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Cavs 120, Kings 100; Jason Lloyd's 22 thoughts on Kyrie Irving's legs, J.R. Smith's defense and Kobe

Cavs 120, Kings 100; Jason Lloyd's 22 thoughts on Kyrie Irving's legs, J.R. Smith's defense and Kobe

CLEVELAND: Twenty-two thoughts for 22 points from J.R. Smith in Monday’s 120-100 win over the Sacramento Kings… 1. Over his last seven games, Kyrie Irving has scored 28, 21, 25, 26, 19, 29 and now 32 points. His five 3-pointers Monday were a season high and his 13 baskets were one shy of a season high. Better yet, he’s shooting 54 percent over that stretch, which dates back to Jan. 29. 2. Bottom line: Irving is coming along. The last part of his game to return following his knee surgery seems to be his 3-point shooting, which makes sense in a way. Tyronn Lue reiterated after this...
Plain Dealer Feb 6, 2016
J.R. Smith's composure gave Cleveland Cavaliers a fighting chance in 104-103 loss to Boston Celtics

J.R. Smith's composure gave Cleveland Cavaliers a fighting chance in 104-103 loss to Boston Celtics

The composure and fight J.R. Smith displayed down the stretch should be commended, writes Chris Haynes.
Akron Beacon Journal Feb 5, 2016

Cavaliers notebook: J.R. Smith goes quiet after he's again left out of All-Star weekend's 3-point shootout

CLEVELAND: For the 12th time in as many years, J.R. Smith was left out of the 3-point shooting contest for All-Star weekend.It shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Smith joked when he was asked about it months ago that the league doesn’t want him anywhere near All-Star weekend. LeBron James tried to help his cause this year, however, and Smith recently passed Mike Miller for 18th place on the league’s all-time 3-point list. Still, he was snubbed yet again despite shooting a higher percentage this season (.396) than two other contestants: Chris Bosh and James Harden. He has totaled more 3s...
News-Herald Feb 5, 2016
Unhappy Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith won't complain about 3-point All-Star snub

Unhappy Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith won't complain about 3-point All-Star snub

Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith is choosing to take the high road after being snubbed again in the 3-point contest next weekend at the NBA All-Star game in Toronto.Eight players on Feb. 4 were named to the competition. Smith's name is conspicuously missing from the list, even though he has better numbers than some of the players who will participate.
Plain Dealer Feb 5, 2016

J.R. Smith, LeBron James lament NBA 3-point field without Cavaliers' sharpshooter

J.R. Smith said he was following Marshawn Lynch's lead and keeping quiet about not getting into the 3-point contest.
Plain Dealer Jan 27, 2016

Cavs guard J.R. Smith shares fantasy relay team at 'Race' private screening with Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland (video)

Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland join Cavs guard J.R. Smith for private screening of Race.
Plain Dealer Jan 27, 2016

J.R. Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers hosts advance screening of movie 'Race'

Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith hosted a special screening of the movie 'Race' for the students from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland Tuesday at Cinemark at Valley View.
Akron Beacon Journal Jan 22, 2016

J.R. Smith cleared of allegations he choked a teen in New York

Cavs guard J.R. Smith was cleared of all wrongdoing and the New York Police Department and district attorney’s office have closed their investigation, Smith’s attorney said Friday. Smith was accused of choking a 19-year-old high school student outside a nightclub around 4 a.m. in November while the Cavs were in New York to play the Knicks. He was never arrested and the teen told police Smith ignored their photo request. “We are thankful there was not a rush to judgment and the truth cameout,” said Alex Spiro, Smith’s attorney.
Plain Dealer Jan 22, 2016

J.R. Smith cleared in alleged November choking incident in New York

The Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has been cleared of any wrongdoing stemming from an alleged altercation with a fan outside of a New York night club in November.
Plain Dealer Jan 22, 2016

Kyrie Irving on not being voted starter for All-Star Game: 'Personally, I don't feel like I deserve it'

Going to the NBA All-Star Game has become part of Kyrie Irving's yearly routine. But his streak of three straight appearances in the annual showcase is in jeopardy after Toronto's Kyle Lowry nudged him out of his customary Eastern Conference starting spot.
Columbus Dispatch Jan 21, 2016

NBA | Three Cavs players top 20 points in win over Clippers

adcelannotate = {"mobilepaywallcategory" : "MOBILE_PREM-SPORTS","nativepaywallcategory" : "NATIVE_PREM-SPORTS"};CLEVELAND -- LeBron James had 22 points and 12 assists; J.R. Smith had 22 points and six three-pointers; and the Cavaliers took care of one of the Western Conference's top teams, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 115-102 on Thursday night.
Plain Dealer Jan 20, 2016
David Blatt defends J.R. Smith after Monday's flagrant foul: 'I'm not sure if that was someone else that's a flagrant'

David Blatt defends J.R. Smith after Monday's flagrant foul: 'I'm not sure if that was someone else that's a flagrant'

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith was ejected during the second half of Monday's loss against the Golden State Warriors.
Akron Beacon Journal Jan 20, 2016

Cavaliers notebook: J.R. Smith appreciates coach’s support after another flagrant foul

BROOKLYN, N.Y.: Cavaliers coach David Blatt spoke to J.R. Smith about his tendency for losing control of his emotions, which led to a flagrant-2 foul against Harrison Barnes in Monday’s blowout home loss to the Golden State Warriors.But Blatt defended Smith before Wednesday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, recognizing Smith’s reputation with NBA officiating crews.“Looking at that play, I’m not sure that if that was someone else that that’s a flagrant foul, in all honesty,” Blatt said. “But that’s not my decision, that was someone else’s...

J.R. Smith's late arrival handled internally; Kevin Love seeks to mix it up inside

Cavaliers coach David Blatt said J.R. Smith's late arrival before Monday night's blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors has been addressed internally. Blatt spoke at BasketBall City before the team's shootaround for Wednesday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Presumably Blatt meant Smith had been fined. Smith was seen entering the locker room in street clothes about 45 minutes before tipoff against the Warriors. Blatt said all was good with Mo Williams, who showed up before Smith but relatively late as compared to his teammates. The Cavs practiced Tuesday...
Akron Beacon Journal Jan 20, 2016

J.R. Smith's late arrival handled internally; Kevin Love seeks to mix it up inside

Cavaliers coach David Blatt said J.R. Smith's late arrival before Monday night's blowout loss to the Golden State Warriors has been addressed internally. Blatt spoke at BasketBall City in New York before the team's shootaround for Wednesday night's game against the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center. Presumably Blatt meant Smith had been fined. Smith was seen entering the locker room in street clothes about 45 minutes before tipoff against the Warriors. Blatt said all was good with Mo Williams, who showed up before Smith but relatively late as compared to his teammates. The Cavs...

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