Daily News - November 12, 2017
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Cavaliers hang on against a bad team, beat Dallas 111-104
Author: Joe Vardon
DALLAS -- The Cavaliers beat a bad team Saturday night, but wasn't in a position to draw any distinctions from a much-needed win.
Kevin Love scored 29 points to go with 15 rebounds and Kyle Korver had 13 fourth-quarter points as the Cavs outlasted the NBA-worst Dallas Mavericks, 111-104. The Mavericks are 2-11. But just last Sunday, Cleveland lost at home to the 1-8 Hawks.
One of the main themes for Cleveland so far has been a numbing inability to play above the level of a supposedly inferior opponent. This one was a two-point game with 36.8 seconds left. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
LeBron James plays Knicks general manager, says New York should've drafted Dennis Smith Jr.
Author: Joe Vardon
DALLAS -- LeBron James sent a message to the New York Knicks Saturday, ahead of the Cavaliers' plane trip there Sunday afternoon:
They messed up by not drafting Dallas rookie point guard Dennis Smith Jr.
"The Knicks passed on a really good one," James said, after the Cavs beat the Mavericks 111-104. "Dallas got the diamond in the rough. He should be a Knick. That's going to make some headlines, but he should be a Knick. But Dallas is definitely, I know they're excited that he didn't go there." - CLICK HERE to read full story.
J.R. Smith's recent play an important development for Cavaliers' flourishing offense
Author: Chris Fedor
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Cavaliers hung on to beat the two-win Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night, a rare victory against one of the league's worst during a choppy start to the season.
Those wins shouldn't be taken for granted, especially given some of the baffling losses (Atlanta, New Orleans, Brooklyn and New York) already. They need as many as they can get. The Eastern Conference champs don't get to count moral victories against teams like the Mavericks.
Still, the final score wasn't the most important aspect of Saturday night. That was the continuation of J.R. Smith's offensive rise. - CLICK HERE to read full story.
More Daily Press Links:
- (11/12) Derrick Rose (ankle) out against Dallas, could miss extended period Cleveland.com
- (11/12) Wine & Gold Hold Off Scrappy Mavs Cavs.com
- (11/12) Marla’s 34 shots from beyond the arc on Korver, Crowder and LeBron’s jab at the Knicks Akron Beacon Journal
- (11/12) Cavaliers 111, Mavericks 104: Cavs avoid serious questions by staving off Mavs at free-throw line Akron Beacon Journal
- (11/12) Cavaliers notebook: Derrick Rose suspects he returned too soon, misses sixth game of season with ankle injury Akron Beacon Journal
- (11/12) Love, Korver lead Cavs past Mavericks, 111-104 News-Herald
- (11/12) Cavaliers knew injuries would make Rose unavailable some nights The News-Herald
- (11/12) Final Thoughts: Big second halves from Kevin Love and Kyle Korver save what could've been a disaster in Dallas The Athletic
- (11/12) Final Score: Cavs take down Mavericks 111-104 Fear the Sword
- (11/12) Versatile forward Jae Crowder working to get comfortable in his many roles ESPN.com
- (11/12) LeBron James Says Dennis Smith Jr. Should Be on Knicks; NY Passed on PG in Draft Bleacher Report
- (11/12) Kevin Love proves to be too much for Mavs, but hanging tight with Cavs shows what team is capable of Dallas Morning News