Lakers Beat Cavs, 119-108
CLEVELAND, Ohio — In one of the most bizarre games in recent years, the Los Angeles Lakers held off the late surge for a 119-108 victory at Quicken Loans Arena.
It was mostly the subs who mounted the comeback against a Laker team that was down to less than the official amount due to injuries and players fouling out.
Ryan Kelly led Los Angeles with 26 points while Jordan Farmar had 21 and Wesley Johnson 20. Steve Blake had a triple double for the Lakers.
Kyrie Irving was benched for the final 20 minutes as Mike Brown went more with the reserves that got the team within 8 points. Irving had 11 points in 28 minutes while C.J. Miles cashed in 27 markers.
The Lakers opened the game shooting about 80 percent, and finished the night shooting 53 percent. The visitors were up by 29 points at one point.
The Cavs will be in Washington against the Wizards on Friday night.