Langston Galloway scored 23 points off the bench, one shy of his season high, and the host Detroit Pistons downed the depleted Los Angeles Lakers 111-97 on Friday.
The Pistons snapped a two-game losing streak, while the Lakers lost for the seventh time in eight games.
The Lakers rested superstar forward LeBron James after he scored 29 points in a loss to Toronto on Thursday. Tyson Chandler (neck), Josh Hart (knee) and Lance Stephenson (toe) also sat out.
Reggie Jackson had 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, while Andre Drummond powered for 19 points and 23 rebounds for Detroit. Blake Griffin added 15 points and 9 assists, while Wayne Ellington scored 12 points.
JaVale McGee led the Lakers with 20 points, 13 rebounds and 3 blocks. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had 17 points, Alex Caruso tied his career high with 16 points, and Rajon Rondo supplied 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists.
Detroit shot 43 percent from the field and made 17 3-point shots. The Lakers shot 41.9 percent but made just 6 of 25 3-point attempts.
The Pistons led 46-40 at halftime. Galloway had a team-high 12 points as Detroit overcame 34.1 percent shooting from the field. McGee had 10 points to top the Lakers, who shot 37.5 percent and committed 9 turnovers.
Detroit increased its lead to 11, 55-44, early in the third on a pair of Griffin free throws. The Lakers managed to hang around as a 12-5 spurt, capped by a Rondo layup, cut Detroit's lead to four.
Jackson then sparked a 13-0 Pistons run with two 3-pointers and a layup. Free throws by Drummond and another long distance basket by Ellington finished the outburst.
Detroit carried a 77-62 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Pistons led 85-71 before the Lakers answered with an 8-2 spurt. Ish Smith reestablished a double-digit advantage with a pullup jumper.
Galloway hit a pair of treys 45 seconds apart with under four minutes to go, giving Detroit a 104-90 advantage. Los Angeles trailed by double digits the rest of the way.
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