Los Angeles (35-27) at Detroit (39-23)

Fair Currently: Auburn Hills, MI
Temp: 67° F
  • Game info: 7:30 pm EST Wed Mar 12, 2003
  • TV: KCAL, WKBD
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AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN (TICKER) —The Los Angeles Lakers try to post a 10th consecutive victory over the Detroit Pistons when they continue a season-high six-game road trip on Wednesday at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The Lakers have won nine straight and 15 of 17 over the Pistons, including a 95-85 victory at home on February 27. Detroit has not defeated the Lakers since a 100-97 double-overtime triumph in Los Angeles on January 18, 1997. The Pistons have lost nine in a row and 11 of 12 at home to the Lakers since a 112-93 win on December 20, 1991.

Los Angeles opened its road trip with a 116-99 setback at Chicago on Tuesday. It was just the Lakers’ second defeat in 11 games.

Kobe Bryant scored 36 points and Rick Fox added a season-high 23 but Shaquille O’Neal was limited to a season-low 13 on 3-of-11 shooting.

The Lakers shot just 40 percent and allowed the Bulls to connect on 55 percent of their attempts.

The Pistons have won back-to-back games on the heels of a season-high seven-game losing streak.

On Sunday, Detroit edged Golden State, 107-105, when Chauncey Billups hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Billups scored 31 points, Corliss Williamson 22 and Ben Wallace 10 with 19 rebounds.

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