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Season Summaries: 2003-04

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Final Record: 35-47 Finished: 5th Place in Division Head Coach: Paul Silas
Season Highlights: With the first pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, the Cavaliers selected LeBron James…on June 2, 2003, Paul Silas was named the 15th head coach in team history…Cleveland more than doubled its win total from the previous season (17 in 02-03 to 35 in 03-04)…James became the first Cavalier in franchise history and youngest player ever to be named NBA Rookie of the Year…he averaged 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists per game on the season…James became just the third rookie in NBA history to average 20+ points, 5+ rebounds and 5+ assists (Oscar Robertson and Michael Jordan)…Cleveland acquired Jeff McInnis from Portland in exchange for Darius Miles on Jan. 21…in 31 games with McInnis as the starting point guard, the team went 20-11…James won all six Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month awards during the season…Carlos Boozer averaged 15.5 points and 11.4 rebounds to become the first Cavalier since the 94-95 season to average a double-double...
Regular Season Statistics
2003-04 Totals Field Goals 3-Point FG Free Throws Rebounds
PLAYER G MIN FGM FGA FGM FGA FTM FTA OFF DEF REB AST PF DQ STL BLK PTS HI
James 79 3122 622 1492 63 217 347 460 99 333 432 465 149 0 130 58 1654 41
Boozer 75 2592 471 900 1 6 219 285 230 627 857 148 199 0 74 55 1162 32
Davis 22 796 134 311 17 48 51 75 18 103 121 111 51 1 25 8 336 27
Ilgauskas 81 2539 466 965 2 7 303 406 279 374 653 109 277 2 39 201 1237 31
McInnis (TOT) 70 2365 334 747 46 127 114 143 33 143 176 430 163 4 72 6 828 21
McInnis (CLE) 31 1096 138 331 31 80 56 67 17 65 82 234 69 2 36 4 363 21
Williams (TOT) 71 1886 231 598 35 127 215 283 65 221 286 120 180 0 70 9 712 22
Williams (CLE) 50 1373 154 421 24 95 137 174 44 147 191 95 128 0 48 8 469 22
Miles 37 888 143 331 5 30 39 72 48 119 167 80 84 0 25 27 330 26
Mihm 22 391 59 127 0 0 34 48 47 93 140 10 58 1 9 22 152 21
Wagner 44 708 112 306 31 86 32 47 9 49 58 51 89 0 26 7 287 21
Nailon (TOT) 57 780 147 327 0 3 47 58 64 79 143 38 93 0 15 8 341 23
Nailon (CLE) 22 397 73 162 0 3 24 30 30 36 66 17 36 0 4 1 170 23
Battie (TOT) 73 1478 170 384 2 9 66 89 118 241 359 58 159 0 26 67 408 17
Battie (CLE) 50 977 114 267 1 8 43 56 79 162 241 37 104 0 18 47 272 17
Brown (TOT) 55 969 117 254 38 99 17 27 41 105 146 64 80 1 30 7 289 18
Brown (CLE) 34 561 72 155 26 67 9 14 23 55 78 39 42 0 13 5 179 13
Ollie 82 1401 95 257 4 9 147 176 23 147 170 234 119 0 51 8 341 12
Newble 64 1245 108 276 2 19 36 46 65 90 155 72 109 1 25 19 254 16
Cleaves 4 92 7 23 0 1 1 2 1 6 7 19 13 0 4 2 15 8
Bremer 31 403 39 137 19 66 13 20 7 26 33 39 27 0 18 4 110 20
Kapono 41 427 52 129 21 44 20 24 19 36 55 14 41 0 13 2 145 19
Diop 56 730 57 147 0 0 12 20 72 127 199 34 116 1 26 51 126 8
Sundov 4 29 3 9 0 0 3 6 2 8 10 0 7 0 0 0 9 4
Stewart 8 76 3 7 0 0 2 2 5 13 18 0 21 0 1 8 8 6
Boumtje Boumtje 9 26 1 5 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 4 2
McCoy 2 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0
Cavaliers 82 19855 2922 6753 247 786 1528 2030 1118 2619 3737 1808 1743 8 585 537 7619 115
Opponents 82 19855 2956 6759 431 1162 1491 1990 971 2475 3446 1783 1656 8 635 434 7834 126
