This Week in Cavaliers History

With the Cavaliers, fresh off their 97-93 victory in Sacramento last night, heading to Portland for a St. Patrick’s Day matchup with the Trail Blazers and most of America glued to their TVs watching the Men’s NCAA Tournament, we wanted to keep short and sweet.

So we’ll start with a quick statistic: since the 1954-55 season, the Cavs are 14-7 on St. Patrick’s Day, which is the third best St. Patrick’s Day record in the league with only Boston (22-10) and Houston (13-6) with better records. Next, we’ll just jump into another edition of This Week in Cavaliers History.

March 11
1999 – The Cavaliers acquire Andrew DeClercq and a first round pick from the Boston Celtics in exchange for Vitaly Potapenko. DeClercq went on to play two seasons with Cleveland, averaging 7.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in 115 games.

March 12
1994 – Gerald Wilkins scores his 10,000 career NBA point on a third quarter dunk at New York. The Cavaliers unfortunately lost to the Knicks, 96-86, moving their record to 36-26.

March 13
2007 - Sasha Pavlovic scored a career-high 25 points to beat the Sacramento Kings 124-100 at The Q. The season-high 124 points were bolstered by the efforts of Larry Hughes, Zyrdrunas Ilgauskas (combined 44 points, 16 rebounds and 14 assists) and Ira Newble (season-high 12 points). With the win, the Cavaliers swept all four California teams for the first time in team history.

March 14
1986 - Cavs sign forward Ben McDonald to a second 10 day contract. McDonald played 21 total games that season for the Cavs, averaging 2.9 points per game.

March 15
1985 - A sell-out crowd of 20,900 watched the Cavs lose to the Boston Celtics 119-96 at The Coliseum. It was the largest crowd to see a Cavs game since May 19, 1976, when the Cavs faced the Celtics in the sixth game of the Eastern Conference Playoff Finals.

March 16
1993 - Forward Larry Nance pulls down the 7,000th rebound of his NBA career and blocks the 1,000th shot of his Cavs career in a 110-98 victory vs. the Philadelphia 76ers.

March 17
(See statistic at top)