Halftime: Cavs 51, Lakers 42

Well, the Lakers said they didn’t particularly care about facing the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day, and then they went out and played like they didn’t particularly care about facing the Cavs on Christmas Day. The Lakers trailed by as many as 20 points in the first half today before the alarm clock sounded and they crawled within 51-42 by halftime. Kobe Bryant led the Lakers with 18 points on 6-for-16 shooting in the first half. LeBron James and Mo Williams had 11 points apiece for Cleveland. The Lakers shot 36.4 percent in the first half.

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