James Tied Larry Bird for sixth place in NBA history in triple doubles and the Cavs beat Los Angeles, 121-112.
Smith wore his for the whole game, so either no one told him, the league's decided to relax on this issue, or he's prepared to pay a fine should the NBA pursue it.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the Lakers' usual starting shooting guard, left the team for an unspecified personal reason.
Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson experienced soreness in his left calf warming up Thursday and was a late scratch.
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