2002–03 Cleveland Cavaliers season

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2002–03 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Head coach John Lucas
Arena Gund Arena
Results
Record 17–65 (.207)
Place Division: 8th (Central)
Conference: 15th (Eastern)
Playoff finish did not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Net Ohio, WUAB
Radio WTAM
< 2001–02 2003–04 >

The 2002–03 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 33rd season of NBA basketball in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers finished the season with a 17–65 record, last in the Eastern Conference and tied for worst in the NBA. It was the team's worst record since 1981–82.

Ricky Davis was the team's leading scorer with a career high of over 20 points per game.

Offseason[edit]

Free Agents[edit]

Trades[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2002 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 6 Dajuan Wagner Guard  United States Memphis
2 34 Carlos Boozer Forward  United States Duke

Roster[edit]

Regular Depth Chart[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Detroit Pistons 50 32 .610
2 y-New Jersey Nets 49 33 .598 1
3 x-Indiana Pacers 48 34 .585 2
4 x-Philadelphia 76ers 48 34 .585 2
5 x-New Orleans Hornets 47 35 .573 3
6 x-Boston Celtics 44 38 .537 6
7 x-Milwaukee Bucks 42 40 .512 8
8 x-Orlando Magic 42 40 .512 8
9 New York Knicks 37 45 .451 13
9 Washington Wizards 37 45 .451 13
11 Atlanta Hawks 35 47 .427 15
12 Chicago Bulls 30 52 .366 20
13 Miami Heat 25 57 .305 25
14 Toronto Raptors 24 58 .293 26
15 Cleveland Cavaliers 17 65 .207 33


Game log[edit]

October[edit]

Record: 1–1; Home: 0–0; Road: 1–1

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
1 29 October 2002 Cavaliers 67–94 Kings NA Ricky Davis (17) 0–1
2 30 October 2002 Cavaliers 98–96 Clippers NA Ricky Davis (25) 1–1

November[edit]

Record: 1–15; Home: 1–6; Road: 0–9

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
3 1 November 2002 Cavaliers 74–78 Suns NA Ricky Davis (21) 1–2
4 5 November 2002 Lakers 70–89 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (24) 2–2
5 6 November 2002 Cavaliers 100–107 Wizards NA Ricky Davis (27) 2–3
6 8 November 2002 Cavaliers 84–108 Sixers NA Ricky Davis (31) 2–4
7 9 November 2002 Wizards 93–79 Cavaliers NA Two-way tie (19) 2–5
8 12 November 2002 Cavaliers 75–95 Pacers NA Darius Miles (19) 2–6
9 13 November 2002 Mavericks 103–99 Cavaliers NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (34) 2–7
10 16 November 2002 Spurs 90–77 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (22) 2–8
11 18 November 2002 Cavaliers 78–104 Spurs NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (25) 2–9
12 19 November 2002 Cavaliers 80–97 Rockets NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (24) 2–10
13 22 November 2002 Cavaliers 79–120 Nets NA Smush Parker (18) 2–11
14 23 November 2002 Hornets 97–84 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (24) 2–12
15 26 November 2002 Kings 91–85 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (22) 2–13
16 27 November 2002 Cavaliers 80–112 Bucks NA Ricky Davis (23) 2–14
17 29 November 2002 Sixers 106–99 Cavaliers NA Dajuan Wagner (29) 2–15
18 30 November 2002 Cavaliers 79–85 Heat NA Dajuan Wagner (28) 2–16

December[edit]

Record: 4–11; Home: 4–6; Road: 0–5

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
19 2 December 2002 Cavaliers 93–125 Knicks NA Dajuan Wagner (25) 2–17
20 4 December 2002 Bulls 101–111 Cavaliers NA Dajuan Wagner (29) 3–17
21 7 December 2002 Cavaliers 104–112 Bulls NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (28) 3–18
22 9 December 2002 Bucks 140–133 Cavaliers 2 Ricky Davis (45) 3–19
23 11 December 2002 Raptors 83–96 Cavaliers NA Dajuan Wagner (33) 4–19
24 13 December 2002 Cavaliers 100–115 Celtics NA Ricky Davis (42) 4–20
25 14 December 2002 Nuggets 104–111 Cavaliers NA Two-way tie (29) 5–20
26 16 December 2002 SuperSonics 111–98 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (20) 5–21
27 18 December 2002 Pistons 111–106 Cavaliers 1 Zydrunas Ilgauskas (29) 5–22
28 20 December 2002 Cavaliers 107–109 Pistons 1 Ricky Davis (42) 5–23
29 21 December 2002 Celtics 89–82 Cavaliers NA Dajuan Wagner (25) 5–24
30 23 December 2002 Heat 72–74 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (33) 6–24
31 27 December 2002 Pacers 113–89 Cavaliers NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (21) 6–25
32 29 December 2002 Suns 103–84 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (15) 6–26
33 30 December 2002 Cavaliers 88–102 Nets NA Ricky Davis (24) 6–27

January[edit]

