LeBron James was merciless for his former Cavaliers, almost single-handedly bringing the Lakers’ ninth win in a row to the NBA’s Western Conference more than ever on Monday.
Anthony Davis (sacrum) was still out, as was Rajon Rondo (broken finger), but that did not prevent L.A. from having Cleveland (128-99). Especially since LeBron James did not make a feeling against his old team which resisted in the first period.
The acceleration of the “King”, between the end of the 3rd quarter and the start of the fourth where he scored 14 of his 31 points (8 assists, 2 rbds), was fatal to the Cavs. His former teammates Kevin Love (21 pts, 11 rbds) and Tristan Thompson (17 pts, 10 rbds) did not hold it against him, hugging him warmly after the meeting.
James, who took the opportunity to overtake Isiah Thomas in 8th place in the best smugglers in the history of the League, was well supported by Dwight Howard in full rebound author of 21 pts, including a basket behind the arch and six dunks, 15 rebounds and 2 blocks. Something to even smile the impassive Kanye West, seated courtside …