Late in the fourth quarter, Smith walked off the court during play to hug guard Jason Terry on the Milwaukee Bucks bench. Smith’s bizarre in-game bro hug cost Cleveland points, as Tony Snell was left wide open on the baseline for an easy dunk. Lue was not happy with Smith’s inexplicable defensive lapse was not well received by his coach, who talked with Smith about the defensive disaster.
“It was embarrassing moment,” Lue said. “Me and J.R. talked about it. We’re just going to move forward. We had a discussion about it, he felt embarrassed about it. It was an embarrassing play. We talked about it. We’re moving on.”