Russell Westbrook was close to a triple-double with 26 points, nine rebounds and 10 assists as he helped the Los Angeles Lakers defeat the Detroit Pistons to snap a three-game losing streak.

After the game, Russ admitted that this game was a must-win for the purple and gold. “Tonight was a must-win,” he said. “Bron going out. We got to find ways to win games, especially on the road.

“And tonight was a hell of a win for all of us and for Laker nation. We all needed this tonight and we got it.”