It just keeps them honest, and Larry's ability to make that 15-foot jump shot - and he's been working on his 3 as well - so I told him to keep taking them if they're going to keep leaving him open. Andre Drummond contributed 15 points and nine rebounds, and Reggie Bullock tossed in 11 points for Detroit.
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Gary Harris poured in a game-high 32 points and Will Barton added 23 for the Nuggets.
Larry Nance Jr., son of former Cavs forward Larry Nance, joined the Cavs on February 8 in the roster-remaking trade deadline deals engineered by general manager Koby Altman. 9-15 4-5 22, Hill 1-5 1-1 3, J.Smith 0-3 0-0 0, Osman 5-11 0-0 12, Zizic 3-3 0-0 6, Perrantes 0-0 0-0 0, Calderon 1-3 0-0 3, Holland 0-2 0-0 0, Korver 4-7 0-0 11, Clarkson 5-10 0-0 11.
"Whenever we call on Jose, he's always ready to play", Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue said. "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".
Jefferson experienced plenty of drama during his time in Cleveland, part of playing with James. He said he spoke with his teammates about what happened but not with Jones, a former National Basketball Association player who has been on Tyronn Lue's staff for two seasons.
Meanwhile, the Cleveland Cavaliers went on a bit of a run when they first when through their roster shakeup but they've lost four of their last six games since the All-Star break and they will be hoping to hoping to snap a two-game skid after Saturday's 126-117 loss to the Nuggets. Follow him @RickNoland on Twitter.
Smith's had a challenging season on the floor - his 8.3 point average is his lowest since 2005 and he's making only 39 percent his shots - and his blowup at Jones could be the result of pent-up frustration.
If Nance continues to shoot the ball well, he could force Lue to make a tough decision when Thompson (and Kevin Love) gets healthy. There's no need for us to tip our head down.