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Awards Update – NBA Champs, Finals MVP

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2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers

They did it.  Cleveland won the whole thing.

2016 Champs.

LeBron James Finals MVP.

I love running this site.  I hope you like it.  I can’t believe we’re champs.

Curse is broken.

Cleveland is the city. Champions.

Cavs Win East – 2015-16 ECC

Cleveland Cavaliers are 2015-2016 Eastern Conference Champions – We keep track of that stuff here

LeBron POTM March 2016

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WINS AWARD FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE MONTH AND NBA RECORD 31st TIME OF CAREER; ONLY PLAYER IN NBA TO AVG. AT LEAST 25.0 POINTS, 8.0 REBOUNDS & 7.0 ASSISTS IN MARCH

CLEVELAND – The NBA announced today that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been named the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for games played in March 2016. This marks the 19th time a Cavs player has earned Player of the Month honors and James’ 31st, the most in NBA history.

In the month of March, James appeared in 14 games (10-4) and averaged 25.6 points on .538 shooting from the field, 8.2 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 34.1 minutes per game. Among Eastern Conference leaders, James ranked first in field goals made (136), tied for first in triple-doubles (2), second in points per game (25.6), fourth in total points scored (358), fifth in assists per game (7.1), sixth in plus/minus (116), tied for sixth in double-doubles (7), seventh in free throws made (70), 12th in rebounds per game (8.2) and 14th in field goal percentage (.538). The 12-time NBA All-Star registered seven double-doubles, which includes two triple-double performances in wins over Denver on March 21 (33 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists) and New York on March 26 (27 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists).

LeBron James

The Model of Consistency


Along with King James’ monster March, the four-time MVP is putting up stellar averages for the entire 2015-16 season. View his month-by-month breakdown below:

Month Points Rebounds Assists
October 22.0 7.3 4.7
November 26.4 7.6 7.0
December 25.7 7.2 5.2
January 23.6 6.6 7.1
February 24.8 7.4 7.3
March 25.6 8.2 7.1

James was the only player in the NBA to average at least 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists last month. He posted the highest field goal percentage (.538) among all NBA players who averaged at least 23.0 points in March, while also topping 20 points or more in 12 of his 14 appearances, including eight contests with at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists. James scored in double figures in each outing to extend his double-digit scoring streak to 712 games, joining Michael Jordan (866) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (787) as the only players in NBA history to score in double figures in 700 consecutive games or more. He also shot at least .500 from the field on nine occasions last month.

The 6-8 forward had several historical achievements throughout March. Most recently, he moved past Dominique Wilkins (26,668) for 12th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list in the Cavs’ 107-87 win over Brooklyn on March 31. Earlier in the month, he passed John Havlicek (26,395) for 13th all-time in scoring (March 7 versus Memphis), which was just one game after moving past Tim Duncan for 14th place in the March 5th win over Boston. James moved all the way up to 16th all-time in field goals made after passing Robert Parish (9,614) with his fifth make at New York on March 26. He also climbed the NBA’s assists ladder last month, passing Kevin Johnson (6,711) for 19th place on the all-time assists list in the Cavs’ road win over the Clippers on March 13 and Muggsy Bogues (6,726) for 18th all-time on March 18 at Orlando.

In 73 games (all starts) this season, James is averaging 25.2 points (sixth in NBA) on .512 shooting from the field, 7.5 rebounds, 6.8 assists (ninth in NBA) and 1.4 steals in 35.7 minutes per game. James and the Cavaliers are an Eastern Conference-best 55-22 on the season, which includes a 32-7 mark at Quicken Loans Arena.

Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook won Player of the Month accolades for the Western Conference.

Shaq Elected to Hall of Fame

Shaq is only the fourth Cleveland Cavalier elected to the NBA Hall of Fame.

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The Big Diesel

HOUSTON — For so many years they were the long and short of excellence in the NBA, so it was only fitting that Shaquille O’Neal led the way together for the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2016.

The 7-foot-1 O’Neal played 19 seasons in the NBA, averaging 23.7 points and 10.9 rebounds. He was MVP in 2000 and a three-time MVP of the NBA Finals.

O’Neal and Iverson are among 10 new inductees for 2016. They were joined by”

  • Yao Ming, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2002 NBA draft and spent his entire career with the Houston Rockets before it as cut short by injuries in 2010.
  •  Allen Iverson, The 6-foot Iverson played 14 seasons, averaging 26.7 points and 6.2 assists. He was named MVP in 2001.
  •  Jerry Reinsdorf, long-time owner of the Chicago Bulls, whose team dominated the NBA by winning six championships in the 1990s.
  • Sheryl Swoopes, three-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist, four-time WNBA champion and three-time WNBA MVP.
  • Tom Izzo, head coach at Michigan State, where he has led the Spartans to the 2000 NCAA title and seven trips to the Final Four.

