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Los Angeles Times Mar 20, 2017

Five takeaways from the Lakers' 125-120 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers

In both of their games this season, the Lakers played the Cavaliers close and gave the kind of effort that makes Lakers Coach Luke Walton happy. We saw another example of that on Sunday at Staples Center. The Lakers led for most of the game but couldn't quite pull it off. In the end, that might...
WKYC Mar 20, 2017
Cavs beat Lakers 125-120

Cavs beat Lakers 125-120

Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers had to rally from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to edge the last-place Los Angeles Lakers, 125-120 on Sunday night.        
Silver Screen and Roll Mar 20, 2017
Lakers News: Luke Walton commits to D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson backcourt ‘going forward’

Lakers News: Luke Walton commits to D’Angelo Russell, Jordan Clarkson backcourt ‘going forward’

This is what we should want to hear. D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson probably entered this year thinking it would take fewer than 70 games to be featured in the Los Angeles Lakers’ starting backcourt. After seeing the combination work as well as it did Sunday night against the NBA’s defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, fans can probably look forward to a longer look at those two starting in the final dozen games. Finally. Russell finished Sunday night with a career high 40 points on only 22 shots and six assists. Clarkson wound up with 19 points on 18 shots and six assists...
Silver Screen and Roll Mar 20, 2017
D’Angelo Russell went straight to work at the Lakers’ practice facility after dropping his career-high on the Cavaliers

D’Angelo Russell went straight to work at the Lakers’ practice facility after dropping his career-high on the Cavaliers

Russell wasn’t satisfied with a loss. D’Angelo Russell had just poured in a career-high 40 points on the Cleveland Cavaliers in a historic performance that even drew praise from LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. It would have been easy for Russell to rest on his laurels, to take it easy or reward himself for a stellar performance. That isn’t what Russell chose to do. Instead, he went to the gym: *drops 40 on the defending champs**back in the gym that same night* pic.twitter.com/7I6jJuiewS— Dillon Hiser (@DillonHiser) March 20, 2017 Following the loss, Russell told reporters in...
Silver Screen and Roll Mar 20, 2017
LeBron James heaped praise on Brandon Ingram and the Lakers

LeBron James heaped praise on Brandon Ingram and the Lakers

Cleveland’s star likes what he sees in Los Angeles. After witnessing the Los Angeles Lakers nearly knock off his own defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James was surprised. "They don't look like a team that's only won 20 games,” James said (via Serena Winters of Lakers Nation), and he was right. The Lakers offense was humming as the team hit shot after shot to push the Cavaliers to their limit, and after taking some time to praise D’Angelo Russell for his role in the near upset, James turned his attention to the young forward he was often matched up with. "Kid has a lot of...
Silver Screen and Roll Mar 20, 2017
Lakers Podcast: Why did it take so long for D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson to start together?

Lakers Podcast: Why did it take so long for D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson to start together?

We discussed all the latest news around Los Angeles, including their big starting lineup change. The Los Angeles Lakers may have lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday, but the story of the game (and the weekend) was undoubtedly the superlative play of D’Angelo Russell. The Lakers young guard made his triumphant 40-point return to the team’s starting lineup alongside Jordan Clarkson, and it left hosts Harrison Faigen and Anthony Irwin with just one question: Why did it take so long? But first, Harrison and Anthony discussed the Lakers-Bucks fight, Draymond Green’s comments on Russell,...
Sun Herald Mar 20, 2017

D'Angelo Russell notches career high in Lakers' 125-120 loss to Cavaliers

D'Angelo Russell caught everyone's attention, including the superstar guard on the other bench. After the Lakers' 125-120 loss to Cleveland, a game in which both Russell and Cleveland's Kyrie Irving …
Sun Herald Mar 20, 2017

Russell's 40 points a bright spot in Lakers' loss to Cavaliers

Exactly a week from his last start, D'Angelo Russell had a point to make. Boy, did he. After three games coming off the bench, Russell started again for the first …
Silver Screen and Roll Mar 20, 2017
D'Angelo Russell proved it doesn't matter which guard position he starts at

D'Angelo Russell proved it doesn't matter which guard position he starts at

Los Angeles’ young guard defied labels in a historic performance. For all the hemming and hawing about whether or not D’Angelo Russell is a true point guard (whatever that means), the modern game has at least in part rendered positional designations like that pointless. Russell may have returned to the Los Angeles Lakers’ starting lineup as a nominal shooting guard, but his career-high 40 point, six assist performance in the Lakers’ 125-120 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers made it clear he can’t quite be pigeonholed. "I’m a basketball player, not a point guard or a shooting...
Plain Dealer Mar 20, 2017
Tristan Thompson latest victim in weird dental injuries for Cavaliers this season

