In 2010, LeBron James took his talents to Miami. In 2014, the prodigal son returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers, bringing with him renewed hopes of finally securing an NBA Championship for a city still hungry for its first taste of basketball glory. An injury-riddled Cavs squad performed admirably in the NBA Finals, but ultimately could not overcome a high-powered Golden State offense. This year, Cleveland’s getting the band back together once again in search of the grand prize: the Larry O’Brien Trophy. King James will be backed by an All-Star cast featuring Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love, Anderson Varejao and Tristan Thompson. Can the whole crew stay healthy when playoff time rolls around? You can see for yourself with great seats at Quicken Loans Arena—trust Razorgator for Cleveland Cavaliers tickets at hot prices every day!
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Cleveland Cavaliers 2015-2016 News and Updates
1/26/16 - The Cleveland Cavaliers lost their first game with new coach Tyronn Lue. However, they did not stay down long and have won their next two games. Their latest victory was against the Suns on January 27. LeBron James led the team with 21 points before he sat out the fourth quarter. Kevin Love tied with James as lead scorer for the game, also getting 21 points and also grabbing 11 rebounds. The Cavaliers led 55-50 when the teams went into the locker room at the half, and then they came out strong with a 12-0 run to really take control of the game. They head to Detroit to play the Pistons on the 29. You can still get tickets for prices starting at $11.
1/19/16 - After a loss against the Spurs ended the Cleveland Cavaliers' winning streak, they have won two of their last three games. They beat the Rockets on January 15, but then fell to the Warriors on the 18. They came back from that loss to beat the Nets on January 20. The Cavaliers dominated through most of the game. The Nets attempted to rally in the final quarter, but the Cavaliers stayed strong and won 91-78. Kevin Love led the team with 17 points and also had 18 rebounds. LeBron James also had 17 points. They will look to start another winning streak when they host the Clippers on the 21. You can still get tickets, with prices starting at $29.
1/12/16 - Unfortunately, it looks like the Cleveland Cavaliers’ eight-game winning streak has come to an end. They travelled to San Antonio to face the Spurs on January 14th, but the final score came to 95-99 with the Cavaliers behind. They are still the number one team in the Eastern Conference with a record of 27-10, however. Hopefully they have not lost too much of their momentum from this loss. They will be travelling to take on the Houston Rockets next, then will return to Cleveland to host the league leader, the Golden State Warriors. This is sure to be one of the most exciting matchups of the season, so be sure to get your tickets, starting at $122.
1/4/16 - After beating the Wizards on January 6, the Cleveland Cavaliers extended their winning streak to five games. Kyrie Irving had a great game, scoring 32 points for a season-best. 21 of the points were in the fourth quarter, helping the team secure the victory. He also had 10 rebounds. The display showed he was in great health, completely back from his injury that prevented him from playing until mid-December. LaBron James led the team with 34 points. The Cavaliers will look to extend their wining streak when they continue their run of away games with a game in Minnesota against the Timberwolves on January 8. You can still get tickets, with prices starting at $48.
12/29/15 - It was a Christmas letdown for LeBron and his Cleveland Cavaliers, who faltered in a rematch of last year’s NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. The disappointment was compounded the following evening as they fell to Portland by nearly 30 points, but the Cavs have quickly identified the issue and won back-to-back contests on the road to get back on track. A 101-97 triumph over Phoenix helped right the ship, followed by a 93-87 decision against the Nuggets in Denver. They’ll enjoy a few days off for New Year’s before returning to Quicken Loans Arena to host the Orlando Magic on Jan. 2nd. Pick up your tickets today starting at just $70!
12/24/15 - The Cleveland Cavaliers are in the midst of a five game winning streak and will look to continue it when they play the Knicks at home on December 23. Their latest victory was against the 76ers on December 20. After trailing the 76ers 25-21 at the close of the first quarter, the Cavaliers outscored them 34-13 to go into the half ahead. They continued to dominate in the third quarter and held onto their lead to win the game 108-86. Kyrie Irving was back on the court after missing six months and had 12 points in his 17 minutes of play. LaBron James led the team with 23 points. You can still get tickets to the Knicks game, with prices starting at $70.
