JR Smith won't be punished for jawing at Heat players Saturday

Cleveland's going to do it?' We now have a goal to beat Cleveland's 25 3-pointers in a game. The Cavs made 25 against the Hawks in the playoffs previous year. James was 6 of 10 from 3-point range. Korver then quelled the comeback by leaning in for his third 3-pointer of the night.

On the Heat's ensuing possession, with the game almost finished, Smith - who was on the Cavs' bench in street clothes as he continues to near a comeback from a broken right thumb that has caused him to miss the past 34 games - began jawing with McGruder, who was standing on the corner of the court near the 3-point line right next to the Cavs' sideline.

SIXERS 105, KNICKS 102: At Philadelphia, Justin Anderson made the go-ahead basket with 24.3 seconds left and matched his career high with 19 points in the Philadelphia's victory. "Congratulations. We've just got to do a better job of taking that away". "We got too comfortable and started messing around". To say things were sloppy is oversimplifying.

The Cavaliers would draw first blood in this matchup scoring two consecutive three pointers.

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Richard Jefferson notched double-figures for the fourth time in his last six outings, chipping in with 11 points off the bench. Goran Dragic led the game with 23 points (in addition to 5 assists and 3 rebounds), while Hassan Whiteside was good for 20 points and 13 boards coming off the bench. The Cavs added former all-star point guard Deron Williams, and the veteran should help alleviate the problem of who gets the back-up minutes behind all-star point guard Kyrie Irving. Congrats. We play another game on Monday. The Rockets have made at least 20 in nine games this season, three more games with 20 3s than the rest of the National Basketball Association combined. Atlanta shot 55.6 percent in the first half.

All eight of those games have been relatively lopsided one way or the other as Miami's four wins came by an average of 17.8 points per game, and the four losses came by an average of 8.8 points per game.

It seems for all of Tyler Johnson's chiding two days earlier of "them pretty eyes" of forward Rodney McGruder, there actually is a back story.

  • Lawrence Cooper