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@ Ind 
L 102-106
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W 105-98
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Cavs center Tristan Thompson coming back in reserve role

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) Tristan Thompson's role may have changed. Not his drive.

Sidelined since Nov. 1 with a calf injury he said was much more serious than a strain, Thompson could play Tuesday night when the Cleveland Cavaliers host the Atlanta Hawks. Thompson practiced Monday, and as long as he recovers as expected, the Cavs will have their most tenacious rebounder and one of their best defenders back on the floor - but not as a starter.

Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Thompson will come off the bench, and Kevin Love will remain the starting center . The Cavs have won 14 of 15 and Lue doesn't want to disrupt the chemistry.

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Leaders
Points: LeBron James28.3
Rebounds: Kevin Love10.4
Assists: LeBron James8.7
FG%: LeBron James57.6%
Steals: LeBron James1.41
Blocks: LeBron James1.15
Defense (Rank)
Points: 107.2 (19)
Rebounds: 43.0 (14)
Assists: 25.0 (28)
FG%: 46.4% (20)
FT%: 74.1% (3)
3P%: 36.8% (19)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 110.5 (4)
Rebounds: 42.2 (21)
Assists: 23.0 (9)
FG%: 47.9% (6)
FT%: 80.7% (3)
3P%: 37.1% (8)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
Cleveland 19 8 .704 --
Milwaukee 15 10 .600 3.0
Indiana 16 11 .593 3.0
Detroit 14 12 .538 4.5
Chicago 5 20 .200 13.0
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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
12/9/2017 Kevin Love Sore hip
11/28/2017 Iman Shumpert Left knee effusion
11/9/2017 Derrick Rose Left ankle discomfort
11/2/2017 Tristan Thompson Strained left calf
9/26/2017 Isaiah Thomas Right hip impingement
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