NBA Basketball

Los Angeles Lakers (35-9)


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@ Bos
L 107-139
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@ NY
W 100-92
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@ Bkn
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vs. LAC
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Irving should be ready for faceoff with LeBron, Lakers

LeBron James and Kyrie Irving were teammates for three seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, with each campaign ending in the NBA Finals. In the 11 times they have opposed each other, whatever team James was leading holds the edge over Irving's team.

The 12th meeting between the former teammates occurs Thursday night when James and the Los Angeles Lakers attempt to improve on the Western Conference's best record when they visit Irving and the Brooklyn Nets, who are experiencing some massive struggles of late.

James returned to Cleveland in 2014 following four seasons with the Miami Heat. During his time in Miami, the Cavaliers drafted Irving with the No. 1 overall pick in 2011, and when James returned to Cleveland, the duo reached the NBA Finals each time as teammates, highlighted by the 2016 championship, when James had a clutch block on Andre Iguodala and Irving hit the game-winning shot in Game 7 in Golden State.

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Leaders
Points: Anthony Davis26.6
Rebounds: Anthony Davis9.1
Assists: LeBron James10.8
FG%: Anthony Davis50.3%
Steals: Anthony Davis1.51
Blocks: Anthony Davis2.54
Defense (Rank)
Points: 106.1 (8)
Rebounds: 42.5 (3)
Assists: 22.9 (6)
FG%: 44.0% (5)
FT%: 78.5% (25)
3P%: 33.7% (6)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 113.7 (8)
Rebounds: 45.5 (15)
Assists: 25.8 (7)
FG%: 48.4% (1)
FT%: 73.9% (26)
3P%: 35.9% (11)
Standings
Pacific Division
  W L Pct GB
LA Lakers 35 9 .795 --
LA Clippers 31 14 .689 4.5
Phoenix 18 26 .409 17.0
Sacramento 15 29 .341 20.0
Golden State 10 36 .217 26.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
12/18/2019 Zach Norvell Jr. Waived
12/12/2019 Devontae Cacok Signed as Free Agent Two-way player
10/21/2019 Devontae Cacok Waived
10/21/2019 Demetrius Jackson Waived
10/20/2019 Marcus Allen Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
9/15/2019 DeMarcus Cousins Knee surgery
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