LeBron James' 24 points not enough Sunday in Cavaliers' loss to Lakers

Five Keys Cavaliers at Lakers   
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Five Keys Cavaliers at Lakers David Liam Kyle NBAE Getty Images

James is averaging 53.5 FanDuel points per game this season.

James put on his usual stunning display at Staples, including a breathtaking, one-handed pass late in the first half.

Even though LeBron is going to be the marquee free agent in this class, Randle is proving to the Lakers and the rest of the National Basketball Association that is might be an emerging star in his own right. "Just trying to get the guys we have up to speed".

With Johnson watching, James posted 24 points on 9-20 shooting from the field (2-8 from downtown), 10 rebounds, seven assists, one block and one steal in 31 minutes of action for the injury-ridden Cavaliers.

"That ball movement, that body movement that he had when he was in Golden State."The Cavs traded Thomas, Channing Frye (who's out recovering from an appendectomy) and their first round pick for Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson".

The Lakers finished the game shooting 50 percent from the floor with a plus-14 advantage in rebounds and plus-12 in points in the paint.

OH HELLO THERE: With the Lakers up 16 points in the fourth quarter, Magic spent a timeout greeting James' agent, Rich Paul, and his longtime manager, Maverick Carter, at their courtside seats.

The Lakers' exciting performance against Cleveland underlined that notion, for whatever it's worth in James' mind. Brook Lopez had 22 points, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Isaiah Thomas contributed 20 points each. The Hawks, already playing without injured point guard Dennis Schroder, lost Kent Bazemore to a right knee sprain and Jaylen Morris to a left ankle injury in the second quarter.

The coaching staff is anxious about overworking its healthy players and risking further injuries to the roster, sources told ESPN.

However, on Sunday, he was overshadowed by Randle as well other Lakers. UCLA product Kevin Love remains sidelined with a broken hand. Fans near courtside included Chargers coach Anthony Lynn, Chargers Pro Bowl receiver Keenan Allen, Rams All-Pro running back Todd Gurley, comedians Jerrod Carmichael and Marlon Wayans and former Lakers forward Lamar Odom. "We can't settle for jump shots the whole game".

"I only played 15 games with the Cavs, so it wasn't like it was a revenge game", Thomas said. Cleveland will try to beat up on the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday after a day off Monday.

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