Cavaliers ... By The Numbers

February 4, 2013
by Joe Gabriele Managing Editor

After making some shrewd moves and having the squad's youngsters blossom before our eyes, the Cavs have made some strides of late. Here's some interesting integers to illustrate the point ....

6-1 … Cavaliers’ record against the OKC Thunder/Seattle SuperSonics at The Q since 2005

15 … sets of back-to-backs the Cavs have already played this season

2.6 … steals per game that Kyrie is averaging since January 4

39.6 … points per game for the Cavaliers bench since making the trade with Memphis on January 25

6-8 … Cavaliers’ record in the month of January, equaling the combined win totals from November and December

39 … points scored by Cleveland in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s win over OKC, most in a single period this season

15.4 …points per game Marreese Speights is averaging in the five games since joining the Cavs

2-1 … Cavaliers record vs. teams from Los Angeles this season

8.6 …points per game Kyrie Irving has averaged in the fourth

.812 … Cavs free throw percentage since December 28, 4th-best in the league during that stretch

16 …All-Stars, including Kyrie Irving, in the Cavaliers franchise history. Kyrie is the fifth point guard to make the squad, joining Lenny Wilkens, Mark Price, Terrell Brandon and Mo Williams

15.1, 10.8 … Tristan Thompson’s scoring and rebounding averages in 2013

16.2 … second-chance points the Cavs average per game, second-best in the NBA

6.1 … rebounds per game by Tyler Zeller, third among all rookie rebounders

4-1 … Cavaliers record against the Eastern Conference since January 8

11.3 … points per contest C.J. Miles is averaging this year, the second-best mark of his eight-year career

406 … career coaching wins for Byron Scott, joining Doc Rivers as the only two current coaches to have won 400 games as both a player and coach

6-6 … Cavs’ record with the starting lineup of Irving, Waiters, Gee, Thompson and Zeller

32, 23, 18, 6 … games this season that Kyrie Irving has led the Cavs in scoring, assists, steals and blocked shots

18 … double-doubles for Tristan Thompson this season

7 … double-doubles Thompson has notched on zero days’ rest, tied with Joakim Noah for best in the league

14.3 … points per game for Dion Watiers, second-best among rookie scorers and tops among Eastern Conference freshman

1 … Waiters’ ranking among Eastern Conference rookies in assists (3.1), steals (1.03) and minutes (29.9) per game

23.7 … Kyrie Irving’s scoring average, sixth-best in the NBA

4-2 … Cavs’ combined record against Atlantic and Southwest Division teams at The Q