2014–15 Cleveland Cavaliers season

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2014–15   Cleveland Cavaliers season
Conference champions
Division champions
Head coach David Blatt
General manager David Griffin
Owner(s) Dan Gilbert
Arena Quicken Loans Arena
Results
Record 5329 (.646)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Central)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish NBA Finals
(Lost to Warriors 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Ohio  · WUAB
Radio WTAM  · WMMS
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The 2014–15 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 45th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The season was marked by the publicity the team received by signing free agent forward LeBron James and trading for forward Kevin Love. These All-Star players, added with All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, were dubbed nationally as the "Big Three". [1] A sub-.500 team the previous four seasons, the Cavaliers won the Central division with a 53–29 record. Despite losing key players to injuries, their run continued deep in the NBA Playoffs, starting with a sweep of the Boston Celitcs in four games in the First Round, then defeating the Chicago Bulls in six games in the Semifinals, before sweeping the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks in four games in the Conference Finals, making it to the NBA Finals, their second appearance since 2007.

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However, the Cavaliers' season ended with a 2–4 series loss to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, who won their fourth NBA championship, their first NBA Championship in 40 years.

Offseason

Draft picks

RoundPickPlayerPositionNationalityCollege/Club team
11 Andrew Wiggins SG/SF  Canada Kansas
233 Joe Harris SG  United States Virginia

Roster

2014–15 Cleveland Cavaliers roster
PlayersCoaches
Pos.No.NameHeightWeightDOB (YYYY-MM-DD)From
G 8 Dellavedova, Matthew 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)200 lb (91 kg)1990–09–08 Saint Mary's
G 12 Harris, Joe 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)215 lb (98 kg)1991–09–06 Virginia
C 33 Haywood, Brendan 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)263 lb (119 kg)1979–11–27 North Carolina
G 2 Irving, Kyrie  (C)6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)193 lb (88 kg)1992–03–23 Duke
F 23 James, LeBron  (C)6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)250 lb (113 kg)1984–12–30 St. Vincent–St. Mary HS (OH)
G/F 1 Jones, James 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)215 lb (98 kg)1980–10–04 Miami (FL)
F/C 0 Love, Kevin  (C)6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)243 lb (110 kg)1988–09–07 UCLA
F 31 Marion, Shawn 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)228 lb (103 kg)1978–05–07 UNLV
G/F 18 Miller, Mike 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)218 lb (99 kg)1980–02–19 Florida
C 20 Mozgov, Timofey 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m)250 lb (113 kg)1986–07–16 Russia
C 3 Perkins, Kendrick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)270 lb (122 kg)1984–11–10 Clifton J. Ozen (TX)
G 4 Shumpert, Iman 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)220 lb (100 kg)1990–06–26 Georgia Tech
G/F 5 Smith, J. R. 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)220 lb (100 kg)1985–09–09 St. Benedict's Prep (NJ)
F/C 13 Thompson, Tristan 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)238 lb (108 kg)1991–03–13 Texas
F/C 17 Varejão, Anderson 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)267 lb (121 kg)1982–09–28 Brazil
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (DL) On assignment to D-League affiliate
  • Injured

RosterTransactions

Preseason

2014 pre-season game log
Total: 5–2 (Home: 4–1; Road: 1–1)
2014–15 pre-season schedule

Regular season

Standings

Central Division WLPCTGBHomeRoadDivGP
y-Cleveland Cavaliers 5329.6460.031–1022–1911–582
x-Chicago Bulls 5032.6103.027–1423–188–882
x-Milwaukee Bucks 4141.50012.023–1818–237–982
Indiana Pacers 3844.46315.023–1815–268–882
Detroit Pistons 3250.39021.018–2314–276–1082
Eastern Conference
#TeamWLPCTGBGP
1c-Atlanta Hawks *6022.73282
2y-Cleveland Cavaliers *5329.6467.082
3x-Chicago Bulls 5032.61010.082
4y-Toronto Raptors *4933.59811.082
5x-Washington Wizards 4636.56114.082
6x-Milwaukee Bucks 4141.50019.082
7x-Boston Celtics 4042.48820.082
8x-Brooklyn Nets 3844.46322.082
9 Indiana Pacers 3844.46322.082
10 Miami Heat 3745.45123.082
11 Charlotte Hornets 3349.40227.082
12 Detroit Pistons 3250.39028.082
13 Orlando Magic 2557.30535.082
14 Philadelphia 76ers 1864.22042.082
15 New York Knicks 1765.20743.082

