Daily News - January 3, 2018

Joe Sykes
Jan 3, 2018 10:46 AM ET

**NOTE: The news clips and articles listed don't necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of the Cleveland Cavaliers or their Basketball Operations staff, partners, or sponsors.** Isaiah Thomas' debut a smashing success, Cavaliers beat Blazers 127-110 Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- For a player who hadn't touched the court in seven months and claimed to have no rhythm, Isaiah Thomas looked pretty good. Thomas scored 17 points in 19 minutes in his Cavaliers debut and Cleveland beat the Portland Trail Blazers 127-110. The Cavs snapped a three-game losing streak overall and won their 13th in a row at home. Thomas, 28, came off the bench in the first quarter and exited for good with 8:10 left in the game. He shot 6-of-12, including 3-of-8 from 3-point range, and contributed three assists and three rebounds with two turnovers. He'll sit tomorrow's game against Boston but is expected to start Saturday against Orlando. - CLICK HERE to read full story. LeBron James' summary of Isaiah Thomas' debut: 'He has a chip on his shoulder for life' Author: Terry Pluto
Publication: Cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Isaiah Thomas' Cavaliers debut went better than anybody thought. Him included. "I didn't think I would play that well," Thomas said, following his 17-point performance in a 127-110 win for Cleveland over Portland. "Especially that first shot I took, I thought it was going to be an air ball." Indeed, Thomas was off on not just his first shot, but his second, too. And he did airball a 3-pointer to end the first quarter. - CLICK HERE to read full story. LeBron James' approach to Isaiah Thomas' debut: 'Just give him the ball' Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- LeBron James prides himself on knowing his teammates, everything from their favorite spots on the floor to how they want the ball off passes -- if they like laces or no laces or laces out. But when it comes to Isaiah Thomas, who will make his Cavaliers debut Tuesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers, James' approach is pretty simple. "It doesn't matter," James said. "Just give him the ball." - CLICK HERE to read full story. More Daily Press Links :
  • (1/3) Isaiah Thomas likely to start at Orlando on Saturday Cleveland.com
  • (1/3) Isaiah Thomas' return raises Cleveland Cavaliers ceiling: Chris Fedor Cleveland.com
  • (1/3) Grading Cleveland Cavaliers trade with Boston Celtics -- Terry Pluto Cleveland.com
  • (1/3) Boston, LeBron James and the arc of achievement: Bill Livingston Cleveland.com
  • (1/3) Cavs Come Home, Bounce Blazers in I.T.'s Return Cavs.com
  • (1/3) Cavaliers 127, Trail Blazers 110: Slow grind over, Isaiah Thomas scores 17 points, gets two standing ovations in Cavs’ debut Akron Beacon Journal
  • (1/3) Marla’s 36 shots from beyond the arc on Isaiah Thomas’ comeback, fitting in and ‘a chip on his shoulder for life’ Akron Beacon Journal
  • (1/3) Cavaliers notebook: Isaiah Thomas’ first start as a Cavalier likely Saturday in Orlando Akron Beacon Journal
  • (1/3) Final Thoughts: Isaiah's successful return, the potential it brings and the challenges ahead The Athletic
  • (1/3) Isaiah Thomas’ debut with Cavaliers was worth the wait | Jeff Schudel News-Herald
  • (1/3) Cavs surge past Blazers, 127-110, in Isaiah Thomas’ team debut News-Herald
  • (1/3) Cavs 127, Trail Blazers 110: Thomas' impressive debut helps snap three-game losing skid Medina-Gazette
  • (1/3) Isaiah Thomas makes debut, Cavs cruise past Blazers 127-110 Lake County Sentinel
  • (1/3) Thomas Got Knocked Down, And Got Up Again 92.3 The Fan
  • (1/3) Dribbles: Thomas makes Cavs look mostly whole again Amico Hoops
  • (1/3) Thomas surprises even himself as Cavs dump Blazers Amico Hoops
  • (1/3) Blogtable: First impressions of Isaiah Thomas with Cleveland Cavaliers? NBA.com
  • (1/3) Isaiah Thomas shows All-Star flashes in long-awaited Cavs debut ESPN.com
  • (1/3) Isaiah Thomas shows All-Star flashes in long-awaited Cavs debut ESPN.com
  • (1/3) Inside Isaiah Thomas’ return to the court: 'Once I took that first shot, it felt normal again' Yahoo Sports
  • (1/3) Isaiah Thomas makes his much-anticipated Cleveland Cavaliers and season debut USA Today
  • (1/3) LeBron James, Cavaliers Reflect on Isaiah Thomas' Road Back to NBA Basketball Bleacher Report
  • (1/3) When Jae Crowder was traded, he had something else on his mind Boston Globe
  • (1/3) Isaiah Thomas is back. What does it mean for the Cleveland Cavaliers? Washington Post
  • (1/3) Blazers run out of gas to end trip in Cleveland Blazers.com

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