Cleveland Cavaliers Weekly Recap: Oct. 27 - Nov. 2

Ryan Loftis By Ryan Loftis, 3rd Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1_kqvk2o/
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A recap of the first week of the 2015-16 NBA season for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Cavaliers Win Three of Four and James Sets Record

Oct. 27: The Cavaliers opened their season on the road against the Chicago Bulls (President Barack Obama was among those in attendance at the United Center). Guard Mo Williams, filling in for the injured Kyrie Irving, recorded 19 points and seven assists. Forward Kevin Love contributed 18 points and eight rebounds, and he sank two consecutive three-pointers to bring the Cavaliers within two with 33 seconds left in the game. Forward LeBron James recorded the 290th double-double of his career with 25 points and 10 rebounds, but his driving layup in the final seconds was blocked by the Bulls' Pau Gasol. Chicago's Jimmy Butler then deflected Williams' inbound pass, and the Bulls won 97-95.

Oct. 28: James scored only 12 points, but that hardly mattered as the visiting Cavaliers crushed the Memphis Grizzlies 106-76. Love recorded 17 points and 13 rebounds, forward Richard Jefferson had 14 points, and Cleveland also got 12 points apiece from guards Jared Cunningham and Matthew Dellavedova. Cleveland's bench made a major contribution, outscoring Memphis' bench 50-29. The Cavaliers led by as many as 32 points in the fourth quarter.

Oct. 30: The Cavaliers celebrated their home opener by beating the Miami Heat, James' previous team, 102-92. James played 34 minutes and had 29 points, five rebounds, and four assists. He called Love, who had 24 points and 14 rebounds, "our main focal point. We want to get Kev to know how great he is and how good he is for our team. He showed again tonight why he's one of the best power forwards in our league."

Nov. 2: Despite trailing the winless Philadelphia 76ers by 15 at one point, the visiting Cavaliers won 107-100. James nearly had a triple-double with 22 points, 11 assists, and nine rebounds and became the youngest player in NBA history to reach 25,000 career points. He gave credit for the accomplishment to others, saying, "It just means I've played with a lot of great teammates, a lot of great coaches. I've been around some great groups, and I've been able to reap the benefits."

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Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76Ers

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Interesting Post!

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author avatar Ryan Loftis
4th Nov 2015 (#)

Glad you like it. I'm a LeBron James fan, so this is a natural thing for me to write about. I hope the Cavaliers win it all this year.

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