I keep looking for more and more ways to keep Cavaliers' fans informed and here is teh latest - Touch Pass - a feature that will provide a few notes regarding that nights' game.
As always, GO CAVS!
Tonight's game features two of the best teams in several statistical categories: Cavs (#2) and Magic (#3) in defensive field goal percentage, Cavs (#1) and Magic (#7) in points allowed and Cavs (#3) and Magic (#8) in offensive field goal percentage.
- With a win tonight, Cavaliers head coach Mike Brown will become the Eastern Conference head coach for the 2009 NBA All-Star Game. He would be only the second coach in Cavaliers franchise history to coach an All-Star Game. Lenny Wilkens was the coach in the 1989 All-Star Game and was joined on the East team by three Cavs players: Brad Daugherty, Mark Price and Larry Nance.
- At 35-8 (.814), Cleveland possesses the best record in the league. The last time the Cavaliers had the best record in the NBA this late in a season was March 21, 1989 when the team had a record of 48-17 (738).
- The Cavaliers are 23-0 when they score 100 points, averaging 108.8 points to opponents 93.3 (15.5 margin) and shooting .499 while opponents shoot only .423 from the field. Of those 23 games, 11 have come on the road and the Cavs have scored 100 points 12 times out of 17 overall games against Western Conference teams.
- The Cavs remain the only undefeated team at home in the NBA at 21-0. At home, Cleveland is holding opponents to NBA-lows 89.0 points on .416 shooting while averaging 105.0 points (7th) and shooting .491 (3rd - Phoenix, Boston). The team is one win away from tying the franchise's longest home winning streak (22 games), which was accomplished during the 1988-89 season from Dec. 15, 1988 - March 2, 1989.
- For the 2008-09 NBA season, the Cavaliers rank in the Top 5 in the following defensive and offensive statistical categories: The Cavs are one of only three teams (Boston, Orlando) to rank in the Top 10 in both points scored and points allowed and are winning games by an 10.6 point differential (16.0 at home), which ranks 1st in the NBA.
- The team ranks 1st in overall opponent points allowed per game, allowing only 90.6 (the only team to allow under 91.0 points) and ranks 2nd (Boston) in defensive field goal percentage, allowing opponents to only shoot .425 from the field. There have only been two teams this decade to rank 1st in both categories for the season (2000-01 New York Knicks - 86.1 ppg/.417 and the 2003-04 San Antonio Spurs - 84.3 ppg/.409).
- The Cavs rank 4th in the NBA (Golden State, Los Angeles Clippers, Denver) at 5.8 blocks per game.
- The team ranks 3rd in the NBA (Phoenix, Boston) in offensive field goal percentage at .477.
- On Tuesday, Mo Williams scored a career-high 43 points, on 15-24 (.625) shooting, including a career-high seven three-point makes (7-12), and added season highs of eight rebounds and 11 assists while recording his first double-double of the season. Mo Williams has now scored in double figures in 17 straight games, which is the 2nd longest streak in his career (19 games from Dec. 12, 2007 - Jan. 11, 2008).Over his last four games, Williams is averaging 28.8 points on .513 (41-80) shooting, including .514 (19-37) from three-point range, 4.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game.
- LeBron James scored 23 points and added 15 rebounds and 11 assists to record his third triple-double of the season. In his last eight games, James is averaging 29.0 points, on .443 (81-183) shooting, 11.6 rebounds and 8.8 assists. In that span, James has recorded six double-doubles and two triple-doubles. The Cavs ranks 3rd (L.A. Lakers Milwaukee) in converting points off turnovers at 18.8.