Los Angeles Lakers (31-37, 11th in the Western Conference) against Detroit Pistons (34-33, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Detroit; Friday, 7 pm EDT
LOWER LINE: Detroit is home to Los Angeles with the goal of extending its four-game winning series.
The Pistons are 21-13 on their home field. Detroit has 12-18 in games decided by at least 10 points.
The Lakers went 13-21 away from home. Los Angeles is in second place in the standings with 56.7 points in the paint per game, with LeBron James averaging 13.7. The Lakers defeated the Pistons 113-100 in their last game on January 9th. Kyle Kuzma led Los Angeles with 41 points and Blake Griffin ran Detroit with 16 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Wayne Ellington leads the Pistons with 2.5 points scored at 3 points and an average of 9.5 points while shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the bow. Langston Galloway scored 2.7 points scored at 3 points and 10.8 points in the last 10 games of Detroit.
James turned 51.7 percent and averaged 27.4 points for the Lakers. Brandon Ingram averaged 16.7 points and collected 4.5 rebounds while turning 34.1 percent in the last 10 Los Angeles games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Lakers: 2-8, with an average of 111.9 points, 41.8 rebounds, 27.2 assists, 5.8 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.4 percent from the field. Their opponents scored an average of 116.7 points with a shot of 48.3%.
Pistons: 7-3, with an average of 108.9 points, 43.9 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 6.4 recoveries and 4.6 blocks per game, while 45.8% is resumed from the field. Their opponents have an average of 104.7 points with a shot of 45.9%.
Piston injuries: Bruce Brown Jr.: day by day (right ankle discomfort), Reggie Jackson: day by day (right ankle).
Lakers Injuries: Brandon Ingram: out of season (deep vein thrombosis (dvt)), Tyson Chandler: day by day (neck), Lance Stephenson: day by day (foot), Lonzo Ball: out (left ankle).
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