Detroit sports glance: Pistons say goodbye to Kobe Bryant, cruise past Los Angeles Lakers 111-91

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Pistons 111, Lakers 91 – The Detroit Pistons gave the Los Angeles Lakers and their star guard Kobe Bryant a rude farewell in Sunday’s blowout victory.

LSJ Logo incertThe Pistons jumped out to a 15-0 lead, their best start since April of 2006 against the New York Knicks.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope led Detroit with 22 points, while Reggie Jackson added 20 points and Andre Drummond had 18 points and 15 rebounds.

Anthony Tolliver had a strong game off the bench, scoring nineEye on the D points and grabbing 13 rebounds.

The Pistons are now 12-9 on the season, good for fourth place in the Central Division.

Detroit will go on the road and take on the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night.

Record: 12-9

4th Place in Central Division (1.5 games behind Cleveland)

Tied for 6th Place in Eastern Conference (1.5 games behind Cleveland and Miami)

1/2 game ahead Boston and Orlando for the last playoff spot

Magic # to clinch a playoff berth: 62

Magic # to clinch Central Division title: 64

Magic # to clinch Eastern Conference title: 65

Next Game: 12/07/2015 @ Charlotte Hornets 7:00 p.m. @ Time Warner Cable Arena

Stats: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope 22 points 4 steals, Reggie Jackson 20 points 6 assists, Andre Drummond 18 points 15 rebounds, Anthony Tolliver 9 points 13 rebounds, Steve Blake 9 points 5 assists.

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