LOS ANGELES — Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. returned to their old stomping grounds when the Cleveland Cavaliers visited the Los Angeles Lakers.
As Clarkson greeted some old friends in between his pregame warmups, the crowd let out a small applause as he checked in late in the first quarter.
After that, it was a quiet night for the former laker who managed 4 points, missing 7-of-8 shots. He did rack up four assists.
A far cry from his 21-point performance on Friday night against the Clippers who share the staples center with his former team.
While the game was close in the first half, the Lakers pulled away in the third quarter winning 127 to 113.
Four Lakers scored at least 20 points, led by a 36 point career high by Julius Randle.
Lebron James managed 24 points, while nance fared better in his LA return with 16 points.
Despite the loss at his old stomping grounds, Clarkson has been enjoying his time with Cleveland, playing the last 12 games with the King.
“I’ve played with LeBron and Kobe, and not many people in the league can say that. That’s something I wanna be able to hold on to,” he says.
The Cavs now look to bounce back as they continue with their road trip on Tuesday against the Phoenix Suns.
This was the final meeting between the Lakers and Cavs this season.
Clarkson will have to wait until next season to face his old team again.