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L 93-114
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Wade asks to come off bench for Cavs; Smith starting again

CLEVELAND (AP) Struggling through three games, Dwyane Wade asked the Cavaliers to take him out of the starting lineup.

Wade is averaging just 5.7 points and shooting 28 percent in his first season with Cleveland. The 35-year-old guard feels it's best for the team if he comes off the bench. J.R. Smith will return to the starting lineup after being bumped to the second team by Wade.

Coach Tyronn Lue praised Wade's selflessness as "big time." He lauded the "future Hall of Famer and a guy that's won three NBA championships" for coming to coach to "see what's best for the team."

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Leaders
Points: LeBron James25.0
Rebounds: Kevin Love10.7
Assists: LeBron James6.3
FG%: LeBron James60.0%
Steals: Jae Crowder1.33
Blocks: Ante Zizic2.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 103.3 (13)
Rebounds: 42.0 (9)
Assists: 25.0 (26)
FG%: 43.8% (10)
FT%: 80.7% (20)
3P%: 35.3% (16)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 103.7 (18)
Rebounds: 46.0 (12)
Assists: 19.7 (24)
FG%: 46.0% (15)
FT%: 84.1% (6)
3P%: 31.5% (22)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
Cleveland 2 1 .667 --
Detroit 2 1 .667 --
Milwaukee 2 1 .667 --
Indiana 1 2 .333 1.0
Chicago 0 2 .000 1.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/18/2017 London Perrantes Signed as Free Agent Two Way Contract
10/14/2017 Kendrick Perkins Waived
10/14/2017 Isaac Hamilton Waived
10/11/2017 Edy Tavares Waived
9/27/2017 Dwyane Wade Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
10/20/2017 Derrick Rose Sprained ankle
9/26/2017 Isaiah Thomas Right hip impingement
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