The Los Angeles Lakers came back from behind in a 106-102 victory over the Detroit Pistons and picked up a win they had no business being in. The Pistons dominated the glass and the paint, but some late game heroics from Jordan Farmar and Nick Young, a handful of missed free-throws, and the swaggiest of drawn charges we have ever witnessed, and the Lakers wrapped up their three-game road trip with their second straight win.
The Pistons were relentless in their attack of the paint. The strategy worked well as they took advantage of the Lakers' bigs, but Josh Smith barreled into Nick Young with the game on the line and was called for the charge. Young drained two free-throws on the other end to seal the game. Swaggy P finished with 12 points.
Wesley Johnson had one of the best games of his career, scoring 27 points while making six of his seven three-point attempts. He was great on both ends of the floor and his production was crucial during a stretch where the Lakers' offense struggled to produce otherwise. His previous career-high? 29 points, set during his rookie year against the Lakers (because of course).
Shawne Williams finished the game with his best game as a Laker. He scored 20 points and drained six shots from beyond the arc. It was the Lakers' backup wings stepping up to pick up the win.
The Lakers were outrebounded 55-44, turned the ball over 17 times, allowed 76 points in the paint, shot 66 percent from the free-throw line, gave up 25 fastbreak points and 25 second chance points and still managed to squeak out a win. The team is now above .500. Jordan Hill sprained his ankle during the third quarter and did not return. The Lakers return home after going 2-1 on their three-game road trip and face the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.
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