It's time for the All-Star break. The Lakers obviously need it.
Kobe Bryant's last trip here didn't produce many memories in a 120-111 loss Wednesday to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
It didn't seem like a fair fight with Kyrie Irving scoring 35 points and LeBron James adding 29 for the Cavaliers while Bryant scored 17 on erratic shooting.
One play crystallized the Lakers' long, painful runway to the All-Star break. James rifled a pass intended for Iman Shumpert but hit D'Angelo Russell in the groin in the third quarter.