2014–15 Cleveland Cavaliers season

2014–15 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Conference champions
Division champions
Head coachDavid Blatt
General managerDavid Griffin
Owner(s)Dan Gilbert
ArenaQuicken Loans Arena
Record53–29 (.646)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Central)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finishNBA Finals
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The 2014–15 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 45th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The season was marked by the publicity the team received by signing free agent forward LeBron James and trading for forward Kevin Love. These All-Star players, added with All-Star guard Kyrie Irving, were dubbed nationally as the "Big Three".[1] A sub-.500 team the previous four seasons, the Cavaliers won the Central division with a 53–29 record. Despite losing key players to injuries, their run continued deep in the NBA Playoffs, starting with a sweep of the Boston Celitcs in four games in the First Round, then defeating the Chicago Bulls in six games in the Semifinals, before sweeping the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks in four games in the Conference Finals, making it to the NBA Finals, their second appearance since 2007.

However, the Cavaliers' season ended with a 2–4 series loss to the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, who won their fourth NBA championship, their first NBA Championship in 40 years.


Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Club team
1 1 Andrew Wiggins SG/SF  Canada Kansas
2 33 Joe Harris SG  United States Virginia