Revenge! Cavaliers Knock Off Lakers At The Q 104-99

The Cavaliers and Lakers meet at The Q tonight as the Cavaliers look to avenge a 55-point loss to the Lakers in January.

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Ramon Sessions Scores 32 Points As Cavaliers Avenge 55-Point Loss

Revenge is sweet. Just ask the Cleveland Cavaliers. In a season that will be known more for a record losing streak – and a record loss – the Cavs provided their fans something to cheer on Wednesday night when the Wine and Gold got a bit of payback on the Los Angeles Lakers, beating Kobe Bryant’s crew 104-99.

Ramon Sessions led the Cavaliers with 32 points and eight assists amid swirling trade rumors involving the guard. If I’m the Cavs, the price for Sessions just went up. Session played 36 minutes off the bench after starter Mo Williams could only play three minutes before leaving the game. It was the last meeting with the Lakers that Williams injured his hip – missing a month before returning last week.

Antawn Jamison scored 19 points to go with 10 rebounds and J.J. Hickson had 13 points and 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers.

Pau Gasol led the Lakers with 30 points and 20 rebounds while Kobe Bryant matched both of his jersey numbers – he was 8/24 from the floor – to score 17 points to go along with 12 rebounds. Former Cavs first-round pick Shannon Brown added 15 points off the bench for the Lakers.

The Cavs held a 74-71 lead heading into the 4th quarter – a time the home team usually folds and finds a way to lose. Tonight that wasn’t the case. Cleveland led by 11 – 95-84 – with just under three minutes to go before the Lakers put together a furious rally to cut the lead to 101-99 with 11 seconds to go.

Fortunately for Cleveland, they kept hitting their free throws – the Cavs were 8/10 down the stretch – to keep the Lakers at bay.

It was the 3rd loss in a row for the Lakers while the Cavaliers won for the 2nd time in three games.

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Cavaliers Scored Just 57 Points In Last Meeting Against Kobe, Lakers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have nearly matched their 48-minute output against the Los Angeles Lakers in January and lead the Lakers 51-46 at halftime. The Lakers beat the Cavaliers 112-57 on Jan. 11, and no matter what the outcome the Cavaliers have looked much better in the rematch.

Antawn Jamison scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds while Ramon Sessions scored 16 points off the bench as the Cavaliers built a lead they possessed most of the half. Cleveland shot 44% from the field in the first half.

Pau Gasol leads the Lakers with 20 points and 12 rebounds in the first half. Kobe Bryant has just six points. The Lakers shot 39.5% as every Laker not named Gasol combined to shoot just 11-31 from the field. The Lakers turned the ball over 11 times in the first half.

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