Report: Lakers unveil starting lineup in highly anticipated rematch vs. Pistons

Brad Sullivan
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The Los Angeles Lakers have announced their starting five for Sunday night’s home game against the Detroit Pistons, with both LeBron James and Anthony Davis in that first unit.

Having both James and Davis in the starting lineup is a welcome sign for a Lakers team that hopes to even their season mark with a victory against the 4-15 Pistons. The 10-11 Lakers are coming off a frustrating 141-137 triple-overtime loss to the Sacramento Kings on Friday night.

Russell Westbrook joins James and Davis as the Lakers’ only players averaging 20 points or more per game this season. Avery Bradley and DeAndre Jordan have not started every game for the Lakers this year, but have been tabbed for starting duties often thus far this season.

James’ presence in the lineup will be of interest, given his scuffle last Sunday with the Pistons’ Isaiah Stewart.

The Lakers will next be in action on Tuesday night in another contest against the Kings.

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Brad is a freelance writer for, who can clearly recall watching Lakers games in 1972 as they captured the first of their 11 Los Angeles-based titles. The franchise's evolution into a beloved and iconic franchise among its fan base since that memorable year allows for a wider perspective to be a part of his writing about the team's current fortunes.