The 2018 Cleveland Cavaliers playoff schedule is here and they will be facing the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. If they can make it past the third round they will face either the Houston Rockets or Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
The Cavaliers average ticket prices for regular season NBA games has seen significant changes over the last six seasons. From the 2011 to 2013 season the average prices for a Cavs game was $70 and below. Average Cleveland ticket prices saw a huge spike for the 2014-2015 season with an 113% increase to $147. This is due to the unexpected return of LeBron James to the team and their spot in the NBA Championship, where in the end they lost to Golden State. The Cavaliers are expected to have another great season after their Championship win from the previous season. With current average ticket prices at $89, these prices could see some growth depending on how this season progresses for Cleveland.
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2018 Cavaliers Season Preview
Here we are ladies and gentlemen. The cream of the crop, top dogs (err, almost top dogs), but darn close. LeBron and company are back for another run at it, and while the “company” has changed a bit, get them clicking again and the Cleveland Cavaliers will be tough to beat. Kyrie Irving is out, Isaiah Thomas is in. Jae Crowder is also in, Jeff Green as well, and throw in Derrick Rose and Jose Manuel Calderon for good measure. And don’t forget about the reunion of the great duo, Lebron and Wade on the Cavs court. Kevin Love should be back to Kevin Love form, and the Cav’s depth was upgraded with Crowder and Rose. If Rose can get back to the Derrick Rose from 3 to 4 years ago, that would be a giant boost for Cleveland. So, what’s the catch here? Well, it’s Thomas of course. Most would consider him a downgrade from Kyrie. While this might be true on paper, Thomas will bring a grudge to Cleveland that will be hard to quantify. LeBron might be out of here in another year or so, so it’s now or potentially never for Thomas and Cleveland. That just might be the motivation this squad needs. Whether you are planning on cheering on the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena or supporting the Cavs on the road, TicketCity has some of the best deals for all 2017-2018 Cavaliers tickets, including home and away games.
Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball at Quicken Loans Arena Address: 1 Center Ct, Cleveland, Ohio, 44115
The Cavaliers play their home games at Quicken Loans Arena, located in Cleveland, Ohio. When filled to capacity, “The Q” holds about 20,500 screaming Cavs fans. Quicken Loans Arena is one of the best venues to watch basketball in due to the number of seats in the lower bowl, the many video monitors around the stadium and other state-of-the-art technological advancements. The Cleveland Cavaliers home bench is on the Quicken Loans Arena base line in front of sections 126-127. Quicken Loans Arena parking information is covered in our Cavaliers event guide.
Cavaliers vs. Wizards
The hatred between these two teams extends beyond the basketball court. Trash-talk has been common practice between the players which has only heightened the rivalry. The Cavs and Wizards met each other in the playoffs three straight seasons and have faced each other more times than they have any other team in the NBA in the last 7+ seasons.
Cavaliers vs. Pistons
This rivalry peaked in the mid-2000s when both teams often faced each other in the playoffs. With the two teams meeting with the stakes at its highest, it is only natural for this to be a rivalry. These two teams have met over 200 total times throughout the years in games that are often close and always hard fought.
Cavaliers vs. Bulls
There have been epic games between these two teams, dating back to the late 1980s. The game that sticks out the most in the history of this matchup is "The Shot" in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference first round in 1989. Michael Jordan's game winning shot with less than 15 seconds left that broke the hearts of Cleveland fans everywhere. This rivalry picked up again in the late 2000s when LeBron James and the up and coming Derrick Rose faced off.
Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, Eastern Conference Championships and NBA Playoffs
The Cavaliers established themselves as one of the more successful franchises in the mid-1980s to early 1990s. The Cavs were consistently fighting for an Eastern Conference championship. Cleveland had an uprising in the mid-2000s with LeBron James leading the franchise. The Cavaliers won the 2007 Eastern Conference Championship and have multiple division titles throughout the years that will only increase in future years.
2016 Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview
The Cleveland Cavaliers are coming into the 2016-2017 with a history-making NBA championship win from last season. The Cavaliers took the number one seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time since 2010 and then accomplished their first Finals title after a 52-year championship drought. As the championship winning Cavaliers return this upcoming season, so does the majority of the starting lineup. The offense will return with LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love, while the defense will have Iman Shumpert and Tristian Thompson will be back as in the forward position. After trading Sasha Kaun to the 76ers, the roster has room for center Chris Anderson who has played with James in Miami and last year averaged 4.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 20 appearances. With a strong team of star players returning this season, the odds are in their favor for another Eastern Conference win and another run at the NBA Championship.
2015 Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview
Injuries and an exceptionally strong Golden State Warriors team kept the Cleveland Cavaliers from their dream season a year ago. The Cavaliers return in 2015 with a title or bust mentality. Cleveland was able to resign LeBron James, Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, Iman Shumpert, and Matthew Dellavedova in the offseason, to bring together much of the same team as a year ago. The big question surrounding the 2015 Cleveland Cavaliers will be if the team can remain healthy over the course of the season. Kyrie Irving comes into the season fighting injuries from last season, and the questions around Kevin Love’s health remain. If LeBron James and company can find a way to be healthy late in the season, the Cleveland Cavaliers are one of the odds on favorites to win the NBA Finals.
