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Randle scores 36, leads Lakers to 127-113 win over Cavaliers

LOS ANGELES - As the Los Angeles Lakers tried to finish the Cleveland Cavaliers during the third quarter of Sunday night's game, Lakers coach Luke Walton pulled aside the player he loves to antagonize, always with the best of intentions.

Walton told Julius Randle he is the best one-on-one defender in the NBA. A vote of confidence as Randle battled LeBron James on national television.

"I had the challenge of guarding the best player in the

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