AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Jordan Farmar put Los Angeles in front for good during a late rally Friday and the Lakers went on to defeat Detroit 106-102.
Los Angeles trailed by eight points with 4:22 to play but rallied behind the work of Farmar and Nick Young.
Farmar's layup with 1:21 remaining gave the Lakers a 103-101 lead and Los Angeles survived down the stretch to win its second in a row.
The Lakers wrapped up the game when Young stepped in front of Josh Smith to take an offensive foul with 1.9 seconds to play and Los Angeles clinging to a two-point lead.
Young then hit two free throws for the final margin.