Lakers beat Pistons for first win of season. Now 1-3
For once, the Lakers performed as advertised.
Dwight Howard dominated in the post. The Lakers actually played defense.
And Kobe Bryant didn't have to take over, thanks to his supporting cast.
All of those ingredients ensured the Lakers' first win of the season, a 108-79 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday at Staples Center.
It's actually the team's first win in 14 games, counting its eight preseason losses and exit from the 2012 Western Conference semifinals. The Lakers (1-3) also avoided joining the 1957-58 Minneapolis team as the only squads in franchise history to start the season 0-4.
-- LA Daily News