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NBA Game Summary - Cleveland at LA Lakers



(Tuesday, January 14th)

Final Score: Cleveland 120, LA Lakers 118

Los Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Luol Deng poured in 27 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers held off the Los Angeles Lakers for a 120-118 win on Tuesday.

Deng was 5-for-5 from 3-point range for Cleveland, which finished 13-of-17 from distance overall.

Anderson Varejao added 18 points and 18 rebounds, Tristan Thompson had 15 points and 13 boards and Dion Waiters chipped in with 17 points off the bench for the Cavaliers, winners in three of their last four.

Tuesday marked the first time Cavs head coach Mike Brown returned to the Staples Center since he was fired by LA early last season.

"We found a way to win. Give our guys credit, they scrapped their way to a win. We have to understand we have to defend first. We did enough just to get a win," Brown said.

Nick Young poured in a game-high 28 points, Jodie Meeks scored 26 and Pau Gasol finished with 20 points and 12 boards for the Lakers, losers in five straight.

"When the game could have turned we couldn't get the rebound. Give them credit, they made 13-of-17 3's. We just didn't have enough to overcome that," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said.

The Cavs trailed 63-57 entering the second half, but used a 22-6 run to take a 79-69 lead with 6:07 remaining in the third.

The Lakers managed to pull within two, 82-80, after a Meeks trey at the 2:27 mark and Cleveland led 88-85 entering the final frame.

Kendall Marshall drained a 3-pointer three minutes into the fourth to put the Lakers up 100-96, but the Cavs used a 21-5 run to go up 115-105.

The Lakers trailed 118-113 as Young was fouled attempting a 3-pointer with 25.3 ticks showing. Young knocked down the free throws to make it 118-116, but Thompson went 2-for-4 from the free throw line down the stretch to make it a two-possession game.

Gasol's layup at the buzzer accounted for the final difference.

Cleveland led 28-23 after the first quarter, but LA outscored the Cavs 40-29 in the second to take a 63-57 lead into the break.

Game Notes

Kyrie Irving finished with 13 points for the Cavs ... Cleveland outrebounded LA by a 48-35 margin ... Meeks set a season-high with 26 points ... Young tied a career-high with six assists ... Marshall finished with 10 points and 16 assists for LA. Since joining the starting lineup on Jan. 3 Marshall has recorded double-digit assists in five of seven games.

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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y= clinched division title
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