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11/18/2013 1:39 AM EST
Jordan Hill leads Lakers past Pistons 114-99
LA LAKERS 114, DETROIT 99

By GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jordan Hill barely played for coach Mike
D'Antoni when they were together with the New York Knicks four
years ago, and he started this season on D'Antoni's bench again
with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Hill has quickly made it impossible for D'Antoni to keep him off
the court while the Lakers chase wins without Kobe Bryant.

Hill had career highs of 24 points and 17 rebounds, and Jodie
Meeks and Nick Young scored 19 points apiece in the Lakers'
114-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.

Steve Blake had nine points and 16 assists for the Lakers, who
made a late surge for just their second victory in six games.
Los Angeles scored 16 consecutive points in a rally spanning the
third and fourth quarters, holding Detroit without a field goal
for more than five minutes.

Hill extended his impressive start to the season with another
high-energy effort down low. Five days after moving into the
starting lineup and promptly hitting his career high with 21
points against New Orleans, Hill surpassed that mark and his
previous best rebounding game with relentless work against the
Pistons' imposing front line.

"I get more confidence every time I step on the floor," said
Hill, who washed out in New York and Houston before hitting his
NBA stride with the Lakers over the past two seasons.

"We don't have Steve Nash. We don't have Kobe. We've got guys
that we know have to step up. We're banding together as a team."

Los Angeles scored the final 10 points of the third quarter,
taking a 79-71 lead into the fourth on consecutive 3-pointers by
Young and a buzzer-beating turnaround jumper by Jordan Farmar.
Strong playmaking by Blake and Farmar catalyzed the rally, which
continued with the first six points of the fourth.

"It's going to take that type of effort to win games," said Pau
Gasol, who had 12 points, nine rebounds and seven assists. "We
need everybody to chip in and play well."

Detroit missed six field-goal attempts and three free throws
during the Lakers' rally. Los Angeles stretched its lead to
106-87 on Meeks' 3-pointer with 3:26 to play, building a lead
too big to be threatened by Brandon Jennings' four consecutive
3-pointers late.

D'Antoni began the season with Shawne Williams - another former
New York forward - in the lineup alongside Gasol. Hill took over
the starting spot, but he also excels when the Lakers go small,
using Hill in Gasol's place as their nominal center.

"He's playing as hard as he can play," D'Antoni said. "He's got
talent, and he's getting better. ... I think he's just more
confident and more everything - and more minutes."

Jennings scored 23 points and Andre Drummond had 14 points and
13 rebounds for the Pistons, who have lost five of six. Greg
Monroe had 17 points and seven rebounds for Detroit, which has
lost 38 of its past 40 road games against Western Conference
teams.

Josh Smith scored 18 for the Pistons, who went 1-3 on their
four-game West Coast road swing. Playing without injured guards
Will Bynum and Chauncey Billups, Detroit got 16 points off the
bench from Rodney Stuckey, but struggled offensively midway
through the second half of an otherwise even game.

"We knew going into the game that they would spread the floor
with the 3-point shooting," Detroit coach Maurice Cheeks said.
"They got some pick-and-rolls that had some guys diving to the
rim, and that opened up the 3-point shooting. We had some
chances to score and missed some easy shots and some foul shots,
and they were able to extend their lead."

Detroit made more than 62 percent of its shots and led for most
of an uneventful first half that was punctuated by Jennings' lob
pass off the backboard to Drummond for a rim-shaking dunk late
in the second quarter.

"It was like playing against a clone of myself," Drummond said
of his matchup with Hill. "I stopped moving, and he got the
offensive rebounds because he was constantly moving and grinding
the whole game. He runs around and plays hard. He played a hell
of a game."

After playing 12 games in 20 days to open the regular season,
the Lakers get the next four days off to recover. They'll
probably practice with Bryant, who returned Saturday for his
first workout with his teammates since tearing his Achilles
tendon in April.

Bryant still hasn't given a timetable for his return to the
court. D'Antoni again advised patience Sunday, saying the
fourth-leading scorer in NBA history still will miss "a bunch"
more games, likely not returning before Thanksgiving.

The Lakers also don't know when Nash will return from nerve root
irritation, although the two-time MVP point guard will be
examined this week.

NOTES: Billups missed his second straight game with knee
tendinitis. Bynum sat out with a strained hamstring. ... Both
teams wore alternate jerseys, with the Lakers in their Sunday
whites and the Pistons in their blue "Motor City" jerseys. ...
Pistons owner Tom Gores watched the game from a seat next to the
Detroit bench. Gores, a private equity investor, lives and works
in Beverly Hills.

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