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Charlotte Hornets (13-9)


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@ Dal
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W 87-77
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Cavaliers hope Smith can return to face Hornets

The Cavaliers hope to get a little healthier Saturday when they host the Charlotte Hornets. The only question now is what to do with DeAndre Liggins?

The Cavs are hopeful J.R. Smith can return to the starting lineup after missing the last two games with a hyperextended left knee. Liggins started in his place and played exceptionally well defensively, which just so happens to be one area of need on a Cavs team that easily loses focus on the defensive end.

Coach Tyronn Lue indicated after Friday's lopsided win against the Miami Heat that Liggins has done enough to remain in the rotation. Where exactly he fits, however, remains a mystery.

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Leaders
Points: Kemba Walker23.6
Rebounds: Nicolas Batum7.7
Assists: Nicolas Batum5.5
FG%: Kemba Walker46.7%
Steals: Kemba Walker1.59
Blocks: Cody Zeller1.16
Defense (Rank)
Points: 101.9 (11)
Rebounds: 45.9 (25)
Assists: 23.5 (25)
FG%: 43.3% (5)
FT%: 77.2% (19)
3P%: 33.9% (7)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 104.5 (12)
Rebounds: 45.9 (4)
Assists: 23.6 (5)
FG%: 43.8% (23)
FT%: 74.7% (24)
3P%: 34.6% (16)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Charlotte 14 9 .609 --
Atlanta 12 12 .500 2.5
Orlando 10 14 .417 4.5
Washington 8 13 .381 5.0
Miami 7 16 .304 7.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/1/2016 Cody Zeller Contract Extended Signed four-year extension
10/30/2016 Frank Kaminsky Exercised Contract Option Team exercised contract option for 2017
10/23/2016 Perry Ellis Waived
10/23/2016 Rasheed Sulaimon Waived
10/23/2016 Mike Tobey Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
11/21/2016 Christian Wood Ankle sprain
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