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Apr 20, 2017
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The Cavs shooting guard injured his hamstring in Game 2
Sun Herald 2 hours ago

Marla Ridenour: As Cavs see progress in Pacers' series, J.R. Smith provides voice of reason

LeBron James was in a jovial mood, singing and rapping to the music coming through his headphones as he sat through his postgame icing routine. The Cavaliers were pleased they'd …
Akron Beacon Journal 10 hours ago

Marla Ridenour: As Cavaliers see progress in Pacers’ series, J.R. Smith provides voice of reason

INDIANAPOLIS: LeBron James was in a jovial mood, singing and rapping to the music coming through his headphones as he sat through his postgame icing routine.The Cavaliers were pleased they’d completed a four-game sweep of the Indiana Pacers Sunday in Bankers Life Fieldhouse because it ensured a week off before their second-round series against the Bucks-Raptors winner begins at home on May 1.They insisted they made progress, especially defensively, although the statistics don’t support that. They seemed undaunted by their penchant to lose fourth-quarter leads. Even James’ 58 percent...
WKYC 13 hours ago
J.R. Smith: Cleveland Cavaliers can't...

J.R. Smith: Cleveland Cavaliers can't...

Shooting guard J.R. Smith believes that for the Cleveland Cavaliers to be successful in the postseason, they cannot stop attacking the basket.        
Fear The Sword 23 hours ago
LeBron James was too much for the Pacers to overcome in Round 1

LeBron James was too much for the Pacers to overcome in Round 1

The Cavaliers have LeBron. The Pacers don’t. Sometimes, it’s that simple. The Cavaliers have LeBron James. The Indiana Pacers didn’t. Things didn’t go as swimmingly in the Cavaliers first round sweep against Indiana as people might have hoped. Cleveland gave up a great look to C.J. Miles for a chance to steal Game 1, blew an big lead in Game 2, fell behind by 25 points at half in Game 3, and a calamitous turnover from J.R. Smith nearly sent Game 4 to overtime. This wasn’t your typical sweep, and the numbers back that up. Cavaliers outscored the Pacers by just 16 points in the...
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 23, 2017

Cavaliers notebook: J.R. Smith realizes behind-the-back pass could have been costly

INDIANAPOLIS: It was a gaffe that could have cost the Cavaliers the game, and J.R. Smith knew it.The Cavs escaped with a 106-102 victory over the Pacers Sunday in Game 4 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, sweeping the first-round series. The Cavs will get a week off before hosting the winner of the Milwaukee Bucks-Toronto Raptors series on May 1.But Smith realized what he’d done, and what he shouldn’t have done.After stealing the ball from the Pacers’ Paul George, Smith tried to make a behind-the-back pass to Kyrie Irving on the fast break with 9.1 seconds remaining. But George got the ball...
Fear The Sword Apr 23, 2017
Watch: LeBron chases down, blocks Thad Young

Watch: LeBron chases down, blocks Thad Young

He’s good at these. Right after LeBron James chased down Thad Young and blocked his shot, ESPN broadcaster Kevin Jones said that Young ‘now knows how Iguodala feels’. Andre Iguodala, of course, was who James blocked in his best (and most important) block ever. This is that, just on much smaller scale: This has all the elements of classic James chasedown blocks. As he runs back in pursuit of Young, he sees the opening and runs a little harder in order to catch up. As Young bulldozes past J.R. Smith and goes up for the layup, James is above him, his hand waiting to swat away the...
Sun Herald Apr 20, 2017

Smith to start for Cavs; Pacers make lineup change in Game 3

J.R. Smith will be back in the Cleveland Cavaliers starting lineup Thursday night. And he'll be facing a new-look Indiana Pacers lineup in Game 3 of the first-round playoff series. …
Fear The Sword Apr 20, 2017
J.R. Smith to start Game 3 vs. Pacers

J.R. Smith to start Game 3 vs. Pacers

Smith hurt his hamstring in Game 2. J.R. Smith will start Thursday in Game 3 after all. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said that Smith will start during his pregame media availability Thursday in Indiana. JR Smith will play and start tonight.— David Zavac (@DavidZavac) April 20, 2017 During the Cavs’ Game 2 win, Smith hurt his hamstring and didn’t play in the second half. He could be seen visibly frustrated on the sideline and said after the game that he could have played. Iman Shumpert started in his place in the second half and took on Smith’s job of defending Pacers forward...
Plain Dealer Apr 20, 2017
J.R. Smith returns to starting lineup tonight, Cavs unsure whether there will be playing time restrictions

J.R. Smith returns to starting lineup tonight, Cavs unsure whether there will be playing time restrictions

Smith was able to practice fully on Wednesday before the team left for Indiana and then participated in shootaround Thursday morning at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Cavs vs. Pacers NBA Playoffs: J.R. Smith will start Game 3 for Cleveland

The Cavs shooting guard injured his hamstring in Game 2

J.R. Smith's status still uncertain for Game 3 vs. Pacers

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he wants to see how J.R. Smith comes out of Thursday morning's shootaround before deciding his status for Game 3 of the first round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers. Smith is listed as questionable. The Cavs hold a 2-0 lead going into the 7 p.m. game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Lue said Smith looked good in Wednesday's practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. If he is able to play, Lue said Smith would start and Iman Shumpert, who sparked the Cavs with his defense in the second half of Game 2 after Smith was injured, would go back to the bench. But...
Akron Beacon Journal Apr 20, 2017

J.R. Smith's status still uncertain for Game 3 vs. Pacers

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he wants to see how J.R. Smith comes out of Thursday morning's shootaround before deciding his status for Game 3 of the first round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers. Smith is listed as questionable. The Cavs hold a 2-0 lead going into the 7 p.m. game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Lue said Smith looked good in Wednesday's practice at Cleveland Clinic Courts. If he is able to play, Lue said Smith would start and Iman Shumpert, who sparked the Cavs with his defense in the second half of Game 2 after Smith was injured, would go back to the bench. But...
Sun Herald Apr 20, 2017

Cavs' J.R. Smith realizes his fractured thumb was a blessing in disguise

J.R. Smith laid his cellphone on the metal microphone stand in front of him just so those huddled around could grasp the magnitude of his baby's miracle. The Cavaliers guard …
Sun Herald Apr 20, 2017

Cavs' Smith draws inspiration from baby daughter's fight

Life has given J.R. Smith perspective during a personally trying season. The pursuit of a championship doesn't compare to the path he's traveled. For the first time on Wednesday, Smith, …
News-Herald Apr 19, 2017
Cleveland Cavaliers: J.R. Smith deals with thumb injury, surgery, premature birth of daughter.

Cleveland Cavaliers: J.R. Smith deals with thumb injury, surgery, premature birth of daughter.

In the realm of the NBA playoffs, it moved the needle for the Cavaliers that veteran shooting guard J.R. Smith has pronounced himself good to go for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first-round series against Indiana on April 20.Tipoff is 7 p.m. at Bankers Like Fieldhouse.

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