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Up next for Lakers: Sunday vs. Cleveland

Cavaliers have backcourt speed in Kyrie Irving and youth in Irving, Dion Waiters and Tristan Thompson. Center Anderson Varejao will be out because of surgery.

January 12, 2013
  • Cleveland's Luke Walton, left, shown against Minnesota's Dante Cunningham, might be playing in his final game against his former team when the Cavaliers face the Lakers on Sunday.
Cleveland's Luke Walton, left, shown against Minnesota's… (Jim Mone / Associated Press )

Lakers

VS. CLEVELAND

When: 6:30.

Where: Staples Center.

On the air: TV: Time Warner Cable SportsNet, Time Warner Cable Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330.

Records: Lakers 15-21; Cavaliers 9-29.

Record vs. Cavaliers: 0-1.

Update: Cleveland will be without center Anderson Varejao, who underwent surgery to repair a torn leg muscle. But the Cavaliers have two things the Lakers hate — backcourt speed (Kyrie Irving) and youth (Irving, Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson). Reserve forward Luke Walton is averaging 2.7 points and 2.5 rebounds in what could be his last career game against the Lakers. His six-year, $30-million contract expires after this season.

—Mike Bresnahan

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