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Los Angeles Lakers (9-9) superstar LeBron James and Detroit Pistons (4-12) center Isaiah Stewart were ejected during a wild fracas in the Lakers' 121-116 (26-30, 42-31, 31-23, 17-37) victory on Sunday.

Player of the Game
Anthony  Davis
EFF
39
Anthony Davis
Points 30
Accuracy 11-19
Rebounds 10
Assists 6

Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook led the Lakers from 17 points down in the second half. Davis had 30 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, while Westbrook supplied 26 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds. Carmelo Anthony added 18 points.

Stewart suffered a large cut near his right eye after getting hit in the face by James while batting for position on a Jerami Grant free throw during the third quarter. Stewart immediately tried to go after James and both benches cleared.

Stewart had to be restrained multiple times from fighting James and other Lakers before he was escorted to the locker room. James was assessed a Flagrant Foul 2.

Grant poured in a season-high 36 points for Detroit, while Cade Cunningham recorded his first career triple-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists. Hamidou Diallo added a season-high 17 points.

Pistons starting guard Killian Hayes did not play due to a sprained left thumb.

Grant poured in a season-high 36 points for Detroit, while Cade Cunningham recorded his first career triple-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists. Hamidou Diallo added a season-high 17 points.

Pistons starting guard Killian Hayes did not play due to a sprained left thumb.

Westbrook scored eight points in the opening quarter as the Lakers took a 30-26 lead. Grant heated up in the last 2:18 of the half, firing in four 3-pointers as Detroit took a 68-61 halftime lead.

Cunningham set up three of those long balls and finished the half with nine points and seven assists. Howard led the Lakers with 13 points, including a 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the second quarter.

Points this season

46%
109,9
Points made: 109,9
Accuracy: 46,1%
Place in standings: 6
Record max: 126
Record min: 83
Best scorer: Anthony Davis

Grant continued to have the hot hand in the third quarter, making a jumper on the first possession and dunking two minutes later to give Detroit a 77-66 lead.

The Pistons led 78-66 when the fracas erupted. They continued to maintain a double-digit lead behind Grant, who had 28 points by the fourth quarter.

Detroit carried a 99-84 lead into the final quarter. Anthony and Westbrook had six points apiece during the first four minutes of the fourth as the Lakers pulled within three points.

A Westbrook layup tied it at 111 with 2:41 left and Davis' fast-break dunk moments later put the Lakers in front. A Davis fadeaway made it 115-112.

Davis soon blocked Cunningham twice on the same Pistons possession and scored again to give the Lakers a five-point lead.

Detroit Pistons: Jerami Grant 36, Hamidou Diallo 17, Frank Jackson 15, Saddiq Bey 14, Cade Cunningham 13 (12 REB)

Los Angeles Lakers: Anthony Davis 30 (10 REB), Russell Westbrook 26 (10 AST), Carmelo Anthony 18, Dwight Howard 13, LeBron James 10

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Detroit Pistons
Los Angeles Lakers
44%
43/97
Field goals
49%
45/92
52
Rebounds
60
27
Assists
29
7
Steals
7
6
Blocks
8
76%
16/21
Free throws
78%
21/27

Best players

Jerami  Grant
36 PTS
12/25 FG
7/10 FT
Anthony  Davis
30 PTS
11/19 FG
8/10 FT
Cade  Cunningham
12 REB
11 DREB
1 OREB
Anthony  Davis
10 REB
9 DREB
1 OREB
Cade  Cunningham
10 As
3 TO
38 MIN
Russell  Westbrook
10 As
3 TO
35 MIN
Jerami  Grant
26 EFF
44% 2P%
56% 3P%
Anthony  Davis
39 EFF
61% 2P%
0% 3P%