LeBron James Completes Smooth No-Look Pass vs. Lakers

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Randle, Lakers stomp Cavs

Revenge is indeed sweet for Isaiah Thomas as the diminutive point guard led the Los Angeles Lakers to a blowout victory over his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers. And Los Angeles' top young talent wasn't even completely on the court: Top scorer Brandon Ingram missed his fifth straight game with a groin strain, while rookie Josh Hart remains out with a broken hand. The Kid from Akron has played in 66 games with the Cavs this season, averaging 26.9 points on 54.3 percent shooting from the field (37.1 percent from beyond the arc), 9.0 assists and 8.4 rebounds.

I mean, he can't stop it from happening. This includes notching a pair of double-doubles along with four games at least 20 points.

The players the Cavaliers (38-28) acquired in return for Thomas - Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson - certainly wanted to put on a good show against their old team-mates.

In the first half, LeBron palmed the ball on the three-point line and it looked like we was set to hit Kyle Korver on the perimeter, but as everyone's eyeballs shifted towards the three-point shooter, LeBron had other ideas.

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In a game that I spoke about last month as one to watch after the All-Star break, the Lakers turned a competitive first half into a second half blowout, beating the Cavs 127-113. Randle is a key piece for the Lakers because they can clear up to $70 million in cap space this summer to pursue two max free agents by parting ways with Randle and stretching Luol Deng's contract. The top name on that list is likely to be James, who has a player option for next year.

"We're just connecting at both ends, and we're able to really establish the way that we want to play", Randle said. "They know what I can do".

He was re-evalauted by the Lakers medical staff on Sunday, and while the team said he is "progressing well with his treatment", he will be held out Tuesday against Denver and Wednesday in Golden State before meeting with doctors again on Thursday.

Celebrities such as Mayweather, Adam Levine, Jason Sudeikis and Marlon Wayans joined Lakers fixture Jack Nicholson to get their glimpse of James' only trip to Los Angeles to play the Lakers this season. "The world knows what I can do".

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