December 13, 2016, 7:08 pm
J.R. Smith hit 8-of-17 shots (including six threes) with five rebounds, two assists and a block in Tuesday’s blowout win over the Grizzlies.
This game was easy to see coming on a night in which Kyrie Irving wasn’t playing. Smith will get Wednesday’s game to fool around with none of the Cavs’ Big Three around so look for a voluminous, inefficient outing that has quite a bit of potential for letdown as well. Kay Felder (two points, four boards, eight minutes) is going to be a DFS darling and Richard Jefferson (two points, two boards, 17 minutes) and Mike Dunleavy (DNP-CD) could be called on to keep it from getting too sloppy.
Deandre Liggins (three points, five boards, four assists, two steals, one block, one three, 1-of-7 FGs) will compete with Felder, Smith and Tristan Thompson (six points, seven boards, one block) as the Cavs’ best standard league play.