Los Angeles Lakers (31-37, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. Detroit Pistons (34-33, seventh in the Eastern Conference)
Detroit; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit hosts Los Angeles aiming to extend its four-game home winning streak.
The Pistons are 21-13 on their home court. Detroit is 12-18 in games decided by at least 10 points.
The Lakers have gone 13-21 away from home. Los Angeles ranks second in the league scoring 56.7 points in the paint per game, led by LeBron James averaging 13.7. The Lakers defeated the Pistons 113-100 in their last matchup on Jan. 9. Kyle Kuzma led Los Angeles with 41 points and Blake Griffin paced Detroit scoring 16 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Wayne Ellington leads the Pistons with 2.5 made 3-pointers and averages 9.5 points while shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc. Langston Galloway is averaging 2.7 made 3-pointers and 10.8 points over the last 10 games for Detroit.
James has shot 51.7 percent and is averaging 27.4 points for the Lakers. Brandon Ingram has averaged 16.7 points and collected 4.5 rebounds while shooting 34.1 percent over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Lakers: 2-8, averaging 111.9 points, 41.8 rebounds, 27.2 assists, 5.8 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.4 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 116.7 points on 48.3 percent shooting.
Pistons: 7-3, averaging 108.9 points, 43.9 rebounds, 24.2 assists, 6.4 steals and 4.6 blocks per game while shooting 45.8 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 104.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting.
Pistons Injuries: Bruce Brown Jr.: day to day (right ankle discomfort), Reggie Jackson: day to day (right ankle).
Lakers Injuries: Brandon Ingram: out for season (deep venous thrombosis (dvt)), Tyson Chandler: day to day (neck), Lance Stephenson: day to day (toe), Lonzo Ball: out (left ankle).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.