J.R. Smith dunks on, stares down Aron Baynes (video)

Dan Feldman
NBC Sports
Invigorated Cavaliers demolish Celtics

J.R. Smith dunks on, stares down Aron Baynes (video)

Invigorated Cavaliers demolish Celtics

In November, J.R. Smith said the Cavaliers wouldn’t pay attention to the hot-starting Celtics until after the All-Star break.

I think Cleveland’s bold trades might have energized Smith a little sooner, as this dunk on Aron Baynes in the Cavs’ rout of Boston yesterday exemplifies.

Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated:

BOSTON – Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman proudly waited outside the visiting locker room after the final buzzer to give LeBron James and the players on his victorious new-look team an appreciative fist pound on Sunday afternoon. Injured forward Kevin Love yelled out, “There you go! There you go.” Sharpshooter Kyle Korver gave a look of pleasant surprise. Guard J.R. Smith yelled out, “We got an [expletive] squad now.” And before James hit the locker room door, former NBA great Kevin Garnett hugged him and said, “Y’all look so different.”

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