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Cavaliers hope Smith can return to face Hornets

The Cavaliers hope to get a little healthier Saturday when they host the Charlotte Hornets. The only question now is what to do with DeAndre Liggins?

The Cavs are hopeful J.R. Smith can return to the starting lineup after missing the last two games with a hyperextended left knee. Liggins started in his place and played exceptionally well defensively, which just so happens to be one area of need on a Cavs team that easily loses focus on the defensive end.

Coach Tyronn Lue indicated after Friday's lopsided win against the Miami Heat that Liggins has done enough to remain in the rotation. Where exactly he fits, however, remains a mystery.

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Leaders
Points: Kyrie Irving24.6
Rebounds: Kevin Love10.3
Assists: LeBron James9.1
FG%: LeBron James50.2%
Steals: J.R. Smith1.50
Blocks: Tristan Thompson1.50
Defense (Rank)
Points: 104.5 (16)
Rebounds: 43.3 (13)
Assists: 23.8 (27)
FG%: 44.8% (15)
FT%: 76.5% (12)
3P%: 35.5% (18)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 111.1 (4)
Rebounds: 44.4 (10)
Assists: 22.6 (8)
FG%: 45.7% (9)
FT%: 77.3% (17)
3P%: 40.1% (1)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
Cleveland 16 5 .762 --
Chicago 12 10 .545 4.5
Milwaukee 11 10 .524 5.0
Detroit 13 12 .520 5.0
Indiana 11 12 .478 6.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/24/2016 Dahntay Jones Waived
10/23/2016 John Holland Waived
10/20/2016 Markel Brown Waived
10/20/2016 Jonathan Holmes Waived
10/20/2016 Cory Jefferson Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/9/2016 Kevin Love Sore back
12/5/2016 J.R. Smith Bruised left knee
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