In a game that leaves everyone feeling frustrated, the Lakers show that their road woes are not behind them with an 88-85 loss at the hands of the Pistons. The Lakers were up big early but then got complacent, stopped executing, and the Pistons hung tough. Down the stretch, the Pistons showed the confidence of a team that believed they could win and made the plays that validated that mindset.
So, the Lakers start this road heavy stretch with a loss versus a team below .500 with another opponent fitting that same description waiting tomorrow night. Hopefully they get their act together after letting this game stew on the plane ride to Washington. A full recap will be up a bit later. For now, fire away in the comments.