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J.R. Smith
PPG RPG APG
8.6 2.8 1.5
Team: ClevelandHeight: 6-6 Born: 9/9/1985
Position: G-FWeight: 225 Birthplace: Freehold, New Jersey
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 18th pick by Hornets (2004)


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Apr. 23 12:13 PM PT1:13 PM MT2:13 PM CT3:13 PM ET19:13 GMT3:13 12:13 PM MST2:13 PM EST23:13 UAE21:1315:13 ET2:13 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored five points Sunday on 2-of-4 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Indiana Pacers 106-102. Smith grabbed two rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 28:49 of playing time. He added one block and two steals. Smith went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
Apr. 20 6:14 PM PT7:14 PM MT8:14 PM CT9:14 PM ET1:14 GMT9:14 6:14 PM MST8:14 PM EST5:14 UAE (+1)03:1421:14 ET8:14 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored 13 points Thursday, going 4 of 9 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Indiana Pacers 119-114. Smith grabbed two rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +13 in his 31:23 on the floor. Smith went 4 of 8 from 3-point range.
Apr. 17 4:39 PM PT5:39 PM MT6:39 PM CT7:39 PM ET23:39 GMT7:39 4:39 PM MST6:39 PM EST3:39 UAE (+1)01:3919:39 ET6:39 PM CTNaN:� - Smith will start Thursday's Game 3 against the Pacers despite a left hamstring injury.
Analysis: Smith sustained the injury in the first half against the Pacers on Monday and did not return, though he did say he wanted to play and asked to be re-inserted. He scored just three points in Game 2, but his assignment in this first-round series is to guard All-Star Paul George.
Apr. 15 6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)03:0021:00 ET8:00 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored six points Saturday, going 2 of 4 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Indiana Pacers 109-108. Smith pulled down three rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +2 in his 36:36 on the floor. Smith went 1 of 3 from behind the arc.
Apr. 12 7:34 PM PT8:34 PM MT9:34 PM CT10:34 PM ET2:34 GMT10:34 7:34 PM MST9:34 PM EST6:34 UAE (+1)04:3422:34 ET9:34 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored three points Wednesday, going 1 of 9 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Toronto Raptors 98-83. Smith pulled down two rebounds and dished out four assists, tallying a plus-minus of -16 in his 24:32 on the floor. He tacked on one steal. Smith went 1 of 6 from behind the arc.
Apr. 10 7:21 PM PT8:21 PM MT9:21 PM CT10:21 PM ET2:21 GMT10:21 7:21 PM MST9:21 PM EST6:21 UAE (+1)04:2122:21 ET9:21 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored five points Monday on 2-of-9 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Miami Heat 124-121 in overtime. Smith pulled down four rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 39:44 on the floor. He added two steals. Smith went 1 of 5 from behind the arc.
Apr. 9 6:33 PM PT7:33 PM MT8:33 PM CT9:33 PM ET1:33 GMT9:33 6:33 PM MST8:33 PM EST5:33 UAE (+1)03:3321:33 ET8:33 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored nine points Sunday on 3-of-10 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Atlanta Hawks 126-125 in overtime. Smith pulled down four rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +3 in his 34:08 of playing time. Smith went 3 of 10 from behind the arc.
Apr. 7 6:13 PM PT7:13 PM MT8:13 PM CT9:13 PM ET1:13 GMT9:13 6:13 PM MST8:13 PM EST5:13 UAE (+1)03:1321:13 ET8:13 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored three points Friday, going 1 of 6 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Atlanta Hawks 114-100. Smith pulled down four rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -8 in his 33:10 on the floor. Smith went 1 of 6 from behind the arc.
Apr. 5 7:54 PM PT8:54 PM MT9:54 PM CT10:54 PM ET2:54 GMT10:54 7:54 PM MST9:54 PM EST6:54 UAE (+1)04:5422:54 ET9:54 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored 12 points Wednesday, going 5 of 10 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Boston Celtics 114-91. Smith grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +19 in his 30:47 on the floor. He added one block and two steals. Smith went 2 of 7 from behind the arc.
Apr. 4 5:41 PM PT6:41 PM MT7:41 PM CT8:41 PM ET0:41 GMT8:41 5:41 PM MST7:41 PM EST4:41 UAE (+1)02:4120:41 ET7:41 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored 19 points Tuesday, going 7 of 11 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Orlando Magic 122-102. Smith grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +33 in his 31:27 of playing time. Smith went 5 of 8 from behind the arc.
Apr. 2 5:50 PM PT6:50 PM MT7:50 PM CT8:50 PM ET0:50 GMT8:50 5:50 PM MST7:50 PM EST4:50 UAE (+1)02:5020:50 ET7:50 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored 18 points Sunday, going 6 of 12 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Indiana Pacers 135-130 in double overtime. Smith grabbed five rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -3 in his 42:20 of playing time. He added two steals. Smith went 6 of 11 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Smith tied a season high with 6 3-pointers and scored in double figures for the third straight game after failing to do so in the previous five.
