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News-Herald Mar 23, 2015
Cleveland Cavaliers: J.R. Smith benefits when opponents focus on Cavs' stars

Cleveland Cavaliers: J.R. Smith benefits when opponents focus on Cavs' stars

For some reason, the Bucks lost track of J.R. Smith.The veteran shooting guard moves well without the ball. With so many other weapons on the court, it's sometimes easy for the opposition to pay more attention to the Cavaliers' star players.That's when Smith is most dangerous.The Bucks were taught a hard lesson on March 22 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Fear The Sword Mar 23, 2015

J.R. Smith keeps up run of great play for Cleveland Cavaliers

J.R. Smith is still plugging along as an effective shooter and defender for the Cavs, but some are in fear of his eventual regression. Is this fear warranted? We all know what J.R. Smith is, at this point. Parts of four different seasons with the New York Knicks showcased the full gambit of J.R. Smith emotions. He joined the Knicks in the 2011-2012 season after a legendary stint in China during the lockout, both on and off the court. In that time, he struggled to find a consistent role on the team, culminating in one of the worst individual playoff performances of this decade against the...
Akron Beacon Journal Mar 23, 2015

Cavs 108, Bucks 90; Jason Lloyd's 20 final thoughts on J.R. Smith, good looks and the sinking Bucks

MILWAUKEE: Twenty thoughts for 20 points from Kyrie Irving in a 108-90 win over the Milwaukee Bucks 1. If it seems like J.R. Smith has enjoyed remarkable space around the 3-point line this season, it’s because he has. The three consecutive 3-pointers he made in the fourth quarter Sunday were indicative of the looks he has gotten since joining the Cavs: wide open. 2. Smith made seven more 3-pointers Sunday and scored 23 points. LeBron James had 28 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, but Smith was the most consistent scorer throughout the afternoon. 3. Since arriving from New York,...
Akron Beacon Journal Mar 22, 2015

J.R. Smith's 3-point flurry allows Cavs to pull away for 108-90 victory against Bucks

MILWAUKEE: J.R. Smith made 3-pointers on three consecutive possessions in the fourth quarter and the Cavs finally shook free for a 108-90 victory Sunday against the reeling Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks shot 61 percent in the first half and led by 11 in the third quarter before the Cavs finally snapped to life by scoring 10 straight points over the end of the third quarter and start of the fourth. Smith’s final 3-pointer of his flurry stretched the lead to 93-78 with 6:18 left. Smith scored 23 points and made seven 3-pointers on a day the Cavs struggled at both ends in the first half....
New York Daily News Mar 18, 2015
LeBron James, J.R. Smith and Cavs dismantle Brooklyn Nets

LeBron James, J.R. Smith and Cavs dismantle Brooklyn Nets

In the final minutes of the second quarter, during a game the Nets never looked like they were in, Brook Lopez went up for a dunk.

Al-Farouq Aminu (shoulder) ready to return

DALLAS – The Dallas Mavericks expect to have their entire roster available for Wednesday night’s game against the Dallas Mavericks, coach Rick Carlisle said. Reserve forward Al-Farouq Aminu is ready to return after missing the last two games with a sprained left shoulder. He suffered the injury when he collided with Cleveland’s J.R. Smith while chasing a loose ball in last week’s loss to the Cavaliers. Reserve guards Devin Harris and J.
Plain Dealer Mar 16, 2015

Kyrie Irving continues to dazzle during his first postseason push and J.R. Smith steps up: Fedor's five observations

The Cleveland Cavaliers were able to overcome a sluggish start against the Orlando Magic on Sunday night, racing to a 123-108 win and extending their winning streak to four games.
Chronicle-Telegram Mar 16, 2015

Cavaliers 123, Magic 108: Kyrie Irving remains red-hot, scores 33 points in 34 minutes

ORLANDO, Fla. — Kyrie Irving got right back to work Sunday night. The All-Star guard is on quite a tear. Irving scored 33 points and J.R. Smith had 25, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 123-108 victory over the Orlando Magic. Irving went 12-for-15 from the field and 4-for-6 from the line in his first Read More...The post Cavaliers 123, Magic 108: Kyrie Irving remains red-hot, scores 33 points in 34 minutes appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1 source for Lorain County News.
Akron Beacon Journal Mar 15, 2015

Kyrie Irving scores 33 points, runs consecutive 3s streak to 11 in 123-108 win over Magic

ORLANDO, FLA.: Kyrie Irving scored 33 points and ran his streak of consecutive 3-pointers made to 11 before missing and the Cavs beat the Orlando Magic on Sunday 123-108 without Kevin Love. Irving started the day just as hot as he finished his 57-point performance Thursday at San Antonio, making his first four 3-point attempts Sunday before missing early in the third quarter. He fell just shy of the NBA record for consecutive 3-pointers made (13), according to Elias Sports Bureau. LeBron James had 21 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds and J.R. Smith scored 25 points, including six...
Fear The Sword Mar 15, 2015

Report: Shawn Marion could dress for Cavs vs. Magic

Shawn Marion is nearing a return for the Cavs The Cleveland Cavaliers used Shawn Marion a ton at the beginning of the season. There simply weren't any capable options at shooting guard, and while that isn't the ideal location for Marion at this point in his career, he performed admirably when pressed into the service. The trade for J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert has made his availability at shooting guard less important, but he's also a capable backup for LeBron James and can play some small ball power forward. He's been out for three weeks with a left hip strain, but according to Chris...
Plain Dealer Mar 11, 2015

J.R. Smith, pals with LeBron James, wants to be 'here to stay' with the Cavaliers

LeBron James said he wasn't talking about basketball when he wrote on Instagram that he and J.R. Smith are "here to stay." But Smith would like to remain a Cavalier.
Fear The Sword Mar 2, 2015

The Problem of Matthew Dellavedova

The Cavaliers' backup point guard is a polarizing figure - breaking down his game, and exploring whether Cleveland should have found an alternative at the trade deadline. There are plenty of divisive figures to be found on the Cleveland Cavaliers' roster. LeBron James, for obvious reasons, leads the way. J.R. Smith, as locked in as he's been since his arrival from New York, has had his fair share of dubious moments in the past. Kyrie Irving gets steady grief for reasons that defy logical explanation. And at every moment of every day, if you look, you can find Cavs fans sniping at one...
Akron Beacon Journal Feb 28, 2015

Pacers 93, Cavs 86; Jason Lloyd's 21 final thoughts on Shumpert, point guards and a busted plane

INDIANAPOLIS: Twenty-one thoughts for 21 points from J.R. Smith in an experimental 93-86 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Friday… 1. When David Blatt was discussing his decision to rest LeBron James tonight, among his points was that this game provided an opportunity for others to do something out of the ordinary. That helps explain how Matthew Dellavedova took more shots than J.R. Smith, but it also explains Iman Shumpert’s second half. 2. For all the howls and criticisms lobbed at Delly, he’s not going anywhere. Blatt and the rest of this coaching staff loves him, and watching him...

Short-handed Cavs fall to Pacers 93-86

INDIANAPOLIS: J.R. Smith scored 21 points and Kevin Love had 17 points and 10 rebounds, but the short-handed Cavs kept the game close in the final minute before falling to the Indiana Pacers 93-86 on Friday. The Cavs were playing without both LeBron James and Kyrie Irving. James was resting while Irving was out with a strained left shoulder. Both are expected back when the Cavs play at Houston on Sunday. Despite missing two of  their biggest stars, the Cavs wee within 88-84 following a 3-pointer from Smith with 1:06 left before the Pacers held on. George Hill had 15 points, 12 assists...

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