Game log

2014–15 game log
Total: 53–29 (Home: 31–10; Road: 22–19)
2014–15 season schedule
Detailed records

Playoffs

2015 playoff game log
Total: 14–6 (Home: 7–3; Road: 7–3)
2015 playoff schedule

Player statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage 3P%  3-point field-goal percentage FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game PPG  Points per game

Summer League

PlayerGPGSMPGFG%3FG%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
Anthony Bennett 4429.8.426.250.6007.80.80.80.013.3
Will Cherry 5225.2.251.235.7144.03.00.20.012.8
Jack Cooley 5416.0.615.000.5004.40.20.40.27.4
Matthew Dellavedova 3332.0.435.273.8004.74.71.00.011.7
Shane Edwards 5014.8.647.000.8243.60.40.61.27.2
Carrick Felix 5114.2.471.444.6673.00.60.80.24.4
Jayson Granger 409.3.364.200.0001.31.00.20.02.3
Steven Gray 4013.3.375.313.6001.31.50.20.06.5
Joe Harris 4424.8.391.400.8181.51.50.50.27.8
Scotty Hopson 1114.0.500.5001.0001.01.00.00.07.0
Sergey Karasev 1134.0.444.500.5004.03.01.00.011.0
Alex Kirk 5115.4.524.000.6673.40.40.60.45.2
Dwight Powell 3111.3.500.0001.0003.70.70.30.35.0
Andrew Wiggins 4430.0.405.154.7033.50.31.21.515.5
Totals200.469.272.72535.812.05.83.684.6

Preseason

PlayerGPGSMPGFG%3FG%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
Lou Amundson 506.7.300.000.0002.60.00.20.21.2
Matthew Dellavedova 6327.2.433.294.0003.04.330 670.05.17
Shane Edwards 506.5.200.0001.0001.40.20.20.01.0
Joe Harris 5017.5.364.3811.0002.22.00.40.07.4
Brendan Haywood 3110.2.400.0001.0002.330.330.331.003.67
Kyrie Irving 3227.3.538.4551.0002.05.01.51.519.5
LeBron James 5422.6.486.462.7503.254.750.50.2514.25
James Jones 309.5.500.6001.0000.330.330.00.04.00
Alex Kirk 4015.4.412.0001.0003.00.250.01.05.5
Kevin Love 5421.8.571.588.7726.52.250.250.015.75
Shawn Marion 5120.1.333.000.7504.750.750.750.55.00
Mike Miller 6014.2.263.1881.0001.81.40.20.23.4
A. J. Price 5013.5.517.421.7501.41.00.00.08.2
Tristan Thompson 5225.1.588.000.78910.51.01.00.513.75
Anderson Varejao 5320.9.542.000.7007.251.251.50.258.25
Dion Waiters 6527.1.426.385.8002.82.60.20.615.2

Regular season

PlayerGPGSMPGFG%3FG%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
LeBron James 696936.1.488.354.7106.07.41.60.725.3
Kyrie Irving 757536.4.468.415.8633.25.21.50.321.7
Kevin Love 757533.8.434.367.8049.72.20.70.516.4
J. R. Smith 464531.8.425.390.8183.52.51.40.412.7
Timofey Mozgov 464525.0.590.000.7876.90.80.41.210.6
Dion Waiters 33323.8.404.256.7831.72.21.30.310.5
Anderson Varejao 262624.5.555.000.7336.51.31.10.69.8
Tristan Thompson 821526.8.547.000.6418.00.50.40.78.5
Iman Shumpert 38124.2.410.338.6673.81.51.30.37.2
Matthew Dellavedova 671320.6.362.407.7631.93.00.404.8
Shawn Marion 572419.3.446.261.7653.50.90.50.54.8
James Jones 57211.7.368.360.8481.10.40.20.14.4
Joe Harris 5119.7.400.369.6000.80.50.102.7
Kendrick Perkins 1709.8.488.000.5002.40.50.10.22.6
Mike Miller 521513.5.325.327.7501.80.90.30.12.1
A.J. Price 1107.9.265.000.6671.41.20.302.0
Will Cherry 808.6.263.222.5000.61.00.80.11.9
Brendan Haywood 2215.4.467.000.5381.30.10.10.51.6
Lou Amundson 1206.6.333.000.6001.70.40.100.9
Alex Kirk 502.8.250.0001.0000.20.2000.8

Records

References