Los Angeles Lakers (30-41, ninth in Western Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (41-30, sixth in Eastern Conference)
Cleveland; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM: LeBron James leads Los Angeles into a matchup against Cleveland. He is second in the league with an average of 29.8 points per game.
The Cavaliers are 23-12 on their home court. Cleveland is ninth in the Eastern Conference with 10.9 fast break points per game, led by Collin Sexton with a 3.0 average.
The Lakers are 10-24 in road games. Los Angeles concedes 114.0 points to opponents and has been topped at 2.8 points per game.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Lakers won 113-101 in the final matchup on Oct. 30.
POWERFUL: Darius Garland is averaging 21.3 points per game with 3.4 rebounds and 8.5 assists for the Cavaliers. Evan Mobley has averaged 17.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in his last 10 games for Cleveland.
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James is averaging 29.8 points per game and averaging 8.2 rebounds for the Lakers. Russell Westbrook has averaged 17.5 points and 6.7 rebounds in his last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 5-5, averaging 111.0 points, 43.5 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Your opponents averaged 113.6 points per game.
Lakers: 3-7, averaging 116.2 points, 41.3 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Your opponents scored an average of 124.1 points.
INJURIES: Cavaliers: Jarrett Allen: Off (fingers), Collin Sexton: Off for the season (knee), Rajon Rondo: Daily (ankle), Dean Wade: Off (knee).
Lakers: Wayne Ellington: Day to Day (illness), LeBron James: Day to Day (knee), Wenyen Gabriel: Day to Day (ankle), Anthony Davis: Off (foot), Kendrick Nunn: Off (knee), Talen Horton -Tucker: Day after day (ankle).
The Associated Press created this story using Data Skrive technology and data from Sportradar.
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