LOS ANGELES _ With the eyes of the NBA turned to the Staples Center on Friday night it was time for world to get glance at the new-look Pistons. And while the newest Piston Allen Iverson played a sparkling floor game it was another new Piston and an old hand who were the keys to the Pistons sending the Lakers to their first loss of the young season. Kwame Brown, a free-agent acquisition over the summer, and Rasheed Wallace teamed up to control the vaunted Lakers' frontline of Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum in a resounding 106-95 victory. And the Pistons (7-2) let everyone know loudly that they plan on being there in June playing for a world championship with a versatile lineup of penetrators, shooters and size.It was the size that was the difference as Brown and Wallace combined for 35 points and 23 rebounds to offset the 23 points and 19 rebounds of Gasol and Bynum.
Now imagine how Rasheed will do when teamed up with Perk and KG, not to mention Ray Ray, Paul, and Rajon.