Lonzo Ball finished with 13 points, six rebounds and six assists and the host Los Angeles Lakers ran past the road-weary Detroit Pistons, 113-93 on Tuesday.
Lakers coach Luke Walton was particularly pleased with the rookie point guard’s showing.
“The whole team fed off the way he was playing,” Walton told reporters.
Added Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy, “That guy’s court vision and passing is incredible. Truly, truly special. You got to be back for real because if you think you’re back and your guy is one step behind you, it’ll be a dunk. He’ll throw that thing 85 feet.”
Julius Randle came off the bench to lead the Lakers in scoring with 17 points, rookie Kyle Kuzma had 16 and Larry Nance Jr. scored 14.
Tobias Harris and Reggie Jackson each scored 18 to lead the Pistons.