Published: Wed, October 25, 2017
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The starting unit will see J.R. Smith taking the place of Dwyane Wade at two-guard as Wade has requested to join the bench to lead the second unit. Kyrie Irving had 20 points and seven assists while Al Horford added 13 points and 13 rebounds as the Celtics improved to 2-2.

Wade, a former James teammate on two National Basketball Association championship teams in Miami who joined the Cavs after playing in Chicago last season, was benched at his own request after struggling as a starter. And know all the plays, what they're doing and reads.

Kevin Love had 20 points, while Jeff Green had 16 points off the bench. "We got to move it and have better player movement, but I think that was part of the problem at the end of the game". The veteran guard contributed 11 points in 19 minutes, shooting 5-for-7 from the field after making 28 percent in his previous three games.

"Our whole bench was great", Lue said. On Tuesday night against the Chicago Bulls, a game in which #King James finished with a 772nd career game in a Cleveland Cavaliers uniform. "We can't continue to start games the way we've been starting them".

Shooting guard Justin Holiday had 25 points for the Bulls, while promising rookie Lauri Markkanen, who became the first National Basketball Association player to make 10 3-pointers over his first three games, had 19 but just two in the second half on 1-for-4 shooting. Former Cavs point guard Kay Felder, picked up on waivers from Atlanta before the season, scored 13 points in 15 minutes. Before you chalk up a win for Cleveland, remember that the Cavs lost to the Orlando Magic (without Elfrid Payton or Aaron Gordon) by 21 points in Cleveland on Saturday. "We play teams like this that move around a lot, playing hard, younger guys, we've got to do a better job of respecting these guys". "We got to move the ball better".

CJ McCollum scored 16 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter and Portland closed the game with a 9-0 run to win its home opener over New Orleans.

Down 14 early and by three at halftime, the Cavs tightened the screws defensively and took their first lead since Friday in Milwaukee - a span of 75:10 in game time - when Thompson scored off an assist from Smith with 8:50 left in the third period. "And the best thing about it is he'll get an opportunity".

The Cavs, who repeatedly failed to close out on the perimeter, overcame another terrible start and hot shooting by the Bulls to trail just 68-65 at halftime.

The Magic's Evan Fournier scored 28 points, including 12 in the final 5:22.

Lue has been experimenting with lineups and combinations because of new players and injuries. "We were a step short, looked at them and they raised up and hit shots".

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