Mike Brown downplays facing Lakers

Updated: January 14, 2014, 5:38 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Cleveland Cavaliers coach Mike Brown knows he is hardly returning as a conquering hero when he faces the Lakers in Los Angeles for the first time since being fired last season.

"I really want to beat the Lakers," Brown said following the Cavaliers' shootaround at UCLA on Tuesday in preparation for their game against the Lakers later that night. "But I also really wanted to beat Sacramento. And that really didn't turn out good. So, hopefully we'll be able to get a win tonight."

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