Cavaliers at L.A. Lakers - March 10, 2016

STAPLES Center at 10:30 p.m. ET
Juan Ocampo

Game Summary

The Cavaliers four-game West Coast road trip continues on Thursday night against the Los Angeles Lakers at the STAPLES Center. Tipoff is at 10:30 p.m. ET.

Cleveland (45-18) is 32-7 in its last 39 regular season games against Western Conference opponents, including 18-6 in 2015-16. The Cavs have won seven of their last eight contests on the road against the West.

Since December 28, the Cavs have the 4th-best road record in the NBA at 12-4 (.750).

With just 20 games separating the Cavaliers and a return to the postseason tournament, a West Coast trip is the perfect way to tune up for the final stretch run. And getting the Big Three rolling in the first win of that roadie last night in Sacramento was an ideal way to start.

Kyrie Irving led everyone with 30 points, LeBron James and Kevin Love each tallied double-doubles and every member of Cleveland’s starting lineup notched double-figures as the Cavaliers scored 66 second-half points to record the season sweep of the Kings with a 120-111 win on Wednesday.

The Wine and Gold will hope to get the same overall production as the play their second games in as many nights against a Lakers squad playing some impressive basketball as of late.

Los Angeles (14-51) owns the worst record in the Western Conference but has shown signs of improvement recently after stunning the Golden State Warriors, 112-95, on Sunday and beating the Orlando Magic, 107-98, on Tuesday.


Where to Catch the Action

TV: FOX Sports Ohio, TNT

Radio: WTAM 1100, 100.7 WMMS, 87.7 La Mega

For live in-game updates, follow @cavs, @CavsJoeG, @CavsFredMcLeod, @MrCavalier34, @CavsJMike and @chones22 on Twitter.


Probable Starters/Status Update* presented by  


#2 - Kyrie Irving


#5 - J.R. Smith


#23 - LeBron James


#0 - Kevin Love


#13 - Tristan Thompson


#1 - D’Angelo Russell


#0 - Nick Young


#24 - Kobe Bryant


#30 - Julius Randle


#17 - Roy Hibbert

Status Update: (Cavs) - Mo Williams, (Left Knee Chondromalacia, Out), Timofey Mozgov, (Illness, TBD)

Status Update: (Lakers) - Larry Nance Jr., (Sore Right Knee, Probable), Lou Williams, (Mild Left Hamstring Strain, Out), Jordan Clarkson, (Patella Tendon Strain, Probable), Kobe Bryant, (Sore Right Shoulder, Questionable), Anthony Brown, (Stress Reaction, Right Foot, Out)

*Subject to change.


Head-to-Head Matchup

Tonight will be the second and final time the two teams meet this season as the Wine and Gold won their previous matchup, 120-111, on February 10th at The Q.

The Wine and Gold went 48-94 (.511) from the field and 13-31 (.419) from the three-point line. Cleveland outscored Los Angeles 25-5 in second chance points.

In that game, Kyrie Irving tallied a season-high 35 points on 15-24 (.625) shooting, three rebounds, seven assists and two steals in 36 minutes of action.

LeBron James notched his 17th double-double of the season (306th of his career) with 29 points on 12-22 (.545) shooting, including 3-6 (.500) from the three-point line, a game-high 11 assists, seven rebounds and one steal.

Tristan Thompson recorded his 14th double-double of the season (104th of his career), tallying 15 points on a perfect 6-6 (1.000) shooting, a game-high 13 rebounds (seven offensive) and one block.


On Deck

fter a couple days off in L.A., Cleveland closes out their season series with the Clippers on Sunday afternoon at the Staples Center. They wrap up the trip on Monday night in Salt Lake City – taking on the Jazz before heading home. VIEW FULL SCHEDULE