LeBron James returned to Cleveland and managed a double double of 32 points and 14 rebounds in 36 minutes for the Los Angeles Lakers, who won home 105-109 at Cavaliers.
The Lakers (10-7), third in the Pacific Division, were awarded the second consecutive victory.
James, who returned to his team's home, was greeted as a hero, although he became the great enemy of the night, the best in the Lakers attack.
The triple NBA champion spent 11 seasons in two different seasons, playing for the Cavaliers, where the summer left the Lakers.
James led Cavaliers to their only title in the 2015-2016 season and, therefore, received great respect from his former fans in the Quicken Loans Arena in the first quarter timer.
Launcher Lonzo Ball added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists, while Brandon Ingram contributed another 14 points.
Cavaliers, who still do not raise their heads despite the coach's facilitation and accumulate 2-14 marks, were led by Sedi Osman, with 21 points and 7 rebounds, the reserve Jordan Clarkson scored 20, and Tristan Thompson signed a double double of 14 points and 15 rebounds .
After the spectacular demonstration of the talent of the beast Le Bron James, the Lakers came out for the second consecutive victory that allows them to improve the average and approach the playoffs. Follow minutes per minute, statistics, incidents, points, interviews and match results that will define positions in the NBA.
Two completely opposite realities passed this Wednesday in Cleveland. The Lakers of LeBron James are in a clear promotion and if they suffered earlier to have more victories than defeats, they are now trying to increase the lead with a motivated king after having scored 51 points in victory over Miami Heat, his former team.
And fate puts the Lakers number 23 against his other former, giving him a chance to earn a name in the NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers. The knights live their worst moment after the departure of the current player of the Californian box. They are the worst numbers of the Eastern Conference (2 wins and 13 losses) and now they have to face the beast that is more furious than ever.
The Lakers are great favorites to take the victory and climb for the first time in the sixth position of the conference in the West. Cleveland, the last NBA finalist, went through a difficult moment that did not think he would come when LeBron James left the team in the last season and decided to gamble with many young people.
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Los Angeles Lakers: LeBron James, Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram, Joe Vale McGee, Josh Hart
Cleveland Cavaliers: Kevin Love, Jordan Clarkson, Colin Sexton, Rodney Hood, George Hill