Game stream: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

Game stream: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

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Game stream: Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Los Angeles Lakers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers (3-3) play against the Los Angeles Lakers (3-3) at STAPLES Center

Game Time: 10:30 PM EDT on Friday October 29, 2021

Cleveland Cavaliers 101, Los Angeles Lakers 113 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Sam Vecenie @Sam_Vecenie
Evan Mobley was a monster vs LAL, too. Talked a ton about his defense on the podcast this week (https://t.co/wPYneD9Zyr), but his offense was great this game. Had 23 points. Fake pass into the one-dribble pull-up was nasty. Think he has even more grab-and-go than he’s shown, too. pic.twitter.com/9fpUvg0D9M4:03 AM

Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
This experience has been life changing. And Everything leading up to this point. Keep educating yourself and hydrate. F.E.A.R #YOM #2c57 #BazeNotes #BigPictures3:49 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Evan Mobley on playing the Lakers: “It was great playing L.A, and playing in L.A. It was a great atmosphere, but I just try to stay locked in, stay focused on what I needed to do.” – 2:35 AM
Duane Rankin @DuaneRankin
“He doesn’t want to go out there and just jack up shots, but I’m like, you’ve got to play.”
Monty Williams message to Chris Paul as #Suns (1-3) look to snap 2-game skid Saturday vs. Cleveland (3-3)
#Lakers snapped #Cavs 3-game win streak Friday (w/video) https://t.co/2n8ZYyDRCs pic.twitter.com/qRvDxwab902:19 AM

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
On Evan Mobley, LeBron says he’s an amazing player, adding “it’s so crazy because he was playing against my son a couple years ago.” pic.twitter.com/6lkNjN1RCt2:08 AM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff on Evan Mobley’s 23 points vs the Lakers: “These moments aren’t for everybody. That’s why I think Evan is special. There was no flinching. There was no back down. It was go play to win.” – 2:05 AM
Kent Bazemore @24Bazemore
Peeping out the window…. Perk tryna tell me I ain’t hot no mo… 🤣🤣. #YOM #2c57 pic.twitter.com/51aJ3DiRVW2:05 AM

Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Anthony Davis said the defensive issues start with a lack of communication. That’s something that generally gets better as the season goes on, but the Lakers have been at a continuity deficit relative to the rest of the NBA, and it may be showing up most there. – 1:50 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
LeBron James on making his NBA debut 18 years ago today. pic.twitter.com/FmOz4ibRBO1:50 AM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron on Evan Mobley: “They got a good one. Cleveland got a good one.” – 1:44 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron said the ankle “feels a lot better” postgame tonight than it did after the Memphis game. – 1:44 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron linked the defensive breakdowns in the first half to all of the turnovers (15), which he said sapped their energy on that end. He said that needs to be better, starting with him.
First half: 15; second half: 7. – 1:42 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
LeBron called Melo a “sniper” as a catch-and-shoot guy. Anthony went 6-for-8 from deep tonight. – 1:40 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Russell Westbrook emphasized the need for the Lakers to keep their “swag up” as the most important thing moving forward. Keep spirits high. – 1:39 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Russell Westbrook says the most important thing the team can do is “keep our swag up.”
That’s it. He’s officially a Vogel-era Laker now. pic.twitter.com/Qrgb0mZEpm1:37 AM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
I like having Carmelo 6MOY money at 42-to-1. I think there’ll be a narrative push, and he’s been everything the Lakers could’ve asked for offensively.
But I think there’ll be too many low-volume nights with this roster, and too many bad defensive clips, for him to actually win. – 1:35 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says Austin Reaves has been “outstanding” for the Lakers thus far. – 1:12 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says Avery Bradley’s “intensity is infectious” – 1:11 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Vogel on ‘Melo, who got hot from 3 for a second straight home game: “To his credit, he’s really made a transition to being an elite catch-and-shoot guy.” – 1:08 AM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
More #Cavs: Garland, 18pts, 6-14FG, game-hi 11asst; Rubio, 18pts, 6-15FG, 6reb, 4asst, 3stl; Markkanen, 17pts, 7-14FG, 3-8 3ptFG. – 1:02 AM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
Rough endings to 2Q and 3Q for young #Cavs, Lakers wear CLE out down the stretch (16pts in 4Q) – snap streak at three, 113-101; LAL, 45 bench pts (Melo, 24); LAL, 55%FG (11-20 3ptFG in 2H), 60pts in paint; CLE, 43%FG, 12-34 3ptFG; Mobley, team-hi 23pts, 10-16FG, 6reb, 3asst, 2stl pic.twitter.com/8LGuCzltMJ12:58 AM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
That’s a promising young Cavs team, but the Lakers took care of business.
LeBron: 26 pts, 8 asts, 3 rebs, 3 stls
Melo: 24 pts (6-8 from deep), 5 rebs
Westbrook: 19 pts, 6 rebs, 5 asts
AD: 15 pts, 9 rebs, 3 blks, 3 asts – 12:54 AM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Lakers takeover in Q4, beat the Cavs 113-101…
-Lebron 26pts 8ast 3stls
-Carmelo 24pts (6 of 8 from 3)
-Russ 19pts 5ast 6rebs
-AD 15pts 9rebs 3blks
Lakers now 3-3 on the Season…Upcoming games, Houston (play them twice) + OKC all at Staples…Need them all
@ESPNLosAngeles12:54 AM
Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi
Carmelo Anthony’s last two home games (both wins):
24 points in 25 minutes off the bench vs. Cleveland.
28 points in 28 minutes off the bench vs. Memphis. – 12:53 AM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
The Lakers get back to .500 at 3-3 but the Cavs made them work for it. L.A. wins 113-101. LeBron 26p 1-for-10 from 3 8a 3s 7tos; Melo 24p on 9-for-12 (6-for-8 3s) 5r; Russ 19p 6r 5a 4tos; AD 15p 9r 3b; Bradley 7p 3r +30 in 23 mins; Reaves 7p 3r 2a. – 12:53 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
Laker fans yall better pay homage at the temple of Melo tonight.
Say 2 prayers
Light 3 candles
Do 5 three-to-the-domes
Amen. – 12:51 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
FINAL: Lakers 113, Cavaliers 101.
The maligned Lakers defense finally holds an opponent under 115. Cleveland scored just 16 points in the 4th quarter.
LeBron with 26 points, Russ with 19, AD with 15, Carmelo Anthony with 24(!!!) on 6 for 8 from deep. – 12:51 AM
Bill Oram @billoram
A really nice win for the Lakers, 113-101 over Cleveland after trailing for most of the second and third quarters. LA got 26 points from LeBron, 24 from Melo and an efficient night from Westbrook. Big defensive contributions from Austin Reaves and Avery Bradley, too. – 12:50 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Final: Lakers 113, Cavs 101
LeBron James led the Lakers with 26 points and 7 assists. Carmelo Anthony had 24 points (6 of 8 on 3s). Russell Westbrook had 19 points. The Lakers held the Cavs to 16 points in the fourth quarter.
Up next: vs. Rockets on Sunday. – 12:50 AM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
LeBron James had 26 points, 8 rebounds, Carmelo Anthony 24 points, Russell Westbrook 19 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and AD 15 points, 9 rebounds in Lakers’ 113-101 win over Cavs. – 12:50 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Dwight Howard for three. Might have to expand the Big Three membership. – 12:49 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Ed Davis still in the league?! – 12:49 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Second straight 6 for 8 from 3 night for ‘Melo at Staples Center (Memphis last week). – 12:49 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Friday
Evan Mobley, 23 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 2 stl
Scottie Barnes, 21 pts, 9 reb, 1 ast, 2 sta, 1 blk
Jalen Suggs, 21 pts, 2 reb, 4 ast, 1 blk, 4-8 3P
Chris Duarte, 19 pts, 4 reb, 2 ast, 1 stl, 1 blk
Dalano Banton, 10 pts, 5 reb, 2 ast, 2 stl – 12:48 AM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Melo is going crazy – 12:47 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Yeah. LeBron hit that extra gear in the fourth quarter.
Credit to the Cavs for making him up his level – 12:45 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
HUGE block by AD – 12:45 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Somehow Russ and Melo kept the Cavs from scoring on a 3-on-2 turnover long enough for AD to come in with the block on Markkanen. Lakers now up by 12, largest lead of the game, with 2:14 to go. – 12:45 AM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers captured how terrible and good they can be in one game – 12:45 AM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Melo just draining tonight! – 12:43 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron is 7 for 10 in the paint tonight after another driving bucket, on a night where his 3 ball hasn’t been going down (1 for 10). Overall, he’s 9 for 21 for 24 points with 6 assists and 3 boards. – 12:42 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
No Malik Monk in the second half, and he’s barely played at all. Big minutes instead for Austin Reaves and Avery Bradley off the bench along the wings. AK – 12:41 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Just a note: LeBron is 16-1 against Cleveland in his career, 3-0 as a Laker in games that he’s played. – 12:40 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Big contribution from Avery Bradley tonight, who replaced Malik Monk in the rotation after Monk was on the court for a Cavs run in the 1st half.
Bradley’s 3 for 4 for 7 points with 3 boards, and has been consistent defensively all night. He’s +27 in his 18 minutes. – 12:38 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Lebron just took over the last five minutes. Slowed the pace to a halt, maestroed every possession and got the lakers the right shots. Ballgame – 12:38 AM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
hey would you look at that LeBron playing point and AD at the 5 surrounded by shooters is unstoppable. maybe consider keep doing it. idk. – 12:37 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Very, very tough cross-court pass from LeBron to Bazemore in the corner, but it’s just a hockey assist. Baze makes the extra pass for an Avery Bradley 3, then skips as the Lakers take a 100-91 lead with 4:54 to go. – 12:37 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Two straight LeBron/AD screen/roll plays out of the time out, resulting in a layup for each, as LAL go up 97-91, matching their biggest lead. – 12:35 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Stu Lantz alluded to this during the broadcast, but until the Lakers (fingers crossed) get their defense in order, their best way to prevent baskets is to simply stop turning the ball over. Don’t give teams extra chances to score when you can’t stop anybody. AK – 12:31 AM
Bill Oram @billoram
Sexton needs a quarter if he’s gonna be Collin long distance – 12:31 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
When Melo is in catch-and-shoot mode, he’s tough to top. – 12:31 AM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Did Russell Westbrook just crip walk across the court while G’d up by the Eastsidaz played in the background? 😂😂😂 @SnoopDogg pic.twitter.com/hSgShbybaa12:30 AM

Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
Lakers tricked off three quarters then snapped their fingers and went on a 12-0 run to take the lead. That’s what having that kind of talent does for you. Margin for error is so large – 12:23 AM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Third quarter: Lakers 88, Cavs 85
The Lakers closed the quarter on a 15-3 run over the final 3:01. They’re up to 13 fast break points and 52 points in the paint. LeBron James has 20 points. Russell Westbrook has 17 points and 5 assists. Carmelo Anthony has 15 off the bench. – 12:22 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Lakers are up 88-85 on the Cavs after that Melo 3-pointer. Austin Reaves earned his second jump ball of the game, he’s had a great night. Russ was egging the crowd to raise their volume. – 12:21 AM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers open 88-85 lead over Cavs end of third quarter. – 12:20 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Westbrook and AD both went over to Austin Reaves and slapped the back of his head (in much approval) after he battled Mobley to a jump ball. Strong stint from Reaves here. – 12:20 AM
Sean Highkin @highkin
Dennis Smith misses a free throw, Greg Brown gets the putback dunk and picks up an unsportsmanlike technical for hanging on the rim. Russell Westbrook nods in approval for the call. – 12:20 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Only 2 turnovers for the Lakers this quarter after 15 in the 1st half. – 12:19 AM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
This Lakers run has happened with LeBron on the bench. That’s a bit disconcerting from a #Cavs standpoint. – 12:19 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Avery Bradley is a plus-15 tonight. He’s been in the last two end-of-quarter runs, and just popped up with that putback dunk. – 12:18 AM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
In a league of 30 teams, I refuse to believe the Lakers are better than 31st in transition defense. AK – 12:17 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Big quarter finish from Russ: Lakers just two points behind the Cavs as Westbrook lets one sit on the rim before it falls. Also had a great cut on a dime from Reaves, and a lob to AD in the last few minutes. – 12:16 AM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
A pair of Ricky Rubio off-the-dribble 3’s helped put Cleveland up 9 late in the 3rd Q, but LAL got 3’s from Reaves and ‘Melo, plus buckets at the rim from AD and Westbrook to trim the margin back to 2 at 85-83 with 1:19 in the 3rd. – 12:16 AM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Yo, Austin Reaves made that pass? – 12:13 AM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Evan Mobley has 20 points after that pretty alleyoop. Career night in scoring. – 12:12 AM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
Career night for #Cavs Evan Mobley. We have 16 minutes still to play. – 12:12 AM
David Locke @DLocke09
Watching the Lakers is fascinating. This is one of the great dramas on TV. How will this evolve? What will happen next? It’s is must see tv. – 12:10 AM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
The Cavs are just out hustling the Lakers right now. No way Mobley should have been able to run the floor for that flush – 12:10 AM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Markkanen just drove right through AD in transition. The Lakers remain fascinating – 12:07 AM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs Darius Garland now with a double-double — 12 points and 10 assists. Just canned another 3-pointer and had something to say after it. – 12:05 AM
Vincent Goodwill @VinceGoodwill
Evan Mobley is so damn good, man. Thought he’d be good but not this quickly – 11:59 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
LeBron swished from Steph & Dame range like it was nothing. – 11:55 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
Lakers make 21-10 push in 2Q, teams knotted at 54-apiece; TOs: LAL, 15, CLE, 10; LeBron, game-hi 15pts, 3stl; LAL, 58%FG, CLE, 47%; CLE, 10 O-reb; Markkanen, 13pts, 5-6FG, 3-4 3ptFG; Mobley, 12pts, 6-11FG; Sexton, 9pts, 2stl; Garland, game-hi 8asst, 4pts; Allen, game-hi 7reb. pic.twitter.com/0KzFDacWpT11:46 PM

