JR Smith breaks out of 'ruff' times with therapy dog - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

JR Smith breaks out of 'ruff' times with therapy dog

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JR Smith ignited the team Wednesday night in a sensational 118-105 win over the Charlotte Hornets.

Smith scored 19 points off the bench.

Interim coach Larry Drew said it must have been the dog.  

The team received a visit from a therapy dog during a breakfast/brunch meeting before the game. 

"It was right on time, especially for me. I mean I'm an emotional person, I live in my head I don't really express a lot of things, as I said, 'it was right on time.' It was exactly what I needed, something to take my mind off the game and something to make me feel better."   

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The therapy dog's name is REMINGTON, spelled in all caps. The Golden retriever is part of University of North Carolina's baseball team. 

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