Daily News - January 11, 2017

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Kyle Korver ready to let those open 3s rip for the Cavs
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

SALT LAKE CITY -- Remember Cavs coach Tyronn Lue proclaiming that new addition Kyle Korver would be shooting "butt naked" 3s, meaning he's going to be wide open while sharing the court with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving?

Well, now that Korver is actually allowed to play with those guys, he doesn't quite believe his coach about the nakedness of the 3-point tries coming his way.

"I've thought about it. People have talked to me about it," Korver said Tuesday, before his new team played the Utah Jazz. "I don't believe everybody that I'm going to get open shots all the time. I just don't believe it. But I'm excited about finding out if it's true."

Korver, 35, was eligible to play against the Jazz because the trade that sent him to Cleveland in exchange for Mike Dunleavy, Mo Williams, a 2019 first-round pick and cash finally went through. Dunleavy took his physical in Atlanta Tuesday morning. - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Not even Kyle Korver can save LeBron James' team in Utah, Cavs lose 100-92
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

SALT LAKE CITY -- Not even Kyle Korver could save LeBron James' team in Utah.

Korver played his first game for the Cavs Tuesday night, but the Jazz beat a James-led bunch for the sixth consecutive time in this building, 100-92.

Cleveland's lost all three games at Vivint Smart Home Arena since James returned to the team in 2014, and the Miami Heat lost three in a row here with James.

Korver, activated before the game after the trade that brought him to Cleveland from the Atlanta Hawks for Mike Dunleavy, Mo Williams, a 2019 first-round pick and cash finally complete, scored just two points on 1-of-5 shooting in 18 minutes. As coach Tyronn Lue promised, he came off the bench. We'll see how long that lasts. He entered as a career .429 shooter from 3-point range, is a former All-Star and averaged 9.5 points for the Hawks this season. - CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cleveland Cavaliers get caught up in Utah's style and Kyle Korver's quiet debut: Fedor's five observations
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Cavaliers lost their first game during a season-long roadtrip, falling to Utah on Tuesday night, 100-92.

In a physical game that led to plenty of frustration, the Cavaliers were held under 100 points for just the eighth time this season.

Here are five observations:

Only takes one - On Sunday night, the Cavaliers watched a one-time 20-point lead evaporate quickly during a sloppy third quarter. - CLICK HERE to read full story.


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