Cleveland cooled off an in-form Los Angeles Lakers by winning 116-102 at home.

Cavaliers icon LeBron James — who led the team to the 2016 NBA title but now plays in Los Angeles — was back in Ohio but got to watch Donovan Mitchell dominate.

The 26-year-old Mitchell, Cleveland's prestige signing before this season, was recorded for a season-best 43 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Cleveland is now third in the Eastern Conference and Mitchell has fans dreaming of another championship.

- That's Mitchell.

He's special, LeBron James noted afterward.

Davis left the game

The superstar himself had to pull a heavy load in the Lakers when the pair horse Anthony Davis went out after only eight minutes with flu symptoms.

James was recorded for 21 points and a season-best 17 rebounds, but it was not enough to win.

- "AD" woke up with a fever of 38.5 degrees and got worse during the day.

He wanted to make an attempt to play, but felt weak, dull and dehydrated.

It was a tough break for us, of course, considering how he's been playing lately, says Lakers coach Darvin Ham.

Davis has been red-hot and, among other things, scored 99 points in the last two games before tonight's round.

During a timeout early in the game, LeBron James was recognized by his old association with a tribute video on the jumbotron.

The 37-year-old was then seen waving and sending kisses as a thank you.

- I love coming back here and the memories I have from here will never disappear, he says.