2003-04 Averages Rebounds
PLAYER G MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
James 82 39.5 .417 .290 .754 1.3 4.2 5.5 5.9 1.6 0.7 20.9
Boozer 74 34.6 .523 .167 .768 3.1 8.4 11.4 2.0 1.0 0.7 15.5
Davis 73 36.2 .431 .354 .680 0.8 4.7 5.5 5.0 1.1 0.4 15.3
Ilgauskas 82 31.3 .483 .286 .746 3.4 4.6 8.1 1.3 0.5 2.5 15.3
McInnis (TOT) 65 33.8 .447 .362 .797 0.5 2.0 2.5 6.1 1.0 0.1 11.8
McInnis (CLE) 79 35.4 .417 .388 .836 0.5 2.1 2.6 7.5 1.2 0.1 11.7
Williams (TOT) 63 26.6 .386 .276 .760 0.9 3.1 4.0 1.7 1.0 0.1 10.0
Williams (CLE) 82 27.5 .366 .253 .787 0.9 2.9 3.8 1.9 1.0 0.2 9.4
Miles 75 24.0 .432 .167 .542 1.3 3.2 4.5 2.2 0.7 0.7 8.9
Mihm 32 17.8 .465 --- .708 2.1 4.2 6.4 0.5 0.4 1.0 6.9
Wagner 6 16.1 .366 .360 .681 0.2 1.1 1.3 1.2 0.6 0.2 6.5
Nailon (TOT) 61 13.7 .450 .000 .810 1.1 1.4 2.5 0.7 0.3 0.1 6.0
Nailon (CLE) 26 18.0 .451 .000 .800 1.4 1.6 3.0 0.8 0.2 0.0 7.7
Battie (TOT) 25 20.2 .443 .222 .742 1.6 3.3 4.9 0.8 0.4 0.9 5.6
Battie (CLE) 10 19.5 .427 .125 .768 1.6 3.2 4.8 0.7 0.4 0.9 5.4
Brown (TOT) 25 17.6 .461 .384 .630 0.7 1.9 2.7 1.2 0.5 0.1 5.3
Brown (CLE) 6 16.5 .465 .388 .643 0.7 1.6 2.3 1.1 0.4 0.1 5.3
Ollie 22 17.1 .370 .444 .835 0.3 1.8 2.1 2.9 0.6 0.1 4.2
Newble 16 19.5 .391 .105 .783 1.0 1.4 2.4 1.1 0.4 0.3 4.0
Cleaves 10 23.0 .304 .000 .500 0.3 1.5 1.8 4.8 1.0 0.5 3.8
Bremer 8 13.0 .285 .288 .650 0.2 0.8 1.1 1.3 0.6 0.1 3.5
Kapono 3 10.4 .403 .477 .833 0.5 0.9 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.0 3.5
Diop 6 13.0 .388 --- .600 1.3 2.3 3.6 0.6 0.5 0.9 2.3
Sundov 6 7.3 .333 --- .500 0.5 2.0 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.3
Stewart 6 9.5 .429 --- 1.000 0.6 1.6 2.3 0.0 0.1 1.0 1.0
Boumtje Boumtje 6 2.9 .200 --- 1.000 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.4
McCoy 6 6.0 --- --- --- 0.5 1.5 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Cavaliers 82 --- .433 .314 .753 13.6 31.9 45.6 22.0 7.1 6.5 92.9
Opponents 82 --- .437 .371 .749 11.8 30.2 42.0 21.7 7.7 5.3 95.5
Season Leaders (min. 50 games)
Scoring Leaders
1 LeBron James 20.9 ppg
2 Carlos Boozer 15.5 ppg
3 Zydrunas Ilgauskas 15.3 ppg
Rebounding Leaders
1 Carlos Boozer 11.4 rpg
2 Zydrunas Ilgauskas 8.1 rpg
3 LeBron James 5.5 rpg
Assist Leaders
1 Jeff McInnis 7.5 apg
2 LeBron James 5.9 apg
3 Kevin Ollie 2.9 apg
2003-04 Team Photo
Top Row (Left to Right): Mark Cashman (Equipment Manager/Travel Coordinator), Stan Kellers (Strength and Conditioning Coach), Betsy McAllister (Video Coordinator), Christian Stamates (Assistant Trainer), Max Benton (Head Trainer), Len Komoroski (President), Lee Nailon, Carlos Boozer, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Ton Battie, DeSagana Diop, Ruben Boumtje Boumtje, Earl Patton (Director of Basketball Administration/Player Development), John Graham (Board Member), Dick Watson (Chief Legal Counsel), Warren Thaler (Secretary), Mark Stornes (CEO), Marvin Cross (Director of Security)
Bottom Row (Left to Right): Stephen Silas (Assistant Coach), Mark Osowski (Assistant Coach), Kevin Ollie, Dajuan Wagner, Kedrick Brown, Jeff McInnis, Paul Silas (Head Coach), Gordon Gund (Chairmain), Jim Paxson (President and General Manager), Ira Newble, LeBron James, Eric Williams, Jason Kapono, Bob Donewald (Assistant Coach), Wes Wilcox (Advance Scout)
Regular Season Results
Date Opponent W/L Cle Opp Record Cavs High Scorer Opp. High Scorer Attend.
