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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs guard JR Smith accepted on Thursday that requires him to pay $600 to a fan after he tossed the fan's cellphone into a New York City construction site in late July. Smith was issued a desk ticket for misdemeanor criminal mischief as a result of the incident.The case will be sealed if Smith doesn't get into trouble in the next six months. He paid $600 for the fan's cell phone as part of the deal. “He was issued a ticket, paid for the cell phone upgrade, and the case is being dismissed and sealed – this is a non-event,” Alex Spiro, Smith's attorney, says.

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LeBron James currently averaging fewest minutes in his career (35.1) & has his highest scoring average (27.6) since 2009-10 season.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

The loss of Rajon Rondo is significant. He fractured his right third metacarpal. The Lakers lose a vet who was at times their best point guard. He stabilized the second unit with his play and at times was the finishing point guard on the floor. Behind the scenes, Rondo was a valuable leader and constant voice in the ears of the younger Lakers. He'll still be able to do that from the bench but the Lakers could turn to Brandon Ingram to handle backup point guard duties a bit more.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Rajon Rondo fractured his hand. Luke Walton expects Rondo to be out for an extended period of time.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James put up the first 40-point game since D'Angelo Russell scored 40 on March 19, 2017 against the Cavaliers according to ESPN Stats and Info.

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James gets a standing ovation from the Staples Center crowd after his best game as a Laker so far. James dominated the Blazers with 44 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists. He drilled 5-of-6 3-pointers with his only miss coming after a Blazer got a piece of his attempt. The Lakers have now won four straight games and six of their last seven games.