12/15/15 - The Cleveland Cavaliers have been dominating on the court recently. After beating out the Portland Trailblazers, Orlando Magic, and Boston Celtics, the Cavaliers are on a winning streak. Even more impressively, they have been on a series of away matches. Now, the Cavaliers are returning back to Cleveland. If their recent performance is any indication, they are sure to really dominate from here. They are hosting the Oklahoma City Thunder first. Afterward, the Cavaliers are welcoming the Philadelphia 76ers to Cleveland on December 20th. Tickets are available starting at $32. Finally, they will be hosting the New York Knicks before hitting the road again. Take advantage of the Cavaliers’ return to catch them in action.
12/8/15 - The Cleveland Cavaliers broke their three game losing streak with a win against the Trail Blazers on December 8 at home. LeBron James had an impressive 33 points to help the Cavaliers come back from an 18-point deficit to win 105-100. After the momentum changed to their favor, the Cavaliers attacked to ensure they would walk away the victors. Once Jared Cunningham hit a fast-break basket with two minutes left in the third period, the game was the Cavaliers' for the taking. Kevin Love helped the offense with 18 points despite being ill that morning. The Cavaliers won't return home until the 17, with games in Orlando on the 11 and Boston the 15. You can still get tickets, with prices starting at $48.
12/1/15 - The Cleveland Cavaliers are at the top of the charts in the Eastern Conference and have a solid 13-4 record. The Cavaliers had yet to lose a game at home, until the Washington Wizards stormed their court on December 1. The Wizards were on fire from the moment the ball was in play. They scored the first ten points of the game and never trailed from that moment on. Although, Lebron James did his best to bring the team back into it, the Cavs didn’t have it in them to pull off the victory. See if they can recover from the tough loss when they face off against the Pelicans on December 4. Tickets are still available.
11/24/15 - The Cleveland Cavaliers just finished up a series of home games in which they were completely undefeated. In fact, they have still only lost three times this season. If you missed the Cavaliers this week, do not worry because they are coming right back to Cleveland in just a couple days. On November 28th, they will be hosting the Brooklyn Nets, followed by the Washington Wizards three days later. The Cavaliers still maintain the top position in the Eastern Conference, so come out and see them build upon their winning streak. Tickets for their first game back on their own court are available starting as low as $52. It is sure to be an exciting match.
11/17/15 - The month of November appeared like it might be a magical and undefeated one for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs won their first six games this month and looked like it was going to be nothing but promising the rest of the way. However, they ran into a little hiccup against the Milwaukee Bucks on November 14. The game was incredibly tight and the Cavs made an absurd comeback during the fourth quarter to send them not only into overtime, but double overtime. The Bucks were able to hold off the Cavs one last time in double OT and ended the Cavs winning streak with a 108-105 victory. See the Cavs live again on November 17 against the Pistons.
11/10/15 - The Cleveland Cavaliers lost an exciting game against the Bucks that went into double overtime on November 14. The loss ended an eight game winning streak for the Cavaliers. LeBron James had an impressive 37 points during the game, but he was held scoreless by the Bucks defense in the final three minutes of the second overtime. There was a controversial call in the final seconds of the first overtime that disrupted the Cavaliers' momentum that could have changed the fate of the game. A referee thought he heard the coach for a time out and blew his whistle. The Cavaliers next take on the Pistons on November 17. Tickets remain available, starting at $6.
11/3/15 - The Cleveland Cavaliers have only had two home games so far this season, but that has not stopped them from earning four solid victories. They are about to start a long series of home games, which will last for four matches total. They have been dominating, currently on a four-game winning streak, so fans should expect great things once the Cavaliers are actually playing with the home court advantage. You can come out and cheer them to their next win. Tickets for November 8th’s match against the Indiana Pacers are still available starting at $20. After that, they will be finishing the series off with one more game against the Utah Jazz on November 10th.
10/27/15 - The Cleveland Cavaliers started the new season out on rocky footing, but they have recovered well. With back-to-back away games to open, the Cavaliers took a tight 95-97 loss against the Chicago Bulls on October 27th. The very next day, however, they managed to beat out the Memphis Grizzlies on their own court with 106-76. Finally, on October 30th, the Cavaliers will be able to play a home game. They are hosting the Miami Heat before hitting the road again on November 2nd. The first really opportunity for the Cavaliers to play in Cleveland will begin on November 4th when they have four consecutive home matches. Be sure to take advantage of their exciting schedule by ordering tickets today.
