Anthony Davis didn’t have one of his finest performances in purple and gold on Monday night. And LeBron James didn’t really get a ton of help from anyone else, either. But it still didn’t matter too much; he was not going to allow the Cleveland Cavaliers to end his team’s road winning streak. His 46 points made sure of that, as his Los Angeles Lakers overcame his former team by a score of 115-108. James was 19-26 from the floor for the game, only going to the line twice, further showing just how impressive his points total was on the evening.
It could have been much different, however, had he not completely taken over in the fourth quarter like he did. With the Lakers trailing, he proceeded to put 21 of those 46 in the final 12 minutes alone. That put the Lakers up to 14-4 overall and a ridiculous 10-0 thus far in what was James’ first trip to Cleveland in nearly two whole years. The Cavs were led on the night by Andre Drummond’s double-double in which he posted 25 points and 17 rebounds. They fell to 8-9 thus far with the defeat, leaving them third in a tightly-packed Central division.