Cleveland Cavaliers vs Los Angeles Lakers


The Cleveland Cavaliers (3-2) take on the Los Angeles Lakers (3-3) at STAPLES Center

Game Time: 10:30 p.m. EDT Friday, October 29, 2021

Cleveland Cavaliers 15, Los Angeles Lakers 19 (Q1 03:56)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#cavs Lamar Stevens is back in the rotation for Isaac Okoro. – 10:53 p.m.

Kamenetzky brothers @KamBrothers
I don’t know everything about defense in the NBA, but I wouldn’t advise running Westbrook off the line to encourage an unfettered base dunk. AK– 10:53 p.m.

Chris Fedor @Chris Fedor
#cavs Lamar Stevens once again in the rotation for the injured Isaac Okoro. – 10:53 p.m.

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
I appreciate the Darius Garland experience – 10:53 p.m.

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Some really good things from Westbrook: an off-ball screen that freed Anthony Davis and attacking a Jarrett Allen fence instead of settling for a low percentage corner three. – 10:52 p.m.

Rob Perez @WorldWobWob
I like the Cavs simply on principle.
ALL NBA TEAMS: “the smallball revolution! prioritize swingmen who can shoot 3s! rhythm and space!”
CLEVELAND: “We start three seven feet.” – 10:50 p.m.

Mike Trudel @LakersReporter
The Cavs will see their bench vets, Rubio and Love, first here with LAL keeping their starters on the floor the first time around. – 10:50 p.m.

Mike Trudel @LakersReporter
It’s 11 all over at 6:46 as LAL-CLE kicks off at the Staples Center.
Both teams are 5 for 10 from the field. – 10:48 p.m.

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron attacks the match-up with Markkanen, finishes at the rim. Good sign for that ankle early on. – 10:44 p.m.

Dan Favale @danfavale
Frank Ntilikina fights more on rim contests than Dwight Powell is predictable and not ideal – 10:31 p.m.

Mike Trudel @LakersReporter
Heading into tonight, LeBron is 15-1 against the Cavs in his career. – 10:30 p.m.

Mary Schmitt Boyer/Jodie Valade @PDcavsinside
18 years ago tonight, LeBron James made his NBA debut for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Sacramento Kings. Tonight, James and the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Cavaliers. Photo: The Ordinary Merchant p.m.

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
LeBron James plays tonight for Lakers vs Cavs – 10:05 p.m.

Mike Bresnahan @Mike_Bresnahan
LeBron James will return for the Lakers tonight against Cleveland after missing two games with ankle pain.
He will join AD, Westbrook, Bazemore and DeAndre Jordan in the starting lineup. – 10:04 p.m.

Dan Favale @danfavale
tfw lebron’s back p.m.

Marc Medina @MakeG_Medina
Lakers release starting roster, and LeBron James is on it – 10:02 p.m.

Dave McMenamin @mcten
LeBron James will play tonight, according to the Lakers. – 10:01 p.m.

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
LeBron James is playing tonight, according to the Lakers. – 10:01 p.m.

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
LeBron is in the game. p.m.

Mike Trudel @LakersReporter
LeBron will return tonight after missing two games with a sore ankle, starting alongside Westbrook, Bazemore, AD and Jordan.
Tip off against Cleveland at 7:30 p.m. @SpectrumSN. – 10:00 p.m.

Alex Schiffer @Alex__Schiffer
James Harden had 17 free throws tonight. That’s the most he’s ever taken as a Net. He had 20 against the Lakers in the bubble playoffs and 21 against Dallas in the first seeding game in the bubble as well. – 9:56 p.m.

Kelsey Russo @kelseyyrusso
#cavs starting five for tonight’s game here against the Lakers:
Darius Garland, Collin Sexton, Lauri Markkanen, Evan Mobley and Jarrett Allen – 9:41 p.m.

Michael Scotto @Mike AScotto
LaMarcus Aldridge just became the 48th player in NBA history to score 20,000 career points. He is the seventh active player to reach this milestone, joining Kevin Durant, James Harden, Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook. p.m.

Neighborhood Ryan @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel answering the question about the old Lakers killing him off with their new teams… (actually taken just as the presser started, but still made me laugh). p.m.

