Auburn Hills, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – Jordan Hill put up 22 points and 13
rebounds and the Los Angeles Lakers remained unbeaten against the Eastern
Conference with a 106-96 win over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.
Kobe Bryant finished with 12 points and 13 assists, but was responsible for 10
of the 14 Lakers turnovers. Bryant posted the unofficial triple-double two
days after recording the 20th legitimate one of his career.
Nick Young added 19 points off the bench as the Lakers won their fourth
straight against the East to start the season. They are just 1-13 against the
Josh Smith filled the stat sheet with 18 points, 10 rebounds and six assists
and Andre Drummond pulled down 13 boards, but Detroit lost its ninth game in a
row. The struggling Pistons have dropped six home games in that stretch,
their longest since a 10-game slide in March, 2013.
Only the winless 76ers have a worse record than the Pistons, who fell to 3-15
on the season.