 6:03 PM

Noel Harris @NorCalNoel916
The Kings were swept by the Grizzlies last season, but Memphis is playing without Ja Morant and Sacramento is coming off a thrilling, 3-OT road victory over the Lakers on Friday night.
How y’all feeling, Kings fans? – 5:53 PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
Sunday Funday in L.A.
Share a photo of your #Pistons pride or upload one here to be featured in our @UWMLife Reppin’ the D shoutout → PM

Kerith Burke @KerithBurke
Warriors-Clippers at 12:30pm followed by Pistons-Lakers at 6:30pm is a wild turnaround for arena workers. Impressive. – 4:35 PM

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers
Tinseltown 🆚 Motor City
⏰: 6:30 p.m. PT
📺: @SpectrumSN
📻: ESPN LA 710 & 1330 KWKW
#LakeShow x @socios…4:32 PM

Joe Mullinax @sbnGrizzlies
That’s it for Coach Jenkins. Time for a pregame poll.
Hypothetically, Ja Morant returns almost a month from today, Dec. 29th, at home against the Lakers. Between tonight and that game Memphis plays 16 games.
Assuming the roster stays the same – how many do the Grizzlies win? – 4:29 PM

Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Los Angeles is primed to be the center of the sports world over the next decade: Super Bowl, World Cup, Olympics, etc. L.A. has two teams in every major sport, but when every team is at their best, USC football is the city’s third most popular team behind the Lakers and Dodgers. – 4:28 PM

Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
📅 On this day in 1972, the @Detroit Pistons Bob Lanier scored a career-high 48 points in a 120-116 win over the Trail Blazers.
Lanier shot 19-35 from the field and 10-12 from the FT line. He also snagged 16 rebounds. PM

Detroit Pistons @DetroitPistons
We’ve got the Lakers at their place tonight.
📺: @BallySportsDET PM

Mike Mazzeo @MazzNYC
Just don’t punt to DeSean Jackson or Brian Westbrook – 3:51 PM

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