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Hope Soto
March 8, 2018

Nance, the high-flying scion of the Cavaliers great by the same name, was outstanding subbing for Thompson in the middle - tallying a double-double by halftime and finishing with career-bests with 22 points on 9-for-15 shooting and a game-high 15 boards, adding a pair of steals in the win. That places them just one game out of fifth, where Pelicans, Spurs and Thunder all remain tied. After all, the king would finish with 25 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds.

[Update]: According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Eagles are now in negotiations to try to keep Curry at a different salary, while noting there are teams also interested in potential trading for him. They have made a habit of running the Pistons off the court at The Q, winning each of the last four games here against Detroit by at least 17 points. Hood's still not shooting well (4-of-12 Monday) but he scored 13 points.

Instead, the Cavaliers dominated the glass and the paint - and Larry Nance Jr. had the best game of his career in his first start as a Cavalier.

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue on Thursday said that Smith would be back in his starting spot on Saturday. Jamal Murray and Wilson Chandler added 16 points apiece for the Nuggets, who are 9-3 since February 1.

George Hill has been a major upgrade at the point guard position for the Cleveland Cavaliers and his top-notch backcourt defense is already proving to make an impact on a team that craved defenders so much, but he's not the go-to-guy for this team's future at the point.

"Every team needs guys that help the locker room and I think every team needs guys that say, 'What do you need from me?"

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Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood and Larry Nance Jr are averaging in double-digit scoring since they came to Cleveland.

Jefferson experienced plenty of drama during his time in Cleveland, part of playing with James.

"It's not really my call", the 31-year-old said on the merits of his punishment. "I'm just here to play basketball". Follow him @RickNoland on Twitter.

"'He knows how important he is to our ball club, both offensively and defensively since he got here", James said.

Nance is expected to have an elevated role for the Cavs in the coming days with Cleveland big men Tristan Thompson and Kevin Love out with injuries. "I liked what he did off the bench because we need that spark and that energy".

"Ain't got nothing to do with me", James said.

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