Lakers 106, Pistons 93

Kobe Bryant killed the losing streak. He scored 40 points for the 100th time in his career, making 17 of 29 shots while playing 39 minutes, 13 seconds with a nagging groin injury. He made a no-look, back-to-the-basket layup over Kwame Brown that seemed to be a perfect summary on his night. He wouldn’t be denied in helping the Lakers avoid their first three-game losing streak since January 2008. Andrew Bynum scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for his eighth double-double. He had only 13 shots, making seven, however. Shannon Brown had 12 points and Jordan Farmar had 10 in reserve roles. Will Bynum, no relation to Andrew, scored 24 points to lead Detroit, and Ben Gordon had 18. Rip Hamilton and Tayshaun Prince sat out because of injuries.

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  • http://www.everyjoe.com/nbaobsessed/ NBAObsessed

    Kobe is a legend and he is still playing. Even as a lifelong Piston fan it is hard not to admire Kobe Bryant and at least during the Olympics he was on my team!
    Most NBA fans in Michigan appreciate the Lakers since you had Magic Johnson who grew up in Lansing Michigan. So we can kind of root for Kobe.