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2006–07 Cleveland Cavaliers season

The 2006–07 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 37th season of NBA basketball in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers finished the season with a 50–32 record, a second-place finish in the Central Division, became the champions of the Eastern Conference, and made their first ever NBA Finals appearance.

2006–07 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Conference champions
Head coachMike Brown
ArenaQuicken Loans Arena
Results
Record50–32 (.610)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finishNBA Finals
(Lost to Spurs 0–4)
Local media
TelevisionMEGA TV
RadioWTAM
< 2005–06 2007–08 >
LeBron James led the Cavaliers to their first Eastern Conference championship.

Prior to making their first NBA Finals appearance, in the playoffs, the Cavaliers swept the Washington Wizards in four games in the First Round, defeated the New Jersey Nets in six games in the Semifinals, and defeated the Detroit Pistons in six games in the Conference Finals.

However, in the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in four games. LeBron James was the team's leading scorer and finished in 2nd place in league MVP voting.

The Cavaliers would not make it back to the Finals until 2015, when James returned to the team.

Contents

Key DatesEdit

  • On June 28, the 2006 NBA draft took place in New York City.
  • In July, the free agency period began.
  • On October 10, the Cavaliers' preseason began with a 93–109 loss to the Boston Celtics.
  • On November 1, the Cavaliers' regular season began with a 97–94 win over the Washington Wizards.
  • On March 27, the Cavaliers clinched a playoff berth.
  • On June 2, the Cavaliers won their first ever Eastern Conference championship.
  • On June 14, the Cavaliers' season ended in an NBA Finals sweep to the San Antonio Spurs.

OffseasonEdit

Free agentsEdit

Additions
Player Date Former team
Scot Pollard August 18 Indiana Pacers
David Wesley September 5 Houston Rockets
Subtractions
Player Date New team
Flip Murray July 18 Detroit Pistons
Stephen Graham August 9 Portland Trail Blazers
Alan Henderson September 8 Philadelphia 76ers
Eddie Basden November Fenerbahçe

TradesEdit

August 18, 2008
To Cleveland Cavaliers
Eddie Basden
To Chicago Bulls
Martynas Andriuskevicius
October 13, 2008
To Cleveland Cavaliers
Dwayne Jones
To Boston Celtics
Luke Jackson and cash considerations

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 25 Shannon Brown Guard   United States Michigan State
2 42* Daniel Gibson Guard   United States Texas
2 55 Ejike Ugboaja Forward   Nigeria Union Bank Lagos (Nigeria)

*2nd round pick acquired from Philadelphia in Lee Nailon deal.[1]

RosterEdit

Cleveland Cavaliers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 6   Brown, Shannon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Michigan State
PG 1   Gibson, Daniel 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Texas
PF 90   Gooden, Drew 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Kansas
SG 32   Hughes, Larry 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 184 lb (83 kg) Saint Louis
C 11   Ilgauskas, Zydrunas 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Lithuania
SF 23   James, LeBron (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) St. Vincent-St. Mary's
PG 19   Jones, Damon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Houston
C 27   Jones, Dwayne 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 251 lb (114 kg) Saint Joseph's
PF 24   Marshall, Donyell 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Connecticut
SF 14   Newble, Ira 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Miami (OH)
SG 3   Pavlović, Aleksandar 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Serbia
C 31   Pollard, Scot 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Kansas
PG 20   Snow, Eric (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Michigan State
PF 17   Varejão, Anderson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Brazil
SG 4   Wesley, David 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Baylor
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Player salariesEdit

Rank Player Salary
1 Larry Hughes $13,363,012
2 Zydrunas Ilgauskas $9,422,697
3 Drew Gooden $6,645,402
4 Eric Snow $6,093,750
5 LeBron James $6,128,090
6 Donyell Marshall $5,633,037
7 Damon Jones $3,884,678
8 Ira Newble $3,196,050
9 Scot Pollard $2,200,000
10 Sasha Pavlović $1,962,206
11 David Wesley $1,750,000
12 Shannon Brown $971,280
13 Anderson Varejão $945,600
14 Dwayne Jones $664,209
15 Daniel Gibson $412,718

