1997–98 Cleveland Cavaliers season

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1997–98 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Head coach Mike Fratello
Arena Gund Arena
Results
Record 47–35 (.573)
Place Division: 5th (Central)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 1–3)
Local media
Television SportsChannel Ohio, WUAB
Radio WTAM
< 1996–97 1998–99 >

The 1997-98 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 28th season of NBA basketball in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] During the offseason, Cleveland sent Terrell Brandon, and Tyrone Hill to the Milwaukee Bucks, and aquirred Shawn Kemp from the Seattle SuperSonics in a three team trade. The Cavaliers finished the season with a 47-35 record, finishing 5th in the Central Division and qualifying for the Eastern Conference playoffs. Kemp led the team in scoring and rebounding. The Cavaliers would lose four games in the first round of the playoffs to the Indiana Pacers.

Key Dates:

Offseason[edit]

Free Agents[edit]

Trades[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1997 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 13 Derek Anderson Guard  United States Kentucky
1 16* Brevin Knight Guard  United States Stanford
2 45 Cedric Henderson Forward  United States Memphis

*1st round pick acquired from Phoenix in three-way Antonio McDyess deal.[2]

Roster[edit]

Starter

Backup

Reverse

Inactive

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Chicago Bulls 62 20 .756 37–4 25–16 21–7
x-Indiana Pacers 58 24 .707 4 32–9 26–15 19–9
x-Charlotte Hornets 51 31 .622 11 32–9 19–22 16–12
x-Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 12 29–12 21–20 19–9
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 47 35 .573 15 27–14 20–21 14–14
Detroit Pistons 37 45 .451 25 25–16 12–29 12–16
Milwaukee Bucks 36 46 .439 26 21–20 15–26 9–19
Toronto Raptors 16 66 .195 46 9–32 7–34 2–26
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Chicago Bulls 62 20 .756
2 y-Miami Heat 55 27 .671 7
3 x-Indiana Pacers 58 24 .707 4
4 x-Charlotte Hornets 51 31 .622 11
5 x-Atlanta Hawks 50 32 .610 12
6 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 47 35 .573 15
7 x-New York Knicks 43 39 .524 19
8 x-New Jersey Nets 43 39 .524 19
9 Washington Wizards 42 40 .512 20
10 Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 21
11 Detroit Pistons 37 45 .451 25
12 Boston Celtics 36 46 .439 26
12 Milwaukee Bucks 36 46 .439 26
14 Philadelphia 76ers 31 51 .378 31
15 Toronto Raptors 16 66 .195 46


z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

October[edit]

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
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November[edit]

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December[edit]

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January[edit]

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February[edit]

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March[edit]

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# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record

April[edit]

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(3) Indiana Pacers vs. (6) Cleveland Cavaliers Last Playoff Meeting: This is the first meeting between the Pacers and Cavaliers.

Game Date Home Score Visitor Score Record

(IND-CLE)

Venue Box score Television
1 April 23 Indiana 106 Cleveland 77 1-0 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana 1 TNT 8:00et
2 April 25 Indiana 92 Cleveland 86 2-0 Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana 2 NBC 1:00et
3 April 27 Cleveland 86 Indiana 77 2-1 Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio 3 TNT 7:00et
4 April 30 Cleveland 74 Indiana 80 3-1 Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio 4 TBS 7:00et
Indiana wins series 3–1

Player stats[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; GS = Games started; MIN= Minutes; FG% = field goal %, FT% = free throw %, 3FG% = 3 point % STL= Steals; BLK = Blocks; AST = Assists; REB = Rebounds; PTS = Points

Regular Season

Playoffs

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

All-Star[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Free Agents[edit]

Development League[edit]

References[edit]