Los Angeles Lakers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers: Live Score, Highlights and Reaction

Matthew SchmidtFeatured ColumnistFebruary 10, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 15:  LeBron James
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Kyrie Irving scored 35 points, LeBron James added 29 points and 11 assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the feisty Los Angeles Lakers, 120-111, at Quicken Loans Arena on Wednesday night.

The game marked Kobe Bryant's final appearance in Cleveland, and he was serenaded by "Kobe!" chants from the road crowd for much of the night, even when he helped nearly bring the Lakers back from an 18-point fourth-quarter deficit.

The Cavaliers never trailed in this one, leading comfortably by double figures for most of the contest. The Lakers made numerous small runs throughout the game to keep things relatively close, but Cleveland was able to build a big enough lead to withstand Los Angeles' late charge.

It wasn't all good news for the Cavs, though.

Kevin Love left the game in the second quarter after re-injuring his left shoulder, which he dislocated during last year's playoffs. While the injury is not believed to be serious, there is no official word on what the actual damage is just yet.

Fortunately for the Cavaliers, Irving and James were brilliant enough where Love's absence didn't matter in this one.

Irving shot 15-of-24 and James made 12 of his 22 field-goal tries.

Cleveland shot 51.1 percent as a team and went 13-of-31 from three-point range.

Lou Williams led the Lakers with 28 points, and Jordan Clarkson chipped in 22.

Bryant scored 17, burying three triples.

Next up for both teams? The All-Star break.

 

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