10/29 @ Sacramento L 93 106 0-1 James 25 Stojakovic 22 17,317
10/30 @ Phoenix L 86 95 0-2 Davis 22 Stoudemire 25 18,422
11/1 @ Portland L 85 104 0-3 Ilgauskas 21 Randolph 21 20,610
11/5 Denver L 89 93 0-4 Ilgauskas 23 Boykins 18 20,562
11/7 @ Indiana L 90 91 0-5 James 23 Artest 21 18,345
11/8 Washington W 111 98 1-5 Davis, Miles 26 Arenas, Hayes 22 17,706
11/10 New York W 94 80 2-5 Mihm 19 Houston 22 16,422
11/12 @ Miami L 83 88 2-6 Ilgauskas 20 Jones 25 15,329
11/14 @ Boston L 82 91 2-7 Ilgauskas 22 Pierce 19 18,624
11/15 Philadelphia (OT) W 91 88 3-7 Ilgauskas 28 Iverson, Jackson 19 20,562
11/18 L.A. Clippers W 103 95 4-7 Davis 27 Drobnjak 20 16,176
11/19 @ Washington L 95 106 4-8 James 28 Arenas 25 19,705
11/21 Minnesota L 83 97 4-9 James 19 Sprewell 31 19,269
11/22 @ Atlanta L 83 92 4-10 Ilgauskas 21 Abdur-Rahim 26 19,445
11/26 @ New Orleans L 72 82 4-11 Ilgauskas 20 Davis 26 16,410
11/28 @ Detroit L 88 92 4-12 Davis 25 Hamilton 44 22,076
11/29 Memphis (OT) L 115 122 4-13 James 33 Gasol 37 18,102
12/2 @ Denver L 103 115 4-14 James 19 Anthony 26 19,610
12/3 @ L.A. Clippers L 80 90 4-15 Ilgauskas 24 Richardson 25 17,445
12/6 Atlanta W 95 85 5-15 Ilgauskas 19 Abdur-Rahim 43 17,390
12/9 Toronto L 93 100 5-16 James 18 Carter 22 16,939
12/11 Detroit W 95 86 6-16 Boozer 28 Hamilton 19 15,115
12/13 Boston L 98 105 6-17 James 37 Pierce 41 17,353
12/15 @ Indiana L 85 95 6-18 James 27 O'Neal 24 14,951
12/17 Houston L 85 89 6-19 Ilgauskas 19 Mobley/Francis 18 14,567
12/19 @ Philadelphia W 88 81 7-19 James 36 Robinson 18 20,761
12/20 @ Chicago W 95 87 8-19 James 32 Crawford 16 22,282
12/23 New Orleans W 97 85 9-19 James 22 Davis 27 16,609
12/25 @ Orlando (OT) L 101 113 9-20 James 34 McGrady 41 17,283
12/26 Chicago L 80 87 9-21 James 18 Crawford 30 20,562
12/28 Portland W 86 74 10-21 James 32 Randolph 20 18,109
12/30 Indiana L 89 92 10-22 James 22 O'Neal 21 18,648
1/2 @ New Jersey L 83 97 10-23 Boozer 16 Kidd 26 19,968
1/6 New York W 107 96 11-23 Ilgauskas 24 Van Horn 20 15,277
1/7 @ Toronto L 69 75 11-24 James 21 Marshall, Carter 14 19,874
1/9 @ Boston L 82 107 11-25 James 19 Pierce 30 18,624
1/12 @ L.A. Lakers L 79 89 11-26 Ilgauskas 19 Cook, Payton 13 18,997
1/13 @ Seattle W 104 96 12-26 James 27 Allen 25 17,072
1/15 @ Golden State L 102 119 12-27 James 29 Robinson 35 19,602
1/17 @ Utah (OT) W 102 96 13-27 Boozer 32 Kirilenko 27 19,622