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 53 29 .646 - 26–15 27–14 9–7
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 50 32 .610 3 30–11 20–21 10–6
x-Chicago Bulls 49 33 .598 4 31–10 18–23 12–4
Indiana Pacers 35 47 .427 18 22–19 13–28 8–8
Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 .341 25 18–23 10–31 1–15
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Detroit Pistons 53 29 .646
2 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 50 32 .610 3
3 y-Toronto Raptors 47 35 .573 6
4 y-Miami Heat 44 38 .537 9
5 x-Chicago Bulls 49 33 .598 4
6 x-New Jersey Nets 41 41 .500 12
7 x-Washington Wizards 41 41 .500 12
8 x-Orlando Magic 40 42 .488 13
9 Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 18
10 Indiana Pacers 35 47 .427 18
11 New York Knicks 33 49 .402 20
12 Charlotte Bobcats 33 49 .402 20
13 Atlanta Hawks 30 52 .366 23
14 Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 .341 25
15 Boston Celtics 24 58 .293 29

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2006-07 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOK NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–4 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–3
Boston 1–3 2–2 0–3 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–3
Charlotte 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 2–2
Chicago 4–0 3–0 2–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–3 2–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 3–1
Cleveland 3–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 2–1
Dallas 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–1 2–0 2–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–2 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–2 2–0 2–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–2 1–2 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–1
Detroit 2–1 4–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–1 3–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–1 0–2 2–2
Golden State 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–3 2–0 2–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–1 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–3 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 3–0 2–2 3–0 1–1 1–3 2–0
Indiana 3–1 3–1 2–1 1–3 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 0–4 1–1 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 0–2 0–3
L.A. Clippers 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–2 1–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–3 0–2 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–2 3–1 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–1 1–1
Memphis 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–3 2–2 0–2 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–3 1–1
Miami 4–0 2–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–0 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 2–0 3–1
Milwaukee 2–1 2–2 2–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–2 2–0 1–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–3 1–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 1–1
New Jersey 2–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 4–0
New Orleans/Oklahoma City 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–2 1–1
New York 2–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 0–2 1–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 2–1 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–2
Orlando 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 2–0 2–2
Philadelphia 3–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–3
Phoenix 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 2–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 3–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–2 2–1 2–0 1–3 1–1
Portland 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–2 2–2 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–4 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–4 2–1 1–1 2–1 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–1 4–0 4–0 4–0 2–0 2–2 2–0
Seattle 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–3 0–3 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–2 0–4 1–1 2–2 0–2
Toronto 2–2 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Utah 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 1–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 0–2 2–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1
Washington 3–1 3–0 2–2 1–3 1–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 2–2 2–2 3–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–1


2006–07 game log
Total: 50–32 (Home: 30–11; Road: 20–21)
2006–07 schedule

PlayoffsEdit

First RoundEdit

(2) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (7) Washington Wizards

NBA TV
April 30
Cleveland Cavaliers 97, Washington Wizards 90
Cleveland wins series, 4–0

A rematch of the previous year's first round series was spoiled when Wizards star Gilbert Arenas and Caron Butler were both forced out of the playoffs due to injuries received in the later parts of the regular season. Without Arenas and Butler, the Wizards found themselves unable to stop LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers from sweeping them out of the playoffs. It was Cleveland's first playoff sweep in franchise history.

Eastern SemifinalsEdit

(2) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (6) New Jersey Nets

ESPN
May 18
Cleveland Cavaliers 88, New Jersey Nets 72
Cleveland wins series, 4–2

The Cavaliers advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 1992, while the Nets have lost in the Conference Semifinals in three out of the last four years.