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
At the half, #Cavs and Lakers are tied 54-54. Cavs turned the ball over 7 times, not protecting the ball as well. Lakers also kept the Cavs scoreless in the final 2:31 of the 2nd quarter.
Lauri Markkanen leads the Cavs in scoring with 13 pts. Darius Garland has 8 assists. – 11:43 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Halftime: Lakers 54, Cavs 54
The Lakers held the Cavs scoreless over the final 2:30 of the first half. LeBron James has 15 points. Russell Westbrook has 11. Russ and LeBron connected on a couple of highlight transition finishes. Lakers’ defense & 15 turnovers holding them back. – 11:39 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
After all of that, #Cavs go into locker room tied with the Lakers at 54. The Avery Bradley substitution really helped them on the defensive end. The Lakers didn’t turn it over as much. And LeBron came alive in the second quarter. – 11:39 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
Nice run from the Lakers to tie the game at 54 going into halftime. The Cavaliers led by as many as 11 points in the second quarter. LeBron leads the Lakers with 15 points on 5/10 shooting. – 11:38 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
LeBron James! LeBron James! LeBron James. He was missed. He has 15 points in first half to help Lakers tie Cavs 54-54 at intermission. Russell Westbrook has 11 points, but AD just 6 and 3 fouls. – 11:38 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
LeBron floating through the lane and double clutch dunking should not be happening at this stage of his career – 11:38 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
A pair of Westbrook-to-LeBron transition plays highlighted a late 2nd Q run that allowed LAL to tie the game at 54 heading into halftime.
Being tied after committing 15 turnovers is thanks in part to 57.5% FG’s, and helped by Cleveland missing several good looks at the rim. – 11:38 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Death, taxes and LeBron James being able to compensate for his team’s flaws. – 11:37 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
54-54, on a run including a pair of Russ dimes to a freight-training LeBron. – 11:36 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
The Lakers 15 turnovers have yielded only 14 Cleveland points. That is what we in the biz call a bailout. – 11:36 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Lakers within two points despite having taken seven fewer shots due to the turnover disparity. – 11:35 PM
Joe Gabriele @CavsJoeG
#Cavs lead the league in keeping teams off the line and have been good again tonight. LAL, just 8 FTA (LBJ with 5 of them.) – 11:35 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
AD picked up his 3rd PF at the 3:38 mark of the 2nd Q, and went straight to the bench. LeBron’s back (played 15 minutes so far).
LAL trail 49-46 after Howard’s layup. – 11:31 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
The LeBron chase-down block has aged well. – 11:25 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
The gray patches in Kevin Love’s hair look like what happens when a high school kid gets cast as an old man in a play. AK – 11:24 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Loud “LET’S GO LAKERS!” chant breaks out during the timeout. Fans trying to will them back, down six in the second quarter. – 11:24 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron made a three after a Jarrett Allen foul, but the official review there’s no basket. The Lakers are upset. – 11:22 PM
Bill Oram @billoram
A technical foul against a former Laker. A Lake Oswego Laker, that is. Kevin Love protested a little too vehemently after being called for a foul while fighting for position with Dwight Howard. – 11:22 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Looks like LeBron’s 3 will be waived off here … contact with Love and Howard started before LeBron released it.
Lakers will get a technical FT on Cavs coach Bickerstaff regardless. – 11:21 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Kevin Love given a technical foul. He kept disputing the foul call and putting his hands up to signal he didn’t touch Dwight. – 11:21 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
After that wide-open Evan Mobley dunk down the middle of the lane, Frank Vogel immediately signaled to Kent Bazemore on the bench to check in for Carmelo Anthony. – 11:19 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
For better and for worse, the Lakers’ collection of All-Stars are playing like they’re in an All-Star game – 11:19 PM
Ryan McDonough @McDNBA
Most enjoyable NBA teams to watch (ranked 1 to 30)
30) LA Lakers – 11:17 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Dwight put his entire body into that screen, clearing the way for Melo to drive baseline. The man is still very tough to move. AK – 11:17 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
Austin Reaves is drawing faint “MVP” chants from the Staples Center crowd at the FT line. – 11:16 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
Lakers defense sometimes makes the court look bigger – 11:16 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
My Gosh Darius Garland got westbrook in hell – 11:11 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers down 10, 37-27, early in second quarter. – 11:11 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
