Friday, 23 March, 2018

Luke Walton says Julius Randle's career night against Cavs was 'pretty special'

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Kristopher Love | 13 March, 2018, 02:48

They have relied heavily on the abilities and athleticism of power forward Larry Nance Jr., who was acquired in a trade with the Lakers at the trade deadline on February 8. And Los Angeles' top young talent wasn't even completely on the court: Top scorer Brandon Ingram missed his fifth straight game with a groin strain, while rookie Josh Hart remains out with a broken hand.

I mean, he can't stop it from happening. "Because ... whether I was with the Lakers or the Cavs, playing the Clippers was still a road game". Thomas, however, did not see his brilliant performance as a revenge game against the team that unceremoniously traded him away in the middle of the National Basketball Association season apparently due, in part, to his "lack of humility".

Randle, who had been slowed by an illness in the previous two games, had a career-high 36 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists.

Forward Kyle Korver admitted his teams was lacking the presence of many key assets of this team, which has turned the mood rather sour, as Cleveland has only won four of the last 10 games with 15 games left in the season.

Eric Gordon scored 26 points and Chris Paul had 24 points and 12 assists as the Houston Rockets, playing without James Harden, beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-82. "We understand that teams are going to come out there and throw their best shots at us and we've got to just maintain".

However, on Sunday, he was overshadowed by Randle as well other Lakers.

Thomas also shone in his first game against the Cavs since they traded him to Los Angeles last month and ended their brief attempt to replace Kyrie Irving with the undersized scoring machine.

Celebrities such as Mayweather, Adam Levine, Jason Sudeikis and Marlon Wayans joined Lakers fixture Jack Nicholson to get their glimpse of James' only trip to Los Angeles to play the Lakers this season.

"No, I don't need to show anybody", Thomas said.

"I don't know if I could play washed, but I damn sure would love to stick around if my oldest son can have an opportunity to play against me. The world knows what I can do". In fact, there were no signs of animosity between Thomas and James as they hugged before the game.