J.R. Smith challenges LeBron James before Game 4 vs. Celtics

LeBron James arguably had one of the worst postseason performances in his storied career during Sunday’s 111-108 loss to the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. And one of James’ Cleveland Cavaliers teammates is challenging him to rise above his disappointing performance and bring it in Game 4.J.R. Smith subtly suggested James lacked aggressiveness in Game...
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J.R. Smith calls Avery Bradley’s game winner “Lucky Irish”

The Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference coughed up a 21-point lead against the Boston Celtics that would have secured them a commanding 3-0 series lead. However, the Celtics were able to squeeze out a win on a buzzer-beating three-pointer from Avery Bradley in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter. With […] The post J.R. Smith calls Avery Bradley’s game...
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NBA Weekend Awards: Who will take a bite of the Snow White Crystal Apple?

The NBA Playoffs surged through another weekend, racing headlong towards a seemingly-inevitable Warriors-Cavs matchup. But the Celtics put a little doubt in the minds of fans, raising the slim possibility that the Finals trilogy will be derailed, or at least, that we won't have nine basketball-free days after the conference finals. And while America waits to see who gets the Larry...
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JR Smith credits ‘luck of the Irish’ for Avery Bradley’s game-winner

J.R. Smith thinks the Boston Celtics may have had some help from a higher power in their Game 3 upset victory over his Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday.Speaking with reporters at Cavs practice on Monday, Smith commented on how Avery Bradley’s game-winning three-pointer “danced around” the basket and denied Cleveland the opportunity for a last shot. He even went so far as to call...
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JR Smith zings Bradley Beal over tweet about Cavs not wanting to face them

Bradley Beal’s tweet about the Cavs “not wanting to face” the Wizards doesn’t look all that smart right now. The Cavs have blown out the Celtics in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals– winning by 57 points combined — and LeBron James continued playing at a level higher than anyone else in the playoffs. But for some reason, Beal insinuated that the Cavs...
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JR Smith taunts Celtics fans during Game 2 blowout

J.R. Smith sure knows how to kick a fanbase when they’re down.In the third quarter of Friday’s Eastern Conference Finals Game 2, an affair that the Cleveland Cavaliers led by 40-plus points for the majority of before finally winning by 44, Smith appeared to taunt the local Boston Celtics fans with a broom gesture to signify an impending series sweep. Such disrespect, and the...
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JR Smith hits ridiculous circus shot, sticks dagger in Celtics

J.R. Smith attempted the most J.R. Smith-esque shot ever in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night, but the surprising thing is that he actually drained it.It happened when Smith grabbed the knife and twisted it in the Celtics’ open wound. And by that, we mean, this crazy off-balance jumper he drained with no time remaining and gave the Cavs a 72-31 lead going...
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J.R. Smith hints Celtics could play dirty in Game 2

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith expects the Boston Celtics to do whatever it takes in Game 2 to avoid falling in an 0-2 whole.This apparently includes dirty play.The Cavaliers smacked around the Celtics in Boston, taking a 117-104 victory with ease. After, Smith said he expects Boston to get scrappy next time out, in large part because of how they’ve played in the past. Sporting...
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JR Smith will not start series guarding Isaiah Thomas

JR Smith got two of the toughest assignments on defense in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ first two playoff series. But he won’t be tasked with defending the Boston Celtics’ top scorer entering the Eastern Conference Finals.Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue said Tuesday that Smith won’t start the series guarding Isaiah Thomas.“He won’t be on Isaiah (Thomas) to start,” Lue said...
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Tyronn Lue fined JR Smith for biting on pump fake

Tyronn Lue is being a real stickler for detail this postseason.According to Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon, the Cleveland Cavaliers head coach fined guard J.R. Smith $100 for jumping on a DeMar DeRozan pump fake in Game 4 on Sunday. Lue collected the fine from Smith in the locker room after the Cavs beat DeRozan’s Raptors 109-102 to sweep their second-round series.$100 is pretty...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

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