10/19/15 - The Cleveland Cavaliers only got one win in the preseason in their final game against the Mavericks on Monday the 19th. Despite the string of losses, fans can still feel hopeful for the regular season, since many of those games came down to just a few points. Additionally, the preseason is usually a time to let the non-starters have some time on the court. Tristan Thompson is officially still a part of the Cavaliers after singing a new contract this week. The Cavaliers have a break until their first regular season game on October 27 against the Bulls in Chicago. You still have a chance to get your tickets to see the action in person for prices starting at $29.
10/14/15 - It is always disappointing to see the Cleveland Cavaliers’ home opener so far in the season. They will not be playing on their own court until the third match, on October 30th. Luckily, fans do not have to wait that long because there are still home games in the preseason. Up next, the Cavaliers will be hosting the Dallas Mavericks on October 19th. Tickets are available starting as low as $5. If you simply cannot wait for the season to kick off, this could be your chance to see the Cavaliers in action. Just be sure to catch the home opener as well, which is sure to be even more exciting.
8/10/15 - Although the Cleveland Cavaliers finished first in the Central Division last season, they still have a bad taste in their mouth after losing the NBA championship series to the Golden State Warriors. Fortunately, the Cavaliers and their fans can now look forward to another chance at the title as they head into the 2015-2016 season. The new NBA schedule for the season was just released this week, and the Cavaliers will be tested right away. They will start their season on the road against division rivals the Chicago Bulls. Then, star forward LeBron James will face his former team, the Miami Heat, at home in the season opener on Friday, October 30 at Quicken Loans Arena. Tickets are extremely limited and are currently selling for $169.
6/10/15 - Going into the final round of the 2015 NBA playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers were at a disadvantage. Not only were they taking on the top team in the whole league, they were doing so without the home court advantage. The first match played how many fans expected. Both teams played exceptionally well, and while they were only eight points apart, the Golden State Warriors edged out the Cavaliers. However, Cleveland seems to have sized up their opponents, because they were ready in the second match. They held the Warriors at bay and managed to score a 95-93 win. The Cavaliers have also taken one more victory once they were able to play on their own court. Being halfway to taking the championship, things are looking very good for the Cavaliers.
6/3/15 - In his first year back in his home state, the prodigious LeBron James has led his Cleveland Cavaliers to the Finals for the first time since 2007—their only other trip as a franchise, in which they were defeated by the eventual champion Spurs. James and his updated Cavs squad seek redemption and their first title as a city, but they’ll need to take down high-octane Golden State to make it happen. The Warriors host the first two games of the series in Oakland before play shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4. Seats for Sunday’s Game 2 at Oracle Arena start at $648, or get in to Quicken Loans Arena in Ohio for Game 3 starting at $326! Tickets are on sale now for the Finals!
5/25/15 - The Cleveland Cavaliers have prevailed this season and fought their way to the NBA Finals. Their last match up was against the Atlanta Hawks and they took it to them with a clean 4-0 sweep. Their NBA Final competitor has yet to be determined, but it has been narrowed down to the Golden State Warriors or the Houston Rockets. The Cavs haven’t been to the NBA Finals since 2007 and have never taken home the championship trophy. There is a lot of excitement around the Cavaliers this year due to the return of Lebron James. Now’s the time to smell the sweat and get in on all of the basketball action. Purchase your NBA Finals tickets today before it is too late. Games start at $370 a piece.
5/18/15 - In his first season back with his original NBA home team, LeBron James has led his young Cleveland Cavaliers team to the Eastern Conference Finals and a showdown with Atlanta. The Hawks secured their position after eliminating Washington in six games, while Cleveland had to conquer a resilient Bulls team in order to advance to the third round of the playoffs. Chicago and Cleveland traded dramatic buzzer-beating victories at the United Center in a back-and-forth series which ultimately saw the Cavs prevail in six games following a 94-73 rout of Derrick Rose’s squad. Cleveland will try to overcome the Hawks, who finished the regular season with the best record in the East at 60-22. Tickets for Games 1 and 2 at Philips Arena start at $114, or claim your seats for Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 starting at $109!
