Harrell had 24 points and 10 rebounds for his eighth double-double of the season Friday night as the Lakers rallied in the second half to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-86.
It’s the Lakers’ first win since LeBron James and Anthony Davis have both been sidelined. “We have to play next man up. We can’t look forward to 2-3 weeks or whenever they come back. We’re not just looking to hold on or keep our head above water. We’re looking to get wins.”
Los Angeles trailed 51-44 at halftime before seizing control in the third quarter, scoring 19 of the first 21 points. “We were flying around, our communication was great and I liked our determination.”
The Lakers largest lead was 19 points in the fourth quarter. “The Lakers have championship DNA. We knew they were not going to go away. In the third quarter, they raised their intensity and we have to match that.”
Garland added 14 points for Cleveland while Jarrett Allen had 13 points and 11 rebounds.