Rodney Hood will start for Cavaliers on Thursday with JR Smith suspended

Rodney Hood will start for Cavaliers on Thursday with JR Smith suspended

The Cavaliers will be in action on Thursday night when they take on the 76ers at Quicken Loans Arena. The answer? Same as him. He's coming off a month of February in which he averaged a triple-double for the entire month (27 points, 10.5 rebounds and 10.5 assists), the first time he's ever done it. "We think the best athletes should want to play here".

DeMarre Carroll recorded 22 points and 10 rebounds and Allen Crabbe scored 20 for Brooklyn, which lost for the 14th time in the past 16 games.

Embiid didn't directly say it, but it'd be safe to assume that the "Summer 2018 goals" hashtag is indirectly referencing the idea of James teaming up with Embiid and Ben Simmons in Philadelphia.

Dario Saric canned a three of his own on Philly's next possession and baskets by Joel Embiid and J.J. Redick propelled the Sixers' 8-0 run to put the affair on ice. The Kings blew a fourth-quarter lead but outscored the Nets 16-11 in overtime to end a skid at five games. The Sixers led by as many as 13 points and the Cavaliers didn't lead at any point.

In the fourth, the 76ers pushed their advantage out to 11-points early on. The Cavaliers were able to stay within a few points for the bulk of the quarter.

The win improves the 76ers record to 33-27, which is now good enough to own the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference.

The 76ers held on from there to produce their first win after losses to Washington and Miami. He added that Smith will be ready for practice Friday and return for the team's game against the Denver Nuggets on Saturday.

While the Cavaliers got off to a hot start with their new additions, the last couple of games have not been that great.

It remains to be seen how vocal James will only be in their upcoming games, but having the hunger to win always, it also won't be surprising if he will still be as loud as he was before. But if no one else has even a decent night, their sunk. The talent and ability are certainly there.

Throughout his National Basketball Association career, LeBron James has shown that he is not shy to be vocal on the court.

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