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J.R. Smith made the worst kind of NBA history in Cavs' win over the Sixers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers survived a huge scare in Philadelphia as they eventually secured another win to move to 13-2.

It was the team's fourth win in a row, but for shooting guard J.R. Smith it was a game to forget. 

The 31-year-old was in a shooting slump throughout the encounter and couldn't get anything to fall as he ended scoreless, going 0-for-11 from the field.

To compound J.R. Swish's misery, his bleak afternoon in Philly has seen him make NBA history for the wrong reasons. 

Smith played 38 minutes and according to Basketball Reference, a player has gone scoreless whilst playing that amount of minutes on 88 different occasions in the past. However, the Cavs guard attempted a higher number of field goals than any other on the list.

Things have pretty much gone well for the free-shooting veteran ever since he was traded to Cleveland from New York in 2015, but this is one moment he will not want to be remembered for.

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Despite his struggles on the offensive end, J.R., to his credit, made sure he contributed in other ways to help the reigning champions see off a valiant 76ers team. 

He ended the game with five rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot and put in a good shift on the defensive end. 

The sharpshooter, though, will hope to get his touch back when the Cavaliers travel to Milwaukee and take on the Bucks tomorrow night.

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Eastern Conference
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LeBron James
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