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Kyrie gets 46, but Cavaliers barely beat Lakers, 125-120

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers had to rally from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to edge the last-place Los Angeles Lakers, 125-120 on Sunday night.

Kevin Love had 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who needed every bit of their full lineup to survive a surprising challenge from the Western Conference's last-place team.

James, Love and Irving all sat out the defending champs' blowout loss to the Clippers on Saturday, angering fans and the national television audience. That night off left them with the energy to lead a 43-point fourth quarter.

D'Angelo Russell scored a career-high 40 points in a spectacular return to the starting lineup for the Lakers, who have lost five straight and 13 of 14.

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Key Players
L. James
23 SF
J. Randle
30 PF
29.8 Min. Per Game 29.8
13.4 Pts. Per Game 13.4
4.1 Ast. Per Game 4.1
9.1 Reb. Per Game 9.1
52.0 Field Goal % 48.2
50.2 Three Point % 47.7
68.2 Free Throw % 72.9
+ 2 Corey Brewer made dunk 0:03
  Offensive rebound by Corey Brewer 0:03
  Julius Randle missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:03
+ 2 J.R. Smith made dunk 0:05
+ 2 Corey Brewer made layup 0:09
  Offensive rebound by Corey Brewer 0:13
  Brandon Ingram missed 3-pt. jump shot 0:15
+ 1 LeBron James made 2nd of 2 free throws 0:29
+ 1 LeBron James made 1st of 2 free throws 0:29
  Shooting foul on Corey Brewer 0:27
  20-second timeout called 0:31
Points 125 120
Field Goals 45-85 (52.9%) 47-91 (51.6%)
3-Pointers 13-36 (36.1%) 11-27 (40.7%)
Free Throws 22-27 (81.5%) 15-19 (78.9%)
Total Rebounds 49 44
Offensive 10 10
Defensive 34 30
Team 5 4
Assists 19 23
Steals 4 5
Blocks 2 2
Turnovers 10 6
Fouls 16 25
Technicals 1 1
L. James SF 23
34 PTS, 6 REB, 7 AST
D. Russell PG 1
40 PTS, 2 REB, 6 AST
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Cavaliers 46-22 31242743125
Lakers 20-5028313328120
Team Stats
Cavaliers 46-22 110.5 PPG 43.6 RPG 22.4 APG
Lakers 20-50 104.6 PPG 43.6 RPG 20.8 APG
Key Players
K. Irving PG 25.6 PPG 3.4 RPG 5.8 APG 47.5 FG%
D. Russell PG 15.4 PPG 3.5 RPG 4.7 APG 40.9 FG%
Top Scorers
K. Irving PG 46 PTS 2 REB 3 AST
D. Russell PG 40 PTS 2 REB 6 AST
52.9 FG% 51.6
36.1 3PT FG% 40.7
81.5 FT% 78.9
Cavaliers
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Irving 38 46 2 3 0 0 3 2 15/21 6/10 10/10 0 2 51 +9
L. James 38 34 6 7 1 0 3 2 13/22 3/8 5/8 0 6 52 +12
K. Love 26 21 15 0 0 0 1 2 6/15 3/7 6/7 4 11 35 +3
I. Shumpert 28 6 1 2 1 0 0 1 3/8 0/2 0/0 0 1 12 +10
T. Thompson 26 4 10 1 0 1 0 2 2/2 0/0 0/0 6 4 17 +3
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
K. Irving 38 46 2 3 0 0 3 2 15/21 6/10 10/10 0 2 51 +9
L. James 38 34 6 7 1 0 3 2 13/22 3/8 5/8 0 6 52 +12
K. Love 26 21 15 0 0 0 1 2 6/15 3/7 6/7 4 11 35 +3
I. Shumpert 28 6 1 2 1 0 0 1 3/8 0/2 0/0 0 1 12 +10
T. Thompson 26 4 10 1 0 1 0 2 2/2 0/0 0/0 6 4 17 +3
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
R. Jefferson 29 7 5 1 1 0 0 3 3/4 0/1 1/2 0 5 15 +1
C. Frye 13 3 1 0 0 0 2 1 1/3 1/3 0/0 0 1 2 -6
J. Smith 27 2 4 3 1 0 1 2 1/7 0/5 0/0 0 4 12 +3
De. Williams 17 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 1/3 0/0 0/0 0 0 7 -10
D. Liggins - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
De. Williams - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Sanders - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Felder - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Korver - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Lakers
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Russell 41 40 2 6 2 0 1 2 14/22 7/12 5/7 0 2 55 -11
J. Clarkson 41 19 3 6 0 0 2 3 8/18 2/7 1/1 2 1 32 -8
B. Ingram 40 18 6 1 0 1 1 3 8/15 0/2 2/2 0 6 26 -7
J. Randle 38 10 7 7 0 0 1 5 3/9 1/3 3/4 2 5 30 -5
I. Zubac 19 10 6 2 0 1 0 1 4/7 0/0 2/2 2 4 21 +2
Starters MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
D. Russell 41 40 2 6 2 0 1 2 14/22 7/12 5/7 0 2 55 -11
J. Clarkson 41 19 3 6 0 0 2 3 8/18 2/7 1/1 2 1 32 -8
B. Ingram 40 18 6 1 0 1 1 3 8/15 0/2 2/2 0 6 26 -7
J. Randle 38 10 7 7 0 0 1 5 3/9 1/3 3/4 2 5 30 -5
I. Zubac 19 10 6 2 0 1 0 1 4/7 0/0 2/2 2 4 21 +2
Bench MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO PF FG 3PT FT OREB DREB FPTS +/-
C. Brewer 19 9 9 0 1 0 0 3 4/8 0/2 1/1 2 7 19 +2
D. Nwaba 22 7 5 0 1 0 0 3 3/5 0/0 1/2 1 4 13 -8
L. Nance Jr. 14 5 2 0 0 0 0 3 2/5 1/1 0/0 1 1 7 +1
T. Ennis 5 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 1/2 0/0 0/0 0 0 5 +9
N. Young - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. World Peace - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Mozgov - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Robinson - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Black - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
L. Deng - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -