3:52 AM EDT, Wed May 24, 2017

Fantasy Update

May 20, 2017
Fox Sports Fantasy Baseball
Just stop it, Cleveland.
May 18, 2017
CBS Sports Fantasy Hockey
The Celtics were blown out and embarrassed in Game 1, and J.R. Smith says Game 2 might be more physical because of it.
Plain Dealer 5 hours ago
J.R. Smith's putback dunk sends Cavs fans into a frenzy in Game 4

J.R. Smith's putback dunk sends Cavs fans into a frenzy in Game 4

J.R. Smith dunked home a LeBron James miss in Game 4 and The Q went nuts.
Akron Beacon Journal 6 hours ago

Cavaliers notebook: J.R. Smith and his wife, Shirley, finally able to bring daughter Dakota home after five months in hospital

CLEVELAND: One journey ended for Cavs guard J.R. Smith and his family and another began before game time Tuesday night.Smith and his wife, Shirley, took their daughter, Dakota, home after more than five months in the hospital. Dakota was born in January, five months prematurely. Smith talked openly about what he and his family have gone through since Dakota’s birth and eagerly awaited the day when she would be allowed to come home from Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights.Jewel Smith expressed the anxiety any new parent does when bringing a child home for the first time.“My mind is all...
Plain Dealer 8 hours ago
J.R. Smith, wife brought baby daughter Dakota home from hospital Tuesday after five months in NICU

J.R. Smith, wife brought baby daughter Dakota home from hospital Tuesday after five months in NICU

.R. Smith and his wife brought their daughter home today after five months in an area NICU because of a premature birth.
Sports Illustrated 8 hours ago

J.R. Smith's daughter, Dakota, born five months premature, went home today

J.R. Smith's daughter, who was born five months premature, finally goes home.
WKYC 15 hours ago
J.R. Smith: LeBron James must play...

J.R. Smith: LeBron James must play...

Veteran shooting guard J.R. Smith says LeBron James must play confidently for the Cleveland Cavaliers to be successful.        
Plain Dealer May 22, 2017
Why J.R. Smith was so upset after his game-tying 3-pointer in final minute of Game 3

Why J.R. Smith was so upset after his game-tying 3-pointer in final minute of Game 3

Smith simply backpedaled to the defensive end and exchanged a low-key high-five, a subdued reaction given the moment.
Akron Beacon Journal May 22, 2017
Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith questions LeBron James’ confidence, demands more aggressiveness after stunning Game 3 loss to Celtics

Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith questions LeBron James’ confidence, demands more aggressiveness after stunning Game 3 loss to Celtics

INDEPENDENCE: A lack of confidence and LeBron James do not seem to belong in the same sentence.Not when the four-time league MVP had scored at least 25 points in each of the Cavaliers’ 10 previous playoff games and at least 30 points in eight in a tow going into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.But close friend J.R. Smith said that was the crux of James’ disappearing act at Quicken Loans Arena Sunday night. Favored by 16½ points, the Cavs blew a 21-point third-quarter lead and lost 111-108 as James finished with 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting. He played the entire fourth quarter...
Plain Dealer May 22, 2017

J.R. Smith challenged LeBron James' confidence, production after poor Game 3

J.R. Smith put to words what all of northeast Ohio was thinking about LeBron James' Game 3 performance against the Celtics. It just wasn't enough.
Sun Herald May 22, 2017

Cavs' J.R. Smith questions LeBron James' confidence, demands more aggressiveness

A lack of confidence and LeBron James do not seem to belong in the same sentence. Not when the four-time league MVP had scored at least 25 points in each …
Plain Dealer May 19, 2017
Reaction at the Q as J.R. Smith hits buzzer beater during Game 2 against Celtics (video)

Reaction at the Q as J.R. Smith hits buzzer beater during Game 2 against Celtics (video)

Watch the video above to see the awesome reaction from the Cavs fans at the Q watch party as J.R. Smith hits buzzer beater.
Plain Dealer May 19, 2017
If Celtics choose to double team LeBron James in Game 2, Cavaliers are ready

If Celtics choose to double team LeBron James in Game 2, Cavaliers are ready

If Boston chooses to take a second defender and assign him to LeBron James, even if only in drive situations, the Celtics immediately become susceptible to an open Kyrie Irving, or Kevin Love, or J.R. Smith, or Kyle Korver.
Fear The Sword May 18, 2017
J.R. Smith says the Cavaliers should prepare for dirty play in Game 2

J.R. Smith says the Cavaliers should prepare for dirty play in Game 2

The Boston Celtics often toe the line between tough and dirty play, J.R. Smith says the Cavs should expect the worst. One thing you can always count on with the Cleveland Cavaliers is that if J.R. Smith has something on his mind, he’s going to say it. Following Wednesday’s blowout win over the Celtics, Smith says the Cavaliers should prepare for dirty play from Boston. Smith expressed his concern to Fox Sports Ohio: For them to come out swinging, playing scrappy like they do. They’ve been playing like that all year. Whenever their backs up against the wall, they tend to play better,...
Akron Beacon Journal May 18, 2017

Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith admits he’s a flower guy after his touching NICU Mother’s Day surprise

BOSTON: J.R. Smith knows the fact that he likes giving flowers belies his reputation.“Surprisingly, yes,” he said Wednesday night without a hint of sheepishness.The Cavaliers guard did not hesitate to admit it was his idea to order them for Mother’s Day for those at the Cleveland Clinic’s neonatal intensive care unit.“I’ve got to take credit for that,” he said.Smith’s wife Shirley Smith gave details on her blog, MyKotaBear, that she has kept since their daughter Dakota was born five months prematurely on Jan. 2. Dakota remains hospitalized with Shirley by her side.Smith said...
Sports Illustrated May 18, 2017

J.R. Smith says Cavaliers should expect 'dirty plays' from Celtics in Game 2

The Cavaliers rolled past the Celtics in Boston in Game 1 on Wednesday, and Smith said he expects the Celtics to play desperate at home Friday.

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