2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
47-24, 1st in Central
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11mDave McMenamin

LeBron iffy for Saturday with scratched cornea

LeBron James suffered a corneal abrasion of his right eye after being fouled by the Hornets' Jeremy Lamb with 31.2 seconds remaining in the third quarter of the Cavaliers' 112-105 win.

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LeBron leads Cavs past Hornets (1:02)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cavs win 112-105, holding the Hornets to 42.2 pct from the field and 26.3 pct from 3. LeBron James 32p 11a 9r; Kyrie Irving 26p 7a; Kevin Love 15p 12r. CLE shot 55.3 pct as it clinched the Central Division title for the third straight season.

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LeBron does it on both ends to help put away Hornets (0:24)
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LeBron spins and slams (0:16)
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Lamb blows by Cavs for ferocious dunk (0:17)

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Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has scored 20 points in 20 straight games, the longest such streak of his career and the longest current streak in the NBA.

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Jefferson hammers home alley-oop over Kaminsky (0:20)
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Zeller turns Williams' missed reverse layup into alley-oop slam (0:18)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Arizona alum Channing Frye missed the start of the Wildcats-Xavier Sweet 16 game Thursday. When he checked on the game and saw his school was winning, he decided not to watch as it not jinx them if he stared watching. His viewing choice instead? "Blazing Saddles" on his iPad.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Kevin Love has been cleared to participate in back-to-backs as he continues his progression from his recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery, per the Cavs. He will play Friday against Charlotte. This does not guarantee he will play Saturday against Washington, however. It all depends on how he gets through the Charlotte game. He remains on a 25-30 minute limitation.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cavs HAVE to finish strong if they want to keep LeBron James in the MVP race. Hard to win the award if your team's seen as disappointing

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What would a potential Cavs-Heat first-round series be like? (1:59)
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It's 'surreal' - Lebron closing in on Shaq's record (0:29)
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LeBron humbled to be nearing Shaq's scoring record (0:29)

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The Cavaliers can clinch the Central division title with a win over the Hornets on Friday, and a loss by the Pacers. Cleveland has lost two of its last three and is just one game ahead of the surging Celtics for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. (Harry How/Getty Images)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Cleveland has a stretch of three games in four nights starting on the road tonight in Charlotte, at home Saturday vs. Washington and finishing on the road Monday in San Antonio. Per NBA commissioner Adam Silver's recent memo, teams should consult their owners if they plan to sit players. What will Cavs coach Ty Lue do this stretch? "We'll see when we get there," he said. What would happen if Lue wanted to rest guys and Cavs owner Dan Gilbert thought otherwise? "It's his team," Lue said, "he can do what he wants."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs say that Larry Sanders, called up from the Canton Charge, was brought to Charlotte just to be around the team more so than to play against the Hornets. He had been down in the D-League for nearly a week while the Cavs were on their road trip and team management just wanted him to get a chance to get reacquainted with his new teammates.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Staring at about six screens trying to figure out how the Nets have more wins in this mad, mad March (six) than the Cavaliers (five) ...

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Cavs struggling late in the season

Munch and Matt Fontana talk about the Cavs' tough defensive night vs. Denver and if it concerns them with the playoffs right around the corner.

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LeBron's 'toughness' comments a cause for alarm (1:20)
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Hey Windy with Brian Windhorst

ESPN NBA analyst Brian Windhorst joins Emmett Golden for "Hey Windy" on The Insiders. They talk about the Cavs' terrible defense vs. Denver.

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Is the Cavs defense concerning?

The Next Level talks about the Cavs' bad defensive night vs. the Nuggets and if it's finally time to start being concerned about the Cavs heading into the playoffs.

Team Stats

Points Per Game110.54th
Rebounds Per Game43.616th
Assists Per Game22.416th
Points Allowed106.621st

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-174724.662
2015-165725.695
2014-155329.646
2013-143349.402
2012-132458.293

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