Daily News - December 22, 2017
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J.R. Smith's status for Christmas against Warriors in question
Author: Joe Vardon
CLEVELAND -- News, notes, and quotes from the Cavaliers' 115-112 win over the Chicago Bulls on Thursday.
J.R. Smith’s absence due to left knee soreness was his first missed game this season.
It wasn’t clear how Smith hurt his knee -- did he bang it diving on the floor Sunday in Washington, which would’ve meant he played through it Tuesday? Or did he wake up sore on Thursday? - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Cavaliers outlast Bulls 115-112; Warriors next
Author: Joe Vardon
CLEVELAND -- That's all for the tuneups. The next time the Cavaliers play, it will be against archnemesis and defending champion Golden State on Christmas.
At least the Cavs are heading into that one a winner.
Cleveland outlasted the scrappy Chicago Bulls 115-112 on Thursday behind 34 points from LeBron James and 27 from Kevin Love. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
Isaiah Thomas will not play against the Golden State Warriors on Christmas
Author: Joe Vardon
CLEVELAND -- Isaiah Thomas won't play on Christmas against the Golden State Warriors, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said Thursday.
Thomas, a two-time All-Star, has yet to play for the Cavs this season because of right hip injuries suffered last season with the Boston Celtics.
He's nearing a return and practiced Thursday with the Canton Charge, Cleveland's "G" League affiliate. Heck, he even wore his uniform and warmed up with the Cavs before their game Thursday against the Bulls. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
More Daily Press Links:
- (12/22) Isaiah Thomas joins Cavaliers' layup line, world rejoices Cleveland.com
- (12/22) Why Cleveland Cavaliers continue to be at their best in the fourth quarter Cleveland.com
- (12/22) A Cavaliers, Warriors game on Christmas that really mattered Cleveland.com
- (12/22) Cleveland Cavalier Scribbles: New and improved Kevin Love -- Terry Pluto Cleveland.com
- (12/22) Cavaliers assign Isaiah Thomas to Canton to 'practice' Thursday Cleveland.com
- (12/22) Cavs Hold Off Bulls, Take 12th Straight at Home Cavs.com
- (12/22) By the Numbers: The Gift that Keeps on Giving Cavs.com
- (12/22) Cavaliers 115, Bulls 112: Missing coach, starters disjointed, but Cavs find way to end Bulls’ seven-game winning streak Akron Beacon Journal
- (12/22) Marla’s 44 shots from beyond the arc on Lue’s illness, ‘defensive perfection’ and IT in the layup line Akron Beacon Journal
- (12/22) Cavaliers notebook: Isaiah Thomas declared out for Christmas game against Warriors, but return nearing Akron Beacon Journal
- (12/22) Isaiah Thomas nears return as Cavaliers assign him to G-League’s Canton Charge Akron Beacon Journal
- (12/22) LeBron James leads Cavaliers to 12th straight home win, 115-112 over Bulls News-Herald
- (12/22) Jose Calderon helping Cavaliers weather storm of injured guards | Jeff Schudel News-Herald
- (12/22) Isaiah Thomas assigned to Canton Charge to practice News-Herald
- (12/22) LeBron James, Kevin Love lead way again as Cavaliers hold off Bulls Medina-Gazette
- (12/22) Final Thoughts: Isaiah Thomas is smiling again, and the wounded Cavs are still winning The Athletic
- (12/22) Merry Christmas? What the Cavs are looking for over the holiday season The Athletic
- (12/22) LeBron James Family Foundation, Crystal Clinic team to provide health care services to I PROMISE families Crain's Cleveland
- (12/22) Cavaliers stop Bulls 115-112 Lake County Sentinel
- (12/22) ‘Slow Grind’ Grinding To A Halt As Thomas Dresses In Cavs Win 92.3 The Fan
- (12/22) Dribbles: Cavs survive as Thomas all smiles Amico Hoops
- (12/22) Cavs coach Tyronn Lue misses Bulls game with illness ESPN.com
- (12/22) Isaiah Thomas warms up with Cavs, feels 'like a basketball player again' ESPN.com
- (12/22) How Dwyane Wade reinvented himself to help Cavaliers right the ship CBS Sports
- (12/22) Sources: Cavs recall Isaiah Thomas from G League affiliate in preparation for return Yahoo Sports
- (12/22) Kris Dunn, Lauri Markkanen show poise, growth in streak-snapping loss to Cavaliers CSN Chicago
- (12/22) Nikola Mirotic’s streak ends at seven games as Bulls fall to the Cavs Chicago Sun Times
- (12/22) Bulls' 7-game winning streak ends: 'We should have pulled this one out' Chicago Tribune