And Smith, who has likely been demoted for the remainder of the season, responded with 14 points off the bench.Jordan Clarkson scored 23 (some of those in garbage time) with six 3s.With the win, the Cavs remain in fourth in the East, a half game behind Indiana. He had 14 points and four assists in 21 minutes at Charlotte. To people who don't follow sports, that might sound like gibberish so I'll give you the simplified version: A triple double means achieving double digits in three different statistical categories in a single game (for example, scoring more than 10 points).
"It felt good to go to the free-throw line consistently, finally", James said.
According to a calculation from Reddit user Gifgifer, James has scored more points in the clutch than any other player this season. Korver hit back-to-back from long distance in the final 90 seconds of the second quarter to lift the Cavaliers to a 68-52 lead at halftime.
This is a pretty good summary of the type of passer James is.
He added: "I think I was just playing in all three facets and more". But although it's been over a decade since this happened, that didn't stop #King James who clowned around about it on his Twitter on Tuesday night.
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Isaiah Thomas had 20 points, nine assists and five rebounds against his former teammates as the Lakers roared away from the defending Eastern Conference champions in the second half with their exciting, energetic style under coach Luke Walton. We saw that years ago when Steve Nash played.
Marquese Chriss was called for a technical foul (No. 8) at the 1:36 mark of the first quarter.
Suns started their 28th different lineup with Payton, Booker, Jackson, Warren and Bender.
Last October the Cavs small forward told American GQ that he would loathe to be that washed up star in the game, but "damn sure would love to stick around if my oldest son can have an opportunity to play against me".
SUNS: At Utah on Thursday night.
The Cleveland Cavaliers have won five of their last seven road games. The win put an end to the Cavaliers' two-game losing streak.