Cavs Nation Poll Question
We're goin' streaking!
The Wine and Gold are on a six-game winning streak, their longest since winning eight straight contests from March 8-24, 2010.
During the current win streak, the Cavs are outscoring opponents 103.8 to 93.7 (+10.1). Cleveland is also shooting .404 (44-109) from beyond-the-arc and dishing out 23.5 assists.
Defensively, the Cavs have held foes to under 90 points in three of the six contests and a shooting percentage of .415, including .291 (37-127) from deep.
In light of Wine and Gold's stellar streak, we ask YOU, the fans…
Which Cavs victory during the current six-game win streak has been your favorite?
- Cavs Win Wild One in D.C.
“All for One, One for All” is the Cavaliers motto. On Friday, February 7th in the nation’s capital, it looked like their gameplan – getting strong contributions from every player who touched the floor, closing out the Wizards at the stripe for the dramatic 115-113 win.
Dion Waiters lead Cleveland with 24 points, going 11-for-18 from the floor in 33 minutes off the bench. Kyrie Irving doubled-up with 23 points and a career-high-tying 12 assists. Irving was 5-of-11 and 13-of-13 from the stripe, including four big free throws in the final minute of Friday’s victory. C.J. Miles notched 12 of his 18 points in the first quarter. Alonzo Gee played big minutes with Luol Deng out and pitched in with 11 points and seven boards. Tristan Thompson rounded out the Cavs in double-figures with 10 points and eight boards.
Watch Highlights: Cavaliers 115, Wizards 113
- Cavs Pull Past Grizzlies in OT
On Sunday, February 9th, the Cavaliers improved to 5-2 in OT on the year, weathering a late Memphis run, forcing an extra-session and outscoring the Grizzlies, 13-5, in the fifth quarter to win their second straight, 91-83, at The Q.
Kyrie Irving led all scorers with 28 points, going 9-of-17 from the floor, including 4-of-4 from long-distance, adding six assists, five boards, a steal and a blocked shot. Dion Waiters came off the bench to add 18 points – two of which he absolutely crushed home, splitting the Memphis defense to put Cleveland up six with 41 seconds remaining in overtime. C.J. Miles was the only other Cavalier to notch double-figures, finishing with 14 points on 5-of-11 shooting.
Watch Highlights: Cavs 91, Grizzlies 83
- Cavs Crown Kings at The Q
For the third straight game, the Cavaliers looked like they were having fun playing together, and nobody had a bigger smile on their postgame face than rookie Anthony Bennett – who notched the first double-double of his NBA career as the Wine and Gold avenged an earlier loss to the Kings, going wire-to-wire for the 109-99 victory on Tuesday, February 11th at The Q.
Bennett – who finished with 19 points and 10 boards – was one of two Cavaliers who doubled-up, joining Tristan Thompson who netted 16 points and a game-high 13 boards. Luol Deng actually led both teams in scoring with 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting. Dion Waiters, the highest-scoring reserve in the Eastern Conference, tallied 20 points and a team-leading eight assists. Kyrie Irving rounded out the Cavaliers in double-figures with 13 points and six assists.
Postgame Interview: Anthony Bennett
- Late Rally Leads to Fourth Straight Win
The Cavaliers trailed through the first 46 minutes on Wednesday, February 12th in Motown. But you got the sense that this is a different Cavaliers club – and once they took the lead on Kyrie Irving’s free throw with 2:06 to play, there was no getting between the Wine and Gold and their first four-game win streak in four years.
Irving would can four more free throws and a huge three-pointer at the shot-clock buzzer as the Cavaliers won their fourth straight – 93-89 – in the final game before the All-Star Break.
The Cavs Class of 2011 came up huge in the final period, with Irving and Tristan Thompson combining for 25 of the Cavaliers’ 34 points. Thompson was almost unstoppable in the paint – going 7-of-8 from the floor in the fourth and finishing with game-highs in points (25) and rebounds (15). Kyrie notched 11 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, adding five boards, four assists and a game-high three steals.
Game Highlights: Cavs 93, Pistons 89
- Cavs Crush Sixers, Win Fifth Straight
In his final postgame media session before the All-Star Break, Coach Mike Brown was asked if he was concerned that his club might lose momentum after five days off. Brown’s answer was an easy “no” – and on Tuesday night in Philly, the Cavaliers validated their coach’s confidence, returning from the Break to thump the Sixers, 114-85, and run their win streak to five games.
The Sixers came into the February 18th contest losers of eight straight, and Cleveland took the wind out them early – led by Tyler Zeller, who notched 10 of his 18 points and five of his 15 boards in the first period. Zeller was one of three Cavaliers to notch double-doubles, joined by Tristan Thompson – who doubled-up for the third straight game with 12 points and 10 boards – and rookie Anthony Bennett – who did so for the second time in his last three outings, finishing with 10 points and 11 boards.
Watch Highlights: Cavs 114, Sixers 85
- Cavs Work Magic, Win Sixth Straight
On Wednesday, February 19th, the Wine and Gold won a game they might have dropped two weeks ago. But this is a team with a newfound confidence and camaraderie, and – despite not having the services of Dion Waiters and Anderson Varejao – took Orlando’s best shot late in regulation and held strong for the 101-93 win, Cleveland’s sixth straight.
All five Cavalier starters notched double-figures, led by All-Star MVP Kyrie Irving, who filled the statsheet with 22 points, seven boards, seven assists and a steal. Tristan Thompson followed up with 16 points and 14 boards. Tyler Zeller, getting the start in place of Varejao – who’s still nursing a sore back – had his second straight strong outing with 16 points, six boards and three of Cleveland’s five blocks. Luol Deng finished with 17 points, including a clutch three-pointer from the corner with 35 seconds remaining to put the game out of reach. Jarrett Jack did a little bit of everything in Wednesday’s win – adding 10 points, six assists, six boards, two steals and a pair of blocked shots.
Watch Highlights: Cavs 101, Magic 93