LeBron posts triple-double in Lakers' win against Cavaliers
LeBron James scores 38 points, 12 assists, 11 rebounds, LA Lakers have 31/41 win/loss in West standings
LeBron James posted a triple-double in the Lakers' 131-120 victory against Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.
The Cavaliers led 35-28 at the end of the first quarter but the Lakers had a good start at the second period, building a 39-27 lead.
By the end of the third quarter, Cleveland were leading 97-96 as they produced 35 points at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.
James led LA Lakers to the victory, racking up 38 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds.
Russell Westbrook scored a double-double with 20 points and 11 assists while D. J. Augustin produced 20 points on a perfect shooting, 6-for-6 from the three point line.
Darius Garland was the highest scorer of the Cavaliers with 29 points and 17 assists.
Finnish power forward Lauri Markkanen finished with 18 points and nine rebounds.
LA Lakers have 31/41 win/loss in West standings, while the Cavaliers improved their record to 41 wins and 31 losses in the Eastern Conference.
Celtics beat Thunder 132-123, Tatum scores 36
Boston Celtics defeated Oklahoma City Thunder with a 132-123 score at Paycom Center.
Jayson Tatum finished with 36 points while Grant Williams had a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics.
For the losing side, Tre Mann played with 35 points.
Boston Celtics have 45/28 win/loss in the East standings.
Blazers’ Lillard, Pelicans' Zion out for rest of season
The Portland Trail Blazers confirmed Monday that their guard Damian Lillard would miss the remainder of the 2021-22 season.
"Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard has progressed well through the reconditioning phase of his rehab protocol following his January abdominal surgery," the Blazers said in a statement.
"He has met several key performance benchmarks to date and will continue end-stage rehab over the next few weeks," it added.
Lillard, 31, averaged 24.0 points, 7.3 assists, and 4.1 rebounds in 29 matches this season for the Blazers.
Also, Zion Williamson, who hasn't played in an NBA game since May 4, 2021, is not expected to return to play this season due to his nagging foot injury, NBA insider Shams Charania reported.
Charlotte Hornets - New Orleans Pelicans: 106-103
Cleveland Cavaliers - Los Angeles Lakers: 120-131
Detroit Pistons - Portland Trail Blazers: 115-119
Brooklyn Nets - Utah Jazz: 114-106
Philadelphia 76ers - Miami Heat: 113-106
Houston Rockets - Washington Wizards: 115-97
Oklahoma City Thunder - Boston Celtics: 123-132
Chicago Bulls - Toronto Raptors: 113-99
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