With the Cavs win over the Rockets on March 26, a playoff spot was officially clinched! Get some numbers on Cleveland's past and present playoff history...
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2 … days that Jarrett Allen was alive when the Cavaliers played Game 1 of their previous Playoff appearance without LeBron James in the lineup. Allen was born on April 21, 1998. On April 23, the Pacers beat Cleveland by 29 points in their First Round opener, withstanding a game-high 25 point, 13-rebound performance from Shawn Kemp and a 16-point, 10-board performance by rookie Zydrunas Ilgauskas.
36.3 … points per game that Donovan Mitchell averaged in the seven-game series against Denver in the 2020 Playoffs – erupting for 51 points in Game 4 and 57 more in Game 7.
5 … more games of Playoff experience for Danny Green (165) than the rest of the Cavaliers roster combined (160).
39 … games of Playoff experience for Donovan Mitchell – the Cavs second-most experienced player, followed by Robin Lopez (36 games), Raul Togni Neto (27), Cedi Osman (14), Ricky Rubio (11), Caris LeVert and Jarrett Allen (9), Sam Merrill (8) and Mamadi Diakite (7).
2 … current players on the Cavaliers roster who’ve won NBA Championships – Danny Green (Lakers, 2020; Raptors, 2018; Spurs, 2014) and Mamadi Diakite (Bucks, 2021).
3 … Eastern Conference franchises the Cavaliers have never faced in the postseason: Charlotte, Miami and Milwaukee.
20.7 … points per game Caris LeVert has averaged in his nine Playoff games – topping the 20-point mark in three of his first four outings and leading both teams with 35 points in his last and most recent postseason contest, a blowout loss to Toronto in the 2020 Bubble.
0 … games of Playoff experience shared by Darius Garland, Evan and Isaiah Mobley, Isaac Okoro, Lamar Stevens, Dean Wade and Dylan Windler.
.545 … Cavaliers all-time winning percentage (125-104) in the NBA Playoffs – including a 28-49 mark in the years before LeBron and a 97-55 record in his two postseason stints, going 42-29 from 2006-10 and 55-26 in his return from 2015-2018.
1.0 … points per game that Cedi Osman averaged in his Playoff run with Cleveland in 2018 – the only player on the current roster from the last team that reached the postseason. With 413 regular season and Playoff games as a Cavalier under his belt, Cedi is the team’s most tenured player.
4 … players in NBA history who have won an NBA Championship with three different teams – LeBron, John Salley, Robert Horry and Danny Green.