2018 ScheduleAll times ET

2018 Schedule
11-7, 2nd in Central
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Cavs players inspire at Big Shots and Little Stars Fundraiser (1:50)
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Stephen A. keeping his eye on the Heat (1:32)
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2dDave McMenamin

LeBron gets stitches, then erupts for 23 in 4th

Cavs star LeBron James had to receive stitches to close a gash above his lip in the third quarter, but he returned with a fury, scoring 23 points in the fourth to help Cleveland win 119-109 over the Nets.

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LeBron dominates in fourth, leads Cavs to sixth straight win (2:00)
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LeBron pours in 23 points in 4th quarter (1:31)
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Wade uses Eurostep again for sweet layup (0:17)
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LeBron spins for lay-in (0:15)
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Wade weaves through Nets for Eurostep layup (0:15)
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Smith's twirling pass leads to 3-pointer (0:23)
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LeBron drills pull-up 3-pointer (0:16)
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LeBron blows wide open jam (0:31)
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Should the Cavs pay more attention to the Celtics? (2:09)

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyronn Lue says the Cavs are targeting Monday's game in Philadelphia for Iman Shumpert's return. In other injury news, there is no timetable set for when Tristan Thompson will practice, per Lue. As for Isaiah Thomas, Lue said there is no target date for his return yet, either. Yet, optimism is running rampant regarding the two-time All-Star. "We're excited about (how Thomas has made strides) and he continues to keep progressing every day," Lue said. "So we're happy for that and we'll see what happens."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyronn Lue says the Cavs are targeting Monday's game in Philadelphia for Iman Shumpert's return. In other injury news, there is no timetable set for when Tristan Thompson will practice, per Lue. As for Isaiah Thomas, Lue said there is no target date for his return yet, either. Yet, optimism is running rampant regarding the two-time All-Star. "We're excited about (how Thomas has made strides) and he continues to keep progressing every day," Lue said. "So we're happy for that and we'll see what happens."

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Over the last several seasons, the Cavs have been a team that's rarely practiced. Does that need to change with Isaiah Thomas nearing a comeback? LeBron James says not necessarily. "Well, it's going to depend on the schedule at that point whenever IT is ready to go," James said. "It depends on the schedule if we're going to be able to have practice time for him to get kind of used to the guys. But I think if the schedule is not in the favor of that, he's going to get it on the court and sometimes that's some of the best teacher too when you learn on the fly on the floor. He's a veteran, too, so he kind of knows what to expect and obviously this has been another difficult challenge for him with this injury but we as the other guys that's been playing have to figure out how to get him involved and get him acclimated as quick as possible."

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Thomas continues to work 1-on-1 with coaches (0:59)
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Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas continues to put in individual work while his Cavs teammates go through shootaround.

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2dNeil Johnson

Beware, Celtics and Cavs? Here's who could surprise the East

Boston's stunning win streak is at 16, and Cleveland has started a modest streak of its own. But according to ESPN's Basketball Power Index, they aren't the only threats in the Eastern Conference.

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Time to worry about LeBron's minutes? (1:29)
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Will LeBron regret treatment of Kyrie? (1:58)
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3dMicah Adams

NBA player rankings Week 5: LeBron in top three

Not only is LeBron James leading the league in minutes per game in his 15th season, he's logging some difficult minutes late, as he has spent more than half of his fourth-quarter time playing from behind.

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LeBron isn't worried about his minutes (0:41)
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4dDave McMenamin

Lue says too much made of LeBron's minutes

LeBron James played a season-low 27 minutes Monday night, but Cavs coach Tyronn Lue says not to read anything into that: "If you're one of the greats, sometimes you've got to play, sometimes you get rest like tonight."

Team Stats

Points Per Game111.43rd
Rebounds Per Game42.620th
Assists Per Game22.1Tied-17th
Points Allowed110.728th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2017-18117.611
2016-175131.622
2015-165725.695
2014-155329.646
2013-143349.402