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Donovan Mitchell on LeBron James: “You’ve always got to have respect for greatness”

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Donovan Mitchell scored 33 points and Darius Garland added 24 in the Cleveland Cavaliers backcourt’s return from injury absences, and the Cavs rolled past the Los Angeles Lakers 114-100 on Sunday for their eighth straight win.

“You’ve always got to have respect for greatness,” said Mitchell, who grew up a fan of LeBron James and the Cavs, via ESPN. “When the greatest are on the floor, you just go out there and try to find a way to compete and get a win. We came out there and were just trying to do what we’ve been doing, and fortunately it was against Bron, but that wasn’t a talking point or anything.”

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