The Lakers have TEN turnovers in the first quarter, which have accounted for 14 of Cleveland’s 28 points. (Before anybody throws out the obvious joke, no, they’re not all Westbrook’s.) AK – 11:10 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL led 21-15 at the 3:42 mark of the 1st Q.
They failed to score for the rest of the quarter, totaling 7 of their 10 turnovers before the quarter ended.
Cavs took advantage with a 13-0 run, and lead 28-21. – 11:08 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
First quarter: Cavs 28, Lakers 21
Poor end to the quarter from the Lakers. They already have 10 turnovers, leading to 14 Cleveland points. Russell Westbrook leads LA w/ 7 points. Anthony Davis has 6 points. Cleveland scored 20 of their 28 points in the paint. – 11:07 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs Lamar Stevens is playing his ass off on defense, and he’s been on the doorstep of a few plays on offense. Just hasn’t converted any of the three attempts. – 11:07 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
After Q1: Cavaliers 28, Lakers 21.
The Lakers have already coughed up 10 turnovers, and the Cavs have capitalized for 14 points off those giveaways. – 11:07 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
The Lakers have more passes that go out-of-bounds than that lead to baskets. – 11:06 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
At the end of the first, #Cavs lead 28-21.
Lakers have committed 10 turnovers here in the first quarter alone. #Cavs have capitalized and scored 14 points off those turnovers.
Cavs also have 10 assists on 12 made field goals. – 11:06 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
End of Q1, Lakers down 28-21…10 Turnovers already – 11:06 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Lakers have 10 turnovers in first quarter, trail Cavs 28-21 end of first. – 11:06 PM
Tony Jones @Tjonesonthenba
When in the world did Sexton get this explosive. He was always athletic but this is just another level – 11:06 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
The Lakers have committed 9 turnovers in the first 11 minutes. – 11:04 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
It’s a 9-0 Cavs run here, boosted by several Lakers turnovers.
LAL trail 24-21. – 11:03 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Now AD with a careless turnover. The Lakers have 8 turnovers in first quarter. – 11:02 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Another wild turnover by Westbrook. He has 3 now – 11:01 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
The Lakers have looked disorganized on defense nearly every game. – 11:01 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LAL’s biggest lead thus far came after 2 LeBron FT’s, making it 21-15, but the Lakers allowed two straight layups on the other end as CLE pulled within 2 into the second time out. – 10:58 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs Evan Mobley a bit hobbled right now. Seemed to turn his ankle on a rebound attempt. He’s staying in and trying to shake it off, but laboring a bit for sure. – 10:55 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs Lamar Stevens is back in the rotation for Isaac Okoro. – 10:53 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
I don’t know everything about playing NBA defense, but I wouldn’t advise running Westbrook off the line to encourage an unfettered baseline dunk. AK – 10:53 PM
Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor
#Cavs Lamar Stevens once again in the rotation for the injured Isaac Okoro. – 10:53 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
I enjoy the Darius Garland experience – 10:53 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
A couple really good things from Westbrook: an off-ball screen that freed up Anthony Davis, and attacking a closeout by Jarrett Allen instead of settling for a low percentage corner three. – 10:52 PM
Rob Perez @WorldWideWob
i love the Cavs simply out of principle.
EVERY NBA TEAM: “smallball revolution! prioritize swingmen who can shoot 3s! pace and space!”
CLEVELAND: “we start three seven-footers.” – 10:50 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Cavs go to their vets off the bench, Rubio and Love, first here with LAL keeping their starters on the floor out of the first time out. – 10:50 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
It’s 11-all at the 6:46 mark as LAL-CLE gets going at Staples Center.
Both teams are 5 for 10 from the field. – 10:48 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron attacks the match-up with Markkanen, finishes at the rim. Good sign for that ankle early on. – 10:44 PM
Dan Favale @danfavale
frank ntilikina putting up more of a fight on rim contests than dwight powell is predictable and not ideal – 10:31 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
Heading into tonight, LeBron is 15-1 against the Cavs in his career. – 10:30 PM
Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade @PDcavsinsider
It was 18 years ago tonight that LeBron James made his NBA debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Sacramento Kings. Tonight James and the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Cavaliers. Photo: The Plain Dealer pic.twitter.com/Pq819zhdEv10:30 PM

