This Week in Cavaliers History

Following a big win over the defending World Champion Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night at The Q, we turn our sights to NBA All-Star Weekend. The Wine and Gold will be represented by Daniel Gibson, who is making his second appearance in the Foot Locker 3-Point Contest on Saturday night.

Before we get started in this All-Star packed edition of This Week in Cavaliers History, we take a closer look at Daniel's first appearance in All-Star Saturday Night in New Orleans only three years ago.

Gibson finished second in 2008 to former Cavalier Jason Kapono, who notched 25 points in the final round to beat the Wine and Gold two-guard. The 25 points Kapono scored broke the all-time record for most points scored in the final, which he had tied the year before. The previous record holder… Mark Price, another former Cavalier who set the mark back in 1994.

Footloose For those of you keeping track at home, 1994 was the ten year anniversary of the movie Footloose, which stars who else than Kevin Bacon. Didn’t think it could be done, did you? Trust me, six degrees of Kevin Bacon is one thing we don’t take lightly here on Now let’s get shaking and check out today’s This Week in Cavaliers History.

Tyrone CorbinFebruary 13
1987 – Cavs sign Tyrone Corbin for the remainder of the season after he originally signed a 10-day contract with the club on February 3rd. You might find this entry a bit odd since today’s theme revolves around the All-Star game, and Corbin was never selected to an All-Star game in his 15 year career.

We however, found this date significant since Corbin has emerged in the news recently, becoming the 7th head coach in Utah Jazz history after Jerry Sloan stepped down after 23 seasons at the helm.

February 14
1989 – In their first game back from the All-Star break, Mark Price, Larry Nance and Brad Daugherty led the Cavaliers to a 109-98 victory over the Miami Heat, pushing their record to 36-11. The All-Star triumvirate scored a combined 56 points led by Price, who had 21 points to go along with 9 assists. Two days prior the three only combined to score 19 total points in the All-Star game.

February 15
2008 – Daniel Gibson was named Rookie Challenge MVP after connecting on a Rookie Challenge-record 11 three pointers and scoring 33 points. Gibson hit 11-20 shots (all three-pointers) in 21 minutes of action, leading the sophomores to a 136-109 victory over the rookies.

February 16
1983 – Cliff Robinson becomes the fifth player in Cavaliers history to join the 20-20 club as he scored 23 points and grabbed 22 rebounds against Dallas. The Cavs defeated the Mavericks 99-96 in the first game after the All-Star break. The win was the team’s fourth straight victory, marking the longest win streak during the 1982-83 season.

February 17
1993 – Center Brad Daugherty scores the 9,000th point of his career versus the Dallas Mavericks. Daugherty was an NBA All-Star five times during his 10 year career, including the 1993 season.

Mike MitchellFebruary 18
1981 – Mike Mitchell ties his own record for field goals attempted in a game with 36 at New Jersey. Mitchell, a reserve on the 1981 Eastern Conference All-Stars, went on to score 42 points in the 110-108 loss to New Jersey marking the second straight game in which he scored over 40 points. The previous night, Mitchell scored 41 points in a 109-108 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

February 19
2002 – Cavs guard Andre Miller is named NBA's Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played February 12-17. In three games immediately following the 2002 All-Star break, Miller averaged 22.3 ppg, 17.0 apg, 7.3 rpg and 2.33 spg as the Cavs posted a 3-0 record.