In the final meeting against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers showed that they were more than up for the challenge on Sunday night rolling to a 127-113 win. As the Cavaliers called timeout while down 115-94, James palmed the ball and motioned as if he wanted to throw it in frustration before cocking back.
Despite it being a back-and-forth affair in the first two quarters, Los Angeles took control of the game in the second half with Randle being the leading offensive force scoring 23 points on a almost flawless 10-of-11 shooting from the field with 13 points coming in the final period.
Boston led by 10 at halftime before point guard Kyrie Irving left the game with a sore left knee, joining absent big man Al Horford, who was home sick, and Jaylen Brown, who is in the concussion protocol. But against the team that traded him as if he were damaged goods, Thomas flourished. "It's tough. I know we've got a lot of young guys playing and different lineups, but we've still got to play better".
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The Brazil striker is now out with a foot fracture and facing a race against time to be fit for his national side at the World Cup.
The loss to the Lakers dropped Cleveland to the No. 4 seed in the East with 16 games left to play.
Nuggets 130, Kings 104: Nikola Jokic had 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his seventh triple-double of the season, Gary Harris added 21 points and host Denver routed Sacramento. The Lakers' entire season has been created to prove their young core would fit splendidly around James, Paul George or DeMarcus Cousins - or failing that, the top free agents in the class of 2019.
Randle, who had been slowed by an illness in the previous two games, had a career-high 36 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. The Lakers would have to do some serious maneuvering to re-sign Randle while adding two max free agents, but it's possible. "They know what I can do".
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Netanyahu "didn't know a word of English" and described his experience as "bizarre and hard for me". U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the Israeli prime minister did not ask to meet with U.N.
"Yeah, they stopped by [the locker room] on their way in - uninvited", Lakers coach Luke Walton deadpanned before the game. It will be fun.
Since being traded to the Lakers, Thomas has played better than he did with the Cavaliers, as it looks like he is getting healthier.
But James got an up-close look at Randle, who drew a one-on-one defensive matchup with James while the Lakers made their second-half surge.
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However, the four-year contract signed in 2016 included an out this offseason that required no guaranteed money beyond 2017. Smith was set to make $8.25 million in base salary in 2018, and his release comes with no dead money against Oakland's cap.
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