Ay. . .if it helps. . .let’s go! Ya better ask about therapy dogs. . .really dogs period! They can definitely bring the best outta you!
Veteran guard J.R. Smith has had an up-and-down season for the Cavaliers, but on Wednesday night, he found himself on fire. Smith shot 8-for-9 from the field and scored 19 points off the bench. Smith is a prolific scorer, but he excelled in other aspects of the game, too—he snagged five boards, three assists, and copped three steals. It was arguably his best all-around game of the season.
So, what took J.R.’s game to the next level? The team credits a Golden Retriever named “Remi.”
As ESPN’s Dave McMenamin detailed, Remington, a therapy dog, typically sticks with the University of North Carolina’s baseball team. During their stop in Charlotte, however, the Cavs got to spend some time with the canine.
Head athletic trainer Steve Spiro, who had read an article about Remi, arranged the meeting between the UNC baseball team (and the dog) and the Cavs.
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