Cavaliers ... By the Numbers

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The Wine and Gold head into the homestretch with a pair of East Coast matchups in D.C. and the Big Apple. After an exhilarating end to the homestand, the Cavaliers look to close out the season strong and we break it down, by the numbers..


9.5 . . . Difference in points per game the Cavs were allowing in February (109.4) compared to March (99.9) – the biggest month-to-month improvement in the league in that span.

20 . . . Double-doubles for J.J. Hickson since he was moved to starting center (and now back to power forward).

10, 8 . . . Samardo Samuels’ rank among NBA rookies in scoring and rebounding.

2 . . . Eastern Conference teams – (Chicago and Orlando) – besides the Cavaliers that have beaten the Celtics, Heat and Lakers this season.

23 . . . Different starting lineups that Byron Scott has used this year.

.467 . . . Baron Davis’ three-point percentage as a Cavalier.

.923 . . . Davis’ free throw percentage as a Cavalier.

86 . . . Three-pointers Daniel Gibson needs to pass Danny Ferry for fourth on the Cavaliers all-time list.

.539, .514 . . . Cavaliers’ shooting percentages from the field and from three-point range in back-to-back games against Miami and Charlotte.

21.3, 12.4 . . . scoring and rebounding average for J.J. Hickson in the Cavaliers’ last seven wins.

.772 . . . Anthony Parker’s shooting percentage from the floor – 13-for-18 – over the last two games.

1.000 . . . Parker’s shooting percentage from beyond the arc – 6-for-6 – over the last two.

16, 6.4 . . . Ramon Sessions’ point and assist-per-game averages since the beginning of February.

.914 . . . J.J. Hickson’s free throw percentage over the past seven games.

3-0 . . . Cavaliers record against the Knicks this season, with one more matchup this Sunday in New York.