DeAndre Liggins gets recognized by LeBron James after Raptors game
Smith was forced to exit the game immediately and did not return, leaving the Cavs without their best perimeter defender, as coach Tyronn Lue once described his starting shooting guard.
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) December 6, 2016
In 21 minutes, the 2015-2016 D-League Defensive Player of the Year tallied five points and five rebounds. But most importantly, he was the pesky shadow to the Raptors’ prolific backcourt. Liggins’ impact went beyond the traditional stats as Cleveland outscored Toronto by 11 points whenever he was on the floor.
DeAndre Liggins will get another chance to impress when the Cavs travel to New York to face the Knicks on Wednesday night.