5/11/15 - Things were looking bleak when the Cleveland Cavaliers lost the opener to the Chicago Bulls despite having the court advantage. There was no saying if the Cavaliers would be able to stand up against their huge disadvantages. They have fought hard and they are just starting to turn the tide their way. With the fifth match coming to a close, Cleveland has managed to rack up three wins, needing just one more to advance to the semifinals. They have two games remaining, one of which on their own court, so their chances to survive are good. They cannot let their guard down yet, however. The Cavaliers' next match will be on May 14 in Chicago, and if they lose there, it will all come down to May 17th's round on the Cavalier's court.
5/4/15 - Although they completed a first-round sweep of the Celtics with relative ease, the Cleveland Cavaliers advanced to the Eastern Conference Semifinals at a price. Kevin Love suffered a season-ending injury after a freak play late in the deciding contest of the Cavs vs. Celtics series, and J.R. Smith earned a two-game suspension for striking Jae Crowder in the face earlier that same game. Without two of their key starters, Cleveland entered Game 1 of the second round at a disadvantage and ultimately fell to the Bulls, 99-92. Having effectively relinquished home court advantage, the Cavs now face a must-win Game 2 on Wednesday night. Tickets are on sale now for Quicken Loans Arena, and you can be a part of the action starting at $58!
4/30/15 - The Cleveland Cavaliers were able to finish out the first round of the playoffs without breaking a sweat. It was not surprising that they won both of their home games, but it is more impressive that they were able to win in both of the matches on the Boston Celtics' court. Winning all four of the starting games is a feat only achieved by three teams this year, one of which is the league leader, the Golden State Warriors. This means the Cavaliers will be playing the Chicago Bulls in the conference semifinals. Again, Cleveland will have the home court advantage. The Bulls lost twice so far in the post season, but in terms of performance over the entire season, they are essentially tied with the Cavaliers. Come out to see their first matchup on May 4th.
4/21/15 - Cleveland Cavaliers fans are happy as their team wins both of their opening playoff games against the Boston Celtics. They have now finished the home section of the first round and will now play on the Celtic’s court. If the way they played this week is any indication, the Cavaliers will continue to tear it up on the court. Cleveland came away with an impressive 13 point lead in the playoff opener, and they weren’t far behind in their second game. If they lose either of the upcoming away games, the Cavaliers will return on April 28th to hopefully finish the first round strong. Tickets for that game are already available starting at $58. Come out to cheer the Cavaliers to victory when they need it most.
4/15/15 - The Cleveland Cavaliers suffered a few losses earlier this week, but they managed to end the season strong, taking two consecutive wins. Additionally, they are still very highly ranked for the playoffs. With the number two seed, fans expect great things from their team in the upcoming postseason. They will first be taking on the number seven team, the Boston Celtics. While the Cavaliers greatly outrank Boston, the Celtics are coming off a six-game winning streak, so they are sure to put up a fight. Will it be enough to overcome Cleveland on their own court, however? If you would like to see for yourself live, you can still get tickets for as little as $67. Regardless, be sure to follow the game on April 19th.
4/6/15 - In one of their more dominant performances of the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers dispatched division rival Chicago over the weekend for their third straight victory at the moment. LeBron James collected his first triple-double of the season, and J.R. Smith hit eight treys for 24 points in the victory.
3/30/15 - If the playoffs started today, the road to the NBA Finals for the Cleveland Cavaliers would start out going through…of all places, Miami. The Cavs, holders, of the second seed at the moment (2 ½ games ahead of Chicago), would square off against LeBron James’ old team in the first round of the playoffs, which would make for interesting theatre, if nothing else.
3/23/15 - The Cleveland Cavaliers have become the second Eastern Conference team to punch their ticket into the NBA postseason. The Cavs, who are working on a three game win streak, are still well back of East top seed Atlanta, eight games behind the surprising Hawks, but hold first place in the Central Division, a game and a half ahead of Chicago.
