Team RankingPTS/GOPP PTS/G
Central Division110.3 (1st)107.2 (5th)
Eastern Conference1st10th
NBA4th20th

Schedule

Sun May 7
W 109 - 102at TOR
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Wed May 17
W 117 - 104at BOS
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Fri May 19
W 130 - 86at BOS
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Sun May 21
L 111 - 108BOS
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Tue May 23
W 112 - 99BOS
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Thu May 25
W 135 - 102at BOS
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Thu Jun 1
L 113 - 91at GS
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Sun Jun 4
L 132 - 113at GS
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Wed Jun 7
L 118 - 113GS
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Fri Jun 9
W 137 - 116GS
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Mon Jun 12
L 129 - 120at GS
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Standings

EAST
Central
CONF
W-L
Overall
W-L
Cleveland35-1751-31
Indiana26-2642-40
Milwaukee27-2542-40
Chicago28-2441-41
Detroit21-3137-45
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Cavaliers' Kevin Love: Shoots poorly in Game 5 loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Love supplied six points (2-8 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-5 FT), 10 rebounds, two assists and one block over 30 minutes during Monday's 129-120 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Love came up short in the Cavs' bid to stave off elimination, posting his second poor shooting effort in the last three games. The 28-year-old forward went a combined 3-for-17 in Games 3 and 5, averaging just 7.5 points in those contests. That type of production naturally didn't cut it against a high-powered Warriors squad, and Love's solid efforts on the boards throughout the series weren't enough to offset his occasional offensive struggles. Despite the unfavorable conclusion to the season, Love enjoyed a strong campaign in which he averaged 19.0 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists across 31.4 minutes over 60 games. He figures to be a key part of the Cavs' efforts to challenge for a championship in the 2017-18 season.

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Cavaliers' Tristan Thompson: Solid effort in Game 5 losing cause
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Thompson registered 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block over 30 minutes during Monday's 129-120 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

Thompson enjoyed what was by far his best game of the series, contributing his highest scoring total since Game 3 of the conference finals against the Celtics. The 26-year-old was also a strong presence on the boards for the second straight contest and took a postseason-high amount of shot attempts. Thompson enjoyed a solid 2016-17 campaign in which he averaged 8.1 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.1 blocks across 78 games, although the Cavs may determine they need more offense from the center position in order to mount a challenge to the Warriors' title next season.

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Cavaliers' J.R. Smith: Heats up from long distance in Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Smith supplied 25 points (9-11 FG, 7-8 3Pt, 0-1 FT), three rebounds, one assist and two blocks over 41 minutes during Monday's 129-120 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

The sharpshooting veteran was lights out from behind the arc and wrapped up the postseason with a three-game hot streak from long distance. Smith went 17-for-27 (63 percent) from three-point range on his way to averaging 18.7 points in those contests. However, it was essentially a case of too little, too late, as Smith didn't take double-digit shot attempts in the entirety of the postseason until Game 3 of the Finals. Although the veteran's 8.6 points during the regular season were his lowest since the 2005-06 campaign -- and his 34.6 percent success rate from the field was a career low -- the 31-year-old is expected back next season after signing a four-year, $57 million contract with the Cavaliers before the 2016-17 campaign.

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Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving: Contributes 26 points in Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Irving tallied 26 points (9-22 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-7 FT), six assists, two rebounds and two steals over 42 minutes during Monday's 129-120 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

After back-to-back stellar shooting efforts, Irving had some trouble finding the net Monday, posting his second-lowest field-goal percentage of the series. The 25-year-old scored at least 24 points in four of the five games versus the Warriors and served as an effective complementary presence to LeBron James. Irving enjoyed a productive postseason overall, eclipsing 30 points twice and posting 40 and 42 points, respectively, in two other games. He'll head into the 2017-18 regular season coming off a campaign in which he averaged a career-high 25.2 points on a career-best 47.3 percent shooting.

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Cavaliers' LeBron James: Leaves it all on the floor in Game 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

James posted 41 points (19-30 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 1-4 FT), 13 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block over 46 minutes in Monday's 129-120 loss to the Warriors in Game 5 of the NBA Finals.

As expected, James played hard until the final whistle while equaling his postseason high in scoring. The perennial All-Star put up a playoff-high 30 shots in the process and double-doubled in all five games against the Warriors. Despite coming up short in what was his seventh consecutive trip to the Finals, James showed no signs of decline this past season while averaging 26.4 points, 8.7 assists, 8.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals while shooting 54.8 percent across 74 games.

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2016-17 Team Leaders
PPGLeBron James , SF26.4
RPGKevin Love , PF11.1
APGLeBron James , SF8.7
FG%LeBron James , SF54.8
FT%Kyrie Irving , PG90.5
3P%Kyle Korver , SG45.1
BLOCKSTristan Thompson , C84
STEALSLeBron James , SF92
MPGLeBron James , SF37.8
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