Hello everyone and welcome to today's 'Fear the Newsletter', where the Cavs no longer have lost three straight.
If you have questions, concerns or complaints, drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. - Chris Manning, Editor at Fear the Sword
So, the Cavs no longer have lost three straight after beating the Raptors last night. It wasn't a blowout - although the Cavs' lead did hit double-digits on a few occasions - but it was the type of win this Cavs team needed. Read our recap of the game here.
In not so great news, J.R. Smith hurt his knee during the first quarter and didn't return. The x-rays he had at the arena were negative, but we don't know exactly what the extent of his injury is. Stay tuned.
In non-game news, LeBron and some unnamed teammates will not be staying at the Trump hotel this week when the Cavs head to New York. It'll be interesting to see if he comments on his further before or after Wednesday's game.
If you're looking for a podcast to listen to, check out 'Locked on Cavaliers', a Cavs podcast in the 'Locked on Podcast' network. It's hosted by me and you can subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher and AudioBoom. Also follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnCavs and like it on Facebook. Also, drop an e-mail or mailbag question to the show at email@example.com. On today’s show, I recapped Cavs-Raptors and talked about J.R.’s injury.
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What to read today:
- This VICE Sports feature on a USC athlete turned drug kingpin
- The Step Back's Jeff Siegel on how the Wolves are struggling to pick up Thibs' defense
- The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor on the rise of the NBA's third estate
- This Collider piece on the pros and cons of the big superhero crossover the CW pulled off last week
- Dan Zak's profile of James Taylor
That's it for today - we'll be back tomorrow to get ready for Cavs-Knicks.