Detroit Pistons lose wild Sunday affair to the L.A. Lakers, 121-116: Game thread recap

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Detroit Pistons (4-11) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (8-9)

When: 6 p.m. Sunday.

Where: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

TV channel: Bally Sports Detroit.

Radio: WWJ-AM, WMOC-FM (950, 104.3; Pistons radio affiliates).

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Game notes: The Pistons continue their homestand with a meeting with Los Angeles Lakers. Detroit is 2-1 so far on this home stretch at Little Caesars Arena, most recently losing to the Golden State Warriors, 105-102. Frank Jackson had 27 and narrowly missed a 3-pointer that would have sent the game to overtime. Cade Cunningham and Jerami Grant added 19 points apiece.

Killian Hayes, who has been battling a sore thumb, will not play.

The Lakers are battered, but both LeBron James (abdomen) and Anthony Davis (thigh) are expected to play. The Lakers, playing for the most part without James, have lost three in a row and four of five — and none of their losses has been particularly close.

In a week, the teams will meet again in Los Angeles, part of a five-game road stretch for Detroit. The final game in the Pistons' current homestand is Tuesday against the Miami Heat. The Lakers head further east after Sunday, facing the New York Knicks on Tuesday.

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This article originally appeared on Detroit Free Press: Pistons drop eventful game to the Lakers, 121-116: Game thread recap