Cavaliers ... By the Numbers

April 30, 2012
by Joe Gabriele Managing Editor

Last Thursday, Byron Scott’s squad wrapped up the 2011-12 season. As the Wine and Gold look forward to one of the biggest offseasons in franchise history, breaks down some of the season’s noteworthy numerals …

.468 … Cavaliers’ field goal percentage inside the final three minutes of games, tops in the NBA

9-8 … Cavs record this season when scoring more than 100 points

9 … double-doubles for Tristan Thompson in his rookie season, third-best among all rookies

1 … games that 36-year-old Antawn Jamison missed this past season

16, 10, 3 … points, boards and steals for Luke Harangody, starting the game Jamison missed – leading the team in scoring and rebounds in a 98-89 win over Washington

10.7 … points in the paint Cleveland averaged in the fourth quarter of games this season, tops in the Eastern Conference

18.5 … points per game averaged by Kyrie Irving, best among all NBA rookies

.469, .872 … Irving’s field goal and free throw percentage, respectively – also tops among first-year players

8 … straight games that Anderson Varejao grabbed double-digit rebounds from January 4-17

133 … total player games missed due to injury

.833, .000 … field goal shooting percentage in D.J. Kennedy’s only two games as a Cavalier

24, 33, 34 … Slots where the Cavaliers will select on June 28 after making their Lottery pick earlier in the 2012 Draft

.622 … Tristan Thompson’s free throw percentage after turning 21 on March 13

4-6 … Cavs’ record in Sunday games this season after going 0-12 on Sunday’s last year

44 … Antawn Jamison’s place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list after starting the season in 58th place

8 … amount of Hall of Famer players Jamison passed this year to reach No. 44

2 … rookies in NBA history that have averaged at least 18.0 points per game while shooting over .399 from long distance: Kyrie Irving and Larry Bird

11.3 … points per game Manny Harris averaged over the last eight games of the season

17-4 … Cavaliers record when leading after three quarters

3.1, 6.5 … offensive and total rebounds per game average for Tristan Thompson – both tops among all rookies

3 … occasions that Kyrie Irving was selected NBA’s Rookie of the Month

4.5, 1.9, 1.1 …points, rebounds and assist per game improvements made by Alonzo Gee from last season to this one

17 … different starting lineups used by Byron Scott this season

14 … assists for Donald Sloan on April 8, tied for the most handed out by a rookie this season

24, 31, 17 … games this season in which Kyrie Irving has led the team in scoring, assists and steals

13 … different players to lead the Cavaliers in scoring this season, most in the NBA

5, 4, 22 … years, months and days from the Cavs’ most recent home win over the Knicks (April 20) and the last time New York beat the Wine and Gold at home: November 29, 2006

41.0 … points per game Manny averaged in his final two games with the D-League’s Canton Charge

12.7 … Cavs’ offensive rebound average per game, second-best in the Eastern Conference

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