TV--Fox Sports West.
Radio--KLAC (570), KWKW (1330).
Records--Lakers 37-14, Cavaliers 28-22.
Record vs. Cavaliers--(1995-96) 0-2.
Laker update--Eddie Jones, still No. 1 in he league in steals, has also reached a personal high with 94 three-pointers, three more than in any other full season. He has maintained a nice percentage from behind the arc, rather than having just become a gunner, and still has 31 games left to build on the total. Nick Van Exel practiced Tuesday after missing Monday’s workout because of stomach flu.
Cavalier update--Cleveland remains last in the league in scoring, but first in scoring defense. It’s not just because the Cavaliers control the pace in trying to compensate for a lack of inside strength. Opponents average only 85 points largely because the Cavalier defense is holding them to 43.5% shooting.