Lakers whip Cavaliers
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers humiliated the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-57 Tuesday night, while sending them to their 11th straight loss and rolling to their best defensive performance in the shot clock era.
Ron Artest and Andrew Bynum each scored 15 points, while Pau Gasol had 13 points and 14 rebounds. Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom and Shannon Brown also scored 13 points for the defending NBA champion Lakers, who led the league’s worst team by 32 points at halftime on their way to winning their fifth in a row.
Reserves Alonzo Gee scored 12 points and Ramon Sessions 10. Cleveland’s point total was a record low by a Lakers opponent. The Cavs committed 19 turnovers in losing for the 21st time in their last 22 games, falling to 8-30 overall and 3-18 on the road.
Tuesday night’s other scores
Wizards 136, Kings 133, OT
Spurs 107, Timberwolves 96
Pacers 111, 76ers 103