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Sources: JR Smith earned suspension for throwing soup at assistant Damon Jones

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Stephen A.: JR is 'lucky he got suspended for just one game' (1:10)

ESPN analyst Stephen A. Smith can't believe JR Smith had the "audacity" to throw a bowl of soup at Cavaliers assistant coach Damon Jones. (1:10)

CLEVELAND -- Cavaliers guard JR Smith earned his one-game suspension from the team Thursday by throwing a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones, multiple sources with knowledge of the incident told ESPN.

Jones, a former Cavs player, has been back with the organization since 2014. He worked his way up from an assistant coach with the Canton Charge -- the Cavs' G League affiliate -- to Cleveland, where he is a trusted voice for head coach Tyronn Lue.

Smith returned to the team Friday, and according to Lue, will resume his role as the starting shooting guard when the Cavs host the Denver Nuggets on Saturday. Smith opted to not speak to the media on Friday.

Lue said he had "a little discussion" with Smith on Friday and wouldn't get into who issued the suspension.

Cleveland lost 108-97 to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday when Smith served his suspension.

Rodney Hood, starting in place of Smith, scored 11 points on 5-for-14 shooting against the Sixers, with five rebounds and five assists.