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JR Smith tosses soup at assistant; Cavs ladle out 1-game ban

Chicken noodle or tomato? J.R. Smith didn't serve up any explanation.

Cleveland's mercurial shooting guard declined an interview request Friday, a day after the Cavaliers suspended him one game for throwing a bowl of soup at assistant coach Damon Jones.

The soup toss came following Thursday's shootaround at the team's training facility, hours before the Cavs played the Philadelphia 76ers, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not disclosed details.

Smith was with his teammates Friday — the Cavs didn't practice, but watched film — and after getting in...