Video: Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope posterizes Pistons’ Thon Maker
The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a 111-97 beating at the hands of the Detroit Pistons in a game which saw them barely put up a fight. Without LeBron James (load management), Brandon Ingram (shoulder), and Lonzo Ball (ankle), the Lakers had to rely heavily on Kyle Kuzma and whoever was left of the roster, including the inconsistent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
To his credit, KCP had an impressive game against his former team, scoring 17 points and grabbing two rebounds in 30 minutes. He also had a top-ten-worthy highlight in the fourth quarter against Pistons’ Thon Maker.
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) March 16, 2019
Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to help the Lakers from losing their second straight game. They fall to 31-38 for the season and are currently 1-2 in their five-game East coast road trip.
On the other hand, the Pistons improve to 35-33 for the season. They currently hold the seventh spot in the East and are most likely going to make the playoffs after spending most of the season outside of the top 10 in the conference standings.
With the regular season coming to an end in a couple of weeks, both the Lakers and the Pistons will be taking different paths. Los Angeles are already looking into next year’s offseason, where they are expected to try to recruit some of the big name free agents to don the purple and gold uniform. Meanwhile, Detroit is planning to make some noise in the playoffs, and after an impressive win against the Toronto Raptors a couple of days ago, they are pretty confident that they can hang with the Beasts in the East, and even become one of them.