LeBron James Gets Historic Triple-Double, Cavs Beat Lakers 121-112

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LeBron James Gets Historic Triple-Double, Cavs Beat Lakers 121-112

There was plenty of excitement before and during the matchup between Lonzo Ball's Lakers and LeBron James' Cavaliers on Thursday night. And he says Ball is "someone that you want to play with".

Unless you're convinced Bron has already made a decision to join Lonzo and the rest of the Lakers' young core in LA in July and was starting to make plans with that chat. "There's enough noise out there already with 'Zo, and it's not for me to discuss", said James, who moved to sixth all time in National Basketball Association triple doubles with his 59th with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists.

After LeBron James posted his 59th career triple-double and held off a pesky Los Angeles Lakers team, several players from both teams gathered near midcourt.

Ball has received scathing criticism mostly due to his shooting struggles thus far. As cameras recorded the moment, James and Ball, whose all-around games and backgrounds are very similar, covered their mouths so the world couldn't listen in on their conversation.

Jose Calderon also scored a season-high 17 points for Cleveland in another start.

Kevin Love stepped up Thursday with a game-high 28 points and 11 rebounds.

Ball, the Lakers rookie playing against James for the first time, finished with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists.

Oh, the mind games, the conspiracy theories, they never stop, even though no one - no one - knows what's going to happen. And for young guys that don't know him, they think of Larry Bird as a jump shooter.

Nets guard Allen Crabbe scored just four points on one-of-eight shooting (one of seven from beyond the arc) with two rebounds and one assist in a 111-104 loss to the Knicks, who played without Tim Hardaway Jr., and lost Kristaps Porzingis during the game with a knee injury.

Porzingis motioned to the bench with 9:25 remaining in the third quarter after contesting a shot. The Knicks' leading scorer had scored 13 points in almost 18 minutes in the first half.

Spencer Dinwiddie had 26 points for the Nets, who have dropped the first two games to their city rivals.

The Cavs scored 100 points for the 22nd consecutive game.

Avery Bradley finished with 18 points and Langston Galloway scored 17 as the Pistons won for the first time since beating Phoenix on November 29. George Hill scored 16 points while Zach Randolph had 15 points and nine rebounds for Sacramento.

Drummond scored 12 points with 19 rebounds and eight assists to help Detroit snap their seven-game losing streak.

TIMBERWOLVES 119, KINGS 96: Karl-Anthony Towns had 30 points and 14 rebounds in his league-leading 23rd double-double, Jimmy Butler added 21 points and nine assists, and Minnesota cruised at Minneapolis.

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