Mar. 31 6:41 PM PT7:41 PM MT8:41 PM CT9:41 PM ET1:41 GMT9:41 6:41 PM MST8:41 PM EST5:41 UAE (+1)03:4121:41 ET8:41 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored 14 points Friday on 5-of-9 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 122-105. Smith grabbed four rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +17 in his 26:13 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Smith went 4 of 7 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Smith appears to be getting his stroke back as he's 8 for 14 from 3-point range in his last two games.
Mar. 30 7:18 PM PT8:18 PM MT9:18 PM CT10:18 PM ET2:18 GMT10:18 7:18 PM MST9:18 PM EST6:18 UAE (+1)04:1822:18 ET9:18 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored 12 points Thursday, going 4 of 9 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Chicago Bulls 99-93. Smith grabbed three rebounds and dished out four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -4 in his 38:29 on the floor. He added one steal. Smith went 4 of 7 from behind the arc.
Analysis: He broke out of a slump from deep after going 7 for 35 in the previous six games.
Mar. 27 6:58 PM PT7:58 PM MT8:58 PM CT9:58 PM ET1:58 GMT9:58 6:58 PM MST8:58 PM EST5:58 UAE (+1)03:5821:58 ET8:58 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored five points Monday, going 2 of 7 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the San Antonio Spurs 103-74. Smith pulled down four rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -27 in his 27:28 of playing time. He added one steal. Smith went 1 of 6 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Smith has struggled in 11 games since returning from a fractured right thumb. He's averaging 6.8 points over that stretch while shooting 31 percent overall and 27.3 from deep.
Mar. 25 6:35 PM PT7:35 PM MT8:35 PM CT9:35 PM ET1:35 GMT9:35 6:35 PM MST8:35 PM EST5:35 UAE (+1)02:3521:35 ET7:35 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored six points Saturday, going 2 of 6 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Washington Wizards 127-115. Smith pulled down one rebound and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -14 in his 31:25 on the floor. Smith went 2 of 6 from behind the arc.
Mar. 24 6:09 PM PT7:09 PM MT8:09 PM CT9:09 PM ET1:09 GMT9:09 6:09 PM MST8:09 PM EST5:09 UAE (+1)02:0921:09 ET7:09 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored nine points Friday, going 3 of 5 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Charlotte Hornets 112-105. Smith pulled down two rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -4 in his 30:46 of playing time. Smith went 3 of 5 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Smith had shot 1 of 18 from deep over the previous three games.
Mar. 20 11:24 PM PT12:24 AM MT1:24 AM CT2:24 AM ET6:24 GMT14:24 11:24 PM MST1:24 AM EST10:24 UAE07:242:24 ET12:24 AM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored two points Sunday, going 1 of 7 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Los Angeles Lakers 125-120. Smith grabbed four rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of +4 in his 26:31 of playing time. He tacked on one steal. Smith struggled from 3-point range, missing all five of his attempts.
Mar. 18 7:13 PM PT8:13 PM MT9:13 PM CT10:13 PM ET2:13 GMT10:13 7:13 PM MST9:13 PM EST6:13 UAE (+1)03:1322:13 ET8:13 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored 10 points Saturday on 4-of-17 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Los Angeles Clippers 108-78. Smith grabbed six rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -17 in his 27:52 of playing time. Smith struggled from 3-point range, missing all seven of his attempts.
Analysis: Smith shot well over his previous two games, hitting seven of his 12 tries from beyond the arc during that period, but clearly struggled trying to carry the scoring load with the Cavaliers sitting out their three stars on this night. He's still not quite in top form after missing 2 1/2 months with a broken thumb, having shot 32.7 percent from the field in six games since returning.
Mar. 16 5:46 PM PT6:46 PM MT7:46 PM CT8:46 PM ET0:46 GMT8:46 5:46 PM MST7:46 PM EST4:46 UAE (+1)01:4620:46 ET6:46 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored 12 points Thursday, going 4 of 10 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Utah Jazz 91-83. Smith grabbed six rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +11 in his 29:42 on the floor. He added one steal. Smith went 4 of 8 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Smith is starting to find his stroke from deep since returning from a thumb injury. He's 7 of 12 over the last two games after going 4 of 19 in his first three back.
Mar. 14 5:35 PM PT6:35 PM MT7:35 PM CT8:35 PM ET0:35 GMT8:35 5:35 PM MST7:35 PM EST4:35 UAE (+1)01:3520:35 ET6:35 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored 12 points Tuesday, going 4 of 5 from the field, as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Detroit Pistons 128-96. Smith pulled down five rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +13 in his 22:47 on the floor. He added one steal. Smith went 3 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Smith has been up and down since returning from a thumb injury, scoring 3, 11, 2 and 12 points in those four games.
