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21-8, 1st in Central
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Stephen A.: LeBron more qualified than anyone to give Lonzo advice (1:36)
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Kellerman: 'Only LeBron can understand what Lonzo is going through' (1:39)
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13hDave McMenamin

LeBron mum on his postgame chat with Lonzo

LeBron James and Lonzo Ball both declined to reveal what was said during their brief chat after the Cavs' 121-112 win over the Lakers, though Ball was quick to praise James as "the best player in the world right now" after their much-anticipated meeting.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tristan Thompson, who left the arena on Thursday wearing a white sweatshirt with Supreme's red logo across the chest, was not surprisingly a fan of JR Smith's Supreme arm sleeve he wore against the Lakers. "It was lit," Thompson told ESPN. Smith did not share his fashion choice with his teammates pregame, whipping off his sweatshirt right before taking the court to reveal the accessory. "He surprised us, that made it even better," Thompson. "If he's going to wear it, he might as well make a scene." He also thought that Smith's execution was better than Washington Wizards forward Kelly Oubre's Supreme leg sleeve that Oubre recently wore. "I wouldn't do it, but shoot, if they want to wear it and start something, start a trend, why not be the first two to do it? But it's way bigger doing it on TNT than doing it on a local broadcast. So, I'm rolling with my guy Swish." Thompson then shared what he likes about the Supreme brand, which sold a 50 percent stake in its company to the Carlyle Group for a reported $500 million in October. "It's a street-wear brand, very exclusive," Thompson said. "It's always been very popular but now it's just getting where more and more people know what it's about."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James spoke glowingly of Larry Bird after tying him for No. 6 on the all-time triple-doubles list with the 59th of his career on Thursday. "He's one of the greatest players to ever play the game," James said. "Kid from French Lick. Boston. And one of the few guys that ever be in a 3-point contest and shoot with a warm-up shirt on. And, but just his like, he played until he couldn't play no more. Obviously, we know that. He just played until he literally couldn't play the game no more. He gave everything he had. And for young guys that don't know him, they think of Larry Bird as a jump shooter. But he was so much more than that. He was a passer. He averaged double digit rebounds. He defended. He took charges. And it's just straight up complete basketball player and me as a small forward, Scottie (Pippen), Bird, Doc (Julius Irving), George Gervin, the guys I kind of looked up to being a small forward. And they kind of set the precedent of what it is to go out there as a professional and give it all. So, I've always been a fan of Larry Bird and if I linked with any of the greats, especially like him, it's pretty cool."

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LeBron's performance ties him with Bird (0:56)
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LeBron says he can relate to Lonzo's hype (1:59)
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LeBron gets the better of Lonzo (2:11)

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James said he was "humbled" by the fact that Lonzo Ball has said over and over again that James was his favorite player growing up and that he admired James' demeanor. He added that's one reason why he tweeted happy birthday to the rookie.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James said he can relate to the immense pressure and hype surrounding Lonzo Ball and he likes how Ball is about all about team first. James also took notice of how the young Lakers push the ball.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James took a long moment to talk to Lonzo Ball on the court after the Cavs win, talking to the rookie while covering his mouth and hiding his words with his jersey. Ball wouldn't reveal what James said to him but it had to be a very inspiring moment for Ball, who grew up with posters of James on his wall and trying to mimic his game and demeanor on court.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

First meeting between Lonzo Ball and LeBron James and here's the postgame send off.

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LeBron gets triple-double, Cavs beat Lonzo's Lakers 121-112

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.

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LeBron, Lonzo talk after the game (0:26)

ESPN Stats and Information  

LeBron James recorded his 59th career triple-double tonight, tying him with Larry Bird for 6th-most in NBA history. This was LeBron's 4th triple-double of the season, the most by a player in his 15th season or later in NBA history, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

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LeBron puts on a dunk show (1:10)
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LeBron dunks it to seal the win (0:17)

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

MVP chants here for LeBron James as he closes out a 25-12-12 night in the Cavs 121-112 win over the Lakers

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LeBron finds Osman en route to triple-double (0:17)

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

LeBron James ties Larry Bird for sixth all time with 59 triple doubles. Meanwhile Lonzo Ball is two rebounds from his third triple of the year. Ball currently has 13 points, 10 assists and 8 boards.

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Lopez air balls back-to-back free throws (0:48)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jose Calderon, who scored 14 points in the Cavs' last game, is up to 15 points on 5-for-8 shooting tonight (all 3s) to account for a new season high in points with Cleveland.

ESPN Stats and Information  

J.R. Smith passed Chauncey Billups for 11th on the all-time 3-pointer list with his 2nd trey of the night. Smith has now hit 1,831 career 3-pointers.

Team Stats

Points Per Game111.33rd
Rebounds Per Game41.922nd
Assists Per Game23.85th
Points Allowed107.623rd

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-18218.724
2016-175131.622
2015-165725.695
2014-155329.646
2013-143349.402