As Cavs fans, you’ll probably watch 82 regular season Cavs games, or at least try to. But sometimes that’s just not possible - life gets in the way, you have to go to dinner and so forth.
To help, here are the 10 games we consider can’t miss for the 2017-18 season. Be sure to share yours below.
Friday, Nov. 3 at the Washington Wizards
Games against the Wizards are always fun. If the Cavs enter the season with Kyrie Irving still on the team, Irving vs. John Wall will be exciting. And if Irving is gone, whoever is starting at point guard for the Cavs will go against the one of the league’s best early on and we may get an idea of how much of a drop-off the Cavs are dealing with at the point guard spot.
Tuesday, Nov. 28 vs. the Miami Heat
Dion Waiters homecoming? Check. Possible Kyrie Irving destination? Check. General Cavs-Heat weirdness? Check and check.
Monday, Jan. 15 vs. the Golden State Warriors
Once again the NBA has scheduled the two Cavs-Warriors regular season games close together. With this being the second one, it’s a chance to see how the Cavs adjust and perform at home. Of course, it may not mean anything because it’s a regular season game and we already understand the gap between the two teams.
Saturday, Feb. 3 vs. the Houston Rockets
The Cavs play the Rockets earlier in the season, but by the point, the Chris Paul-James Harden pairing should be figuring each other out. This figures to be a good midseason test for the Cavs.
Sunday, Feb. 11 at the Boston Celtics
This is the last regular season matchup between the Cavs and Celtics, the odds-on favorite Eastern Conference Finals matchup. And by this time, the Gordon Hayward should be fully integrated into what Boston does. And prepare for the takes, no matter the game’s outcome.
Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Oklahoma City Thunder
In the midst of what could be the most challenging part of the Cavs’ schedule, LeBron James and company head to Oklahoma City to take on Russell Westbrook and Paul George. It’s also the last game before the All-Star break.
Sunday, March 11 at the Los Angeles Lakers
Ready for the LeBron-to-L.A. narrative to get turned up to 11?
Friday, March 23 vs. the Phoenix Suns
Maybe Irving doesn’t get traded to the Suns. But if he does, this will be his homecoming game. If not, and both sides face what their reality is, we’ll get a better chance to evaluate it.
Friday, April 6 at the Philadelphia 76ers
This is just a week before the end of the regular season and there’s a good chance the Cavs will be resting by this point in the season. But this game has one the league’s most interesting young teams that, if everything break right, could sneak into the playoffs. In a sense, it’s the East’s present vs. its future.