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
LeBron James is playing tonight for Lakers vs Cavs – 10:05 PM
Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan
LeBron James will be back for the Lakers tonight vs. Cleveland after missing two games because of ankle soreness.
He’ll join AD, Westbrook, Bazemore and DeAndre Jordan in the starting lineup. – 10:04 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers release their starting lineup, and LeBron James is on it – 10:02 PM
Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron James will play tonight, per the Lakers. – 10:01 PM
Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
LeBron James is playing tonight, per the Lakers. – 10:01 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron will return tonight after missing two games with the sore ankle, starting alongside Westbrook, Bazemore, AD and Jordan.
Tip off vs. Cleveland at 7:30 p.m. on @SpectrumSN. – 10:00 PM
Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Harden has taken 17 free throws tonight. That’s the most he’s ever taken as a Net. He had 20 against the Lakers in the bubble playoffs and 21 against Dallas in the first seeding game in the bubble as well. – 9:56 PM
Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#Cavs starting five for tonight’s game here against the Lakers:
Darius Garland, Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen – 9:41 PM
Michael Scotto @MikeAScotto
LaMarcus Aldridge just became the 48th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points. He’s the seventh active player to reach that milestone, joining Kevin Durant, James Harden, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook. pic.twitter.com/tcD8xF8UN39:29 PM