Mar. 12 8:48 PM PT9:48 PM MT10:48 PM CT11:48 PM ET3:48 GMT11:48 8:48 PM MST10:48 PM EST7:48 UAE (+1)04:4823:48 ET9:48 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored two points Sunday on 1-of-6 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Houston Rockets 117-112. Smith pulled down two rebounds and had two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of -10 in his 21:38 on the floor.
Analysis: Smith is still getting up to speed after missing over 2 1/2 months with a broken right thumb. Just 6 of 23 from the field in three games since returning, he won't be worth using until those shots start beginning to fall.
Mar. 11 5:50 PM PT6:50 PM MT7:50 PM CT8:50 PM ET1:50 GMT9:50 6:50 PM MST8:50 PM EST5:50 UAE (+1)02:5020:50 ET7:50 PM CTNaN:� - J.R. Smith scored 11 points Saturday on 4-of-8 shooting as the Cleveland Cavaliers topped the Orlando Magic 116-104. Smith pulled down one rebound and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +2 in his 20:39 of playing time. Smith went 3 of 7 from behind the arc.
Analysis: It was Smith's second game back after being sidelined since Dec. 20 with a broken right thumb. Smith scored three points on 1-of-9 shooting Thursday in Detroit.
Dec. 20 5:53 PM PT6:53 PM MT7:53 PM CT8:53 PM ET1:53 GMT9:53 6:53 PM MST8:53 PM EST5:53 UAE (+1)02:5320:53 ET7:53 PM CTNaN:� - Smith played Thursday in Detroit after being sidelined since Dec. 20 with a broken right thumb.
Analysis: Smith scored three points on 1-of-9 shooting, pulled down one rebound and did not have an assist while tallying a plus-minus of -28 in his 19:09 of playing time. Smith went 1 of 8 from behind the arc.
Dec. 13 6:28 PM PT7:28 PM MT8:28 PM CT9:28 PM ET2:28 GMT10:28 7:28 PM MST9:28 PM EST6:28 UAE (+1)03:2821:28 ET8:28 PM CTNaN:� - Smith, who has been in a season-long shooting slump, scored 17 of his 23 points in the first half on Tuesday's win over Memphis.
Analysis: Smith came in shooting a career-low 31 percent from the field and 32 percent on 3s, but went 6 of 10 from beyond the arc.
Dec. 5 4:30 PM PT5:30 PM MT6:30 PM CT7:30 PM ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 PM MST7:30 PM EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 PM CTNaN:� - Smith is in the starting lineup Saturday after missing another game Friday due to a hyperextended left knee.
Analysis: Smith got hurt in the first quarter of Cleveland's win in Toronto on Monday night.
Nov. 18 7:18 PM PT8:18 PM MT9:18 PM CT10:18 PM ET3:18 GMT11:18 8:18 PM MST10:18 PM EST7:18 UAE (+1)04:1822:18 ET9:18 PM CTNaN:� - Smith hit three 3-pointers Friday and moved past the Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki into 15th place on the NBA's all-time list for 3s.
Analysis: Smith, who has made 27 3s in nine games, returned after missing three contests with a sprained right ankle.
Nov. 13 10:27 AM PT11:27 AM MT12:27 PM CT1:27 PM ET18:27 GMT2:27 11:27 AM MST1:27 PM EST22:27 UAE19:2713:27 ET12:27 PM CTNaN:� - Smith missed his third straight game Wednesday due to a sore right ankle.
Analysis: Smith, who was hurt during last Friday's win at Washington, is questionable for Friday's game versus the Pistons.
Nov. 1 5:16 PM PT6:16 PM MT7:16 PM CT8:16 PM ET0:16 GMT8:16 5:16 PM MST7:16 PM EST4:16 UAE (+1)01:1620:16 ET6:16 PM CTNaN:� - Smith scored 15 on five 3-pointers Tuesday.
Analysis: Smith has taken 44 shots so far, with 36 coming from beyond the arc. He's hit 9 of 21 from deep over the last two games after going 4 of 15 in the first two.
Oct. 29 6:47 PM PT7:47 PM MT8:47 PM CT9:47 PM ET1:47 GMT9:47 6:47 PM MST8:47 PM EST5:47 UAE (+1)03:4721:47 ET8:47 PM CTNaN:� - Smith hit three of his four 3-pointers in the final 3 1/2 minutes and scored 11 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter Saturday as Cleveland beat Orlando 105-99.
Analysis: He totaled 16 points and went 4 for 15 from deep in the first two games. Smith has taken 32 shots so far, with 25 coming from beyond the arc. Smith missed most of the preseason due to a contract dispute and coach Tyronn Lue said before Saturday's game he is still trying to play his way back into shape.

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