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NBA : ATS Matchup
Thursday 12/14/2017Line$ LineOU LineScore
LA LAKERS
 
CLEVELAND
+10.5  

-10.5  
+400

-600

220.5
 
112
Final
121

LA LAKERS (10 - 16) at CLEVELAND (20 - 8)
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Thursday, 12/14/2017 8:05 PM
Board OpenLatest
505LA LAKERS219219
506CLEVELAND-10-9.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
LA LAKERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games10-16-2.612-1412-14106.153.745.4%55.5108.955.845.6%54.6
Road Games4-9-2.25-85-8103.653.845.0%53.8108.657.246.1%54.3
Last 5 Games2-3+1.52-31-4104.253.043.5%59.0109.854.247.1%51.2
LA LAKERS Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)106.153.741-8945.4%9-2732.2%16-2370.4%561123228176
vs opponents surrendering106.253.839-8545.8%10-2936.4%18-2376.6%511022218145
Team Stats (Road Games)103.653.839-8745.0%9-2733.7%16-2468.2%541121238176
Stats Against (All Games)108.955.841-9045.6%10-2933.8%17-2275.8%551022218156
vs opponents averaging105.853.239-8545.7%10-2936.0%17-2376.3%521022218155
Stats Against (Road Games)108.657.241-8946.1%9-2636.5%18-2377.8%541121227156

CLEVELAND - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfFG PctReb.ScoreHalfFG PctReb.
All Games20-8-13.610-1715-13111.057.448.2%49.4107.455.346.4%49.7
Home Games11-4-15.52-128-7109.756.547.8%48.9109.054.547.1%50.4
Last 5 Games4-1+2.42-31-4108.857.249.3%48.4100.850.645.0%48.0
CLEVELAND Team Statistics
 Shooting    3pt ShootingFree Throws Rebounding 
 PPGHalfFGM-APctFGM-APCTFTM-APctTotOffAstPFStlTOBk
Team Stats (All Games)111.057.440-8348.2%12-3337.7%18-2380.6%49823197144
vs opponents surrendering106.153.339-8545.9%11-2936.4%17-2276.9%521023208145
Team Stats (Home Games)109.756.540-8347.8%11-3136.4%19-2478.6%49724197144
Stats Against (All Games)107.455.340-8746.4%12-3237.1%15-2074.6%501025218134
vs opponents averaging104.552.839-8545.6%10-2936.4%16-2275.9%51923208144
Stats Against (Home Games)109.054.541-8847.1%13-3140.9%14-1875.4%501027227135
Average power rating of opponents played: LA LAKERS 95.3,  CLEVELAND 93.8
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
LA LAKERS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
11/5/2017MEMPHIS107-102W2W206.5O40-8547.1%551640-8746.0%4512
11/8/2017@ BOSTON96-107L6.5L215U37-8543.5%562138-9838.8%6513
11/9/2017@ WASHINGTON95-111L9.5L224U31-8636.0%571943-8351.8%5119
11/11/2017@ MILWAUKEE90-98L6.5L218.5U31-7441.9%662135-8640.7%4711
11/13/2017@ PHOENIX100-93W1W230.5U39-9242.4%561637-9538.9%6815
11/15/2017PHILADELPHIA109-115L3.5L221O42-10938.5%66942-8648.8%5616
11/17/2017PHOENIX113-122L-7.5L228.5O45-9149.5%581948-10247.1%5614
11/19/2017DENVER127-109W5W223O53-10053.0%551536-8442.9%5821
11/21/2017CHICAGO103-94W-5.5W212U36-9040.0%611236-9438.3%6314
11/22/2017@ SACRAMENTO102-113L-1L204.5O39-7850.0%371747-8555.3%5117
11/27/2017@ LA CLIPPERS115-120L4.5L217O44-9148.4%521641-8548.2%4917
11/29/2017GOLDEN STATE123-127L13.5W228.5O47-9549.5%451747-9450.0%6222
12/2/2017@ DENVER100-115L3.5L222U38-8644.2%602140-8746.0%4612
12/3/2017HOUSTON95-118L11L222.5U32-8438.1%602045-9050.0%4815
12/7/2017@ PHILADELPHIA107-104W8.5W222.5U42-9643.7%601139-8148.1%5318
12/9/2017@ CHARLOTTE110-99W3.5W211.5U43-8550.6%541441-9344.1%5111
12/12/2017@ NEW YORK109-113L2.5L211O42-10241.2%611648-10147.5%5814
12/14/2017@ CLEVELAND              
12/18/2017GOLDEN STATE              
12/20/2017@ HOUSTON              
12/22/2017@ GOLDEN STATE              
12/23/2017PORTLAND              
12/25/2017MINNESOTA              
12/27/2017MEMPHIS              
12/29/2017LA CLIPPERS              

