The Cleveland Cavaliers played Sunday afternoon’s game against the Charlotte Hornets without guard J.R. Smith, who was dealing with an ankle injury. The Cavs defeated the Hornets 100-93 as Mike Dunleavy started in Smith’s place. However, Dunleavy had a very bad as well as ineffective game, and it seems as if he’s still finding his stroke and spots with the team.
Although he had a day off before the Cavs take on the Toronto Raptors, Smith is unable to go on Tuesday.
J.R. Smith will miss his second straight game with a sore right ankle, per Ty Lue. Richard Jefferson will start in his place
— Dave McMenamin (@mcten) November 15, 2016
Instead of starting Mike Dunleavy, however, the Cavs will be starting Richard Jefferson.