2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
57-25, 1st in Central
play
Cavs fan eats shirt after Warriors win series (1:51)
Play
40m

Will you boo or cheer for Varejao?

Aaron and Emmett debate if Cavs fans should boo or cheer for Anderson Varejao in his first game back to Quicken Loans Arena in the NBA Finals.

AP Photo/Tony Dejak

Cavaliers vs. Warriors: ¿Quién ganará y por qué?

El equipo NBA de ESPN Digital discute la previa de la gran final, arriesga pronósticos, desmenuza las claves, estrategias, potencialidades, debilidades y el peso de los jugadores determinantes. Escucha

two

How do Cavs, Dubs stack up for rematch?

The Cavaliers were swept by the Warriors during the teams' two inter-conference meetings in 2015-16. In 2014-15, they split before Golden State took the Finals four games to two.

finals

Same time, this year

We have round two of Warriors-Cavaliers following two years of Spurs-Heat. The Celtics and Lakers have provided the most frequent pairing of Finals opponents, including seven times in nine years from 1962 through 1969.

Play
Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports
2h

Haberstroh: Cavaliers' defense is concerning

ESPN.com's Tom Haberstroh talks about his biggest takeaway from the Western finals, the Cavaliers' defensive plan in the Finals and Cleveland's approach to Draymond Green.

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

LeBron: Never tell me the odds

Per Westgate Super Book, Golden State is a 5.5-point favorite to win Thursday's Game 1 and approximately a 2-to-1 favorite to win the series. LeBron James said: "Not my concern. I don't get involved in all of that -- underdog, overdog, whatever the case may be. It's stupidity."

Brian Windhorst ESPN Senior Writer 

LeBron James on being the underdog against Warriors: "It's not my concern. I don't get involved in all of that. Underdog, overdog, whatever the case may be. It's stupidity."

play
A brief history of Lil B curses (1:15)
Play
6h

Windhorst: Stay strong Cavs fans

ESPN NBA analyst Brian Windhorst warns Cavalier fans to "weather the storm" when it comes to the Cavs/Warriors Finals and gives his preview of the biggest keys for the Cavs.

Play
6h

Cavs/Warriors: Call your shot

The Really Big Show previews the Cavs and Warriors NBA Finals. Rizz, Jerod, Casey and Matt go through what they feel will be key and how many games it will take.

play
'Best player in the world' title up for grabs in Finals (1:32)
play
Wilbon: 'This is the series we want to see' (1:40)
David Liam Kyle/NBAE/Getty Images
7hBen Fawkes

2016 NBA Finals series odds

ESPN Chalk breaks down the betting odds for the NBA Finals, courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook.

play
Warriors the impetus to Cavs' changes (1:19)
Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images
8hKevin Pelton

'Jump-shooting team' will win NBA Finals?

Charles Barkley famously dismissed "jump-shooting teams." But now we have two in the NBA Finals. Kevin Pelton tells you how to predict the next NBA champ.

play
NBA Finals crucial to LeBron's legacy (1:39)
Cun Shi illustration
15hBy Luke Knox

Infographic: NBA Finals preview

LeBron James is back in the Finals for the sixth straight time, hoping to end the Cavaliers' title drought, while Stephen Curry and the Warriors seek a repeat after a 3-1 comeback in the West finals. Who has the edge? Let's look at the analytics.

Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
16hJ.A. Adande

Curry, Warriors steal Thunder out West

Stephen Curry soaked in a Game 7 win over the Thunder in the conference finals. After the Warriors overcame a 3-1 deficit, a rematch with the Cavs awaits in the NBA Finals (9 ET Thursday on ABC).

Team Stats

Points Per Game104.38th
Rebounds Per Game44.59th
Assists Per Game22.713th
Points Allowed98.34th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-165725.695
2014-155329.646
2013-143349.402
2012-132458.293
2011-122145.318

ESPN Fan Shop Powered By

  • adidas Youth Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving #2 Home White Replica JerseyShop

  • adidas Youth Cleveland Cavaliers Kyrie Irving #2 Road Burgundy Replica JerseyShop