3/20/15 - With the playoffs right around the corner, the Cleveland Cavaliers are still dominating the court, winning seven of their last nine games. They still stand first in their division and second for the Eastern Conference, but there is a considerable gap between them and the top teams in the Western Conference. In fact, if the Cavaliers were in the other conference, they would be in the seventh position of eight. Regardless, if they are able to keep their momentum into the playoffs, they could perform very well. There are only seven home games remaining until the postseason begins, the first being against the Indiana Pacers. You can attend the first playoff game at the Cavaliers' court for $94. That game will set the tone for the entire postseason for Cleveland.
3/9/15 - The Cleveland Cavaliers have moved into first place in the Central Division, and second overall in the Eastern Conference, a half game ahead of Chicago, while 10 ½ games behind conference leaders Atlanta. The Cavs are estimated by ESPN, via John Hollinger’s playoff-odds formula, to have a 72.4% chance of winning their division, and a 13.7% chance at winning the title, tops in the East.
2/23/15 - The only team in the top eight of the Eastern Conference who has won twice, the Cleveland Cavaliers continue to put pressure on division rival Chicago. The Cavs are just a half game behind Chicago in the division and conference, and have strung together a pair of wins – as well as eight of their last 10.
2/18/15 - With the All-Star break over, the Cleveland Cavaliers return to work this weekend, and are considered by Las Vegas sports books to be one of the favorites to make the NBA Finals this season. The Cavs will start the second half of the season on the road for three games, at Washington, New York and Detroit.
2/9/15 - The Cleveland Cavaliers finally lost a game, on the road at Indiana, but bounced back two nights later back home at Quicken Loans Arena to defeat the L.A. Lakers. The Cavs are just a half game back of both Washington and Central Division leader Chicago in the conference standings, and 3 ½ games back of conference No. 2 Toronto.
2/2/15 - They’ve won 10 straight, these Cleveland Cavaliers, but that’s not the longest winning streak in the league at the moment. Still, the Cavs have pulled to within a single game of division-leading Chicago, who also holds the fourth seed in the East.
1/26/15 - As expected, Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James was selected as an Eastern Conference starter in next month’s All-Star Game. James, however, was just the No. 2 vote-getter league-wide, after Golden State’s Stephen Curry.
1/19/15 - Has the sleeping giant wakened? After dropping six straight, the Cleveland Cavaliers finished off a road trip through the West Coast with back to back wins over both Los Angeles squads; the wins coincided with the return of LeBron James to the starting lineup from an injury.
12/22/14 - Winners of three out of their last four, the Cleveland Cavaliers knocked off one of the Western Conference’s high-flying squads on Sunday. The Memphis Grizzlies were the recipient of the Cavs’ team effort, which included a game-high 25 points from King James, and a dozen assists from Kyrie Irving.
12/15/14 - After reeling off eight straight wins to move to the top of the Central Division, the Cleveland Cavaliers embarked on a short road trip to the south. That road trip, though, did not help the Cavs, who lost both games, to Oklahoma City and New Orleans.
12/8/14 - The sleeping giant has finally awakened in Cleveland, where the Cavaliers’ six-game winning streak is tied with Atlanta for the longest current streak. The Cavs have also moved into first place in the Central Division; their 11-7 record has them just .011 ahead of Chicago at the moment.
12/1/14 - Look out, NBA, the Cleveland Cavaliers may be getting it together. The Cavs have won three straight after knocking off Indiana at home over the weekend. The team is reportedly looking for more bench help; they recently signed A.J. Price off the waiver wire and hope to get guard Matthew Dellavedova back this week.
11/25/14 - Even though they’ve gotten off to a slow start record-wise (currently 6-7), the Cleveland Cavaliers are starting to put things together. They’re the highest-scoring outfit in the Central Division on a per-game average (102-1 points per game), and just one of two squads in the division with a positive scoring differential (plus-1.6, just behind Chicago).
11/17/14 - Have the Cavs finally found their mojo? Winners of their last four, the Cleveland Cavaliers are finally on the plus side of things record-wise – although the big three of LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love are all spending significant minutes on the court while doing so.
11/10/14 - Could the reports of possible dissension in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ camp been a wake-up call? They’ve won their second game of the season after losing three straight, so it might be too soon to say if LeBron James and Kyrie Irving are playing on the same page.
