Cavaliers 2013-14 Schedule Preview
August 7, 2013
The Brooklyn Nets were a busy ballclub this offseason and they look to challenge Miami for Eastern Conference superiority. The Cavs open their season against Brooklyn on October 30 and close the campaign with the Nets on April 16.
With young guns like Kevin Love, Ricky Rubio and Derek Williams, the T-Wolves should finally make some noise in the Western Conference this year. Minnesota makes its Cleveland appearance on November 4.
The Sixers usher in a new era with a pair of first rounders -- Nerlens Noel and Michael Carter-Williams. Philly pays a pair of visits to The Q, on November 9 and January 7.
The Bobcats shocked some fans when they selected Cody Zeller with the No. 4 pick, but the youngster was big in Summer League. Whether that translates to the NBA's regular season is something Cavs fans can see for themselves on November 15 and April 5.
Newly-extended, lightning-quick point guard John Wall and the up-and-coming Wizards make a pair of appearances at The Q this season -- on November 20 and again on February 23.
These guys come to Cleveland on Thanksgiving eve -- November 27 -- and again on March 18.
The Eastern Conference heavyweight Bulls hope to have former MVP Derrick Rose healthy when they come to Cleveland on November 30 and January 22.
The high-powered Nuggets come to town with newly-acquired forward J.J. Hickson on December 4.
The high-flying Clippers hope that Doc Rivers is the final piece to their puzzle. Blake Griffin, CP-3 and Co. come to Cleveland on Saturday, December 7.
Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith and the New York Knicks come to The Q -- an arena they've always struggled in -- on December 10 and again on March 8.
Reigning Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard and the young Trail Blazers come to Cleveland on Tuesday, December 17.
The Bucks made some big roster changes, but they still have one of the NBA's most promising young bigs in Larry Sanders. Milwaukee makes their Cleveland stops on December 20 and January 24.
With the addition of free agent Josh Smith, the Pistons suddenly have one of the best frontlines in the East. The rivalry resumes at The Q on December 23 and April 9.
Danny Ferry continues to change the culture in Atlanta -- bringing in former Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer along with inking free agent Paul Milsap. The Hawks make their only Cleveland appearance on December 26.
One of the league's most dynamic and exciting squads -- the high-scoring Warriors roll into Cleveland on Sunday, December 29.
Orlando's high-flying rookie, Victor Oladipo, makes his first Quicken Loans Arena appearance on January 2 and again on February 19.
The rough-and-tumble Indiana Pacers, one game away from the NBA Finals last year, come to The Q on January 5 and again on March 30.
The Mavericks want to get this guy another NBA title before it's all said and done. Dallas makes its lone appearance at The Q on January 20.
The Suns surprised fans when they tabbed seven-footer, Alex Len, with their top pick this past June. Phoenix comes to Cleveland on January 26.
New Orleans hoops got a new name, new look and a new point guard -- 2013 All-Star Jrue Holiday -- to go with last year's top pick, Anthony Davis. The Pelicans come to town on January 28.
The Lakers didn't have a Hollywood ending to last season's playoff run, but they still have Pau Gasol and the Black Mamba. Kobe and Co. make their Cleveland appearance on February 5.
Some of the faces in Memphis have changed, but the Grizz still have two of the best bigs in the NBA. Z-Bo, Marc Gasol and Co. make their only Cleveland appearance on February 9.
One of the best young bigs in the NBA, DeMarcus Cousins leads Mike Malone's Sacramento Kings into Cleveland on February 11.
Third-year big, Jonas Valanciunas, looks to return the Raptors to playoff relevance. Toronto rolls into town twice -- February 25 and March 25.
Former Michigan star Trey Burke and the new-look Jazz face the Cavs on Friday, February 28.
Can San Antonio's Big Three make another run at the NBA Finals? The Western Conference heavyweights roll through Cleveland on March 4.
The Thunder will bring their dynamic bespectacled duo -- Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant -- to Cleveland on Thursday, March 20.
The Rockets reeled in the biggest fish in free agent waters this summer -- snagging future Hall of Famer, Dwight Howard. Houston makes its lone stop in Cleveland on March 22.
The Celtics will look to rebound from the loss of some legendary franchise figures and possibly the summer's most sullen introductory press conference. Boston makes its only Cleveland appearance on April 12.