Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/14
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Pau Gasol, starting once again in place on injured All-Star Dwight Howard, had 23 points and 10 rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Detroit Pistons, 98-97, at The Palace on Sunday. Kobe Bryant had 18 points and five assists and Earl Clark added 17 points for the Lakers (22-26), who squandered an 18-point, second-half lead. Bryant passed Hakeem Olajuwon for seventh place on the all-time field goals list and has 10,757 for his career. Gasol had 22 points and 12 rebounds against Minnesota on Friday when the Lakers snapped their eight-game road losing streak. Howard missed the game despite receiving platelet-rich plasma treatment this weekend on his ailing right shoulder. Greg Monroe led the Pistons (18-30) with 20 points and 12 rebounds, and Will Bynum added 18 points and 10 assists. Bynum missed a potential go-ahead layup in the closing seconds. The Pistons cut the Lakers' advantage to 87-86 with 6:33 left when Brandon Knight dunked afte...
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