(Basketball news) The Los Angeles Lakers coming after two massive wins lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron’s home return as they won 116-112. For the Cavaliers, Mitchell scored a season-high 43 points and Jarrett Allen returned from injury to add 24 points as Darius Garland added 21 points and 11 assists. For the Lakers, LeBron James finished with 21 points and 17 rebounds, Dennis Schroder and Russell Westbrook added 16 points apiece as Los Angeles had its four-game winning streak stopped. With this result the Cavaliers moved up to 3rd in the Eastern Conference table while the Lakers after that result have a record of 10-13.
”You always want to spoil the homecoming,” Mitchell said with a smile
”It got progressively worse as the day went on,” Lakers coach Darvin Ham said. ”His temperature was 101 and some change. A-D wanted to try to play, but he felt too weak. He’s drained and dehydrated. That’s a huge loss, obviously, with the way he’s been playing lately.’
James said he was caught off guard by the tribute and said ”It’s always love coming back here,” he said. ”The memories I have here will never be forgotten.”
The Dallas Mavericks got an important victory over the Denver Nuggets as Finney-Smith hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 17.3 seconds remaining and the Mavericks won 116-115. For the Mavericks, Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a season-high 29 points and Doncic recorded his 52nd career triple-double with 22 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.Aaron Gordon had 27 points, while Jokic added 19 points, eight assists and eight rebounds for the Nuggets, who dropped their third straight game on a night when they committed 17 turnovers. For the Nuggets, Aaron Gordon had 27 points, while Jokic added 19 points, eight assists and eight rebounds for the Nuggets, who dropped their third straight game on a night when they committed 17 turnovers.
“Him just giving me confidence, that means a lot,” Finney-Smith said. ”I’m just happy we got the win.”
”A lot of great things happened,” Mavericks coach Jason Kidd said. ”It was a great game.’
”There are no moral victories,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said. ”I feel the guys played hard, we competed and gave ourselves a chance.”
”Would love to have had a timeout at the end of the game so we could, make-or-miss on those Hardaway free throws, could’ve advanced the ball and get a better, quality shot,” Malone said. ”That’s on me. You can’t beat yourself.
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