11/3/14 - Should Cleveland Cavaliers fans be anxious over their rebuilt team’s slow start? Probably not, though an analysis by FiveThirtyEight showed that the Cavs’ offensive numbers were a little off from what one might expect. Still, chemistry sometimes takes time to form.
8/18/14 – The 2014-2015 Cleveland Cavaliers schedule emerged last week, and it should come as no surprise that each game is a can’t-miss, must-see match. LeBron James will play his first game since returning home on Oct. 30, with the season tip-off against the New York Knicks. Buy your Cavaliers tickets and be in the frenzied stadium when the curtain goes up on Cleveland’s most compelling campaign in history. Hoards of basketball fans will flock to the Quicken Loans Arena all season for marquee tilts against the champion San Antonio Spurs (Nov 19), Dallas Mavericks (Jan 4), Kevin Durant and OKC (Jan 25), Clippers (Feb 8) and Kobe Bryant and the Lakers (Feb 11). Of course, the Cavs will be a huge draw on the road—just wait for their Christmas Day game when James revisits his old team, the Miami Heat. The early bird gets the worm, right? Buy your Cleveland Cavaliers tickets before their demand skyrockets when the season starts!
Though the Cleveland Cavaliers looked poised for a return to the postseason in 2014, the squad fell short of their playoff goal for the fourth consecutive time. The Cavs saw an improvement on the year, but could only muster a 33-49 record in the East due to distractions in the lockeroom regarding Andrew Bynum, disappointing performances from recruits, and inadequate play on both sides of the ball. Not all was lost on the season, however, as the maturity of players like Anthony Bennett and winning the draft lottery scored Cleveland their third first overall pick in four years—selecting future superstar in waiting, the touted Andrew Wiggins. Oh, and did we forget to mention that this Ohio franchise won the award for the hands-down best offseason ever? The Cavaliers flipped from pretenders to serious contenders by convincing LeBron James to come home.
The King James two-year, $42M contract reinvigorated Cleveland and transformed the Cavs into a playoff-bound franchise. LeBron is the big-man-anchor his teammates desperately need, and will provide the awe-inspired play his hometown has been waiting for. Couple this extraordinary free-agent move with Cleveland’s hiring of overseas coaching legend David Blatt and the likely acquisition of Kevin Love from Minnesota—and you've got the makings of a super team. Buy Your Cleveland Cavaliers tickets to see the best player in the NBA play in his prime and in front of his hometown. Don’t delay because basketball fans everywhere will want to see this exciting team change the face of the Eastern Conference—save on Cavs tickets and buy yours with Razorgator today!
4/17/14 - Winners of just one in their last five, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be facing a lot of personnel questions during the offseason. Despite having a balanced scoresheet and seven players scoring in double figures, the Cafs failed to overcome Boston, falling 111-99 on April 12 in their next to last game of the season. Three Cavs – starters Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters, and reserve Jarrett Jack – each had 15 points on the night, making them the team’s leading scorers. Jack also had six assists and a steal; while Tristan Thompson notched a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds. Tyler Zeller added 12 points and seven boards coming off the bench, while Spencer Hawes collected 10 boards. Luol Deng, who did not play and is eligible for free agency, is expected to receive a “modest” offer, according to the Fansided blog.
4/10/14 - It was Kyrie Irving and a cast of thousands last weekend in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 96-94 overtime loss to playoff-bound Charlotte. Irving’s 44 point explosion (16-of-31 from the field, including 5-for-9 from three-point land) was nearly half of the Cavs’ total offensive output for the night; only Dion Waiters (14 points) would join Irving in breaking the double-figure mark in points scored. Irving’s contributions to Cleveland’s stat sheet also included eight assists, seven rebounds, and three steals; Tristan Thompson pulled down 12 rebounds, while Tyler Zeller cleared eight boards, and Waiters had three rebounds as well as blocking three shots.
4/2/14 - Even though he still has a strained left biceps, Cleveland Cavaliers All Star guard Kyrie Irving was cleared to play – and start – in the Cavs’ visit to Orlando on April 2. Irving strained the arm in the Cavs’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers on March 16; in his absence, the Cavaliers went 4-4, including a big 90-76 win over formerly East-leading Indiana on March 30. In that game, all five Cavaliers starters, plus one reserve (Matthew Dellavedova) scored in double figures; led by Dion Waiters’ 19 points while forward Tristan Thompson collected a double-double of 12 points and 16 rebounds. Jarrett Jack added 11 points, nine assists, six rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot, and Luol Deng contributed 15 points and five rebounds for the Cavs.
