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Daily News – December 7, 2017

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Kyle Korver sparks lethargic Cavaliers, shows why he’s been most impactful player during streak
Author: Chris Fedor
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Through three quarters against the Sacramento Kings, sharpshooter Kyle Korver looked lethargic — just like the rest of his teammates.

Head coach Tyronn Lue couldn’t pinpoint exactly why. But he could certainly sense it with his whole team. So during the mandatory timeout, prior to the start of the fourth quarter, Lue decided it was time to unlock Korver, especially with LeBron James set to rest at the start of the period.

“I told the coaches, I said, ‘We need something from Korver,'” Lue admitted following the 101-95 win. “So out of timeouts we kept drawing up two plays at a time just so we could get him going.” – CLICK HERE to read full story.


Cleveland Cavaliers update: LeBron James’ shoes, JaKarr Sampson, Dwyane Wade
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cleveland.com

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers beat the Sacramento Kings 101-95 on Wednesday.

Here are some notes and quotes from Cleveland’s 13th consecutive win.

In the seventh game of the Cavaliers’ current winning streak, LeBron James switched out his Nike shoes at halftime with another pair because he thought he wasn’t playing well. – CLICK HERE to read full story.


The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Kings with LeBron James on a play called ‘Chicago’
Author: Joe Vardon
Publication: Cavs.com

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers beat the Sacramento Kings with LeBron James and a play they call “Chicago,” which is not a reference to the team’s win there over the Bulls on Monday.

Rather, it’s a nod to one of the great plays in James’ storied career, his turnaround jumper over Jimmy Butler as time expired to beat Chicago in Game 4 of the 2015 Eastern semifinals.

There’s not a ton of complexity involved in the play; the idea is to get the ball to James with as few people around him as possible and have him score. – CLICK HERE to read full story.


More Daily Press Links:

  • (12/7) Cavaliers updates: Tristan Thompson, Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Roses Cleveland.com
  • (12/7) What a Disney-Fox merger could mean for Cleveland sports fans Cleveland.com
  • (12/7) LeBron James on Channing Frye’s assessment of his engagement level: ‘Every month I get better’ Cleveland.com
  • (12/7) Cavs Crown Kings Late, Lock Up 13th Straight Cavs.com
  • (12/7) Marla’s 36 shots from beyond the arc on ‘Chicago,’ LeBron in the clutch and a shoe ‘malfunction’ Akron Beacon Journal
  • (12/7) Cavaliers notebook: Tristan Thompson says he’s ready, awaiting medical clearance to return from left calf strain Akron Beacon Journal
  • (12/7) Cavaliers 101, Kings 95: LeBron just misses triple-double as Cavs tie franchise record winning streak with No. 13 Akron Beacon Journal
  • (12/7) Cavs beat Kings, 101-95, tie franchise record of 13 wins in a row News-Herald
  • (12/7) Cavaliers vs. Kings takeaways: Behind LeBron James, Cavs find a way News-Herald
  • (12/7) Lebron James compares two Cavs teams and their win streaks News-Herald
  • (12/7) Cavs tie franchise record with 13th straight win Medina-Gazette
  • (12/7) Loss was a spark: Cavaliers believed better days were ahead following close call against Rockets Medina-Gazette
  • (12/7) LeBron James demands ball, brings back memories of ‘Chicago’ and extends Cavs’ streak The Athletic
  • (12/7) Advanced Metrics: The Cavs Need To Get Older Waiting for Next Year
  • (12/7) Cavaliers tie franchise record with 13th straight win, edge Kings 101-95 Lake County Sentinel
  • (12/7) Final Score: Cleveland Cavaliers defeat Sacramento Kings 101-96 Lake County Sentinel
  • (12/7) LeBron Turns Sacramento In December Into Chicago In May 92.3 The Fan
  • (12/7) Isaiah Thomas Plays 4-On-4, Cavs’ All-Star Nearing Return 92.3 The Fan
  • (12/7) Dribbles: Anymore, even ugly looks good on Cavs Amico Hoops
  • (12/7) LeBron, Cavs make most of final shots in fourth Korver Amico Hoops
  • (12/7) Rose addresses Cavs; no timetable for return Amico Hoops
  • (12/7) LeBron James after 13th straight Cavs win: Investment in shooting paying dividends ESPN.com
  • (12/7) Tyronn Lue encouraged by Isaiah Thomas, Tristan Thompson but unsure of return ESPN.com
  • (12/7) Source: Derrick Rose apologizes to Cavaliers teammates for absence ESPN.com
  • (12/7) 5 Concerns Cavaliers Still Must Address Despite Recent Turnaround Bleacher Report
  • (12/7) Canton Charge tame Texas Legends at Dr Pepper Arena in G League action Canton Repository
  • (12/7) ‘He’s really not afraid’: Sampson relentless against LeBron, Cavs in surprising start Sacramento Bee
  • (12/7) Sampson seizes opportunity with career high, but Kings fall short in Cleveland Sacramento Bee

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