J.R. Smith dunks on, stares down Aron Baynes (video)

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In November, J.R. Smith said the Cavaliers wouldn’t pay attention to the hot-starting Celtics until after the All-Star break.

I think Cleveland’s bold trades might have energized Smith a little sooner, as this dunk on Aron Baynes in the Cavs’ rout of Boston yesterday exemplifies.

Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated:

BOSTON – Cleveland Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman proudly waited outside the visiting locker room after the final buzzer to give LeBron James and the players on his victorious new-look team an appreciative fist pound on Sunday afternoon. Injured forward Kevin Love yelled out, “There you go! There you go.” Sharpshooter Kyle Korver gave a look of pleasant surprise. Guard J.R. Smith yelled out, “We got an [expletive] squad now.” And before James hit the locker room door, former NBA great Kevin Garnett hugged him and said, “Y’all look so different.”