Lakers trio combine for 82 points, defeat Pistons 110-106
Lakers' forward James and Pistons' center Isaiah Stewart were on same floor for first time after their fight at NBA game on Nov. 21
Los Angeles Lakers defeated Detroit Pistons 110-106 in Sunday's NBA matchup, behind their star trio's 82 combined points.
Lakers' star forward LeBron James led his team to victory with 33 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds while Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis contributed with 25 and 24 points respectively.
Pistons' forward Jerami Grant's 32 points, 4 assists and 6 rebounds performance was not enough to turn the tide for his team.
This contest was also significant as Lakers' LeBorn James and Pistons' Isaiah Stewart were on the same floor for the first time after their fight at NBA game on Nov. 21.
At the previous game between two teams, two players were tangled up after exchanging a few words.
After a free throw, Stewart had begun to get more worked up while his teammates, coaches and officials tried to hold him back.
Soon after a fight had broken out between the two, James had stroke Stewart in the face, cutting open his eye, and both players were ejected as a result.
NBA suspended Stewart for two games for "escalating an on-court altercation by repeatedly and aggressively pursuing James," while James got his first suspension of his career for one game for "recklessly hitting" Stewart in the face.
Lakers is at the 8th spot in Western Conference standings with 11 wins and 11 loses while Pistons placed 14th in Eastern Conference table with 4 wins and 16 loses.
Curry, Warriors beat Clippers, improve to 18-2
Golden State Warriors beat Los Angeles Clippers 105-90 at Staples Center, Los Angeles on Sunday.
Warriors' star guard Stephen Curry's 33 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds were crucial for his team while his teammates Otto Porter Jr. and Jordan Poole contributed with 18 points and 17 points respectively.
Paul George rallied the flag for Clippers with 30 points, 5 assists and 5 rebounds but his efforts were in vain as his team failed to achieve victory.
With this win, Warriors grabbed their 7th victory in-a-row and they sit at the top spot of Western Conference table with 18 wins and 2 loses while Clippers are at the 5th spot with 11 wins and 9 loses.
Indiana Pacers - Milwaukee Bucks: 100-118
Memphis Grizzlies - Sacramento Kings: 128-101
Toronto Raptors - Boston Celtics: 97-109
Los Angeles Lakers - Detroit Pistons: 110-106
Golden State Warriors - Los Angeles Clippers: 105-90