Cavaliers 120, Lakers 118
Luol Deng scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers handed the Los Angeles Lakers a fifth consecutive defeat.
It was the first game for Cleveland coach Mike Brown against the Lakers since the club fired him five games into last season and replaced him with Mike D'Antoni.
Deng scored 16 of his points in the second half as the Cavaliers (14-24) won for the third time in four outings while the Lakers (14-24) suffered their 11th loss in 12 games.
Los Angeles forward Nick Young scored a season-high 28 points but missed two late three-point attempts in the final seconds.
Pau Gasol recorded 20 points and 12 rebounds and scored the final basket as time expired.
(Compiled by Jahmal Corner; Editing by John O'Brien)