CLEVELAND - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/UShotsPctREBTOShotsPctREBTO
11/5/2017ATLANTA115-117L-11L220O42-9643.7%551341-8647.7%5617
11/7/2017MILWAUKEE124-119W-5T221.5O41-8250.0%461247-8356.6%4017
11/9/2017@ HOUSTON113-117L5.5W228O45-8155.6%351936-7746.8%5222
11/11/2017@ DALLAS111-104W-6W214.5O35-8143.2%611739-9242.4%4910
11/13/2017@ NEW YORK104-101W-5L221U35-8839.8%562138-8843.2%5617
11/15/2017@ CHARLOTTE115-107W1W217.5O42-9743.3%591341-8647.7%5213
11/17/2017LA CLIPPERS118-113W-6L222.5O42-9046.7%551546-10344.7%5915
11/20/2017@ DETROIT116-88W-2W217.5U42-8052.5%471134-7744.2%4114
11/22/2017BROOKLYN119-109W-11L227.5O43-8351.8%431042-8151.9%4919
11/24/2017CHARLOTTE100-99W-5.5L217U38-8345.8%531236-9438.3%659
11/27/2017@ PHILADELPHIA113-91W2W224U41-8647.7%511136-9637.5%6212
11/28/2017MIAMI108-97W-3.5W209.5U40-8149.4%531337-8444.0%4815
11/30/2017@ ATLANTA121-114W-7.5L217.5O41-7951.9%491941-7951.9%3717
12/2/2017MEMPHIS116-111W-11.5L205O42-7556.0%351043-8451.2%4312
12/4/2017@ CHICAGO113-91W-8.5W210U42-8151.9%48734-8241.5%4411
12/6/2017SACRAMENTO101-95W-12.5L210U37-7847.4%511539-8645.3%5112
12/8/2017@ INDIANA102-106L-3L221U37-8643.0%521038-8644.2%598
12/9/2017PHILADELPHIA105-98W-5W220.5U36-7548.0%451737-7847.4%4119
12/12/2017ATLANTA123-114W-12L215O48-8655.8%461343-9246.7%4510
12/14/2017LA LAKERS              
12/16/2017UTAH              
12/17/2017@ WASHINGTON              
12/19/2017@ MILWAUKEE              
12/21/2017CHICAGO              
12/25/2017@ GOLDEN STATE              
12/27/2017@ SACRAMENTO              
12/30/2017@ UTAH              
KEY GAME INFORMATION
LA LAKERS: The Lakers appear to be improved after the worst four-year stretch in franchise history, but only a stunning rookie season from Lonzo Ball is likely to get them anywhere near playoff contention this year. All eyes are on Ball, the heralded playmaker with the attention-grabbing father. The former Chino Hills High standout starred at UCLA for one season before becoming the second overall pick and the centerpiece of Magic Johnson's vision for an up-tempo, high-scoring Showtime offense. Magic hopes the Lakers will show enough promise this year to entice big-name free agents to Hollywood in the summer.
CLEVELAND: There's a chance that LeBron James could end up being as motivated as ever this season, fueled by Kyrie Irving's trade demand and coming off a season in which he finished fourth in the MVP voting. Despite losing Irving, the Cavs remain the class of the Eastern Conference and it's hard to imagine any team denying them a fourth straight Finals appearance, particularly with Boston having suffered a major blow with the season-ending injury Gordon Hayward suffered in the season opener at Cleveland. Isaiah Thomas is expected back from his back injury by year's end, but his return could end up complicating things for head coach Tyronn Lue, who must keep everyone happy with their playing time. Kevin Love's move to center should open floor space for James, Dwayne Wade and Derrick Rose. James can opt out of his contract next summer and become a free agent and his future plans will hover over the Cavs all season. But back with Dwayne Wade, he and the Cavs seem to be in a happy place.
PREVIEW
Lakers' Ball to face Cavaliers' James for first time
 

CLEVELAND -- There has been speculation, and it will come again, maybe soon, that LeBron James and Lonzo Ball could be teammates next summer.

On Thursday, though, James and Ball will compete against each other for the first time when the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Los Angeles Lakers.

"We have to get back in transition, I know that," James said, speaking of how his Cavs will have to prepare for Ball. "He's going to push the ball and he's going to throw it ahead and if we jog back, then they'll make us pay with a lot of their guys that love to run the floor -- (Kentavious) Caldwell-Pope, (Kyle) Kuzma, Jordan Clarkson, Julius Randle and the rest of those guys. So, he's always looking ahead."

The Cavs are rolling, winners of 15 of their last 16 games. James, in his 15th season and 11th with the Cavs, is putting up MVP numbers -- sitting third in the NBA in scoring (28.3 points per game) and assists (9.0).

Ball, 20, is a rookie on the Lakers who in November passed James as the youngest player to record a triple-double. He's averaging 8.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.0 assists, but Los Angeles has lost six of its last eight games.

James can be a free agent at season's end, and though he reiterated in September that his intention is to finish his career in Cleveland, he'll assess his situation when the Cavs are done in 2018.

James currently has two homes (he'll sell one) in Los Angeles, and his business interests are headquartered there. But the Lakers remain far away from being a contender, they play in the same conference as the Golden State Warriors, and there is at least one big distraction on the Lakers now.

Ball's dad, LaVar, who has actually quarreled with James in the past, has been so critical of Lakers coach Luke Walton publicly that Lakers executives called a meeting with him to ask that he knock it off.

James said he likes Lonzo Ball, though.

"The kid hasn't said anything," James said, according to ESPN. "It's been everybody else. So, I love his humility. He goes out, every time someone asks him a question, he says, 'This is not about me, man. I just want to win. I don't care about what I did.' I seen he had a triple-double one game and they lost. He was like, 'I don't care. We lost.'"

Ball, speaking to reporters in New York on Tuesday, said he used to have a poster of James on his wall.

"In my opinion, he is the best player in the world," Ball said. "I just feel like he plays the game the right way. He probably can easily go out for 50 every night but focuses on his team, getting triple-doubles and (getting) guys involved. It is my first time playing him, I am looking forward to it, should be a lot of fun."

Ball, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 draft, has "a lot of pressure on him," Walton said, according to the New York Times.

"And that's just from being a starting point guard for the L.A. Lakers as a rookie," Walton said. "Obviously with how big he is in the social media world that exists now, everything that he does gets scrutinized by everybody."

For the Cavs, Dwyane Wade missed Tuesday's win over Atlanta with left knee soreness, and his status will be updated Thursday.

Cleveland has won six straight over the Lakers, the longest streak for the Cavs over L.A. in franchise history.


Last Updated: 1/22/2018 10:35:38 PM EST


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