Nothing concludes a six-game slide better than when the Cleveland Cavaliers come to town. The Los Angeles Lakers took out their frustrations on the visiting Cavs with a dominant 20-point victory on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, with a final score of 113-93. With the loss the Cavaliers fall to 9-30 on the season while the Lakers improve to 16-21.
Kyrie Irving led the Cavaliers with 15 points and seven assists while Alonzo Gee added 14 points on the night. Dion Waiters added 15 points coming in off the bench.
Luke Walton and Shaun Livingston both saw their minutes grow, each appearing on the court for around 24 minutes, although their efforts were minimal. Walton scored five points with five rebounds while Livingston added four points and three assists.
Kobe Bryant scored 23 points for Los Angeles on 9-14 shooting in just 28 minutes on the court while Dwight Howard dominated the boards with 22 points and 14 rebounds in his first game back after missing three games due to injury. Former Cavalier Antawn Jamison scored 16 points off the bench while Darius Morris added another 14.
The story remains the same for the Cavaliers after each game. Despite having the talent to win ball games, they simply do not have what it takes to get the job done. The proof was shown yet again with the loss to Los Angeles on Sunday night.
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