CLEVELAND – Throughout arguably their hottest stretch in franchise history, the Cleveland Cavaliers have found a way to effectively fill the void left by injured players, locking up 15 victories in a prosperous span of 33 days.
The familiar formula took a turn on Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena.
Despite only 32 points from the bench – normally the x-factor for a deep, 10- to even 11-man rotation – Cleveland pulled out a 121-112 win over the Lakers courtesy of 89 points from its starting unit, including a team-high 28 points from Kevin Love and season-high 17 points from Jose Calderon.
LeBron James tied Larry Bird for sixth on the all-time triple-double list, tallying 25 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists for his 59th career triple-double.
Here are three takeaways from the Cavs’ 16th win in their last 17 contests…
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