Cavs Nation Poll Question
With All-Star weekend behind them, the Wine and Gold will now start to prepare for the unofficial second half of the season with some marquee matchups on the horizon.
In this version of the Cavs Nation Poll Question presented by Kia, we ask YOU the fans...
Which March matchup are you looking forward to the most?
- March 1 vs. Clippers
Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the rest of the Pacific Division leading Los Angeles Clippers come to The Q on the first of March for a Friday showdown with the Wine and Gold.
Expect the Clippers to come out seeking revenge after the Cavaliers upset them in the two teams' first meeting of the season back on November 5th. In that game, Dion Waiters scored 20 of his 28 points in the second half as the Cavaliers pulled away for the 108-101 VICTORY in Los Angeles.
Cleveland holds an all-time mark of 68-47 against the Clippers, including a 15-2 record in games played at Quicken Loans Arena.
- March 4 vs. Knicks
Just three days after playing the Clippers, the Wine and Gold welcome another Division-leading opponent into The Q as the New York Knicks come into town for a Monday matchup.
This time, it will be the Cavaliers looking for revenge after falling to the Knicks in a heart-breaking 103-102 loss on December 15th at Madison Square Garden. With the Cavaliers trailing by 10 in the fourth quarter, Kyrie Irving – playing his first game with a protective mask – simply exploded, scoring 17 of his CAREER-HIGH 41 POINTS in the final period.
Since March 23, 2007, the Cavs hold a 15-5 mark against the Knicks, including a perfect 10-0 record at Quicken Loans Arena.
- March 20 vs. Heat
The Wine and Gold host the defending NBA Champion Miami Heat for a mid-week battle at The Q for their second of three matchups this season.
In their LAST MEETING in late November, the Cavaliers led the World Champs for most of the night, and Daniel Gibson’s three-pointer with just under two minutes to play, the Wine and Gold held a 108-101 lead. Then, Heat guard Ray Allen scored the game’s next six points – part of his 15-point fourth quarter – as the Heat handed Cleveland a difficult 110-108 loss.
The Cavaliers are 26-17 all-time against the Heat while playing in their home arena.
- March 27 vs. Celtics
Exactly one week after the contest against the Miami, the Wine and Gold square off against another Conference foe, the Boston Celtics. The Cavaliers will aim to duplicate their JANUARY 22ND MATCHUP against the Celtics.
In that contest, the Cavaliers Class of 2011 was almost unstoppable, with Kyrie Irving and Tristan Thompson taking it to Boston all night. Irving went 16-of-24 from the floor including 7-of-7 from the stripe on his way to a game-high 40 points. Thompson finished with 21 points, nine boards, five assists, a steal and a blocked shot.
Cleveland is 22-12 all-time against Boston at Quicken Loans Arena.