CLEVELAND -- Before Sunday's game, Lakers coach Byron Scott said if his team had any chance of stopping LeBron James, it just had to hope he missed jumpers.
That’s right. The Lakers just had to hope really hard.
The Cavaliers buried 18 3-pointers -- including seven by Love -- on their way to a 120-105 demolition of the guests at Quicken Loans Arena. It marked the fourth straight loss for the 13-38 Lakers, who have lost 13 of their last 14 games.
Even more historic, the Lakers lost their 10th consecutive road game, tying a franchise record. They also lost 10 straight on the road in 1963-64 and in 1957-58.
They will return home to face the Denver Nuggets at Staples Center on Tuesday.
Turning point: When the NBA scheduled this game. Or if you want to get more specific, in the second quarter when Love shot 5-of-5 from 3-point range.
Players of the game: Love finished with a season-high 32 points to go along with 10 rebounds. James wasn’t too shabby either, with 22 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. And let’s not forget Kyrie Irving, who pitched in with 28 points and 10 assists. Irving made five 3-pointers too.
On the Lakers’ side, rookie guard Jordan Clarkson wasn't bad with 20 points on 6-of-14 shooting to go along with six rebounds and four assists.
Stat of the game: The Cavaliers hit 18 3-pointers; the Lakers made seven. That’s your ballgame right there.
No Swag: Nick Young’s struggles continued. The outspoken Lakers reserve guard finished with eight points on 3-of-10 shooting in 22 minutes.