Steve Blake registered a triple-double with 11 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, 119-108. The Lakers had no trouble knocking down shots, finishing 42-79 (53.2%) from the field, including 18-37 (48.6%) from beyond the arc. Los Angeles (17-32) has won just three of their last 10 games.
Blake shot 2-7 from the field (2-7 on 3-pointers) and 5-6 from the free throw line. He recorded 3 steals as well. Other key performers for Los Angeles were Ryan Kelly with 26 points and 6 rebounds, Jordan Farmar with 21 points and 8 assists, and Wesley Johnson with 20 points and 9 rebounds. C.J. Miles had a quality performance off the bench for Cleveland in the loss, scoring 27 points on 7-15 shooting (4-11 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 9-10 from the free throw line. Anthony Bennett chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds, Tristan Thompson finished with 13 points and 8 rebounds, and Kyrie Irving put up 11 points and 6 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 64.6%, the Lakers connected at a rate of 48.6% from 3-point range. On the season, they are 4-2 when they record marks above 55% and 40% in those respective categories. Conversely, the Cavaliers are winless (0-10) when allowing their opponents to reach those percentages.
Cleveland (16-33) has now dropped their last six straight contests.
Coming up, the Lakers square off with the Philadelphia 76ers, who are 15-35 on the season. The Cavaliers meet the Washington Wizards, currently sitting at 24-23 this year. The Lakers have a 0-1 record against Philadelphia this season. The Cavaliers are 1-1 versus Washington this season.