Cavaliers vs. Lakers Final Score: Cleveland Tops Los Angeles in Kyrie Irving's Return

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers got a much-needed shot in the arm with the return of Kyrie Irving. The Cavs hosted the Los Angeles Lakers and sent them packing with a 100-94 victory at the Q.

Let me be the first to say: welcome back, Kyrie Irving.

The Cleveland Cavaliers just had a certain energy about them tonight as they topped the Los Angeles Lakers, 100-94. The Cavs move to 5-17 on the season and the Lakers fall to 9-13.



Irving scored 28 points to go along with 11 assists and 6 rebounds in his return from a fractured index finger. The Cavs got an unexpected boost from C.J. Miles, who made his first start of the year. Miles scored 28 points and drilled 5 of 10 three-pointers.

Anderson Varejao failed to record a double-double, but still scored 20 points with 9 rebounds and 5 assists. He also had a vicious throwdown. Alonzo Gee scored 17 points.

It took a classic Kobe Bryant game to keep the Lakers in this one after they trailed by 15 at halftime. Bryant ended the game with 42 points. The Lakers are now 1-10 when Kobe scores 30 or more points this year, which is just freaking hilarious.

Dwight Howard had 20 rebounds and 19 points, but was just 3 of 9 from the field. The Cavs fouled him at every chance they got and he shot 13 of 22 from the free throw line.

The Cavaliers play again tomorrow at the Indiana Pacers. For more, visit Silver Screen and Roll.

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