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04:00  16 march  2019
04:00  16 march  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Pistons handle LeBron-less Lakers 111-97© The Associated Press Los Angeles Lakers forward Johnathan Williams (19) and Detroit Pistons forward Thon Maker (7) try to control the loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

DETROIT — Andre Drummond had 19 points and 23 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons took advantage of LeBron James' absence, beating the Los Angeles Lakers 111-97 on Friday night.

The Lakers, who have fallen well off the pace in the Western Conference playoff race, have been managing James' minutes, and he sat out this game entirely. Los Angeles played at Toronto the previous night.

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The Pistons beat the Pelicans 105 to 97 . Henry Ellenson led the scoring with 13 points, Henry Ellenson led in assists with 7 assists, and Henry Ellenson led by grabbing 10 rebounds. Game between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Lakers played on Sun July 15th 2018.

The Los Angeles Lakers continue to struggle without LeBron James, losing to the lowly Cleveland Burks delivered an emphatic dunk after Ingram couldn't handle a defensive rebound to help the 23: Hawks guard Justin Anderson falls on Pistons forward Blake Griffin's head during a first-half scramble

BOX SCORE: PISTONS 111, LAKERS 97

The Lakers were also without Lonzo Ball (left ankle), Tyson Chandler (neck), Brandon Ingram (right arm) and Lance Stephenson (toe), but they trailed by only four in the third quarter before Detroit went on a 13-0 run to make it 73-56. Reggie Jackson started that stretch with two 3-pointers and a jumper.

The Pistons were coming off losses of 28 and 34 points to the Nets and Heat, but the win Friday put Detroit percentage points ahead of Brooklyn for the No. 6 spot in the East. Langston Galloway scored 23 points and Jackson had 20 for the Pistons.

STILL THE STAR

James hadn't missed an entire game since Feb. 2. He didn't suit up for this one, but there was certainly a buzz among the fans behind one of the baskets when he emerged around the midway point of the first quarter and walked over to the bench to join his team. He went back toward the locker room at the start of the fourth.

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Pistons guard Reggie Jackson handles the ball against Lakers guard D'Angelo Russell at Staples Center on Nov. The Lakers have also lost three in a row after a 113- 97 bashing at the hands of the rival Clippers on Saturday. Veteran guard Lou Williams leads the Lakers in scoring at over 17 points

TIP-INS

Lakers: Rajon Rondo had 15 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.

Pistons: Drummond is four rebounds away from posting a sixth straight season with at least 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. Only seven players have accomplished that: Wilt Chamberlain (10 years), Bill Russell (10), Bob Pettit (nine), Elvin Hayes (seven), Walt Bellamy (six), Dwight Howard (six) and Jerry Lucas (six).

UP NEXT

Lakers: Visit the New York Knicks on Sunday.

Pistons: Host the Toronto Raptors on Sunday.

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