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Detroit plays Los Angeles in non-conference action

January 28, 2021 GMT

Los Angeles Lakers (14-5, second in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (4-14, 14th in the Eastern Conference)

Detroit; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers take on Jerami Grant and the Detroit Pistons in a non-conference matchup.

The Pistons have gone 3-7 in home games. Detroit is 2-6 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Lakers are 10-1 in road games. Los Angeles is 13-5 when scoring more than 100 points.

The Pistons and Lakers match up Thursday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Grant is scoring 24.4 points per game and averaging 6.3 rebounds for the Pistons. Wayne Ellington is averaging 3.7 made 3-pointers and 13.2 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.

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James leads the Lakers averaging 25.6 points while adding 7.8 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game. Anthony Davis is averaging 19.3 points and 7.7 rebounds while shooting 48.5% over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.

LAST 10 GAMES: Pistons: 3-7, averaging 107.7 points, 43 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 8.4 steals and 5.5 blocks per game while shooting 43.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 109 points on 46.6% shooting.

Lakers: 8-2, averaging 114.2 points, 44.7 rebounds, 24.1 assists, 7.6 steals and 6.6 blocks per game while shooting 47.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.7 points on 45.7% shooting.

INJURIES: Pistons: Killian Hayes: out (hip), Blake Griffin: out (injury management).

Lakers: Kostas Antetokounmpo: out (knee), Jared Dudley: out (calf).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.