Cleveland 104, L.A. Lakers 99

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 7:30 PM
Location - Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Officials - #35 Kane Fitzgerald, #55 Bill Kennedy, #38 Michael Smith
Attendance - 20562

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
L.A. Lakers 21 25 25 28 99
Cleveland 29 22 23 30 104

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
L.A. Lakers 38-19 19-8 19-11 L3
Cleveland 10-46 7-19 3-27 W1

Recap


Ramon Sessions had a season-high 32 points and eight assists off the bench to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a stunning 104-99 victory over the struggling defending-champion Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.

The Lakers have lost three straight to close their seven-game, two-week road trip, but this was the worst of all. The Cavs just last week ended a 26-game losing streak, tied for the longest in the history of professional sports.

Sessions replaced Mo Williams less than four minutes into the game when Williams picked up his second quick foul. Williams didn’t play the rest of the night.

Pau Gasol had 30 points and 20 rebounds and Derek Fisher had 19 points for the Lakers. Kobe Bryant finished with 17 points on a tough 8-of-24 shooting night and missed a key 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

Antawn Jamison had 19 points and 10 rebounds and J.J. Hickson had 13 points and 15 rebounds for the Cavs, who enter the All-Star break on an unexpected high. Their 112-57 loss to the Lakers last month set team records for fewest points in a game and worst loss in franchise history.

Top Game Performances

L.A. Lakers   Cleveland
Pau Gasol 30 Scoring Ramon Sessions 32
Lamar Odom 6 Assists Anthony Parker 9
Pau Gasol 20 Rebounds J.J. Hickson 15
Pau Gasol 14 Free Throws Made Ramon Sessions 13
Shannon Brown 3 Steals Christian Eyenga 3
Andrew Bynum 2 Blocks J.J. Hickson 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
L.A. Lakers 99 42.5 5-15 20-23 22 48 5 6 19
Cleveland 104 47.1 5-16 19-22 28 38 3 9 15

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Houston. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .222 after a win and .170 after a loss.
  • L.A. Lakers will play their next game at home against Atlanta. The Lakers have a W/L % of .737 after a win and .526 after a loss.
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