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2018 Schedule
9-7, 2nd in Central

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Ty Lue said something at Monday's shootaround that should make some Cavs fans happy. With four rotation players out, he's going to give the rookie a shot: "Cedi (Osman)," Lue said when asked who in his lineup will get more playing time other than Jose Calderon. "If we add a second guy it'd be Cedi."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James reflected on the playoff battles with the Detroit Pistons early in his career at shootaround ahead of the Cavs' game against Detroit on Monday: "It helped me out with my development, with my mental side of the game as well. Worked my mental toughness, my physical toughness, my competitive nature, going against those teams. Understanding what you need in order to be successful, or how to win, how to compete. They definitely have a chapter in my book."

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LeBron: I agree that NFL is keeping Kap out

LeBron James joined a chorus of supporters who say Colin Kaepernick is being purposely kept out of the NFL. James added, "Kap is better than a lot of those guys. Let's just be honest."

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Thomas on drills: 'Hardest I've run' in rehab

While Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas said he "felt good for the most part" after participating in offensive drills Sunday, he's still not expected back in the lineup until January. Against the Pistons, the Cavs will turn to Jose Calderon.

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Ramsey references LeBron with pregame cleats

Two weeks after LeBron James made news with a cryptic Instagram post -- featuring Arthur the Aardvark's clenched fist meme and the caption "Mood..." -- Jalen Ramsey has the meme featured on his pregame cleats. Ramsey posted an image of the cleats on his Instagram on Sunday with the caption "Gameday 'Mood,'" tagging James. (@jalenramsey/Instagram)

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Shumpert out week for Cavs with ailing knee

With point guard Iman Shumpert out for a week, the Cavaliers are expected to recall John Holland from their Canton G-League affiliate.

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LeBron leading the way

LeBron James scored 39 points and pulled down 14 boards in the Cavs' 118-113 victory over the Clippers on Friday. That marked the second time in his 15-year career that he's posted that many points and rebounds in a regular-season game. James has reached those marks five times in playoff games, including on three separate occasions in the NBA Finals. (Elias)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Iman Shumpert, who sat out the second half Friday vs LAC because of discomfort in his left knee, is out 5-7 days with a left knee effusion, per the Cavs. He was examined Saturday at the Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland's point guard woes continue. Jose Calderon, who started the second half against the Clippers, will likely be leaned on, along with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

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LeBron: Focused on Cavs' streak, not Celtics

The Cavaliers overcame a 15-point deficit to beat the Clippers on Friday and extend their win streak to four games. LeBron James said they must continue to play well and not worry about how teams such as the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics are doing.

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LeBron leads Cavs' comeback win against Clippers (1:53)
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LeBron hits fadeaway dagger (0:17)
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Love knocks down huge 3-pointer (0:28)
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Rivers gets stuffed by Wade (0:15)
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LeBron's mulligan ties game late (0:22)
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LeBron fools Rivers with his handle (0:19)
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LeBron scores and-1 against Griffin (0:16)
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Wade goes off in second quarter (0:30)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Doc Rivers on the difference between 23-year-old and (soon to be) 33-year-old LeBron James: "I don't see a difference except for he's smarter. I'm amazed, really. We were laughing about it, it wasn't so funny to us watching film. Most players when they get to his age are smart enough now they see everything. But usually when they get to that age, they're too old to do anything about it. Kevin McHale had that comment. ‘If I had the knowledge now but my body at 22, I would have been the greatest player of all time.' LeBron has the knowledge of all those years and he's still top two, three athletic in the league. He has both going for him. He can beat you with his brain, he can beat you with his power. It's a daunting task when you watch him on film."

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Wade's sends no-look feed to Love (0:15)
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Wade's slick pass sets up Crowder layup (0:17)
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RR: The Sit Down with Dahntay Jones

Russillo talks with former Cleveland Cavalier Dahntay Jones about coming back from a 3-1 deficit against the Warriors in the 2016 NBA Finals and the infamous Halloween party.

Team Stats

Points Per Game110.63rd
Rebounds Per Game43.2Tied-18th
Assists Per Game21.818th
Points Allowed112.228th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-1897.563
2016-175131.622
2015-165725.695
2014-155329.646
2013-143349.402