There are four posthumous inductees:

  • Zelmo Beatty, who spent most of his career in the ABA, averaging 17.1 points and 10.9 rebounds.
  • Darell Garretson, former referee.
  • John McLendon, former coach who won three NAIA championships.
  • Cumberland Posey, a star in the early 1900s, who is also in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

LeBron PTOW 4/1/16

WINS AWARD FOR SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK AND NBA RECORD 53rd TIME OF CAREER; HOLDS FIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK AWARDS THIS SEASON, TIED FOR MOST IN NBA
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CLEVELAND – The NBA announced today that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been named the Eastern Conference Player of Week for games played Monday, March 28, through Sunday, April 3. This marks the fifth time this season James has earned Player of the Week accolades, as well as the 53rd time in his career, the most in NBA history. It also marks the 53rd time in franchise history a player has earned Player of the Week honors and the 34th time James has earned the honor as a member of the Cavaliers.

James played in three games this past week for Cleveland (all wins), averaging a near triple-double with 28.0 points on .576 shooting from the field, 9.3 rebounds, 10.7 assists and 2.3 steals in 38.7 minutes per contest. He led the Eastern Conference in points per game (28.0), while ranking second in assists per game (10.7), second in plus/minus (+44), tied for third in double-doubles (3), tied for seventh in steals per game (2.3) and ninth in rebounds per game (9.3). The 12-time NBA All-Star was the only player in the league to average at least 20.0 points and 10.0 assists while shooting .500 or better.

James, who recorded a double-double and scored 20 points or more in each of his three games, started the week off with 24 points on 8-11 (.727) shooting, seven rebounds, 11 assists, two steals and one block in 31 minutes during Cleveland’s 107-87 win over Brooklyn on March 31. With his basket at the 3:52 mark in the first quarter, he surpassed Dominique Wilkins (26,668) for 12th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. The following night, James moved past Oscar Robertson (26,710) for 11th place all-time in scoring while recording 29 points, a season-high 16 rebounds, nine assists, three steals and one block in 44 minutes of the Cavs’ 110-108 overtime victory over Atlanta on April 1. James closed out the week with his 28th double-double of the season after tallying 31 points on 14-22 (.636) shooting, eight rebounds, 12 assists and two steals in 41 minutes during a 112-103 victory over Charlotte on April 3.

In 2015-16, James has appeared in 73 games (all starts) with averages of 25.2 points (sixth in NBA) on .512 shooting from the field, 7.5 rebounds, 6.8 assists (ninth in NBA) and 1.4 steals in 35.7 minutes per game. His five player of the week awards this season are the most in the Eastern Conference and tied for the most in the NBA. James and the Cavaliers currently sit atop the Eastern Conference with a 55-22 record.

J.J. Barea of the Dallas Mavericks was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.

LeBron PTOW 3/21

WINS AWARD FOR NBA RECORD 52nd TIME OF CAREER AND FOURTH TIME THIS SEASON

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The NBA announced today that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been named the Eastern Conference Player of Week for games played Monday, March 21, through Sunday, March 27. This marks the fourth time this season James has earned Player of the Week accolades, as well as the 52nd time in his career, the most in NBA history. It also marks the 52nd time in franchise history a player has earned Player of the Week honors and the 33rd time James has earned the honor as a member of the Cavaliers.

James led Cleveland to a 3-1 record this past week, averaging 29.0 points on .564 shooting from the field, including .455 shooting from three-point line, 8.5 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.0 steal in 35.3 minutes per contest. He led the Eastern Conference in points per game (29.0), total points scored (116), field goals made (44) and plus/minus (+62), while ranking second in the East in assists per game (8.8), second in free throws made (23) and 11th in rebounds per game (8.5). The 12-time NBA All-Star was the only player in the NBA to have multiple triple-doubles last week (2), as well as the lone East player to average at least 25.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists.

James, who recorded at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists in all four contests, opened the week with a triple-double performance in the Cavs’ 124-91 win over Denver on March 21 after tallying game highs of 33 points on 12-19 (.632) shooting, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in 33 minutes. In Cleveland’s 113-104 win against Milwaukee on March 23, James poured in a game-high 26 points, six rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block in 37 minutes. At Brooklyn on March 24, James made his first 10 field goals attempts and finished with a game-high 30 points on 13-16 (.813) shooting from the field, six rebounds, a team-high five assists and one steal in 35 minutes. It was the third time in his career he made his first 10 field goal attempts, and his .813 field goal percentage was his second-highest in any NBA game in which he made at least 10 shots (Feb. 4, 2013 against Charlotte, .929, 13-14). The 6-8 forward closed out the week with another triple-double in a 107-93 win at New York on March 26, his third of the season and 42nd of career, after recording 27 points, 11 rebounds, a game-high 11 assists, one steal and two blocks in 36 minutes. He also moved past Robert Parish (9,614) for 16th all-time in field goals made with his fifth make against the Knicks.

In 2015-16, James has appeared in 70 games (all starts) with averages of 25.0 points (sixth in NBA) on .510 shooting from the field, 7.4 rebounds, 6.6 assists (ninth in NBA) and 1.4 steals in 35.6 minutes per game. His four player of the week awards this season are the most in the Eastern Conference and second-most in the NBA. James and the Cavaliers currently sit atop the Eastern Conference with a 52-21 record.

