Depleted Lakers forced to keep fouled-out Sacre on court at end of 119-108 victory at Cavs

The Associated Press

Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni argues a call in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The depleted Los Angeles Lakers had to keep Robert Sacre on the court after he fouled out in the fourth quarter of a 119-108 victory at the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

Rookie Ryan Kelly scored a career-high 26 points and Steve Blake had his first career triple-double for Los Angeles, which snapped a seven-game losing streak. The Lakers went 18 for 37 from 3-point range.

But Los Angeles' first win in two weeks was overshadowed by a bizarre ending.

When Chris Kaman fouled out and Jordan Farmar left with an injury in the fourth quarter, the Lakers were down to five available players. So coach Mike D'Antoni had to keep Sacre in the game after he committed his sixth foul with 3:32 left, drawing a technical.

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