Los Angeles Lakers handle Detroit Pistons in NBA Summer League playoffs
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers put on a good show for LeBron James.
With James in attendance, the defending NBA Summer League champions cruised back into the semifinals, beating the Detroit Pistons 101-78 on Sunday.
Second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk scored 19 points and Josh Hart added 18 for the Lakers, who shot out to a 33-14 lead after one quarter inside UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center.
Former lottery pick Henry Ellenson finished a solid stint in Las Vegas with 22 points for the Pistons (3-3). Second-round pick Bruce Brown added 11 but was a woeful 3 for 17 from the field, missing all six 3-pointers.
James wore gold Lakers shorts in watching the Lakers improve to 5-0. He left as his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, were preparing for their quarterfinal game against Toronto.
The Cavaliers won that game and will meet the Lakers in the semifinals today.