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Regular Season Record: 66-16
Head-to-Head Record: 1-3
Last NBA Championship: Never
Last NBA Finals Appearance: 2007
Last Postseason Appearance: 2008
How They Got Here: The Cavs dropped the Pistons in four straight games, wrapping that series up on April 26 and providing themselves with plenty of rest before the second round. Cleveland's sweep of Detroit gave them their eighth straight playoff win over Detroit dating back to the conference finals in 2007.
A Reason To Cheer For The Cavaliers: Coming off the most successful regular season in franchise history, the Cavaliers are a strong contender to make it deep in the post-season. The team has never won an NBA championship, having come close back in 2006-07 when they made it to the Finals, only to be swept by the Spurs. The Cavs were eliminated by the eventual-champion Celtics in the Conference semi-final last season, and they're hungry to make their second LeBron-era trip to the big show. With the best home record in the NBA, the Cavs are practically unstoppable in Cleveland. The structured style of Cleveland's offence and defence gives them a solid foundational structure to work from for playoff success because it minimizes the likelihood of major meltdowns. The sheer power of LeBron James is enough to change the momentum of any game, and the team's disciplined approach lends itself to post-season success. Look for the Cavs to make a serious run - there's no reason to think otherwise.
Players to Watch: LeBron James, Mo Williams, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Delonte West, Anderson Varejao