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Lakers give LeBron a good show, make NBA Summer League semis

Villanova guard Josh Hart, is now with the Lakers’ Summer League team in Las Vegas. He scored 18 points in a 101-78 quarterfinal victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. (Nick Wass / Associated Press)
Villanova guard Josh Hart, is now with the Lakers’ Summer League team in Las Vegas. He scored 18 points in a 101-78 quarterfinal victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday. (Nick Wass / Associated Press)

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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