The Los Angeles Lakers recently defeated the Detroit Pistons with a final score of 110-106. It is clear that this was a routine win for the Los Angeles Lakers, and perhaps they will be able to build off this win and go on a run.
Despite the fact that this was just a regular-season game, there is no question that there has been a lot of speculation and anticipation for this matchup. That was due to the scuffle between LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart, which eventually resulted in a one-game suspension for James and a two-game suspension for Stewart.
NBA fans reacted to the Los Angeles Lakers getting a win against the Detroit Pistons, with many lauding LeBron James' bounceback 33 point performance. There is no doubt that James looked better than he did during the team's last game against the Sacramento Kings.
The Los Angeles Lakers still need to figure a lot of things out. With this win, they are now precisely at .500, with an 11-11 record. They are not the championship team they aspire to be as of now, but with some wins and better chemistry with one another, they could potentially get there. They are definitely a talented roster. But as Rob Pelinka once wisely said, all that talent without the proper mindset amounts to "jack s*it".
Some have claimed that LeBron James has won his last title and that he's done winning rings. This year will be an opportunity for LeBron James and the Lakers to prove their haters wrong. They have shown some flashes of being a cohesive team today, and championship-caliber teams aren't built in a day. LeBron James is still playing at a high level, and he has two stars in Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook flanking him. It would be unwise to count them out prematurely.