The Detroit Pistons have been the subject of their fair share of rough outings in the last few years. You can add Sunday’s in Los Angeles against the Lakers to that list, as they once again were embarrassed and made dubious history of.
The Lakers, a team that came in with one of the best records in the league and also the best team at blocking shots, only served to further ramp up those stats. At the final buzzer, with LA winning 106-99 on home court, they had blocked 20 shots. 20 of the Pistons’ 78 were swatted away, allowing the Lakers to record the first such night in two decades. Never has the ball been batted away more percentage-wise since blocks began to be recorded. Anthony Davis finished the game with eight of those blocks and 24 points while LeBron James had 21 points, 14 rebounds, and 11 assists for a triple-double to help them improve to 29-7 on the season.