LAS VEGAS – 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.
Lakers 101, Pistons 78: Former lottery pick Henry Ellenson finished a solid stint in Las Vegas with 22 points for the Pistons (3-3). Local watch: Johnathan Williams (GU) started and played 23 minutes for the Lakers. He scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds.
Cavaliers 82, Raptors 68: John Holland scored 23 points and No. 8 overall pick Collin Sexton had 18 points and six assists for the Cavaliers (5-1). Local watch: Brayon Blake (NIC, Idaho) played five minutes and grabbed on rebound for the Cavaliers.
Trail Blazers 95, Celtics 80: John Jenkins had 25 points for the No. 2 seed Trail Blazers (5-0) and Archie Goodwin became the all-time Las Vegas Summer League scorer in the fourth quarter, passing Coby Karl (337). Local watch: Zach Collins (Gonzaga) started and played 24 minutes for Portland. He scored 11 points to go with eight rebounds and three blocked shots.
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