Here are the player grades for the Cleveland Cavaliers 127-113 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers:
Jose Calderon: B+
Calderon did a pretty good job on Isaiah Thomas in the first half and was one of the few Cavs to not be a total disaster. Maybe he didn’t get the invite to Tristan Thompson’s birthday party.
George Hill: B+
While his defense could have been better, Hill wasn’t one of the Cavs biggest problems on the night.
Larry Nance Jr.: B
Nance was a mess on defense, but was also asked to do too much against Brook Lopez. With the depleted roster, there simply weren’t better options available.
Kyle Korver: B
It was a good performance by Korver, but not enough to lift the team.
Ante Zizic: B-
A career-high 15 points for Zizic on 7-9 shooting. He did a good job on the boards as well, but looked like a rookie big man on the defensive end.
LeBron James: C+
We got a few great highlights from LeBron. But overall his effort fell short and was non-existent on the defensive end.
John Holland: C
A couple threes and nearly 20 minutes for the Canton Charge guard. March Cavs basketball!
Jeff Green: F
There will be a time where the Cavs don’t need Green to be a significant contributor in their rotation. Unfortunately, today was not that day.
Jordan Clarkson: F
Sunday. Jordan. Clarkson.
J.R. Smith: F
Sunday. J.R. Smith.