1/14/14: Cavs at Lakers, Tuesday at 730pm Pacific

Photo: Joshua Gunter, The Plain Dealer
Photo: Joshua Gunter, The Plain Dealer

Cleveland Cavaliers at Los Angeles Lakers

1/14/14

7:30 PM Pacific time / 10:30 PM Eastern Time

Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA

TV:   Local: TWC Sportsnet, TWC Deportes National: NBA League Pass

Line: Los Angeles Lakers +2

2013-14 Records:

Los Angeles Lakers: 14-23, 13th in the Western Conference

Cleveland Caviliers: 13-24, 11th in the Eastern Conference

Record vs. each other (2013-14 season): Teams have not played each other this season

  • The Los Angeles Lakers come in losers of 4 in a row and 10 of their last 11. The Lakers have plummeted in the standings to 13th place in the conference where they are just a few percentage points ahead of the surging Sacrament Kings who have won 3 in a row.
  • The Cleveland Cavaliers are also struggling, having lost 11 of their last 16; however, they were on a short lived winning streak of 3 before it was broken in their last game, a loss to the streaking Sacramento Kings on Sunday.
  • The Cavs acquired Luol Deng in a trade with the Chicago Bulls for a mopping Andrew Bynum on 1/6/14. Deng made his debut in a Cavs uniform on 1/10/14 in a win against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. In 2 games, Deng is averaging 11 points, 3 rebounds and shooting 47.4 percent from the field in a little more than 22 minutes per game.
  • The Lakers and Cavs come in to tonight’s game having lost their last game by a combined 80 points. The Lakers lost to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday by 36 points (123-87) and the Cavs lost to the Kings by 44 points on Sunday (124-80).

– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern

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