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.
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.