New Jersey Nets point guard Jason Kidd averaged a triple double the entire playoffs, scoring 14.6 points, grabbing 10.9 rebounds and dishing out 10.9 assists per game.

The Cavaliers also got revenge of sorts, by eliminating the Nets two years after the Nets eliminated them on the final day of the regular season.[2][3]

Eastern FinalsEdit

Conference Finals: (1) Detroit Pistons vs. (2) Cleveland Cavaliers

TNT
June 2
Detroit Pistons 82, Cleveland Cavaliers 98
Cleveland wins series, 4–2

In a rematch of last year's thrilling second-round series, the Pistons and the Cavaliers matched up in perhaps one of the closest contested series in NBA history, with the first five games being decided by 6 points or less. The spotlight of the series fell on Cleveland's LeBron James. Despite gaining some momentum in the opening games of the series against the experienced Pistons, key last-second decisions by James led to Cleveland losses in Games 1 and 2 in Detroit, by identical scores where Cleveland led for most of the two games. They faced a 0–2 deficit for the second straight year but would easily remember from the year before they could win three straight games to get back into the series.

With media circles on his back for his complacency in these games (James had a playoff career low 10 points in Game 1), LeBron came back to will the Cavs to close victories in Games 3 and 4 in Cleveland, evening the series at 2. The series shifted back to Detroit for a Game 5 that proved to be one of the most memorable postseason games in recent NBA history. In a match that went into double overtime, the Cavaliers stunned the Pistons on their home court, thanks to LeBron James' playoff career-high 48 point performance. James scored the Cavaliers' final 25 points of the game, including all 18 points in overtime making it two straight two-point wins at the Palace in Game 5.

This time around the heavily favored Cavaliers took advantage of their home court in 2007 and exploded in Game 6 to close out the Pistons once and for all, and to clinch the franchise's first trip to the NBA Finals. Rookie Daniel Gibson scored his career high 31 points including five three-pointers to lift the Cavs in the second half behind a roaring home crowd.

NBA FinalsEdit

Game 1Edit

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers entered the 2007 Finals as newcomers. Game 1 was the first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history, and the first for each of its players (other than reserve point guard Eric Snow). However, the San Antonio Spurs had been to the Finals in three of the past eight seasons, winning a championship each time. With solid performances by Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginóbili, the Spurs won the series opener in convincing fashion, limiting LeBron James to 14 points on 4–16 shooting.

June 7
9:00 p.m. ET
Cleveland Cavaliers 76, San Antonio Spurs 85
Scoring by quarter: 15–20, 20–20, 14–24, 27–21
Pts: Gibson 16, James 14
Rebs: James 7, Ilgauskas 6
Asts: James, Gibson 4 each
TOs: LeBron James 6
Pts: Parker 27, Duncan 24
Rebs: Duncan 13, Ginóbili 8
Asts: Tony Parker 7
Blocks: Tim Duncan 5
AT&T Center, San Antonio
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Ken Mauer, Mike Callahan, Steve Javie

Game 2Edit

The Spurs took a stranglehold on momentum in Game 2. The Spurs big three overwhelmed the Cavs and the Spurs led by as many as 29 points in the third quarter. They absolutely dominated game during first 3 quarters and played show-time basketball. A furious 25–6 rally by Cleveland in the final quarter wasn't enough as the Spurs took a 2–0 lead in the series.

June 10
9:00 p.m. ET
Cleveland Cavaliers 92, San Antonio Spurs 103
Scoring by quarter: 17–28, 16–30, 29–31, 30–14
Pts: LeBron James 25
Rebs: Anderson Varejão 10
Asts: LeBron James 6
TOs: LeBron James 6
Pts: Tony Parker 30
Rebs: Duncan, Horry 9 each
Asts: Tim Duncan 8
Blocks: Robert Horry 5
AT&T Center, San Antonio
Attendance: 18,797
Referees: Dick Bavetta, Jim Clark, Joe Derosa

Game 3Edit

Rookie Daniel Gibson started Game 3 in place of the injured Larry Hughes but scored a series-low 2 points on 1–10 shooting. As a team the Cavs shot only .367 but out-rebounded the Spurs 48–41. Zydrunas Ilgauskas had a 2006–07 season high 18 rebounds. On the game's final play, LeBron James missed a potential game-tying 29 foot 3-pointer (which he contested as a foul on Bruce Bowen).

