2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
35-23, 1st in Central
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Thomas 'surprised' Cavs moved on so quickly (0:26)
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Fizdale impressed with new-look Cavs (0:57)
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LeBron: Cavs are executing game plan (0:32)
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LeBron paces Cavs' win with triple-double (0:48)
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LeBron's triple-double fuels Cavs' domination of Grizzlies (1:20)
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JR dishes to LeBron for dunk (0:27)
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Lue: LeBron wants to lead by not sitting games

LeBron James has played in all 58 of the Cavs' games this season, a feat that coach Tyronn Lue says is due to the four-time MVP's obligation to "lead by example" and help out his newly acquired teammates.

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Cavs' ball movement sets up Hill's 3-pointer (0:22)
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Clarkson leaves game after elbow to the face (0:21)
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LeBron and Nance connect for alley-oops (0:27)
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LeBron wins footrace for dunk (0:19)
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Are The Cavaliers Bad Again?

Dan Le Batard, Papi and Jorge Sedano question if the Cavaliers are bad again, if CBB can survive if the top schools go down, should Michael Porter Jr. play or protect himself and much more.

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Kawhi, the Lakers, tanking, rabbit hole

Brian Windhorst, Brandon Lowe and Tim MacMahon discuss the Kawhi situation brewing in San Antonio (2:45), assess the Lakers' young talent (22:55) and going down a tanking/reminiscing about The Decision rabbit hole (34:20). Plus, Kevin Pelton, Kaileigh Brandt and Andrew Han tackle a favorite topic in NBA Twitter: Is a hot dog a sandwich? (56:15)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

When a reporter suggested that LeBron James was visibly more excited and tuned in since the Cleveland Cavaliers overhauled their team at the trade deadline, James shot him down. “I don't agree with that," James said. So, what is the explanation for James' improved play of late -- averaging 30.4 points on 59.8 percent shooting, 9.8 rebounds and 12 assists in his last five games with an All-Star MVP mixed in to boot? "I just think that I re-focused myself," he said after the Cavs' loss to the Wizards. "Before the deadline happened, before the trades happened, I re-focused myself to understand that I'm the leader of this team and I have to be mentally sharp and mentally strong throughout anything. Even before the trade, I planned on us having that team for the rest of the season. That was just my mindset and you saw that in the Minnesota game. We hadn't made the trades then and in the Minnesota game, I just started to change my mindset. That's just who I am. Where I am now, I think we can be really good. Like I said, we got 20-plus games left to try to figure it out. I think if we can do that, we continue what we're on now, then we'll be OK.”

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Rodney Hood said he and Kelly Oubre Jr. "know each other" so he wasn't too bent out of shape about the Washington Wizards swingman untying his sneakers during a break in game action in the second quarter. "He untied my shoes, evidently. I didn't recognize it until I took off running," Hood said. "He was doing it in a joking way." Hood added that one of the officials said he looked at the video of the infraction at halftime and assessed Washington with a delay of game warning retroactively.

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Legler breaks down revamped Cavs (2:36)
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Lue on new-look Cavs: 'It's a learning experience' (1:24)
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LeBron: 'I like the direction we're headed in' (0:59)
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Cavs bring new energy to hometown fans (0:58)
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Wizards hand new-look Cavs first loss (2:20)
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Wizards hold off LeBron, new-look Cavaliers 110-103

Bradley Beal scored 18 points, Kelly Oubre Jr. added 17 and tried to untie the sneakers of one of Cleveland's new players, and the Washington Wizards withstood a late assault by LeBron James to beat the new-look Cavaliers 110-103 on Thursday night.

Team Stats

Points Per Game110.15th
Rebounds Per Game41.724th
Assists Per Game23.68th
Points Allowed109.625th

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Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-183523.603
2016-175131.622
2015-165725.695
2014-155329.646
2013-143349.402