Marc Medina @BrandG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel on the implementation of defense this season compared to the past two years: “I really pride myself on being flexible to adjust our scheme based on our personnel.” – 9:00 p.m.

Neighborhood Ryan @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on seeing the former Lakers play well in the league: “Really happy for them. Love these guys! – 8:50 p.m.

Neighborhood Ryan @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel on Cavs rookie Evan Mobley: “He just has incredible instincts for blocking shots. … A really talented guy. – 8:48 p.m.

Andrew Greif @AndrewGreif
Chauncey Billups said the footage of Monday’s loss to LAC was almost too bad to show on film. When asked if Wednesday’s brutal LAC loss to Cleveland had the same effect, Ty Lue replied, “You get four a year, and we already had one.” – 8:48 p.m.

Mike Trudel @LakersReporter
LeBron James will be a game time decision for tonight’s game against Cleveland, Frank Vogel has said.
He injured his ankle on Sunday and missed B2B at SAS/OKC on Tuesday and Wednesday. – 8:47 p.m.

Kyle Goon @kylegoon
Frank Vogel says LeBron James is still testing his ankle for the Cavs game tonight – “a real game time decision” for the Lakers. – 8:45 p.m.

Kamenetzky brothers @KamBrothers
Frank Vogel says LeBron is still testing his ankle and will be a “real game caller”. AK– 8:45 p.m.

Brad Turner @BA_Turner
Bron is still testing the peg and playing time decision, Vogel said – 8:45 p.m.

Marc Medina @BrandG_Medina
Lakers coach Frank Vogel said the decision of whether LeBron James will play tonight against Cleveland remains a “game decision.” Vogel said LeBron is testing his right ankle right now – 8:45 p.m.

Neighborhood Ryan @RyanWardLA
Frank Vogel says LeBron James is still testing his ankle. It really is a game time decision. – 8:45 p.m.

Allen Sliwa @AllenSliwa
Lebron still tests ankle, real game time decision… – 8:44 p.m.

james lebron @King James
Game day is always electrifying! @GMC Let’s go!! ⚡️💪🏾👑 #GMCMAmbassador #GMCHummerEV p.m.

Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Players who have logged more than 150 minutes and attempted more free throws than Brandon Ingram this year:
Michael Robinson
Lauri Markkanen
Gary Trent Jr.
Lu sleeps
mason plumlee
Draymond Green
Mo Bamba
Robert Williams – 7:58 p.m.

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
The man that defensive possession was something
Bam on Melo means Melo give it up
Duncan holds the angle baseline
Kyle strips him down on the Hayward drive – 7:52 p.m.

Kellan Olson @KellanOlson
A preview of tomorrow night’s Suns game against the Cavaliers and how Cleveland’s huge starting lineup could test them:… – 7:39 p.m.

DeAndre Jordan @DeAndre
#35 @TobiOye… – 7:17 p.m.

Marc Medina @MakeG_Medina
Glad to join @JaredSGreenberg to @NBATV. We’ll dive into the state of the Lakers, my recent chat with Damian Lillard and more. Tune in at 4 p.m. ET – 6:41 p.m.

SiriusXM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“It drives me crazy, Eddie”
@James Digne recount @Eddie Johnson & @TerminateRadio why he wants to see Anthony Davis play closer to the basket.
#LakeShow p.m.

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The mid-range Spurs at 5 games.
SA went midrange in regulation against the Lakers, then last night with 25 seconds left and down 3 p.m.

Jovan Buha @jovanbuha
🎙 New Forum Club episode
Q&A on Slow Start, Russell Westbrook, Perimeter Defense, Injuries, Frank Vogel and more.
🟢 Spotify:…
🍎 Apple:… – 5:16 p.m.

Marla Ridenour @MRidenourABJ
‘I have to send it back, don’t I?’: Myles Garrett plans his Cleveland goodbye for Big Ben #Brunettes #Steels… via @beaconjournal5:12 p.m.

Kamenetzky brothers @KamBrothers
For the sick who like to watch, on Friday @LockedOnLakers podcast, YouTube version. Among the topics, even with the injuries acknowledged, how worried are we that the Lakers’ defensive cap isn’t high enough? @LockedOnNBAPods @LockedOnNetwork… – 5:05 p.m.

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