Klay Thompson of the Golden State Warriors was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.

Cavs Clinch 5th Central Division Championship

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LeBron PTOW

WINS AWARD FOR NBA RECORD 51st TIME OF CAREER AND THIRD TIME THIS SEASON

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James led Cleveland to a perfect 3-0 record this past week after averaging 26.7 points on .533 shooting from the field, 9.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 2.3 steals in 34.3 minutes per game. He also registered two double-doubles. Among Eastern Conference leaders, James was tied for fourth in steals per game (2.3), while ranking fifth in points per game (26.7), eighth in assists per game (6.3), eighth in field goals made (32), and tied for ninth in rebounds per game (9.7). The 12-time NBA All-Star scored in double figures in all three games, increasing his double-digit consecutive scoring streak to 700 regular season games. He joins Michael Jordan (866) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (787) as the only players in NBA history to have double-digit scoring streaks of 700 games or more.

James, who was the only player in the NBA to shoot over .500 from the field while averaging at least 20.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists this past week, tallied a game-high 33 points on 14-22 (.636) shooting, five rebounds, four assists and two steals in 37 minutes of Cleveland’s 100-96 win over Indiana on Feb. 29. He followed that up with 19 points, a season-high tying 13 rebounds, seven assists and three steals in 30 minutes during a 108-83 victory against Washington on March 4. James closed out the week by helping the Cavs overcome an 18-point deficit to defeat Boston, 120-103, on March 5. In the win against the Celtics, James notched his second straight double-double with a game-high 28 points on 11-20 (.550) shooting, 11 rebounds, a game-high eight assists, two steals and one block in 36 minutes, marking his 700th consecutive regular season game scoring in double figures, as he also surpassed Tim Duncan for 14th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with his 17th point on the night, a layup at the 4:43 mark of the third quarter.

In 2015-16, James has appeared in 59 games (all starts) with averages of 24.8 points (sixth in NBA) on .504 shooting from the field, 7.3 rebounds, 6.6 assists (10th in NBA) and 1.5 steals in 35.8 minutes per game. The 6-8 forward is the only player in the league to shoot at least .500 from the field while averaging at least 20.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists this season. James and the Cavaliers currently sit atop the Eastern Conference with a 44-17 record.

Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.

LeBron POTM February 2016

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CLEVELAND – The NBA announced today that Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has been named the Kia NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month for games played in February 2016. This marks the 18th time a Cavs player has earned Player of the Month honors and James’ 30th, the most in NBA history.

In the month of February, James appeared in 12 games (8-4) for the Cavs and averaged an Eastern Conference-best 24.8 points, to go along with 7.4 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 1.7 steals in 36.8 minutes per game. In addition to leading the East in scoring last month, James led the conference in field goals made (117) and was tied for second in assists per game (7.3). He also ranked fourth in total points (267), fifth in plus/minus (+80), tied for eighth in steals per game (1.67), tied for 13th in double-doubles (4) and 20th in rebounds per game (7.4). The 12-time NBA All-Star had four double-doubles, which includes a triple-double performance in a 120-100 win over Sacramento on Feb. 8 (21 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists).

The Model of Consistency

Along with King James’ fantastic February, the four-time MVP is putting up stellar averages for the entire 2015-16 season. View his month-by-month breakdown below:

Month Points Rebounds Assists
October 22.0 7.3 4.7
November 26.4 7.6 7.0
December 25.7 7.2 5.2
January 23.6 6.6 7.1
February 24.8 7.4 7.3

James was the only player in the East to average at least 20.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 7.0 assists in February, and one of just two players in the NBA to accomplish that feat (Russell Westbrook). He topped at least 20 points in 11 of his 12 February appearances, including two 30-point outings. He also shot at least .500 from the field on eight occasions and had eight games with at least 20 points, five rebounds and five assists.

The 6-8 forward had several historical achievements throughout February. He recently moved past Moses Malone (9,435) for 19th all-time in field goals made with his second field goal against Chicago on Feb. 18. He surpassed Paul Pierce for 15th place on the NBA all-time scoring list with his layup at the 3:59 mark of the first quarter against the L.A. Lakers on Feb. 10. Before that, he past Kevin Garnett (26,071) for 16th place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list with his field goal at the 3:07 mark of the third quarter at Charlotte on Feb. 3. Earlier in February, James became the 19th player in league history to make 6,000 career free throws with his 11th make against Boston on Feb. 5.

In 57 games (all starts) this season, James is averaging 24.9 points (sixth in NBA) on .505 shooting from the field, 7.2 rebounds, 6.6 assists (11th in NBA) and 1.4 steals in 35.9 minutes per game. James and the Cavaliers are an Eastern Conference-best 42-17 on the season, which includes a 25-5 mark at Quicken Loans Arena.
Golden State’s Stephen Curry won Player of the Month accolades for the Western Conference.