clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Pistons High / Low: Drummond powers Pistons past Lakers

Film don’t lie.

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at Detroit Pistons Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers final trip to Auburn Hills is probably one they would like to soon forget as the Pistons ran them out of the gym 121 - 102.

To the tape!


Despite a handful of tough-luck first quarter misses, Andre Drummond finished with 24 points on 12-19 shooting, 17 rebounds, three steals and four blocks. It seemed like the entire team assisted the big fella:

When Dre plays to his strengths, he’s an All Star.

This is exactly how Drummond should help:

Julius Randle never accounted for Dre sliding over.

Below, he shows off an incredible amount of athleticism:


A collection of Jon Leuer doing exactly what Jon Leuer does:


This is so much better than settling for a jump shot:


Back to back transition opportunities to start the third quarter helped to put pressure on the Lakers:


Again, the bench held their own. Ish Smith had 10 points and seven assists (five turnovers though). Ish can get to the basket at will, from there, it’s can he finish?

Below, Stanley Johnson as a ball handler, keeps improving:



Pistons get bailed out by a questionable call:

Four-on-one must end in two points.


Zero resistance on the Lakers pick and roll:


Speaking of zero resistance:

Total lack of awareness and communication.


25-28. Bring on the Spurs!