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J.R. Smith: 'I don’t think anyone can beat us'

On a Cavaliers team relatively light on playoff experience, J.R. Smith is something of a postseason veteran. Whereas Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love have famously never made the NBA playoffs — the same goes for Tristan Thompson and Matthew Dellavedova, albeit less famously — Smith has played in 51 career playoff games between his time with the Denver Nuggets and New York Knicks...
Via Waiting For Next Year
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Exam Prep: The Cavs 2014-15 Playoffs

The end of the long NBA regular season has wound down. With the playoffs beginning this weekend it’s time to finally have basketball games of actual consequence. Although the Cleveland Cavaliers have already been through and learned an extraordinary amount since the end of October, all of that instruction was merely preparation for the test ahead. As bad as things became at the...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics First Round Series Preview and Matchup Breakdown

For the first time in four years, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a playoff series to prepare for, and it ironically comes against the team they last saw during the 2010 postseason: the Boston Celtics. Each of the teams has looked impressive over the past three months, but the Celtics’ push was required just to be in position to reach the postseason. They enter this series as huge...
Via Cavaliers Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: Why They Will Beat the Celtics

(Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… At the beginning of the season, nobody would have selected these two teams to face each other in a first round match-up, for two reasons. The first is that very few people predicted Cleveland dropping to the second seed in the East. However, the season didn’t start according to plan...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith: LeBron James Should Be The MVP Every Year

Although Cleveland Cavaliers star forward LeBron James is not getting much attention in regards to the 2014-15 NBA MVP honor, his teammate J.R. Smith believes James should be the frontrunner to win his fifth NBA MVP award. “Who? The real MVP? There’s a lot of speculation about who should get the award, but we all know who the real MVP is,” said Smith after his team’s 109...
Via Cavaliers Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith: LeBron James is the real MVP

The MVP race in the NBA is as crowded as ever this year, as the season is just about over and there are a handful of guys who have made a legitimate case for themselves. But the way JR Smith sees it, the award can only go to LeBron James. After LeBron posted another triple-double...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith: “We all know who the real MVP is.”

Golden State’s Steph Curry is likely to win the award. Houston’s James Harden is getting plenty of consideration despite deplorable defensive metrics. But if you ask Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith who the NBA’s MVP should be for the 2014-15 season, it’s his teammate LeBron James. On Monday, J.R. Smith was interviewed by the Quicken Loans Arena’s in-house...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith: Everyone knows LeBron James is the real MVP

On a night when LeBron James posted  is second triple-double of the season (21 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds) in a 109-97 win over the Detroit Pistons after sitting out Sunday’s game, one of the superstar’s teammates unequivocally stated that everyone knows King James is the real NBA MVP. J.R. Smith proclaimed James as...Read More The post J.R. Smith says everyone knows...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

We Talkin’ Bout Practice: Pistons at Cavs—Behind the Box Score

Detroit Pistons (31-50) 97 Cleveland Cavaliers (52-29) 109 Box Score With the Cleveland Cavaliers returning to Quicken Loans Arena after a pair of losses to the Boston Celtics, it was fair to question how much effort would be evident in Monday’s contest in Cleveland against the Detroit Pistons. The Cavs fought back to a lead over the Celtics in Friday’s home game versus that...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons Game Recap: Cavs Roll Behind Triple-Double From LeBron James

(Cleveland, OH) – Fueled by another triple-double from LeBron James and eight threes from J.R. Smith, the Cleveland Cavaliers got back on the winning track by knocking off the Detroit Pistons, 109-97 in home action at Quicken Loans Arena on Monday night. James finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, while Smith led all scorers with 28 points, powered by eight treys...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers playoff tickets sell out in minutes

Playoff basketball is back in Cleveland and the excitement for it was definitely shown on Monday morning. The Cavs will be hosting their first playoff games at Quicken Loans Arena since 2010. The Cavs placed the first two home playoff games on sale for the fans who registered for Playoff Access. The sale only lasted a matter of minutes. The tickets went on sale at 9 am on Monday...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Recap: Cavs Reserves Whooped by Celtics

(Boston, MA) — In a game where the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-29) rested four of their five starters, the reserves got extra floor time on Sunday afternoon and were blown out 117-78 by the Boston Celtics (38-42) at TD Garden. As the regular season winds down, a second-seeded Cavs vs. seventh-seeded Celtics matchup in the first round of the 2014-2015 NBA Playoffs seems very likely...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

What else is on?: Cavaliers at Celtics Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers 78Boston Celtics 117Box Score You’re forgiven if you elected not to watch this game after hearing that LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, and J.R. Smith were all sitting out. It’s understandable if you chose to watch the Indians or the Masters instead. If you decided to spend the day outside, that was probably the best decision of all. It was a beautiful...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics steal a win versus the Cavalier scrubs 117-78

The Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 117 to 78 today at the TD Garden. With this win and a Pacers loss the C’s could clinch a playoff spot, we kept up our part of the bargain so let’s go OKC! The Cavs were without LeBron, Kyrie, Love and J.R. Smith in this game, making it an easy win for the hungry Celtics. We took it at them early and often, attacking the rim...
Via Celtics Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Zzz Party: LeBron, Love, Kyrie, J.R. to sit out vs. Celtics

Pick your poison: The Masters, Indians-Tigers, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, refreshing your Twitter timeline for more Browns jersey leaks — any one of them may be a more appealing option than watching the Cavaliers take on the Celtics in Boston Sunday afternoon. The reason: LeBron James, Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving, and J.R. Smith will all sit out the matinée dimanche at the TD...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Hardaway Jr. borrows J.R. Smith's celebration move after game-winner (Video)

Tim Hardaway Jr. hit the game-winning 3-pointer for the New York Knicks with 12.6 seconds left in Saturday night's game in Orlando, and celebrated the big shot by borrowing a move from former teammate J.R. Smith.We're sure that Smith, who is now playing for Cleveland, would be flattered by the imitation.Video via NBA. H/T FTW. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow...
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Why David Griffin Deserves to Win NBA Executive of the Year

Close your eyes and think back. Back to a time when the Cleveland Cavaliers were the laughing stock of the NBA. Back to a time when the notion of LeBron James coming back to Cleveland made fans and analysts alike laugh and shake their heads at the foolishness. Back to, uh, last season. David Griffin took over the role of Cleveland’s general manager in February of 2014 with no guarantees...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith videobombed & wet willied Cavaliers sideline reporter Allie Clifton

JR Smith videobombed Kyrie Irving & wet willied Cavaliers sideline reporter Allie Clifton. OK, dry willied but - you get the point. [h/t Dan Carson]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith tickles reporter's ear during postgame interview (Video)

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith may have taken a step too far during a postgame videbomb by tickling a reporter's ear following Wednesday night's win over Milwaukee.The reporter was interviewing Kyrie Irving, with LeBron James and Kevin Love standing by, when Smith walked by and found an uncontrollable need to express himself. After stealing the spotlight from Irving with...
Via Holdout Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith delivers excellent videobomb after Cavs win over Bucks

This might be the best videobomb of the year. After the Cavs beat the Bucks, 104-99, J.R. Smith did his thing during the Kyrie Irving postgame interview with Cavs sideline reporter Allie Clifton. Notice that the video is a little sped up to get everything inside a Vine. Do that thing, J.R.: The dunkfest that LeBron James and Iman Shumpert had was outstanding. But J.R. Smith’s...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
9 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith Photobombs Allie LaForce, Gives Her A Wet-Willy

J.R. Smith really wanted to get Allie LaForce’s attention while she interviewed Kyrie Irving following Wednesday’s game.  Smith, who finished with 12 points on the night, started flexing, doing cartwheels and touching LaForce’s hair. Please never change, JR. Related: LeBron tells Bucks fans to go home after sinking dagger three[Troy Machir] The post J.R. Smith Photobombs...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith Sets Record With 17 Three-Point Attempts, No Two-Point Shots

J.R. Smith attempted 17 shots in the Cleveland Cavaliers' win over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, all of which were three-pointers. No player in NBA history has attempted so many three-pointers in a single game without a two-point attempt. Smith made eight of his 17 attempts.
Via RealGM
11 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith three-point shooting stats never get old: WFNY Stats & Info

Yesterday was a Sunday (never forget) and J.R. Smith went 8-for-17 from the three-point line. So of course I’m back with an update to my tongue-in-cheek running joke of a WFNY Stats & Info in-depth analysis of Smith’s three-point record chasing. Let’s get onto the stats. Most career three-point attempts in Cleveland Cavaliers franchise history:1. LeBron James – 2,669...
Via Waiting For Next Year
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Watch all of the ridiculous highlights from the Cavs win over the Bulls

Between LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and J.R. Smith, the Cleveland Cavaliers racked up highlights galore in their recent win over the Chicago Bulls. As if Kyrie Irving’s buzzer-beater in the first quarter was not enough, watch as he and J.R. Smith seemingly attempt to one-up each other in incredible feats. Smith’s fall-away three before halftime would have been the top play in...
Via Waiting For Next Year
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs JR Smith beat the halftime buzzer with the heave while falling out of bounds

Cleveland Cavalier J.R. Smith beats the halftime buzzer with the heave while falling out of bounds last night against Chicago.Cleveland 99 Bulls 94Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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12 days ago  |  Discuss
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