Los Angeles Lakers 101, Detroit Pistons 78 — It was all Lakers from the get-go as they never trailed, led by 19 at the end of the first quarter, and by 23 at various points throughout the game, including at the final horn.
No one particular Laker did the damage, with Svi Mykhailiuk leading the team in scoring with 19, and four more players broke into at least double digits. It was defense that helped them win, or at least Detroit’s woeful offense. The Pistons shot just 34.7% from the field in the game, with Henry Ellenson (5-of-16) and Bruce Brown (3-of-17) having awful evenings and the Detroit offense sputtered as a result.
Ellenson wrapped up his 2018 Summer League campaign with a 22 point, four rebound, five assist performance. He may not have shot the ball well from the field, but he did get to the line 11 times, draining all but one of his attempts.
Cleveland Cavaliers 82, Toronto Raptors 68 — One team shot 30.9% in the game, the other shot 40.9% in the game. Unsurprisingly, the 40.9% team won, and won quite easily.
It was actually a back and forth game through the first two-and-a-half quarters. Raptors went up four, Cavs went up seven, Raptors went up six, and so on. In fact, Toronto actually held a two point advantage at halftime. They would only manage to double that number as their point total in the third quarter, getting outscored 21-4 as things completely fell apart before Cleveland went up as many as 20 in the fourth quarter.
John Holland had 23 points for the Cavaliers to lead all scorers, while Toronto got 18 from Chris Boucher to lead the way. Andrew Rowsey did not play yet again, even though this game was wildly out of hand down the stretch. At least he got some of that sweet NBA per diem money.