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Friday, November 29th (All times Eastern)

Los Angeles Lakers (8-8) at Detroit Pistons (6-9), 7:30 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Los Angeles Lakers will seek a winning record on this short road trip Friday night when they visit The Palace of Auburn Hills to meet the Detroit Pistons.

The Lakers are 1-1 on a short trip east. They fell in Washington D.C. to the Wizards on Tuesday, but held on for a win at the Barclays Center over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday.

Friday's tilt in Motown ends their brief sojourn.

Against the Nets, the Lakers built a 16-point lead after one quarter, and were 27 points ahead at one point. The Nets fought back and Paul Pierce had an uncontested look at a 3-pointer late that would've tied it, but didn't fall.

The win was the Lakers fourth in five games.

Nick Young led all scorers with 26 points.

"I thought Nick Young hit some huge shots," Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni said. "He played really well to kind of get us out of our funk."

Pau Gasol added 21 points, followed by 15 from Jordan Farmar and 11 by Jodie Meeks. Jordan Hill pulled down 12 rebounds and Shawne Williams grabbed 10 boards. Steve Blake handed out 10 assists, which was the sixth time in eight games he had double-digit helpers.

The Pistons saw two-game winning streak disappear Wednesday night when the Chicago Bulls came to Motor City and left with a 99-79 victory.

The Bulls buried the Pistons, who led by two at the half, over the final 24 minutes. The second half score was 48-26 in favor of Chicago and the Pistons only managed 11 points in the final quarter.

"They obviously were a lot better in the second half than they were in the first half," said Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks. "We couldn't score the ball and a lot of it had to do with their defense. Their defensive pressure picked up in the third and fourth quarter."

Rodney Stuckey scored a team-high 25 points, followed by 13 from Josh Smith. Brandon Jennings notched 12 points and Andre Drummond had 10. Both Smith and Drummond had double-figure rebounding nights.

The Pistons have the Sixers coming to town on Sunday, then go on a three-game road trip, visiting Miami, Milwaukee and Chicago.

The Lakers have won three straight over the Pistons and four of their last five at The Palace.

11/29 10:39:01 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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