Former Knicks guard J.R. Smith has found a winning situation in Cleveland and crush Knicks 101-83.Md Noman Siddique (Author) Published Date : Feb 24, 2015 10:07 IST
It s really superior return for J.R. Smith's who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Removing Smith s $6.4 million deal from the books gives New York more cap space to use on potential free agents this summer. Smith is scoring two more points per game in Cleveland, but his shooting percentages have remained virtually the same. The Cavaliers defeated the Knicks 101-83.
It good luck for the team that Cleveland won for the 16th time in 18 games and got good performances from Smith and Shumpert, who were acquired by the Cavs on Jan. 5 and have helped solidify a team that was still below.500 shortly after the trade.
Now they are in good form the Cavaliers are 35-22 now and have been untouchable since returning from the All-Star break, hammering Washington by 38 on Friday and leading this one by 30.
In a statement the Cavaliers were aware of his scoring ability. But they were also cognizant of his on- and off-the-court antics.However, the 10-year veteran has far exceeded his expectations since coming to the team. Smith has provided what the Cavaliers had been lacking all season at shooting guard: A catch-and-shoot player who can score points in bunches.
In the easy winning game, Kevin Love finished with 16 points and 16 boards, combining with James and Irving to outscore the inept Knicks in the first half and the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the Knicks 101-83 Sunday.
Cleveland routed New York 101-83 on Sunday, leading by as many as 30 at one point. New York shot 38 percent and missed 19 of its 22 three-point field goals attempts. Playing in his favorite arena, James was dominant in the first half. Late in the first quarter, James stepped in front of a Quincy Acy pass intended for Early for a steal and a violent windmill dunk to make it 32-13.
In addition the 6-foot-6, 225-pounder has averaged 13 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 22 games (21 starts) since being traded from the Knicks, according to his performance , the former Cavs coach said He has unbelievable range He s got a great basketball IQ. He wants to win. He wants to fit in. I m watching him fit in with this team. He s playing great. In the another statement the TNT announcer Marv Albert said Smith adds something the Cavaliers were lacking.
Former Knicks guard J.R. Smith has found a winning situation in Cleveland and crush Knicks 101-83.