1/20 Seattle W 99 94 14-27 Boozer 32 Lewis 27 14,048
1/22 Sacramento L 89 95 14-28 Wagner 20 Stojakovic 37 17,720
1/24 Philadelphia W 95 87 15-28 Williams 20 Iverson 32 20,562
1/26 Orlando W 99 98 16-28 Boozer 23 McGrady 36 14,382
1/28 Miami W 94 93 17-28 Ilgauskas 30 Jones 16 14,433
1/30 @ Milwaukee L 95 101 17-29 James 20 Redd 24 18,717
2/1 @ Washington W 104 100 18-29 James 38 Hayes 20 15,541
2/3 @ Detroit W 85 82 19-29 Boozer 21 Billups 19 22,076
2/4 L.A. Lakers L 106 111 19-30 James 32 O'Neal 37 20,562
2/6 @ Minnesota (OT) L 92 103 19-31 McInnis 21 Garnett 35 19,212
2/7 Washington L 88 106 19-32 Boozer 19 Arenas 26 20,562
2/9 Boston W 97 89 20-32 James 24 Pierce 32 15146
2/11 New Jersey L 85 105 20-33 Williams 14 Kittles 27 15074
2/18 Dallas L 98 114 20-34 Boozer 24 Finley 23 18349
2/20 San Antonio W 89 87 21-34 James 32 Duncan, Ginobili 21 20562
2/22 @ New York W 92 86 22-34 Ilgauskas 31 Marbury 30 19763
2/23 New Orleans W 104 100 23-34 Boozer 24 Davis 34 17093
2/25 @ Houston L 84 90 23-35 Ilgauskas, McInnis 17 Mobley 22 18184
2/27 @ Orlando W 112 107 24-35 James 30 McGrady 35 17283
3/1 @ Chicago (OT) L 81 92 24-36 Ilgauskas 29 Hinrich 22 19203
3/3 Atlanta W 112 80 25-36 James 24 Jackson 20 20562
3/5 @ New Orleans W 88 85 26-37 James 19 Davis 26 17795
3/6 Milwaukee W 106 97 27-36 Ilgauskas 29 Redd 18 20562
3/8 @ Atlanta W 108 102 28-36 James 34 Jackson 30 14,050
3/10 @ Toronto W 106 92 29-36 Ilgauskas 30 Carter 19 17,459
3/14 Indiana W 107 104 30-36 James 26 O'Neal 32 20,562
3/16 Chicago W 111 87 31-36 Ilgauskas 24 Crawford 17 17,776
3/19 Utah L 88 97 31-37 Ilgauskas 24 Bell 23 20,562
3/21 Detroit L 76 96 31-38 Boozer 21 Billups 18 20,562
3/23 Phoenix L 86 103 31-39 James 25 Johnson 31 19,024
3/26 @ Philadelphia L 71 86 31-40 James 16 Salmons 22 20,084
3/27 New Jersey W 107 104 32-40 James 41 Jefferson 35 20,562
3/29 @ San Antonio L 93 101 32-41 Ilgauskas, James 18 Ginobili 21 18,797
3/30 @ Dallas L 109 126 32-42 James 28 Mowitzki 35 20,575
4/2 @ Milwaukee L 89 107 32-43 Boozer 26 Redd 23 17,813
4/3 Golden State L 100 103 32-44 James 34 Richardson 35 20,562
4/6 Toronto L 86 87 32-45 James 21 Carter 32 20,071
4/7 @ Memphis L 74 92 32-46 Wagner 18 Posey 35 19,351
4/9 @ Miami L 91 106 32-47 James 24 Wade 20 20,213
4/10 Miami W 91 80 33-47 McInnis 16 Wade 17 20,562
4/12 Milwaukee W 93 89 34-47 James 27 Mason 25 20,562
4/14 @ New York W 100 90 35-47 McInnis 19 Marbury 27 19,763