Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse will play host to a Monday night NBA battle between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Lakers 30-41) have dropped 24 of their 34 road games and hold a half-game lead over New Orleans for ninth place in the West. On Saturday, Los Angeles was outscored by 14 points during the fourth quarter of a 127-119 road loss against Washington.
All-Star F LeBron James led all scorers with 38 points to go along with ten rebounds and six assists. Russell Westbrook added 22 points, ten rebounds, and eight assists for the Lakers.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have won 23 of their 35 home games and trail Chicago by a half-game for fifth place in the East. On Saturday, Cleveland made the plays down the stretch to earn a 113-109 home victory versus Detroit. The Cavaliers (41-30) outrebounded the Pistons by a 45-38 margin and shot 51 percent from the field.
All-Star G Darius Garland led six Cleveland players in double figures with 24 points and 12 assists. Rookie F Evan Mobley contributed 12 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists for the Cavaliers.