The Cavaliers overcame a 15-point deficit to beat the Clippers on Friday and extend their win streak to four games. LeBron James said they must continue to play well and not worry about how teams such as the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics are doing.
2018 ScheduleAll times ET
- 10/4L 109-93
- 10/6L 106-102
- 10/8L 102-94
- 10/10L 108-94
- 10/13W 113-106
- 10/17W 102-99
- 10/20W 116-97
- 10/21L 114-93
- 10/24W 119-112
- 10/25L 112-107
- 10/28L 123-101
- 10/29L 114-95
- 11/1L 124-107
- 11/3W 130-122
- 11/5L 117-115
- 11/7W 124-119
- 11/9L 117-113
- 11/11W 111-104
- 11/13W 104-101
- 11/15W 115-107
- 11/17W 118-113
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LeBron James scored 39 points, Kevin Love added 25 and the Cleveland Cavaliers won their fourth straight, 118-113 in overtime on Friday night over the skidding Los Angeles Clippers, who dropped their seventh in a row.
Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer
Doc Rivers on the difference between 23-year-old and (soon to be) 33-year-old LeBron James: "I don't see a difference except for he's smarter. I'm amazed, really. We were laughing about it, it wasn't so funny to us watching film. Most players when they get to his age are smart enough now they see everything. But usually when they get to that age, they're too old to do anything about it. Kevin McHale had that comment. ‘If I had the knowledge now but my body at 22, I would have been the greatest player of all time.' LeBron has the knowledge of all those years and he's still top two, three athletic in the league. He has both going for him. He can beat you with his brain, he can beat you with his power. It's a daunting task when you watch him on film."
Derrick Rose will miss at least the next two weeks with a nagging left ankle injury, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Friday.
Russillo talks with former Cleveland Cavalier Dahntay Jones about coming back from a 3-1 deficit against the Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals and the infamous Halloween party.
Have the Cavaliers' early struggles and Celtics' winning ways swayed the majority of our panel against projecting another Cleveland-Golden State Finals clash?
The Nike LeBron 15 has been called the best shoe in James' signature line. Jason Petrie, the shoe's designer, explains how he and the Cavaliers star built the latest model.
Ben Alamar ESPN Stats & Info
So far this season, five players have setup at least 200 shots. In order of passes to shooters/100 possessions: 1. Westbrook (29.6), 2. Harden (25.9), 3. LeBron (24.1), 4. Wall (23.8), and 5. Simmons (20.5). Source: Second Spectrum.
LeBron continues to haunt Hornets
LeBron James has played 46 games against the Hornets, and his team has won 40 of them, including Wednesday's comeback victory. His .870 winning percentage versus Charlotte is the highest for any active player against any team (min. 40 games). The all-time record belongs to Magic Johnson against the Kings (50-4, .926), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.
Cavs' defense kicks it into gear
Against the Hornets on Wednesday, the Cavaliers trailed 67-61 at halftime. It was the 11th time they've trailed at the half this season, tied with the Lakers for the most in the NBA. Cleveland went on to win 115-107. Of the five teams that have trailed at the half at least 10 times this season, the Cavs are the only one with a winning record. (ESPN Stats & Info)
Players for the Cavs said staying overnight following road games instead of flying to the next city has helped the team get better rest and recover faster.
Ben Alamar ESPN Stats & Info
In the Hawks win tonight, Dewayne Dedmon set up four corner threes by passing out of the paint. Only LeBron has had a game this season in which he set up more corner 3s from the paint - he had six against the Knicks on 11/13. Source: Second Spectrum.