Showtime visited Pauley Pavilion on Sunday night, and not just because Pat Riley sat behind the UCLA bench.
The onetime Lakers coach, who orchestrated one of the most dazzling offenses in NBA history, was presumably on hand to scout Lonzo Ball and T.J. Leaf for his current job as president of the Miami Heat.
The freshmen gave Riley plenty to ponder during No. 16 UCLA’s 114-77 rout of Long Beach State that extended the Bruins’ season-opening stretch of dominance.
“I hope he enjoyed the show,” Ball said after a heady performance that included a career-high 20 points on eight-for-11 shooting to go with 11 assists.
Ball made several passes...