Lebron James Twitter
January 12, 2011 by staff
Lebron James Twitter, (AP) – The Los Angeles Lakers were humiliated the Cleveland Cavaliers, while sending them straight to their doom 11, rolling to a 112-57 victory Tuesday night in their best defensive performance at the time clock.
Ron Artest and Andrew Bynum each scored 15 points, while Pau Gasol scored 13 points and 14 rebounds. Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom and Shannon Brown also scored 13 points for the NBA champion Lakers, who led worst team in the league by 32 points at halftime on the way to win their fifth consecutive year.
Alonzo Gee reserves scored 12 points and Ramon Sessions 10. Point total of Cleveland was a record by an opponent Lakers. The Cavs shot 30 percent, were outscored 52-28 in the paint and committed 19 turnovers in losing for the 21st time in their last 22 games. They fell to 8-30 overall, 3-18 on the road and 1-5 against the Western Conference.
Brown hit a 3-pointer from halfcourt just inside the end of the third quarter and the lead to 92-41 Los Angeles, the first time an NBA team led by three since the number after November 8, 2001, when Chicago was ahead of Minnesota.
Since the offseason departure of LeBron James, the Cavaliers went from a team playoff perennial to 7-3 against the Lakers in their previous 10 meetings of a team struggling with injuries and losses mounting.
And after their acrimonious split, James seems to delight in embarrassing the performance of his former team. Although not clear what he was referring to Twitter, it showed that while the game was getting out of hand: “Crazy Karma is ab….. Gets you every time it is not good to wish bad. Everyone. God sees everything! ”
The Cavs were without starting center Anderson Varejao, who tore his right ankle in a routine exercise conditioning. Also missing was missing Joey Graham (right quad strain), Daniel Gibson (sprained left ankle), Leon Powe (right torn meniscus) and Anthony Parker (lower back pressure).
Notes: The Lakers improved to 6-2 in the first game of back-to-back. They will visit Golden State on Wednesday. … Gibson joined the Cavs in Los Angeles and will continue rehabbing his sprained left ankle, as the team travels to Denver and Utah. … Lakers F Matt Barnes had surgery on a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee Tuesday morning. It should be available eight weeks. … Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, Medal of Honor recipient of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, made the ball at center court before the game.
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