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2017 Schedule
46-24, 1st in Central
Windhorst says LeBron's defense has been 'horrific' (2:04)
Can poor defense keep the Cavs from repeating? (2:10)

ESPN Stats and Information  

FiveThirtyEight has dropped the Cavaliers' chances for the top seed in the East to around 45 percent, after nearing 80 percent at the beginning of March. The Celtics now have the best chance for the top seed at 54 percent.

ESPN Stats and Information  

The Cavs are currently 22nd in the NBA in defensive efficiency. Last season's team ranked 10th in the metric, tied with the 2005-06 Heat for the second-worst by a NBA champion in the last 20 seasons.


NBA Lockdown: Can the Cavs snap out of it in time?

Israel Gutierrez, Cassidy Hubbarth and Kevin Pelton discuss another swoon for the Cavs, the potential early return of Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook's "perfect" triple-double and the "Tinderization" of the NBA.

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14hDave McMenamin

LeBron after big loss: Cavs lacking toughness

With just a dozen games left in the regular season, the Cavaliers' porous defense was evident in Wednesday's drubbing at the hands of the Nuggets, frustrating LeBron James and his teammates.

LeBron on loss: 'They beat us pretty good' (1:29)
Nuggets limit LeBron in win (1:15)
Jokic shows crafty side with scoop (0:20)

Chandler leads Nuggets past Cavs 126-113

Wilson Chandler scored 18 points in his return from a pulled groin and provided stellar defense on LeBron James in the Denver Nuggets' 126-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cavs lose 126-113 to Denver, allowing the Nuggets to shoot 53.1 pct from the field and 42.3 pct from 3. Kyrie Irving 33p 3a; LeBron James 18p 6r 5a; Deron Williams 19p on 8-for-10; Kevin Love 9p 7r; Kyle Korver & J.R. Smith combine for 12p on 4-for-16 shooting. Denver has five players make 8 FGs led by Nikola Jokic's 16p 10r 7a.

LeBron finishes spectacular one-handed alley-oop (0:21)
Nuggets' big men team up for dunk (0:16)
Harris' 3 puts Nuggets up 20 (0:39)
LeBron goes rim rocking (0:30)
Cavs botch alley-oop, score anyway (0:23)
Kyrie sends Plumlee spinning (0:16)
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20hDave McMenamin

Cavs get full lineup back, lose to Nuggets

The Cavaliers played their main starting lineup for the first time since December in Wednesday's loss versus the Nuggets -- the same group of five that won last season's NBA Finals.

Did Lue throw Rivers a bone by resting his stars? (1:41)
Smith wants LaVar Ball to quit it (0:43)
Is LaVar Ball causing long-term problems? (1:24)

Brian Windhorst w/ The Next Level

ESPN NBA analyst Brian Windhorst joins The Next Level to talk about LeBron James' comments back to LaVar Ball and the resting issues facing the NBA.


Ball bumps back: 'Don't care what LeBron said'

A day after he drew the ire of LeBron James, LaVar Ball reiterates his point that the sons of superstars don't themselves become superstars, and says he's doesn't care what "touchy" LeBron said.


McMenamin on LeBron's issues with Ball

ESPN's Dave McMenamin joins Thompson and Trudell to talk about LaVar Ball's inappropriate remarks toward LeBron James and the Cavalier's reasonable plan to rest its players.

Team Stats

Points Per Game110.54th
Rebounds Per Game43.615th
Assists Per Game22.416th
Points Allowed106.621st

Team History


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