Detroit Pistons (4-15, 14th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Los Angeles Lakers (10-11, seventh in the Western Conference)
Los Angeles; Sunday, 9:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit comes into the matchup with Los Angeles after losing five straight games.
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James was fined $15,000 for an obscene gesture Friday by the NBA, which also warned the Lakers superstar about using profane language.
James made the gesture after making a shot late in Los Angeles' 124-116 overtime victory in Indiana on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reggie Jackson scored 21 points and the Los Angeles Clippers got back on track with a 107-96 victory over the lowly Detroit Pistons on Friday.
After dropping three of four games, the Clippers never trailed.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James missed his chance to shine at Madison Square Garden this season. So, he picked up his teammates in his return Wednesday night at Indiana.
After drawing the first suspension of his career because of a fracas Sunday in Detroit, James delivered tiebreaking and back-breaking 3-pointers in overtime and finished with 39 points to help the Los Angles Lakers rally past Indiana, 124-116.
NEW YORK (AP) — Evan Fournier scored 26 points, Immanuel Quickley had 12 of his 14 in the fourth quarter after New York had blown a 25-point lead, and the Knicks beat a Los Angeles Lakers team missing suspended star LeBron James 106-100 on Tuesday night.
LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers has been suspended for one game and Detroit's Isaiah Stewart was suspended two games for their roles in an ugly incident during Sunday's Lakers-Pistons game.
The NBA announced the suspensions Monday, and both will affect games on Tuesday.
LeBron James is missing one game.
Markieff Morris is missing his eighth, with no end in sight.
Those two things are more connected than some might realize.
DETROIT (AP) — LeBron James was ejected early in the third quarter after drawing blood by hitting Isaiah Stewart in the face, leaving Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook to rally the Los Angeles Lakers to a 121-116 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.
DETROIT (AP) — LeBron James was ejected for drawing blood from Isaiah Stewart's face, sending the superstar to the locker room early in the third quarter and leaving his teammates to pick up the slack.
DETROIT (AP) — LeBron James was ejected from the Los Angeles Lakers-Detroit Pistons game after drawing blood on Isaiah Stewart's face when they were tangled up while boxing out for a rebound on Sunday night.
Los Angeles Lakers (8-9, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (4-11, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
Detroit; Sunday, 6 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Los Angeles hits the road against Detroit looking to stop its four-game road slide.
Golden State Warriors (13-2, first in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (4-10, 14th in the Eastern Conference)
Detroit; Friday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Pistons -8.5; over/under is 210.5
TORONTO (AP) — Jerami Grant scored 14 of his 24 points in the fourth quarter, Isaiah Stewart scored 20 and Detroit used a big finish to beat short-handed Toronto 127-121 on Saturday night, the Pistons’ fourth straight victory over the Raptors.
DETROIT (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 29 points and 16 rebounds and the Chicago Bulls kept their play-in chances alive with an 108-94 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.
Zach LaVine scored 30 points as the Bulls (29-39) moved within 2 1/2 games of the Indiana Pacers (31-36) for the last Eastern Conference play-in spot...
Cleveland Cavaliers (20-36, 13th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (17-40, 15th in the Eastern Conference)...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Russell Westbrook had his 25th triple-double of the season, Bradley Beal scored 37 points and the Washington Wizards beat the Detroit Pistons 121-100 on Saturday night...
DETROIT (AP) — Josh Jackson scored 29 points, and the Detroit Pistons overcame several key absences to beat Oklahoma City 110-104 on Friday night, handing the Thunder their ninth straight loss...
DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin seemed to be in the middle of everything in his return to Detroit.
Griffin scored 17 points and was part of a first-half dustup that resulted in Isaiah Stewart's ejection, and the Brooklyn Nets outlasted the Pistons 113-111 on Friday night...