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By the Numbers: Closing Out January

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As the Wine and Gold sit atop the Eastern Conference with a 31-12 record, takes a deeper look at some of the interesting integers as we near the end of January in this installment of "By the Numbers" presented by Fan Duel.

96.0 … points per game the Cavaliers are allowing this season, good for 3rd-best in the NBA.

6 … players in NBA history to start at least 12 All-Star Games, as LeBron James joins Kobe Bryant, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan and Bob Cousy.

.500 … J.R. Smith’s three-point percentage against the Timberwolves this season.

40 … straight games that the Cavaliers have won when shooting better than 50 percent from the floor, dating back to March 23, 2014.

17 … assists that Mo Williams needs to reach 4,000 for his career.

.545 … LeBron James’ field goal percentage over his last 14 games.

10.2 … fastbreak points the Cavaliers allow per game – the 3rd-best mark in the NBA.

10 … three-pointers that J.R. Smith needs to pass Mike Miller for 18th place on the NBA’s all-time list.

.846 … Cavaliers’ winning percentage (11-2) with Tristan Thompson in the starting lineup.

10.1, 10.2, .605 … Tristan’s scoring average, rebounding average and shooting percentage in those games.

6 … Matthew Dellavedova’s NBA ranking in assist-to-turnover ratio at 3.24.

.929 … Cavaliers’ winning percentage against Western Conference teams in their last 14 meetings at The Q.

6,3 … steals and blocked shots, respectively, that Anderson Varejao needs to move into 7th place all-time in Cavaliers history.

23 … occasions this season in which the Wine and Gold have canned 10 or more three-pointers.

1 … team in the NBA with two players in the Top 15 in rebounding – the Cavaliers’ Kevin Love (7th, 10.7) and Tristan Thompson (15th, 9.4).

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