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Fear The Newsletter: The Cavs’ losing streak is over

That and more in today’s newsletter.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Toronto Raptors Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

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 - 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 On today’s show, I recapped Cavs-Raptors and talked about J.R.’s injury.

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That's it for today - we'll be back tomorrow to get ready for Cavs-Knicks.