The Latest: James Jones still grinding away in NBA Finals

BY foxsports • June 10, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) The Latest on Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers (all times local):

6:55 p.m.

In his sixth straight NBA Finals, the Cavaliers forward named James was the first player on the floor before Game 4.

No, not LeBron.

James Jones, who has been LeBron James' teammate for six years in a row, was on the court at Quicken Loans Arena more than three hours before tip-off working on his game. Jones has played sparingly this season - only 51 minutes in 10 postseason games - but he's been a leader to Cleveland's younger players and is considered one of the NBA's nicest guys.

The 13-year veteran, nicknamed ''Champ,'' showed little rust from his lack of playing time, drilling 3-pointers from several feet behind the line, as per usual.

Jones played with James from 2010-14 in Miami, winning two NBA titles and getting to the finals four years in a row. He and James made it back to the finals last season before losing to Golden State in six games.



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