LAS VEGAS — Jaden Ivey scored 20 points and the Detroit Pistons turned back the Portland Trail Blazers 81-78 to cap off the first night of play Thursday in the Las Vegas Summer League at the Thomas & Mack Center.
The No. 5 pick added six rebounds and six assists for the Pistons. Saben Lee and Isaiah Stewart scored 13 points apiece. No. 13 pick Jalen Duren scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting.
Keon Johnson topped the Blazers with 22 points. Shaedon Sharpe, the No. 7 pick, scored two points in 5 1/2 minutes before leaving with a shoulder injury. Brandon Williams added 15 points, and Jabari Walker scored 11 points with a team-high seven rebounds.
Portland next plays the New Orleans Pelicans at 7 p.m. Saturday at Thomas & Mack. The Blazers follow that with an 8 p.m. game Monday against the New York Knicks, and then at 6:30 p.m. game against the Houston Rockets on Thursday, July 14.