Lakers show LeBron what they've got in 127-113 win

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Five Keys Cavaliers at Lakers David Liam Kyle NBAE Getty Images

Nance had 16 points but Clarkson had just four. Based in Los Angeles.

Soon-to-be superstar free agent LeBron James is evidently impressed by the young Los Angeles Lakers team. But what's the point of having rules if they don't get enforced?

Jonas Valanciunas scored 17 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 and the Toronto Raptors kept right on rolling after a big win two nights earlier, beating the New York Knicks 132-106 on Sunday for their season-high eighth straight victory.

The Lakers looked hungry, exciting and full of potential. In fact, Julius practically outproduced this previous two performances-during which he combined for 30 points, 17 rebounds, seven assists and one steal-with his monstrous performance opposite LeBron James and company. That's what makes basketball fun is when the ball is moving, bodies are moving and hopping.

The Lakers' solid effort against Cleveland underlined that notion, for whatever it's worth in James' mind.

In Dallas, Eric Gordon scored 26 points and Chris Paul had 24 points and 12 assists as Houston, playing without James Harden, beat the Mavericks. But James is unlikely to join a team that can't immediately contend for championships with his addition. He was the only Cleveland starter outside James to score in double-figures. "We understand that teams are going to come out there and throw their best shots at us and we've got to just maintain". The problem with Thomas was he didn't exactly fit with the Cavaliers and so the decision was made to let him go. "There's not much you can do". Brook Lopez had 22 points, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Isaiah Thomas contributed 20 points each. Cleveland dressed only 11 players with several long-term injuries.

Lakers: Ingram was re-evaluated Sunday.

Unsurprisingly, Mayweather boasted court-side seats, sat alongside actor Jack Nicholson as the pair watched the Lakers run out 127-113 winners. Randle scored 10 points in the third period.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue offered to bring Perkins on to the staff after the preseason.

"I'll never accept a loss", James said. "I'm not surprised, but it feels good".

"I don't need to show anybody anything", Thomas said.

"I don't know if I could play washed, but I damn sure would love to stick around if my oldest son can have an opportunity to play against me". I only played 15 games with them, so it's really not about showing them what I can do.

Lakers: Host the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night.

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