Cleveland; Monday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: LeBron James leads Los Angeles into a matchup against Cleveland. He's second in the league averaging 29.8 points per game.
The Cavaliers are 23-12 on their home court. Cleveland is ninth in the Eastern Conference with 10.9 fast break points per game led by Collin Sexton averaging 3.0.
The Lakers are 10-24 in road games. Los Angeles allows 114.0 points to opponents and has been outscored by 2.8 points per game.
The teams meet for the second time this season. The Lakers won 113-101 in the last matchup on Oct. 30.
TOP PERFORMERS: Darius Garland is scoring 21.3 points per game with 3.4 rebounds and 8.5 assists for the Cavaliers. Evan Mobley is averaging 17.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over the last 10 games for Cleveland.
James is scoring 29.8 points per game and averaging 8.2 rebounds for the Lakers. Russell Westbrook is averaging 17.5 points and 6.7 rebounds over the last 10 games for Los Angeles.
LAST 10 GAMES: Cavaliers: 5-5, averaging 111.0 points, 43.5 rebounds, 25.6 assists, 7.5 steals and 4.0 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113.6 points per game.
Lakers: 3-7, averaging 116.2 points, 41.3 rebounds, 24.5 assists, 6.7 steals and 4.1 blocks per game while shooting 47.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 124.1 points.
Lakers: Wayne Ellington: day to day (illness), LeBron James: day to day (knee), Wenyen Gabriel: day to day (ankle), Anthony Davis: out (foot), Kendrick Nunn: out (knee), Talen Horton-Tucker: day to day (ankle).