Stewart, 20, was sent off for his aggressive behavior. The umpires also decided to send James away, who kept a low profile and also appeared to apologize for his action. Four years ago, the NBA star employed by Cleveland Cavaliers was also sent to the locker room prematurely.
The Pistons were well ahead (99-84) after that third quarter, but were still surprised. Anthony Davis (30 points) and Russell Westbrook (26) took the lead for the Lakers. They gave the visitors the win with a nice final sprint.