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Joe Smith Boosts Cavs To a 3-0 Series Lead

Published by on April 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

With a 79-68 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night, the Cavs became the first team in the playoffs this season to take a 3-0 series lead. This may have not been the case had Joe Smith not played so well off the bench. 

In just 19 minutes, Smith posted an impressive stat line of 19 points and 10 rebounds. He shot 6-of-8 from the floor and 6-of-7 from the line.  "I thought Joe Smith was terrific for us," said Cleveland head coach Mike Brown, "Joe came off the bench and he impacted the game, especially at the right time." Smith did nothing but play hard and hustle when he was on the floor. If he wasn't knocking down his mid-range jump shot, he was chasing down a rebound or scoring around the basket. This is the...

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