NBA Daily: LeBron’s Triple-Double Powers Lakers Past Pistons 106-99
By Reylan Loberternos
Tue, 07 Jan 2020
Boracay Island, Philippines – LeBron James had another triple-double, finishing with 21 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists to help the LA Lakers eke out a 106-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night (Monday morning, Philippine time) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Anthony Davis also flirted with a triple-double, as he added 24 markers, 11 boards, 2 dimes, 3 steals, and 8 blocked. The other big men JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard were also monsters protecting the paint with 6 and 5 blocks, respectively, for the Lakers, who finished with 20 swats as a team.
Derrick Rose topscored for the Pistons with 28 markers off the bench. Detroit could only muster 34 combined points for its starters, however, as two of them – Tim Frazier and Tony Snell - couldn’t even score a single point.
With the loss, the Pistons dropped to 13 wins and 24 losses for 11th place in the Eastern Conference team standings. They will travel to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning, Philippine time).
Meanwhile, the Lakers, who sit at the top of the Western Conference team standings with a 29-7 win-loss card, will next host the New York Knicks on the same night.
How they scored:
Lakers 106 – Davis 24, James 21, Caruso 13, Howard 11, Cardwell-Pope 10, McGee 9, Green 7, Bradley 5, Kuzma 4, Rondo 2
Pistons 99 – Rose 28, Mykhailiuk 14, Galloway 13, Drummond 12, Wood 11, Doumbouya 11, Brown 6, Maker 4
AROUND THE LEAGUE:
(Road Team – Home Team)
NYK 132 – 135 LAC
POR 111 – 122 MIA
MIN 118 – 103 CLE
MEM 121 – 114 PHX
DET 99 – 106 LAL
GAMES TODAY, JANUARY 7, 2020 CT
OKC @ PHI 8:00 AM CT
IND @ CHA 8:00 AM CT
BOS @ WSH 8:00 AM CT
BKN @ ORL 8:00 AM CT
DEN @ ATL 8:30 AM CT
UTAH @ NOP 9:00 AM CT
MIL @ SAS 9:30 AM CT
CHI @ DAL 9:30 AM CT
GSW @ SAC 11:00 AM CT
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