Coming off a couple of impressive wins against the Warriors and Clippers over the weekend, the Pistons were starting to get some talk around the league. They were not able to back it up as they came out flat against the Lakers and were never able to recover as they fell 113-93.
It was the perfect storm of poor play from the Pistons and very good play from the Lakers, who shot 48 percent from the field and 46 percent from three.
Avery Bradley had a terrible game shooting as he finished 4-of-17 from the field and Jon Leuer was absolutely terrible as he was torched on defense and useless on offense. Ish Smith was a bright spot for the Pistons as usual, finishing the game with 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Reggie Jackson also had 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting.
The Pistons almost made history by not shooting a free throw the whole game, but were luckily able to avoid it.
Jackson with the and-1 jumper. There's 6:25 left and he's shooting the #Pistons' first free throw of the game.— James Edwards III (@JLEdwardsIII) November 1, 2017
It was still a solid road trip as the Pistons went 2-1 and beat two of the better teams in the league. However, the Pistons need to beat the Lakers of the league if they want to be considered a serious contender.
The Pistons will have a few days off before they play the Milwaukee Bucks at Little Caesars Arena on Friday.