Tristan Thompson latest victim in weird dental injuries for Cavaliers this season

Tristan Thompson caught an elbow from the Lakers' Julius Randle and nearly lost his two front teeth.
Orange County Register Mar 20, 2017
Final: Lakers' career night for D'Angelo Russell not enough in 125-120 loss to Cavaliers

Final: Lakers' career night for D'Angelo Russell not enough in 125-120 loss to Cavaliers

LOS ANGELES >> The shots seemingly fell into the basket anytime D’Angelo Russell released the ball. When he handled the ball, he often hit the intended target to produce positive results. When crunch time happened, though, some of those qualities...
FOX Sports Mar 20, 2017
Kyrie gets 46, Cavaliers use big 4th quarter to beat Lakers

Kyrie gets 46, Cavaliers use big 4th quarter to beat Lakers

Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, LeBron adds 34 as the Cavaliers rally late.
News-Herald Mar 20, 2017
Kyrie Irving scores 46 as Cleveland Cavaliers clinch playoff spot with 125-120 victory over Lakers

Kyrie Irving scores 46 as Cleveland Cavaliers clinch playoff spot with 125-120 victory over Lakers

LOS ANGELES >> Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cavaliers had to rally from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to edge the last-place Los Angeles Lakers, 125-120, on March 19.Kevin Love had 21 points and 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who needed every bit of their full lineup to survive a surprising challenge from the Western Conference's last-place team and clinch a playoff spot.
Silver Screen and Roll Mar 20, 2017
Lakers vs. Cavaliers Final Score: D’Angelo Russell drops 40 but Lakers lose 125-120

Lakers vs. Cavaliers Final Score: D’Angelo Russell drops 40 but Lakers lose 125-120

D’Lo went off but Kyrie wasn’t having it. The Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a close 125-120 game, but really the Lakers won no matter what that final score tells you. Not only did D’Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson start together for the first time this season, Russell flourished after going through his stint off the bench. Russell snapped with the starting spot bouncing back his way, dropping a career-high 40 points and looking great while doing so. D’Angelo was feeling it, draining seven of his 12 attempts from deep. The funny thing about it is his...
Sun Herald Mar 20, 2017

Kyrie gets 46, but Cavaliers barely beat Lakers, 125-120

Kyrie Irving scored 46 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers had to rally from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to edge the last-place Los Angeles …
Los Angeles Times Mar 20, 2017

D'Angelo Russell notches career high in Lakers' 125-120 loss to Cavaliers

Exactly a week from his last start, D’Angelo Russell had a point to make. Boy, did he. After three games coming off the bench, Russell started again for the first time in a week. In the Lakers 125-120 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers (46-23), he notched his first career 40-point game. Against the...
Fear The Sword Mar 19, 2017
Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 125-120

Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers defeat the Los Angeles Lakers 125-120

The Cavs win in a shoot-out against the Lakers. It’s official, the Cavaliers are going back to the playoffs. Not that it was ever in doubt, but with the 125-120 win over the Los Angeles Lakers the Cavs clinched their third straight playoff appearance. For a weekend game in L.A. the Cleveland Cavaliers came out with a surprising amount of energy to start the game. The Los Angeles Lakers have pulled the plug on their season, deciding to make both Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov healthy scratches for the remainder of the season. So it’s likely that the Cavs saw this as an opportunity to put...
Plain Dealer Mar 19, 2017
Kyrie Irving scored 46 and Cavs clinch playoff berth in 125-120 win over Lakers

Kyrie Irving scored 46 and Cavs clinch playoff berth in 125-120 win over Lakers

Kyrie Irving scored 46 points and the Cavs beat the Lakers to clinch a playoff spot in the East for the third consecutive season.
Fear The Sword Mar 19, 2017
Tristan Thompson leaves game with mouth injury

Tristan Thompson leaves game with mouth injury

Thompson was hit in the the face by Julius Randle. Cleveland Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson has left Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers with a mouth injury, the team announced. Thompson collided with Lakers forward Julius Randle during the third quarter and immediately went back to the locker room. The Cavs say Tristan Thompson has a mouth injury from a collision with Julius Randle. Will not return.— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) March 20, 2017 No word yet on how serious the injury is. We’ll update this post as we learn more.

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