December 31, 2016, 6:57 pm
Jordan McRae got the start for the Cavs on Saturday and responded with 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting.
With Kyrie Irving (hamstring) held out of the game, McRae took full advantage of the start and his season-high 31 minutes of playing time. McRae was a potential candidate to get some more burn on the court when J.R. Smith broke his thumb a week ago, but so far the minutes haven’t been there as McRae had not seen the floor in the last two of three games heading into tonight. With Irving’s hamstring injury not considered serious, McRae will most likely be left out of the regular rotation once again when the Cavs’ starting point guard returns.