Lakers Down Cleveland 113-93 - Match Report
The battle between the Lakers and Cavaliers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cleveland was handed a 113-93 defeat on Sunday at STAPLES Center.
Los Angeles won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 10-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 209.5.
Los Angeles got 23 points from Kobe Bryant and another 22 points from Dwight Howard. Steve Nash contributed 9 assists, while Dwight Howard cleaned the glass with 14 rebounds.
The Cavaliers got a 15-point performance from Kyrie Irving, who was supported by 15 points from Dion Waiters. Kyrie Irving had 7 assists in a losing cause for Cleveland, while Tristan Thompson grabbed 8 rebounds.
The Lakers hit the break leading 57-45 before taking care of business in the second half.
The rebound battle favored Los Angeles as they grabbed 41 boards, while Cleveland only had 39.
Los Angeles heads into a battle against the Bucks. Cleveland, meanwhile, will have their next action against Sacramento.