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9-7, 2nd in Central
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Shumpert out week for Cavs with ailing knee

With point guard Iman Shumpert out for a week, the Cavaliers are expected to recall John Holland from their Canton G-League affiliate.

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LeBron leading the way

LeBron James scored 39 points and pulled down 14 boards in the Cavs' 118-113 victory over the Clippers on Friday. That marked the second time in his 15-year career that he's posted that many points and rebounds in a regular-season game. James has reached those marks five times in playoff games, including on three separate occasions in the NBA Finals. (Elias)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Iman Shumpert, who sat out the second half Friday vs LAC because of discomfort in his left knee, is out 5-7 days with a left knee effusion, per the Cavs. He was examined Saturday at the Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland's point guard woes continue. Jose Calderon, who started the second half against the Clippers, will likely be leaned on, along with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

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LeBron: Focused on Cavs' streak, not Celtics

The Cavaliers overcame a 15-point deficit to beat the Clippers on Friday and extend their win streak to four games. LeBron James said they must continue to play well and not worry about how teams such as the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics are doing.

LeBron leads Cavs' comeback win against Clippers (1:53)
LeBron hits fadeaway dagger (0:17)
Love knocks down huge 3-pointer (0:28)
Rivers gets stuffed by Wade (0:15)
LeBron's mulligan ties game late (0:22)
LeBron fools Rivers with his handle (0:19)
LeBron scores and-1 against Griffin (0:16)
Wade goes off in second quarter (0:30)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Doc Rivers on the difference between 23-year-old and (soon to be) 33-year-old LeBron James: "I don't see a difference except for he's smarter. I'm amazed, really. We were laughing about it, it wasn't so funny to us watching film. Most players when they get to his age are smart enough now they see everything. But usually when they get to that age, they're too old to do anything about it. Kevin McHale had that comment. ‘If I had the knowledge now but my body at 22, I would have been the greatest player of all time.' LeBron has the knowledge of all those years and he's still top two, three athletic in the league. He has both going for him. He can beat you with his brain, he can beat you with his power. It's a daunting task when you watch him on film."

Wade's sends no-look feed to Love (0:15)
Wade's slick pass sets up Crowder layup (0:17)

RR: The Sit Down with Dahntay Jones

Russillo talks with former Cleveland Cavalier Dahntay Jones about coming back from a 3-1 deficit against the Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals and the infamous Halloween party.

Boston making things interesting in the East (1:29)

Ben Alamar ESPN Stats & Info 

So far this season, five players have setup at least 200 shots. In order of passes to shooters/100 possessions: 1. Westbrook (29.6), 2. Harden (25.9), 3. LeBron (24.1), 4. Wall (23.8), and 5. Simmons (20.5). Source: Second Spectrum.

Draymond wants to face LeBron at full strength (1:47)
Jones says Cavs can still compete with Warriors (1:20)
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LeBron continues to haunt Hornets

LeBron James has played 46 games against the Hornets, and his team has won 40 of them, including Wednesday's comeback victory. His .870 winning percentage versus Charlotte is the highest for any active player against any team (min. 40 games). The all-time record belongs to Magic Johnson against the Kings (50-4, .926), the Elias Sports Bureau notes.

Team Stats

Points Per Game110.64th
Rebounds Per Game43.219th
Assists Per Game21.817th
Points Allowed112.228th

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