3/26/14 - The Cleveland Cavaliers have won consecutive games for the first time since the middle of the month, pairing a narrow 106-100 road win over the Knicks in New York with an even narrower 102-100 victory over visiting Toronto two days later. All five Cavaliers starters connected for double figure scoring, led by Dion Waiters’ 24 points; Luol Deng contributed 19 points, and fellow forward Tristan Thompson hit for a double-double with 15 points and 13 rebounds. Jarrett Jack followed a 31 point explosion in Manhattan with 13 points against the Raptors, while centers Spencer Hawes and Anderson Varejao added 11 points each; Hayes also rejected a trio of shots.
3/19/14 - Time may be running out on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 2013-14 season. With their recent 100-96 loss to Miami on March 18, the Cavaliers fell to five games behind Atlanta for the eighth slot in the Eastern Conference, and a game and a half back of ninth place New York. To add insult to injury in more ways than one, the Cavs’ one certified All Star, Kyrie Irving, may be done for the season after leaving the team’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers last weekend with a biceps injury. Irving was reported by the Cleveland Plain Dealer newspaper as leaving Staples Center with his injured left arm in a sling. An MRI would reveal the injury to be a biceps tendon strain.
3/13/14 - Despite a 30 point, eight rebound, eight assist, two steal performance by All Star Kyrie Irving, the Cleveland Cavaliers were unable to provide a positive end of the night in which longtime center Zydrunas Ilgauskas had his number 11 jersey retired by the team, losing 107-97 to the New York Knicks, who are also battling it out with the Cavs and Detroit to overhaul Atlanta for the eighth and final slot in the Eastern Conference. Spencer Hawes had 21 points, 10 boards, three assists, a steal and three blocks for the Cavs as well, who got all of 16 points from their reserves on the night.
3/6/14 - Even though the Cleveland Cavaliers are just 5-5 over their last 10 games, and have dropped their last two straight, most recently a 122-101 pasting by San Antonio, the Cavs are within a sniff of playoff contention, just four games behind Atlanta in the 8th spot. Still, the back to back losses to Memphis and the Spurs mean Cleveland has an extremely thin margin for error if they expect to make the postseason. Dion Waiters, back to action for the Cavs after missing several games, and Kyrie Irving each had 24 points for the Cavaliers in their loss to the Spurs; Spencer Hawes also added 20 points, along with 13 rebounds.
2/27/14 - Rumblings still swirl in Cleveland, as questions continue to be asked whether All Star guard Kyrie Irving will follow in LeBron James’ footsteps in departing the Cavaliers. It’s expected that the Cavs will offer Irving a max extension on this contract this offseason. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst notes that the Cavs “aren’t without leverage” in the situation, with Cleveland able to match any deal under restricted free agency in summer 2015, and control his rights through the following year. Despite all the contract talk, Irving continues to keep his focus on court, leading the Cavs with 25 points, nine rebounds, and four assists in a recent loss to Toronto.
2/21/14 - It was quite a weekend for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving in New Orleans. Irving was awarded the NBA All Star Game’s Most Valuable Player award for his role in the Eastern Conference’s comeback win. As one of the East’s starting guards, Irving hung 31 points on the West while notching 14 assists in 34 minutes of playing time, the most of any East starter. Irving also participated in Saturday night’s three point shooting contest, but was unable to defend his title, finishing back in the pack.
2/7/14 - Despite their opponent, the Los Angeles Lakers, only dressing eight players (leading to a unique situation where a Lakers player fouling out did not have to leave the game), the Cleveland Cavaliers were unable to pick up the win, falling 119-108 to the Purple and Gold. After the game, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert fired general manager Chris Grant. According to a Yahoo! Sports report, owner Gilbert had grown increasingly frustrated with the Cavs losing (including their last six straight), with the game against the Lakers as the breaking point.
