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NBA Game Summary - LA Lakers at Cleveland



(Wednesday, February 5th)

Final Score: LA Lakers 119, Cleveland 108

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Kelly amassed a career-high 26 points, Steve Blake recorded a triple-double and the Los Angeles Lakers put an end to a seven-game losing streak with a 119-108 victory over the also- slumping Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena.

Blake racked up 11 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds in his second game back from an elbow injury, and he and Kelly were two of several Lakers to step up their production with the team fielding a shorthanded roster.

Jordan Farmar, playing for the first time since New Year's Eve, drained five 3-pointers in a 21-point, eight-assist effort, while Wesley Johnson contributed 20 points and nine rebounds for a Los Angeles squad that dressed just eight players with Pau Gasol (groin), Jodie Meeks (ankle) and Jordan Hill (cervical strain) out with injuries and point guard Steve Nash held out in the second test of a back-to-back.

The Lakers then lost forward Nick Young to a knee problem in the second quarter and had center Chris Kaman foul out with 8:29 left. Center Robert Sacre picked up his sixth foul with 3:32 remaining, but was permitted to stay in due to his team being out of bodies.

Los Angeles overcame the depletions by hitting 18 shots from 3-point range, its most ever in a non-overtime contest.

"I've never seen anything like it," said Kelly, who went 3-of-7 from beyond the arc. "I'm just glad we won."

The Cavaliers were handed a sixth straight defeat despite C.J. Miles' 27 points off the bench and a 15-point, 13-rebound output from Anderson Varejao.

The Lakers were also able to withstand their personnel losses by building a lead as high as 29 points in the first half while shooting a torrid 62.5 percent over the initial two quarters.

Johnson was especially on fire early on, burying a trio of 3-point shots in the first 4 1/2 minutes of play to lead the Lakers on a game-opening 16-8 run. He added six more points during a 17-4 tear that Los Angeles closed out the quarter on, with the sequence staking the Lakers to a commanding 36-17 lead at period's end.

"I think the game got away from us in the first quarter," Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown remarked. "We came out, couldn't make a shot nor could we get a stop. It made it a tough, uphill climb the rest of the game."

Los Angeles, which made good on 71.4 percent (15-of-21) of its field goal tries in the first quarter, continued to score at will in the second. Farmar was the catalyst this time, racking up 13 points on a 5-of-7 success rate for the frame to help the Lakers cruise into the break up by a startling 70-49 count.

The Lakers increased the margin to 28 points after a Kendall Marshall trey with 3:13 left in the third quarter made the score 96-68, though the Cavaliers ended the stanza on a 12-2 sequence to pull within 98-80 entering the fourth.

Cleveland continued to close the gap, with Miles sinking a pair of triples during a 10-2 surge that cut the deficit to 100-90 with 9 1/2 minutes to go. Another Miles three ignited a 5-0 stretch that whittled the lead down to 114-108 heading into the final minute.

Blake halted the momentum with a clutch 3-pointer with 56.9 seconds showing, however, and the Cavaliers failed to score the rest of the way.

"He makes a big difference because he plays hard," Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni said of Blake. "Plays with grit, determination. He doesn't back down."

Game Notes

With Sacre allowed in the game with six fouls, the Lakers would have been charged a technical for any additional fouls he committed ... Blake notched the second career triple-double, with the first taking place against the Clippers on Apr. 14, 2010, and the first by a Laker against Cleveland since Kobe Bryant in 2003 ... Farmar had missed Los Angeles' last 16 outings with a torn hamstring ... The Cavs have allowed an average of 110.8 points during their losing streak ... Los Angeles halted a three-game road skid in the series and had lost in seven of its last eight visits to Cleveland coming in.

02/05 23:10:33 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 33 .593 --- 26-15 22-18 32-19 W 2
x-Brooklyn 44 37 .543 4 28-13 16-24 26-25 L 1
New York 36 45 .444 12 18-22 18-23 25-26 W 3
Boston 25 56 .309 23 16-24 9-32 21-30 L 1
Philadelphia 18 63 .222 30 10-31 8-32 13-38 W 1
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 55 26 .679 --- 35-6 20-20 37-14 W 1
x-Chicago 48 33 .593 7 27-14 21-19 35-16 W 1
Cleveland 32 49 .395 23 18-22 14-27 20-31 L 2
Detroit 29 52 .358 26 17-24 12-28 23-29 L 3
Milwaukee 15 66 .185 40 10-30 5-36 12-39 L 2
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 27 .667 --- 32-8 22-19 34-17 L 2
x-Washington 43 38 .531 11 22-19 21-19 32-19 W 3
x-Charlotte 42 39 .519 12 24-16 18-23 29-22 W 2
x-Atlanta 37 44 .457 17 24-17 13-27 27-24 L 1
Orlando 23 58 .284 31 19-21 4-37 17-34 L 3
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 58 23 .716 --- 33-7 25-16 36-16 L 2
x-Portland 53 28 .654 5 30-10 23-18 30-21 W 4
Minnesota 40 41 .494 18 24-16 16-25 23-28 L 2
Denver 36 45 .444 22 22-18 14-27 20-31 L 1
Utah 24 57 .296 34 16-25 8-32 12-39 L 5
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 24 .704 --- 34-7 23-17 36-15 W 2
x-Golden State 50 31 .617 7 27-14 23-17 30-21 W 1
Phoenix 47 34 .580 10 26-15 21-19 27-24 L 3
Sacramento 28 53 .346 29 17-23 11-30 15-36 W 1
LA Lakers 26 55 .321 31 14-27 12-28 14-37 W 1
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 19 .765 --- 32-8 30-11 38-13 L 1
x-Houston 54 27 .667 8 33-8 21-19 31-20 W 2
x-Dallas 49 32 .605 13 26-15 23-17 29-22 W 1
x-Memphis 49 32 .605 13 26-14 23-18 28-23 W 4
New Orleans 33 48 .407 29 21-19 12-29 14-37 W 1
 
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y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
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Final
CHR 2
DUR 9
 
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PHI 0
ATL 0
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NYY 0
CHC 0
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BAL 0
TAM 0
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DET 0
CLE 0
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CIN 7
PIT 5
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MIA 11
WAS 2
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TEX 5
SEA 0
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BOS 1
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HOU 2
KAN 4
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MIL 1
STL 6
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MIN 3
TOR 9
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OAK 10
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COL 3
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