NBA Basketball

Mitchell's 43 lead Cavs over Lakers

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CLEVELAND (AP) As a kid growing up in New York, Donovan Mitchell idolized LeBron James. On Tuesday night, he upstaged him.

Mitchell scored a season-high 43 points and Jarrett Allen returned from injury to add 24, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 116-102 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in James' only visit home this season.

With Anthony Davis missing the final three quarters because of illness, the Cavs improved to an NBA-leading 11-1 on their floor, their best start at home since 2015-16, when James led them to a championship.

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Rebounds Per Game
Rank Name RPG
1 A. Davis, LAL12.3
2 C. Capela, ATL12.2
3 I. Zubac, LAC11.5
4 R. Gobert, MIN11.4
5 G. Antetokounmpo, MIL11.3
6 N. Vucevic, CHI11.0
7 D. Sabonis, SAC11.0
8 S. Adams, MEM10.9
9 J. Allen, CLE10.8
10 B. Portis, MIL10.4
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Blocks Per Game
Rank Name BPG
1 B. Lopez, MIL3.00
2 M. Turner, IND2.39
3 A. Davis, LAL2.29
4 N. Claxton, BKN2.17
5 B. Bol, ORL1.84
6 K. Durant, BKN1.76
7 I. Zubac, LAC1.72
8 W. Kessler, UTA1.70
9 K. Porzingis, WAS1.52
10 E. Mobley, CLE1.48
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