LeBron leads Lakers to 110-106 win over Pistons
The Lakers and the Pistons met again on Sunday after the awkward bloody encounter between LeBron James and Isaiah Stewart. LeBron led with 33 points.
The LA Lakers and Detroit Pistons met again Sunday after the awkward encounter between Isaiah Stewart and LeBron James. All eyes were on the two during this game, but there was no drama. The two played calmly and did their job.
James and Stewart remain civil on the court
Last week's altercation between James and Stewart (James hit Stewart in the face and Stewart repeatedly lunged at him after the fact) resulted in both players being ejected and a one-game suspension for James and two-game ban for Stewart. James made some feeble attempts to apologize but Stewart insisted he didn't believe the hit had been an accident. Though there was no noticeable tension between the two players on the court on Sunday, Stewart was booed by the Lakers fans.
"It's just basketball," said Pistons player Jerami Grant. "Things happen on the court, but you've got to get your mind right and get ready to play."
LeBron James remained focused on the game, and contributed 33 points and nine assists to the Lakers victory over the Pistons. Russel Westbtook wasn't too far behind LeBron with 25 points, six rebounds, and nine assists, and Anthony Davis saw 24 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks. For the Pistons, Jerami Grant was their biggest contributor with 32 points and rookie pick Jade Cunningham had 15 points and 11 assists.
With this win, the Lakers improve to .500 (11-11) on the season and the Pistons fall to 4-16. The Pistons will play at Portland on Tuesday night and the Lakers will look for revenge in Sacramento on Tuesday night.