Larry Nance Jr. throws down awesome alley oop in big first half


The main takeaway from the Cavaliers' 112-90 victory over the Detroit Pistons on March 5 is how history is repeating itself for the Cavaliers and Larry Nance. "The guys gave me all the opportunities in the world to make my shots, and I just happened to be making them". That places them just one game out of fifth, where Pelicans, Spurs and Thunder all remain tied. Nance had a career high in points and in rebounds on the night.

"We're already not the biggest team in the league, so we lose another one of our bigs, so without our starting frontcourt, 4 and 5, it's going to be even more challenging for us to rebound", James said at shootaround.

All those up and downs have made the Cavs fan base stronger than ever, but the team's front office has always struggled to keep their stars happy, and it always seems like they're a move away from completely falling apart.

LeBron James would proceed to score the Wine & Gold's next ten points - bookended by a pair of long triples from the top of the arc to put the Cavaliers up 17.

Smith, who started on Saturday after serving his one-game ban Thursday against Philadelphia, refused to say if he agreed with the discipline.

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Nance averaging 8.8 points per game, 6.7 rebounds per game, and 1.4 assists and steals per contest in 50 games this season between the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland. Except, now, playing in Cleveland, Nance at The Q for each home game. "Whether it's the coaching staff or the guys, they have confidence in me, therefore I have it in myself, but the numbers, the night I had individually is all secondary to the win". "(James) is a large part of that. Two other reserves, Kyle Korver and Jordan Clarkson, chipped in 11 points apiece. He was the center of Tyronn Lue's newest starting lineup that still has a familiar anchor who's pretty good.

The Cleveland Cavaliers (36-26) are riding in a two-game losing streak including a 126-117 defeat to the Denver Nuggets. He was also impressed with how the 25-year-old performed on the court.

Because of Smith's volatile reputation and shoot-first-ask-questions later playing style, his soup-throwing tantrum led to a social-media storm Friday as Twitter filled with posts about him and his possible soup choice. What it didn't know was that he could shoot the ball. Kevin Love leads in rebounds with 9.4.

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