Sport NBA wrap: Kyle Korver leads Cavs' leftovers to win; Dwyane Wade saves day in return to Miami

07:50  10 february  2018
07:50  10 february  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Cavs and NBA writer for ESPN.com. Dwyane Wade began the season as a starter for three games before transitioning to a bench role, and the Cavaliers started 5-7. Kyle Korver should be the guy getting the Sixth Man attention, Wade said, considering Korver 's plus-minus numbers were the best

Coaching, Tyronn Lue, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade , Jeff Green, Kyle Korver , Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers . 2 days ago – via Cleveland Plain Dealer. I liked the Miami Heat and Miami Dolphins, so I was a big, big Dwyane Wade fan as well.

Cleveland was in a weird spot Friday. The Cavaliers were excited to have four newly acquired players on the roster, but they couldn't use any of them, so they had to make the best with what they had.

What they had were a total of 10 players suit up, two of whom were on two-way contracts.

Yet they came away with a 123-107 victory and did so by going back to what has made them so good in recent years. They shot the ball extremely well and Kyle Korver led the way.

The 36-year-old shooting guard scored a season-high 30 points on 9-of-16 shooting and 7-of-13 shooting from beyond the arc. His performance led a group of misfits with Ante Zizic, London Perrantes, John Holland and Cedi Osman to a win many thought would be impossible — even against the lowly Hawks.

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Cavs .com Wrap Up from the Road. Cavs .com’s Fred McLeod wraps up Friday’s convincing victory in Milwaukee. #CavsBucks Postgame: Dwyane Wade - October 20, 2017. Cavaliers guard Dwyane Wade Kyle Korver builds the Cavaliers lead by canning three straight treys in the third quarter.

Dwyane Wade secures Cavs ' final starting job for Cleveland 's opening night. play. And then we want to get D-Rose back with that second unit, we can push and we've got JR and Kyle ( Korver ) running the lanes, and you have Jeff But like I said it's about sacrifice if you want to win . JR was great about it.

It helped that LeBron James had a triple-double with 22 points, 17 assists and 12 rebounds, but Korver's performance is what really gave the Cavaliers an extra boost. Cleveland needed a boost while it waits for reinforcements acquired before Thursday's trade deadline.

"It can be good for us offensively and defensively, starting all over and breaking everything down from scratch will be good for this team," Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue told reporters after the game, via ESPN. "Even guys who have been here, I think it will be good. It will take some time to do that but we've got the All-Star break coming up... We'll try to get those guys up to speed as quickly as possible."

The Cavaliers not only have new players coming in, but they have six players going out as well. One of those players went out on more of a friendly deal as Dwyane Wade was sent home to Miami. It was bittersweet for James to see one of his best friends go, but to see the reception Wade got before the 91-85 win over the Bucks alleviated much of the pain.

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Dwyane Wade followed up with an and-one to cut New York’s lead to 19 – 75-56. Cavs .com Wrap Up from the Big Apple. Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver spoke with the media following Monday's 104-101 victory against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

Assuming Wade returns , Kyle Korver and Jae Crowder will likely see fewer minutes off the bench. Source: NBA .com. Dwyane Wade (personal, shoulder) to play Tues Jan 30 - 11:12 AM. Dwyane Wade (rest) will not suit up for Friday's game against the Pacers. The Cavs are playing the second

Just to seal the deal though, Wade had to do what he does best for the Heat: help his team bring home a win. The 36-year-old guard may have scored just three points in 22 minutes, but his block on Eric Bledsoe up four with less than 35 seconds to go could not have been sweeter for Wade or the fans who love him so much.

a group of people taking a selfie: Dwyane Wade © Getty Images Dwyane Wade

Studs of the Night

Rockets center Clint Capela just keeps on truckin'. The 23-year-old center had 23 points, 25 rebounds and two blocks in Houston's 130-104 win over the Nuggets.

The Pacers tallied a 97-91 upset over the Celtics and a big reason was Victor Oladipo. The former Indiana Hoosier scored 35 points with 10 rebounds and five steals.

Dud of the Night

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  How will Cavs' additions from wild trade deadline fit with LeBron James, new roster? The Cavs entered the trade deadline with glaring problems on their roster and exited with a completely new team. How will all of the pieces fit together?In two seperate deals, they turned Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Rose, Channing Frye, Jae Crowder, Iman Shumpert and their first-round pick in the upcoming NBA Draft into George Hill, Rodney Hood, Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson. They then traded Dwyane Wade back to the Heat in a third deal in return for a "heavily protected second-round pick.

1, 2017: Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver fights through the screen of San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge James and the Cavs staged a furious rally to win the Finals rematch 109-108. 27, 2016: Dwyane Wade celebrates after hitting the game-clinching bucket in his Bulls debut against

Adding Wade won ’t dramatically improve the Cavs Lue still needs to find minutes in the backcourt for specialists like Iman Shumpert (their best perimeter defender) and Kyle Korver (their best shooter). Dwyane Wade is one of the greatest players in NBA history, and making one last run at a title with

Miam's Goran Dragic was selected as an All-Star but Friday's performance wasn't very good. He went 1 for 11 from the floor with six points and three assists in 27 minutes of playing time in the Heat's win over the Bucks.

Highlight

Jazz rookie Donovan Mitchell is competing in the dunk contest next week and showed why Friday in a 106-94 win over the Hornets.

What's Next

Spurs (35-21) at Warriors (42-13) 7:30 p.m. ET — The Warriors have more talent and depth than the Spurs, but San Antonio always finds a way to compete, especially in nationally televised games. Dejounte Murray and Kyle Anderson have emerged as legitimate role players with injuries early in the season to Tony Parker and Kawhi Leonard. Their development will only make the Spurs more difficult to beat when they're at full strength.

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