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Akron Beacon Journal

Cavs' J.R. Smith questionable for Game 3 vs. Pacers with hamstring injury

Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith was listed as questionable for Game 3 against the Indiana Pacers Thursday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse after suffering a left hamstring injury in Game 2 Monday. Smith wanted to play but was held out of second half of the Cavs' 117-111 victory over the Pacers at Quicken Loans Arena as the Cavs took a 2-0 series lead in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. Smith made it through the Cavs' entire practice Wednesday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. As the session concluded, he jogged and sprinted on sections of the court and stopped to shoot without showing...

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J.R. Smith participates in practice Wednesday, questionable for Game 3 against Indiana Pacers

Smith, who suffered a left hamstring injury in the first half of the Cavs' Game 2 win, underwent an MRI Tuesday morning, which came back fine.

NBA

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith leaves Game 2 against Indiana Pacers with hamstring injury

Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith strained his left hamstring and will not return to Monday's Game 2 of their first-round series with the Pacers.

Cavaliers Blog | Akron Beacon Journal

Cavs 117, Pacers 111: Marla's 35 shots from Beyond the Arc on J.R.'s hammy, Shumpert's redemption

Notes, quotes and observations after the Cavaliers defeated the Indiana Pacers 117-111 Monday night at Quicken Loans Arena to take a 2-0 lead in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. 1. Before diving into J.R. Smith’s left hamstring injury -- I wanted to play, they didn't want me to play,” Smith said – and Iman Shumpert’s “unbelievable” second half performance, according to coach Tyronn Lue, an encouraging comment on the team’s progress from LeBron James. 2. The question was about the Cavs being outscored in the fourth quarter for the second consecutive game....

Akron Beacon Journal

Pacers’ Paul George presents a difficult challenge for the Cavaliers

INDEPENDENCE: For members of the Cavaliers, respect goes beyond what Indiana Pacers forward Paul George has accomplished on the basketball court. It extends to what he had to do to get back to there.During a scrimmage in the summer of 2014, George suffered a grisly injury while a member of Team USA. According to reports at the time, he suffered a compound fracture of his right leg, an injury that required special surgery.After the surgery, George tweeted: “Thanks everybody for the love and support. I’ll be ok and be back better than ever!!! Love y’all!! #YoungTrece .That tweet has...

Pacers Insider | Indianapolis Star

Ankle injury not expected to sideline Pacers' Jeff Teague

INDIANAPOLIS – It does not appear that Jeff Teague turning his ankle will turn into the Pacers losing their starting point guard for Game 1 of the playoffs.       

Sun Herald

Pacers make playoffs after 104-86 win vs. short-handed Hawks

The Pacers had one goal. Win to make the playoffs. The Hawks had one goal. Escape without injuries. Missions accomplished. The Pacers defeated the bubble-wrapped Hawks 104-86 in the regular-season …

Sun Herald

Pacers waive Rodney Stuckey after another injury hits

The Indiana Pacers have waived backup guard Rodney Stuckey. The move comes a day after the team announced he would miss four to six weeks with a strained left patellar …

NBA

Indiana Pacers' Rodney Stuckey sidlined 4-6 weeks with patellar tendon strain

Rodney Stuckey has a left patellar tendon strain and is expected to miss four to six weeks. He sustained the injury in Sunday night's victory over Philadelphia.

Pacers Insider | Indianapolis Star

Can Pacers overcome injuries during playoff push?

INDIANAPOLIS — Fighting for a spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs, the Indiana Pacers now more than ever needed to figure themselves out and solidify their identity as a team that can play together and win games.