Is there anything better than exceeded expectations – when something good comes out of almost nowhere?

In the 1986 Draft, after already selecting two studs in the first round, the Cavs dealt for a smallish point guard in the second – acquiring Mark Price from the Mavericks. In 1992, Cleveland inked a player from the CBA’s Sioux Falls Skyforce named Bobby Phills to a 10-day contract. In 2004, in a deal that sent Tony Battie to Orlando, along with Drew Gooden and Steven Hunter, the Wine and Gold received a second-rounder from Brazil named Anderson Varejao.

FINAL - CLE 114, BKN 85 ... The Cavaliers wrapped up their season in style, walloping a shorthanded Nets team to close the campaign with the one-sided win; all starters in double-figures, but Zeller leads Cleveland with 22 points and 10 boards off the bench; Tristan Thompson also turned in a double-double, his team-leading 36th of the season, with 11 points and 10 boards in limited action; Dion Waiters finished with 19 points and Kyrie Irving added 15 in the season-ending victory; Spencer Hawes and rookie Carrick Felix added 10 points apiece.

Game Summary

The Wine and Gold will play their final game of the 2013-14 regular season tonight when they take on the Brooklyn Nets at The Q. Tipoff is at 8:00 p.m. ET.

This is the fourth and final meeting between Cleveland (32-49) and Brooklyn (44-37) this season.

Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters is averaging a team-high 19.0 points, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals in 33.3 minutes per game against the Nets in 2013-14.

The Nets will look to clinch the Eastern Conference's fifth seed while trying to avoid their fourth loss in five games.