2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview
The 2013-14 NBA Season was another down year for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mike Brown returned for a 2nd stint as Cavaliers head coach and the acquisitions for Luol Deng and number 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett had Cleveland thinking of a playoff appearance. But the Cavs fell short, finishing with only 33 wins and in 10th place in the Eastern Conference. But then the Cleveland Cavaliers had one of the biggest transformations in a single offseason in league history. LeBron James announced that he would be returning home to Cleveland and the Cavaliers added Kevin Love in a trade, creating a new big 3 of Kyrie Irving, James, and Love. The Cleveland Cavaliers also added veterans Mike Miller, Shawn Marion, Brendon Hayward, and John Lucas III. Now the odds on favorite to win the Eastern Conference, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a dream roster in 2014 and will look to bring Cleveland its first NBA Championship.
2013 Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview
Lots of comings and goings in Cleveland, starting with #1 pick of the 2013 NBA Draft, Anthony Bennett. The 6’8 forward from UNLV can both score and rebound, and along with Andrew Bynum and Tristan Thompson, could be a formidable front court. One thing to look for: Thompson switched what hand he shoots with in the offseason, so it will be interesting to monitor what his shooting percentage is this season. Cleveland will kick off their season in Charlotte before a home opener at Quicken Loans Arena on Nov. 4 against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Other key home games will be vs. the defending champion Miami Heat on Nov. 27, vs. the Clippers on Dec. 7, and against a Bulls team with Derrick Rose on Jan. 22.
2012 Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview
The Cleveland Cavaliers have been steadily building the talent level of their roster over the past several years and made great strides during the 2011-12 season. Although the team finished with a 21-45 record and missed the playoffs, the Cavaliers have studied the approach of successful franchises like the Oklahoma City Thunder who have built their roster through the draft with top tier talent. With last year's first round pick, point guard Kyrie Irving, winning the NBA Rookie of the Year Award, the Cavaliers have a series of important pieces that could start to pay dividends in the coming season. With this philosophy in mind, the Cavaliers didn't make any huge splashes on the free agent market, only signing C.J. Miles as a backup small forward and guard/forward Kelenna Azubuike, who could be a steal if he can stay healthy throughout the year. Once again, the Cavaliers made the majority of their moves through the draft, picking up Syracuse University shooting guard Dion Waiters with the fourth pick overall. The Cavs had an additional three picks left in the draft, but used them to trade up to the 17th pick to select center Tyler Zeller from North Carolina. Both of these players should see immediate playing time during the 2012-13 season and should be cornerstones of the roster for years to come. With the duo of Dion Waiters and Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers have arguably one of the best guard tandems in the league and boast a wealth of experienced depth behind them in Daniel Gibson and Donald Sloan. At small forward, the Cavs let go Antawn Jamison and brought in Alonzo Gee to replace him, who will team with Tristan Thompson at the power forward position, a player that the Cavs hope can take a huge step forward this year. Last but not least, while Tyler Zeller looks to be the center of the future, the job still belongs to starter Anderson Varejao, who has been a steady performer for the team over the past several years. Over the past several years, the Cavaliers have followed a strict formula to improve their team and may finally have a solid core to truly build a contender. Ultimately, the team will be judged on its most recent slate of draft picks to see if they have to major pieces to build a playoff-ready team or whether the Cavs have to go back to the drawing board.
2011 Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview
The Cleveland Cavaliers will look almost entirely different heading into next season. After another premature exit from the playoffs last year, LeBron James jumped ship to play in Miami, Shaquille O'Neal signed with the Boston Celtics, and ownership fired head coach Mike Brown. It will certainly be a rebuilding year for the Cavs, as they look to rebound after the devastating loss of James. New coach Byron Scott is left with several viable scoring options. Veteran forward Antawn Jamison averaged 18.7 points per game last year, and will likely be turned to for the bulk of the scoring in the wake of LeBron's exit. Mo Williams is back to lead the offense but whether or not he is a strong leader without a dynamic player joining him remains to be seen. However, the biggest cause for hope in Cleveland is J.J. Hickson. The third-year man out of North Carolina State has the potential to play a big role in the Cavalier's offense. Defense may be a big question mark as well. Center Anderson Varejao is a solid defender, but is definitely not one of the top big men in the NBA. The lack of an established center may make the Cavaliers an easy target for other teams and result in a disappointing season in Cleveland.
2010 Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview
The 2009-2010 season is a big year for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The rumor the Cavs can't shake is that their star LeBron James is going to bolt for a new team in a bigger market, so winning now is important to Cleveland. Winning should not be a problem, it's getting to and winning the NBA Finals that is the goal of everyone in a Cavaliers jersey. James is the big star, but he is supported by new acquisition Shaquille O'Neal and Cavs standouts Mo Williams and Daniel Gibson. Watch out for the Cleveland Cavaliers because this really looks like their year to hang an NBA Championship banner.
2009 Cleveland Cavaliers Season Preview
The Cleveland Cavaliers are one of the most exciting, young teams in the NBA. Led by arguably the best basketball player in the world, Lebron James, the Cavs are a team capable of winning any game. Fans fill the stands every night, both at home (Quicken Loans Arena) and on the road, to see Lebron's magnificient talent in-person. A Cavs game is more than just a basketball game, it resembles a travelling circus; the likes of which the NBA has not seen since Michael Jordan retired.
Cleveland Cavaliers News - 11/16/2017
Looking to rebound from their second NBA Finals loss in three years to the Golden State Warriors, the Cavaliers made the difficult decision of trading Kyrie Irving to their biggest competition in the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics. The return was nothing to scoff at – Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder and a likely lottery pick in the 2018 Draft – but Thomas is out until early 2018 after offseason surgery, meaning free agent signings Jeff Green, Derrick Rose and Dwyane Wade will have to provide depth in the backcourt in the meantime.