Record: 3–11; Home: 1–3; Road: 2–8

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
34 3 January 2003 Cavaliers 81–80 Raptors NA Ricky Davis (29) 7–27
35 4 January 2003 Cavaliers 79–85 Bulls NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (27) 7–28
36 6 January 2003 Bucks 106–94 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (22) 7–29
37 10 January 2003 Cavaliers 99–115 Lakers NA Ricky Davis (27) 7–30
38 12 January 2003 Cavaliers 87–79 SuperSonics NA Ricky Davis (22) 8–30
39 13 January 2003 Cavaliers 94–118 Trail Blazers NA Ricky Davis (17) 8–31
40 15 January 2003 Cavaliers 80–108 Warriors NA Ricky Davis (21) 8–32
41 17 January 2003 Cavaliers 80–97 Nuggets NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (26) 8–33
42 18 January 2003 Cavaliers 78–95 Jazz NA Ricky Davis (25) 8–34
43 21 January 2003 Magic 103–94 Cavaliers NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (35) 8–35
44 25 January 2003 Hawks 102–101 Cavaliers 1 Zydrunas Ilgauskas (19) 8–36
45 27 January 2003 Clippers 100–104 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (32) 9–36
46 29 January 2003 Cavaliers 108–113 Magic NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (22) 9–37
47 31 January 2003 Cavaliers 91–96 Hawks NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (21) 9–38

February[edit]

Record: 2–9; Home: 2–5; Road: 0–4

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
48 2 February 2003 Trail Blazers 114–95 Cavaliers NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (20) 9–39
49 4 February 2003 Cavaliers 84–93 Wizards NA Dajuan Wagner (19) 9–40
50 5 February 2003 Rockets 102–105 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (21) 10–40
51 11 February 2003 Cavaliers 96–107 Pacers NA Jumaine Jones (25) 10–41
52 12 February 2003 Timberwolves 102–91 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (26) 10–42
53 16 February 2003 Pistons 90–75 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (19) 10–43
54 18 February 2003 Bulls 107–101 Cavaliers NA Carlos Boozer (23) 10–44
55 21 February 2003 Sixers 119–99 Cavaliers NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (19) 10–45
56 23 February 2003 Cavaliers 103–116 Sixers NA Dajuan Wagner (23) 10–46
57 25 February 2003 Nets 90–93 Cavaliers NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (29) 11–46
58 28 February 2003 Cavaliers 95–118 Timberwolves NA Two-way tie (16) 11–47

March[edit]

Record: 3–12; Home: 3–5; Road: 0–7

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
59 2 March 2003 Magic 102–76 Cavaliers NA Two-way tie (14) 11–48
60 4 March 2003 Cavaliers 80–89 Knicks NA Ricky Davis (24) 11–49
61 5 March 2003 Hawks 111–105 Cavaliers NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (27) 11–50
62 7 March 2003 Cavaliers 76–102 Hornets NA Carlos Boozer (16) 11–51
63 8 March 2003 Grizzlies 115–89 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (18) 11–52
64 11 March 2003 Heat 77–75 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (19) 11–53
65 16 March 2003 Jazz 95–122 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (28) 12–53
66 18 March 2003 Cavaliers 93–114 Mavericks NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (30) 12–54
67 19 March 2003 Cavaliers 101–128 Grizzlies NA Carlos Boozer (27) 12–55
68 21 March 2003 Cavaliers 85–109 Magic NA Milt Palacio (15) 12–56
69 23 March 2003 Nets 88–93 Cavaliers NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (29) 13–56
70 25 March 2003 Warriors 103–124 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (28) 14–56
71 26 March 2003 Cavaliers 83–89 Raptors NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (25) 14–57
72 28 March 2003 Cavaliers 95–104 Celtics NA Ricky Davis (31) 14–58
73 29 March 2003 Celtics 110–106 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (38) 14–59

April[edit]

Record: 3–6; Home: 3–2; Road: 0–4

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
74 2 April 2003 Pacers 103–82 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (27) 14–60
75 4 April 2003 Cavaliers 93–95 Bucks NA Ricky Davis (26) 14–61
76 5 April 2003 Hornets 76–79 Cavaliers NA Ricky Davis (17) 15–61
77 8 April 2003 Wizards 100–91 Cavaliers NA Zydrunas Ilgauskas (23) 15–62
78 9 April 2003 Cavaliers 81–100 Hornets NA Jumaine Jones (21) 15–63
79 11 April 2003 Cavaliers 89–109 Hawks NA Tierre Brown (15) 15–64
80 12 April 2003 Knicks 99–104 Cavaliers 1 Ricky Davis (37) 16–64
81 14 April 2003 Cavaliers 88–89 Pistons NA Ricky Davis (25) 16–65
82 16 April 2003 Raptors 86–96 Cavaliers NA Smush Parker (17) 17–65
  • Green background indicates win.
  • Red background indicates loss.

Player stats[edit]

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 season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Carlos Boozer 81 54 25.3 .536 .000 .771 7.5 1.3 .73 .62 10.0
Tierre Brown 15 0 11.2 .458 .000 .786 2.0 2.6 .87 .00 4.3
Ricky Davis 79 76 39.6 .410 .363 .748 4.9 5.5 1.58 .46 20.6
DeSagana Diop 80 1 11.8 .351 .000 .367 2.7 .5 .41 1.01 1.5
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas 81 81 30.0 .441 .000 .781 7.5 1.6 .69 1.88 17.2
Jumaine Jones 80 12 27.6 .434 .354 .687 5.1 1.4 .84 .28 9.8
Chris Mihm 52 0 15.6 .404 .000 .724 4.4 .5 .35 .73 5.9
Darius Miles 67 62 30.0 .410 .000 .594 5.4 2.6 1.00 1.03 9.2
Milt Palacio 80 46 24.7 .418 .216 .747 2.9 3.2 .85 .20 5.0
Smush Parker 66 18 16.7 .402 .322 .831 1.8 2.5 .73 .18 6.2
Michael Stewart 47 0 5.3 .378 .000 .667 1.2 .1 .04 .32 .8
Dajuan Wagner 47 24 29.5 .369 .316 .800 1.7 2.8 .81 .15 13.4

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]

External links[edit]