Cavaliers ... By the Numbers

December 3, 2013

The Wine and Gold got a much-needed win on Saturday night against Chicago. As they prepare to welcome the Nuggets on Wednesday, here are some interesting integers from the season so far …

18.0, 8.0, 3.0 … scoring, rebounding and blocked shot averages for Andrew Bynum when playing the second game of a back-to-back this season

8 … double-doubles for Tristan Thompson so far this season

48 … career double-doubles for Thompson

0 … games this season that Kyrie Irving has failed to reached double-figure scoring

21.7 … points per game Dion Waiters is averaging over his last three outings

.524, .467 … Waiters’ field goal and three-point shooting percentages, respectively, during that three-game span

115 … boards needed by Anderson Varejao to pass Jim Chones as the No. 5 all-time rebounder in Cavaliers history

7 … different starting lineups Mike Brown has used already this season

.739 … Tristan Thompson’s free throw shooting percentage – up 131 points from last season (.608), 187 points from his rookie season (.552) and 252 points better than his single season at Texas (.487)

2 … players in the Eastern Conference averaging over 20 points and five assists per game – LeBron James and Kyrie Irving

50.5 … points per game the Cavaliers’ reserves have averaged over their last six games

14 … games that the Cavaliers’ bench has outscored their opponent’s reserves so far this season

.560 … three-point percentage (14-of-25) for forward Earl Clark since November 15

24, 156 … average age in years and days of the 2013-14 Cavaliers, making them the second-youngest team in the NBA

3.4 … offensive rebounds Tristan Thompson averages per game, good for second-best in the Eastern Conference

5 … fourth quarters this season in which Kyrie Irving has scored at least 10 points

75 … career double-doubles for Anderson Varejao

16 … Cavaliers team ranking in opponent’s field goal percentage – 14 spots higher than where they finished the 2012-13 season