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Daily News – December 24, 2016

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Cavs rip Nets 119-99, ready for Christmas showdown with Warriors
Author: Joe Vardon

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The NBA did the Brooklyn Nets no favors by scheduling them against the Warriors and Cavs on consecutive nights.

The Nets’ rugged back-to-back went as expected, a home loss to the Warriors Thursday followed by a 119-99 beatdown at The Q that was worse than the final score might indicate.

Brooklyn is the league’s worst team at 7-22. The Cavs’ 46-point lead late in the third quarter was their largest at any point this season. It speaks to just how bad Cleveland’s backups were in the fourth quarter, but nevermind that for now. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

J.R. Smith out 12 to 14 weeks after thumb surgery
Author: Joe Vardon

CLEVELAND, Ohio — J.R. Smith might not return to the Cavs until near the start of the playoffs following surgery to repair a “complex fracture” of his right thumb Friday morning, the team announced.

The Cavs say Smith’s recovery period is estimated to be 12-to-14 weeks. The NBA playoffs start April 15; Smith could be out until the end of March.

According to the release, Smith’s surgery was performed by Dr. Thomas Graham of Northwell Health of New York. Dr, with Dr. T.J. Reilly of the Montrose Crystal Clinic assisting. The surgery was done in Montrose, and team physician Dr. Richard D. Parker was there too. – CLICK HERE to read full story.

LeBron James surprises Akron couple with $1.3 million winnings from ‘The Wall’
Author: Chris Fedor

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A few days before Christmas, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James delivered his own special gift, surprising an Akron couple with their winnings from a recent appearance on NBC’s newest game show, “The Wall.”

The video below starts with James driving up to the couple’s home.

“This right here is the best part of the show,” James said with a smile on his face. “Because I’m actually on my way John and Angel’s house right now.” – CLICK HERE to read full story.

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