Game 3 was the lowest-scoring Finals game since 1955, with Tim Duncan of the Spurs having his lowest scoring game in his NBA Finals career, with 14 points.

June 12
9:00 p.m. ET
San Antonio Spurs 75, Cleveland Cavaliers 72
Scoring by quarter: 16–18, 24–20, 15–12, 20–22
Pts: Tony Parker 17
Rebs: Duncan, Bowen 9 each
Asts: Manu Ginóbili 5
Stls: Michael Finley 4
Pts: LeBron James 25
Rebs: Ilgauskas 18, Gooden 12
Asts: LeBron James 7
TOs: LeBron James 5

Game 4Edit

San Antonio started out strong through the first three quarters, leading by as many as 11. Cleveland would stage a rally near the end of the third quarter and the first five minutes of the fourth, scoring 14 consecutive points to take its first second-half lead of the series. However, the Spurs would stage a 12–3 rally of their own to retake the lead and win the series in a 4–0 sweep.

June 14
9:00 p.m. ET
San Antonio Spurs 83, Cleveland Cavaliers 82
Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 20–14, 21–18, 22–27
Pts: Manu Ginóbili 27
Rebs: Tim Duncan 15
Asts: Manu Ginóbili 5
TOs: Tim Duncan 6
Pts: LeBron James 24
Rebs: Ilgauskas 13, Gooden 11
Asts: LeBron James 10
TOs: LeBron James 6
San Antonio wins series 4–0


2007 playoff game log
2006–07 schedule

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular seasonEdit

Player GP GS MIN FG% FT% 3FG% STL BLK AST REB PTS
LeBron James 78 78 40.9 47.6% 69.8% 31.9% 1.60 .71 6.0 6.7 27.3
Larry Hughes 70 68 37.1 40.0% 67.6% 33.3% 1.27 .37 3.7 3.8 14.9
Zydrunas Ilgauskas 78 78 27.3 45.5% 80.7% 0.0% .62 1.26 1.6 7.7 11.9
Drew Gooden 80 80 28.0 47.3% 71.4% 16.7% .88 .35 1.1 8.5 11.1
Sasha Pavlović 67 28 22.9 45.3% 79.4% 40.5% .82 .25 1.6 2.4 9.0
Donyell Marshall 81 0 16.8 42.4% 66.3% 35.1% .48 .53 .6 4.0 7.0
Anderson Varejão 81 6 21.9 47.6% 61.6% 0.0% .94 .64 .9 6.7 6.8
Damon Jones 60 0 19.6 38.6% 68.2% 38.5% .27 .03 1.6 1.1 6.6
Daniel Gibson 60 16 16.5 42.4% 71.8% 41.9% .38 .13 1.2 1.5 4.6
Eric Snow 82 45 23.5 41.7% 63.7% 0.0% .67 .20 4.0 2.3 4.2
Shannon Brown 23 5 8.8 37.8% 71.4% 28.0% .30 .13 .4 .9 3.2
Ira Newble 15 1 8.6 43.2% 60.6% 53.3% .40 .00 .1 2.0 3.1
David Wesley 35 5 10.1 29.3% 79.4% 23.7% .34 .11 1.1 1.0 2.1
Scot Pollard 24 0 4.5 42.3% 50.0% 0.0% .17 .04 .1 1.3 1.0
Dwayne Jones 4 0 4.5 0.0% 50.0% 0.0% .00 .00 .0 1.5 .8

