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CLEVELAND-If you thought December 2010 would repeat itself with LeBron's return to Cleveland, tonight was a complete 180 as the Cleveland fans embraced LeBron's homecoming before, during and after the game despite a Cavs 109-105 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
During the first timeout, the Cavs played a special LeBron Tribute video inside The Q, showcasing his endless community work in Northeast Ohio.
There were no boos in the arena as LeBron scored 32 points and had 14 rebounds and 7 assists. The Cavs were neck and neck with LeBron's new team as Cedi Osman and Jordan Clarkson led the charge with 21 and 20 points respectively and the Cavs' new leader Tristan Thompson had 14 points with 15 boards.
Cavs led in the 4th quarter 99 to 91 with 6 minutes left in the game. But they went cold as the Lakers scored 11 straight points to take control of the game. Korver missed a open 3 pointer as the Lakers secured their 10th win of the season while the Cavs fell to 2-14.