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel answering the question about former Lakers killing it with their new teams… (actually taken right when the presser started, but cracked me up regardless). pic.twitter.com/xkQTiYDYcC9:02 PM

Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel on implementing defense this season compared to past two years: “I really pride myself on being flexible to adjust our scheme based on our personnel.” – 9:00 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on seeing former Lakers around the league playing well: “Really happy for them. Love those guys!” – 8:50 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on Cavs rookie Evan Mobley: “He’s just has incredible instincts blocking shots. … A really talented guy.” – 8:48 PM
Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Chauncey Billups said the film from Monday’s loss vs. LAC was almost too bad to show the film. Asked if LAC’s brutal loss Wednesday vs. Cleveland felt the same, Ty Lue said, “you get four of those a year, and we had one already.” – 8:48 PM
Mike Trudell @LakersReporter
LeBron James will be a game-time decision for tonight’s game vs. Cleveland, said Frank Vogel.
He hurt his ankle on Sunday, and missed the B2B at SAS/OKC on Tuesday and Wednesday. – 8:47 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
Frank Vogel says LeBron is still testing his ankle, and he’ll be a “true game-time decision.” AK – 8:45 PM
Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel says LeBron James is still testing out his ankle for the Cavs game tonight — “a true game time decision” for the Lakers. – 8:45 PM
Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Bron still testing out ankle and game time decision still, Vogel said – 8:45 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel said it remains a “game-time decision” on whether LeBron James plays tonight vs Cleveland. Vogel said LeBron is testing out his right ankle right now – 8:45 PM
Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says LeBron James is still testing out his ankle. He’s truly a game-time decision. – 8:45 PM
Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Lebron still testing out ankle, true game time decision… – 8:44 PM
LeBron James @KingJames
Game day is always electrifying! @GMC Let’s get it!! ⚡️💪🏾👑 #GMCAmbassador #GMCHummerEV pic.twitter.com/8zAFJI3aQT8:32 PM

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Players who have logged 150+ minutes and attempted more free throws than Brandon Ingram this year:
Mitchell Robinson
Lauri Markkanen
Gary Trent Jr.
Lu Dort
Mason Plumlee
Draymond Green
Mo Bamba
Robert Williams – 7:58 PM
Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Man that defensive possession was something
Bam on Melo means Melo is giving it up
Duncan holds the angle baseline
Kyle strips it on the Hayward drive – 7:52 PM
Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
A preview of tomorrow night’s Suns game against the Cavaliers and how Cleveland’s huge starting lineup could test ’em: arizonasports.com/story/2871258/…7:39 PM
Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina
Looking forward to join @JaredSGreenberg on @NBATV. We’ll dive into the state of the Lakers, my recent talk with Damian Lillard & more. Tune in at 4 pm ET on.nba.com/3bo6ow56:41 PM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“It drives me crazy, Eddie”
@James Worthy tells @Eddie Johnson & @TermineRadio why he wants to see Anthony Davis play closer to the basket.
#LakeShow pic.twitter.com/cUEnMSw0x96:37 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs from mid-range through 5 games.
SA went to the mid-range in regulation against the Lakers and then last night with 25 seconds left and down by 3 pic.twitter.com/De93jCAW8P6:27 PM

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
🎙 New episode of The Forum Club
Q&A on the slow start, Russell Westbrook, the perimeter defense, the injuries, Frank Vogel and more.
🟢 Spotify: open.spotify.com/episode/6f4taN…
🍎 Apple: podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the…5:16 PM
Marla Ridenour @MRidenourABJ
‘Have to send him off, right?’: Myles Garrett plans his Cleveland goodbye for Big Ben #Browns #Steelers beaconjournal.com/story/sports/p… via @beaconjournal5:12 PM
Kamenetzky Brothers @KamBrothers
For the sickos who like to watch, Friday’s @LockedOnLakers podcast, YouTube version. Among the topics, even with the injuries acknowledged, how concerned are we that the Lakers’ defensive ceiling may not be high enough? @LockedOnNBAPods @LockedOnNetwork
youtu.be/PRUTupHQVwg?t=…5:05 PM

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