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James has 25-12-12 as Cavs beat Lakers

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CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James recorded his 59th career triple-double in front of Lonzo Ball and his brothers, Kevin Love scored 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers won for the 16th time in 17 games, 121-112 over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night.

James finished with 25 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists to move a tie with Larry Bird for sixth place on the career triple-doubles list. He also put the Lakers away with a dunk and short runner in the final two minutes.

Love scored 13 in the third quarter, when the Cavs opened an 11-point lead on the way to their 10th straight home win. Jose Calderon added a season-high 17 points for Cleveland.


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Rank Name PPG
1 J. Harden, Hou31.6
2 G. Antetokounmpo, Mil29.9
3 L. James, Cle28.2
4 S. Curry, GS26.3
5 D. Lillard, Por26.3
6 D. Cousins, NO26.1
7 K. Porzingis, NY26.0
8 K. Durant, GS25.7
9 A. Davis, NO25.1
10 V. Oladipo, Ind24.3
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Field Goal Percentage
Rank Name FG%
1 C. Capela, Hou.680
2 D. Jordan, LAC.665
3 S. Adams, OKC.649
4 E. Kanter, NY.603
5 J. Collins, Atl.592
6 L. James, Cle.583
7 A. Davis, NO.570
8 D. Howard, Cha.555
9 D. Favors, Uta.553
10 J. Randle, LAL.551
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