Bryant scores 28 points, Lakers beat Pistons 93-81

AUBURN HILLS, MI – Kobe Bryant scored 28 points and helped the Los Angeles Lakers build a big lead in a 93-81 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday night.

The Lakers took the lead with an 11-0 run midway through the first quarter and started the second ahead by 12. They had an 18-point lead at halftime and a 21-point cushion after three quarters.

Los Angeles closed a trip with a four-game winning streak and an NBA-best 22-4 record.

Rodney Stuckey scored 16 points, Swedish rookie Jonas Jerebko had 15 and rookie reserve Austin Daye added 10 points for the Pistons.