Anthony Davis has big game as Lakers defeat Pistons

Anthony Davis scored 38 points with 16 rebounds and four blocked shots and Lonnie Walker IV added 17 points as the Los Angeles Lakers took advantage of a four-day break in the schedule and earned a 128-121 victory Friday over the visiting Detroit Pistons.Austin Reaves scored 16 points and Wenyen Gabriel added 15 as the Lakers went 35 of 40 from the free-throw line and won consecutive games after coming out on top Sunday against the Brooklyn Nets.It was just the fourth victory of the season for Los Angeles, which has two five-game losing streaks.Alec Burks had 23 points and Bojan Bogdanovic added 20 as the Pistons lost a season-high sixth consecutive game. Killian Hayes had 18 points and nine assists for Detroit, while Jaden Ivey had 17 points but went 1 of 9 from 3-point range.The Pistons, who dropped a 96-91 decision against the Clippers on Thursday, are 0-2 to start a six-game West Coast road trip.The Lakers led 104-102 with 7:52 remaining when the Pistons’ Saddiq Bey departed with a right ankle injury. Los Angeles then went on a 14-6 run to take a 118-108 advantage with 4:07 remaining for their largest lead of the game to that point.In a back-and-forth first half, the Pistons were the first to establish themselves with a 17-4 run in the first quarter to take a 31-23 lead, and they were up 37-30 at the end of the period.

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