Pistons beat Trail Blazers as NBA Summer League action resumes

Sviatoslav_Svi_Mykhailiuk_Detroit Pistons v Portland Trail Blazers
Posted at 6:22 PM, Jul 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-06 18:22:26-04


At the Thomas & Mack Center, the Detroit Pistons (2-0) got 18 points from Svi Mykhailiuk and 17 points and 10 assists from Bruce Brown in a lopsided win over the Portland Trail Blazers (0-1).

The Pistons made 15 3-pointers.

Portland was led by 15 points by Anfernee Simons and 13 from Devin Robinson. Rookie first-round draft pick Nassir Little struggled, finishing with two points on 1-of-6 shooting in 22 minutes.

The NBA Summer League games are being played at two venues -- the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion at UNLV. The NBA said a survey was completed by two separate independent structural engineers on Saturday, which determined the facilities were safe.

The overhead scoreboard at the Thomas & Mack Center swayed during the quake, which caused major concern about safety. The floor in the Cox arena sustained minor damage that was repaired.

NOTES: Several players who are expected to play in Las Vegas couldn't join their new teams because their rights were traded at the June 20 draft in deals that were unofficial until Saturday. Among those was KZ Okpala of the Miami Heat, who joined his new franchise for the first time Saturday and is expected to make his Summer League debut on Sunday. Okpala watched Miami's first four summer games on television and says he's "just trying to stay ready."