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MIN FG% FT% 3FG% STL BLK AST REB PTS
LeBron James 20 20 44.7 41.6% 75.5% 28.0% 1.70 .50 8.0 8.1 25.1
Zydrunas Ilgauskas 20 20 32.5 49.2% 83.8% 0.0% .45 .80 .9 9.7 12.6
Drew Gooden 20 20 30.3 49.3% 76.9% 0.0% .50 .45 1.0 8.0 11.4
Larry Hughes 18 18 35.5 34.7% 74.6% 35.2% 1.39 .44 2.4 3.9 11.3
Sasha Pavlović 20 20 30.8 38.1% 52.8% 34.5% .95 .25 1.6 2.6 9.2
Daniel Gibson 20 2 20.1 43.1% 88.4% 40.9% .60 .20 1.1 1.6 8.3
Anderson Varejão 20 0 22.4 51.1% 56.3% 0.0% 1.05 .55 .6 6.0 6.0
Donyell Marshall 19 0 10.7 33.3% 63.6% 31.1% .16 .21 .3 2.2 3.5
Damon Jones 11 0 12.6 30.8% 1.000% 31.8% .00 .00 1.0 .8 2.4
Eric Snow 19 0 12.8 31.6% 57.1% 0.0% .58 .11 1.5 1.5 1.7
Ira Newble 6 0 1.7 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% .00 .00 .2 .2 0.0
Scot Pollard 3 0 1.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% .00 .00 .0 0.0 0.0
Shannon Brown 1 0 1.0 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% .00 .00 .0 0.0 0.0

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

RecordsEdit

  • On November 25, Zydrunas Ilgauskas tied a franchise record for offensive rebounds in a half (10) and in a game (12) in the Cavs' 108–95 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.
  • On December 6, Zydrunas Ilgauskas became the all-time offensive rebound leader in Cavs history in a 95–91 win over the Toronto Raptors.
  • In Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, LeBron James set or tied franchise playoff records for: points in a game (48), points in overtime (9), field goals made and attempted in a game (18, 33) and field goals made in overtime (4).
  • In Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Daniel Gibson set or tied franchise playoff records for: points in a quarter (19), points in a half (25), rookie points in a game (31) and three-pointers in a half (5).
  • With his 19th playoff win, coach Mike Brown set the franchise record for playoff victories.

MilestonesEdit

  • On December 23, LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to score 7,000 career points (21 years, 359 days).
  • In the 2006–07 season, the Cavaliers swept all four California teams for the first time in team history (Golden State, Sacramento, LA Lakers, LA Clippers)
  • On March 14, LeBron James became the youngest player in NBA history to score 8,000 career points (22 years, 74 days).
  • On April 6, LeBron James became the 2nd fastest player to record 8,000 points, 2,000 rebounds and 2,000 assists in a career. LeBron did it in 311 games while it took Oscar Robertson 269 games and Michael Jordan 339.
  • On April 14, the Cavaliers played the 3,000th game in franchise history

All-StarEdit

  • LeBron James led all players in votes received and was voted in as a starter for the 2007 NBA All-Star Game. His 2,516,049 votes were the second most in NBA history. He became the first player in team history to lead the league in votes.
  • LeBron James led the Eastern Conference All-Stars with 28 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in the 132–153 loss.
  • Damon Jones participated in the Three Point Contest and finished in 5th place.
  • LeBron James participated in the Skills Challenge and finished in 3rd place.

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

The Cavaliers did not make a trade during the 2006–07 NBA season.

Free agentsEdit

The Cavaliers did not sign any free agents during the 2006–07 NBA season.

Development LeagueEdit

  • On March 2, Shannon Brown was assigned to the NBDL's Albuquerque Thunderbirds.
  • On March 3, Shannon Brown was recalled from the Thunderbirds.
  • On March 23, Dwayne Jones was assigned to the Thunderbirds.
  • On March 27, Dwayne Jones was recalled from the Thunderbirds.

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