Gasol helps Lakers win close battle against Pistons

4:01 PM, Feb 3, 2013   |    comments
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Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) - Pau Gasol scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Kobe Bryant added 18 points and five assists, as the Los Angeles Lakers held on for a 98-97 victory over the Detroit Pistons Sunday.

Bryant's three-point play with just over one minute helped the Lakers pick up their second straight win and fifth victory in their last six tries, despite four missed free throws in the final 16 seconds of the game and two late-second missed opportunities from the Pistons.

Greg Monroe recorded a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds and Will Bynum posted 18 points and dished out 10 helpers, for the Pistons, who lost for the third time in their last four games.

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