LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have had their fare share ups and downs this season. David Blatt was fired, Anderson Varejao was traded, and Kevin Love has struggled to find his niche in the offense. At times, the team seemed to be suffering from an identity crisis and the success of Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors have haunted them all season. Nevertheless, the Cavaliers are standing at the top of the Eastern Conference and are 2.5 games ahead of the Toronto Raptors.
Chris Paul and the Los Angeles Clippers have also had their fare share of problems. Blake Griffin has been sidelined since December 25, 2015. However, the Clippers have gone 25-10 without Blake and are in fourth place in the West.
On Sunday March 13, the Cavaliers faced off against a tough Clippers team when at home. By halftime, the Cavaliers lead the Clippers 58-41. LeBron came out firing on all cylinders with 16 points and 4 rebound at the half. Meanwhile, Chris Paul and JJ Redick had 11 points each to lead the Clippers.
In the second half, the Cavaliers came out like a team possessed. JR Smith had 14 of his 17 points in the third quarter as the Cavaliers took a 91-68 lead going into the fourth. LeBron James lead the Cavaliers with 27 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists en route to a 114-90 victory at STAPLES Center.