1/31/14 - In or out? The rumors are swirling around the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving. While Chad Ford of ESPN recently reported that Irving has spoken privately about wanting out of Cleveland, Irving told the Akron Beacon-Journal, “I’m happy to be here. And I’m pretty sure I’m going to be here for a long time,” speaking after the Cavs lackluster loss to the New York Knicks. Irving will be one of the Eastern Conference’s starters at the NBA All Star Game in New Orleans later this month.
1/10/14 – Cleveland recently acquired Luol Deng from the Bulls in exchange for center Andrew Bynum (who was later waived by Chicago) and future draft picks. The Cavs are looking for an immediate impact from the two-time All-Star small forward, primarily as a leader. Deng will transition on the upcoming five-game road trip before the Cavs return home to play Dallas Jan 20. Despite what the Cavaliers 12-23 record might suggest, there is still hope. We’ve seen glimpses of such against the league’s best including a competitive game at home in December versus the Blazers. Kyrie Irving had a stellar performance scoring 25 points with 10 assists that night, rallying late and scoring nine straight down the stretch. While the point guard is currently out of the lineup (bruised knee), he will be back soon; and the Cavs will need him. Irving currently leads the team averaging 22.2 points and 6.1 assists.
Despite adding Andrew Bynum and top draft pick Anthony Bennett to the potent and exciting young core of third-year point guard and undisputed team leader Kyrie Irving, Dion Walters, Tristan Thompson, and Tyler Zeller, Cleveland Cavalier tickets have dropped 26% in price since last season on the secondary market, the biggest drop in ticket price in the NBA. Averaging $103 to see a Cavs home game at Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland residents might get the best deal this year on tickets. Statistically, the team has one of the top defenses in the league, holding opponents to .405 shooting and allowing just 91.3 points per game average, second-lowest in the league as of Wednesday. While Bennett has had a slow start, Cavs fans have welcomed significant contributions from free-agent acquisition Jarrett Jack and role player C.J. Miles.
Led by All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers are in the position to compete for their first playoff berth since the departure of Lebron James. If 2013 #1 overall draft pick Anthony Bennett can live up to his potential and free agent acquisition Andrew Bynum can stay healthy, the Cavs will be one of the most promising, young teams in the Eastern Conference. Andrew Bynum spent 7 years in Los Angeles and helped the Lakers win 2 NBA titles. Due to injury, he did not play last season for Philly thus Bynum's return to the Staples Center will be on January 14. The Cavs should also expect to benefit from the improvement of 21-year old Dion Waiters and 22-year old Tristan Thompson. Not surprisingly, the two most expensive home games at Quicken Loans Arena in 2013-14 are against Lebron’s NBA Champion Heat on 11/27 and 3/18.
After the highly publicized departure of franchise face LeBron James during the 2010 offseason, the Cleveland Cavaliers fell into a deep funk, from which they are only now beginning to rebuild from. This season, even though they are still among the leagues least successful teams, they are just one win shy of equaling their win total of last year's lockout-shortened season. Leading the way for the Cavs is guard Kyrie Irving; despite sitting out a few games recently with a nagging injury, he continues to be the team's leader in scoring, assists and steals. Center Anderson Varejao, a holdover from the LBJ era, continues to be a force in the middle, leading the squad in rebounding. Joining Varejao in the frontcourt are forwards Tristan Thompson and Alonzo Gee, while Dion Waiters, who is second on the Cavs in scoring, is Irving’s backcourt running mate. Support off the bench comes from guard C.J. Miles and center Tyler Zeller. Coach Byron Scott, despite the team’s on-court struggles, is working to give the Quicken Loans Arena faithful reason to hope for the future of the franchise.
Google searches for Cleveland Cavaliers tickets have declined significantly since King James left the team. The most expensive Cavs game will be the last in Quicken Loans Arena this season; it’s the matchup against James and the Miami Heat (4/15). Heat vs Cavs tickets in April are averaging $286, $78 more per ticket than when the two teams meet on 3/20. Other notable matchups remaining on the Cavs schedule: Brooklyn Nets (4/3), Boston Celtics (3/27), New York Knicks (4/12), and Philadelphia 76ers (3/29). Are you a displaced Cavs fan? Cleveland Cavs tickets are approximately 30% cheaper on the road.