2009–10 Cleveland Cavaliers season

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2009–10 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Central Division Champions
Head coach Mike Brown
Arena Quicken Loans Arena
Results
Record 61–21 (.744)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finish Lost Eastern Conference Semifinals

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Ohio · WUAB
Radio WTAM
< 2008–09 2010–11 >

The 2009–10 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 40th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Key dates[edit]

LeBron James in a game against the Wizards. James was the 2009-10 MVP.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2009 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Club Team
1 30 Christian Eyenga G/F Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo CB Prat
2 46 Danny Green G/F  United States North Carolina

Roster[edit]

Cleveland Cavaliers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
G 1 United States Gibson, Daniel 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1986-02-27 Texas
G/F 14 United States Green, Danny 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1987-06-22 North Carolina
F/C 21 United States Hickson, J. J. 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 242 lb (110 kg) 1988-09-04 North Carolina State
C 11 Lithuania Ilgauskas, Žydrūnas 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1975-06-05 Lithuania
F 23 United States James, LeBron (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1984-12-30 St. Vincent – St. Mary High School
F 4 United States Jamison, Antawn 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1976-06-12 North Carolina
G/F 15 United States Moon, Jamario 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1980-06-13 Meridian CC
C 33 United States O'Neal, Shaquille 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 325 lb (147 kg) 1972-03-06 LSU
G/F 18 United States Parker, Anthony 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1975-06-19 Bradley
F 44 United States Powe, Leon 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1984-01-22 California
G 3 United States Telfair, Sebastian 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1985-06-09 Abraham Lincoln High School
F/C 17 Brazil Varejão, Anderson 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1982-09-28 Brazil
G 13 United States West, Delonte 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1983-07-26 Saint Joseph's
G/F 31 United States Williams, Jawad 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 218 lb (99 kg) 1983-02-19 North Carolina
G 2 United States Williams, Mo 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1982-12-19 Alabama
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

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

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Shaquille O'Neal Žydrūnas Ilgauskas Anderson Varejão
PF Antawn Jamison J.J. Hickson Leon Powe
SF LeBron James Jamario Moon Jawad Williams
SG Anthony Parker Delonte West Danny Green
PG Mo Williams Daniel Gibson Sebastian Telfair

Pre-season[edit]

2009 pre-season game log
2009–10 pre-season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
z-Cleveland Cavaliers 61 21 .744 35–6 26–15 12–4
x-Milwaukee Bucks 46 36 .561 17 28–13 18–23 10–6
x-Chicago Bulls 41 41 .500 22 24–17 17–24 10–6
Indiana Pacers 32 50 .390 29 23–18 9–32 6–10
Detroit Pistons 27 55 .329 34 17–24 10–31 2–14
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Cleveland Cavaliers 61 21 .744
2 y-Orlando Magic 59 23 .720 2
3 x-Atlanta Hawks 53 29 .646 8
4 y-Boston Celtics 50 32 .610 11
5 x-Miami Heat 47 35 .573 14
6 x-Milwaukee Bucks 46 36 .561 15
7 x-Charlotte Bobcats 44 38 .537 17
8 x-Chicago Bulls 41 41 .500 20
9 Toronto Raptors 40 42 .488 21
10 Indiana Pacers 32 50 .390 29
11 New York Knicks 29 53 .354 32
12 Detroit Pistons 27 55 .329 34
13 Philadelphia 76ers 27 55 .329 34
14 Washington Wizards 26 56 .317 35
15 New Jersey Nets 12 70 .146 49


Game log[edit]

2009–10 game log Total: 61–21 (Home: 35–6; Road: 26–15)
2009–10 season schedule

Playoffs[edit]

First Round[edit]

(1) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (8) Chicago Bulls[edit]

April 17
3:00 pm
Chicago Bulls 83, Cleveland Cavaliers 96
Scoring by quarter: 18–32, 23–24, 19–17, 23–23
Pts: Derrick Rose 28
Rebs: Hinrich, Noah 8 each
Asts: Derrick Rose 10
Pts: LeBron James 24
Rebs: Anderson Varejão 15
Asts: Mo Williams 10
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 20,562
Referees: Eddie Rush, Bob Delaney, John Goble
April 19
8:00 pm
Chicago Bulls 102, Cleveland Cavaliers 112
Scoring by quarter: 22–28, 28–24, 27–25, 25–35
Pts: Joakim Noah 25
Rebs: Joakim Noah 13
Asts: Derrick Rose 8
Pts: LeBron James 40
Rebs: LeBron James 8
Asts: LeBron James 8
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 20,562
Referees: Joe Crawford, Ron Garretson, Eric Lewis
April 22
7:00 pm
Cleveland Cavaliers 106, Chicago Bulls 108
Scoring by quarter: 21–32, 24–24, 23–23, 38–29
Pts: LeBron James 39
Rebs: Antawn Jamison 11
Asts: LeBron James 8
Pts: Derrick Rose 31
Rebs: Joakim Noah 15
Asts: Derrick Rose 7
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 22,991
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Jason Phillips, Tony Brothers
April 25
3:30 pm
Cleveland Cavaliers 121, Chicago Bulls 98
Scoring by quarter: 24–21, 38–31, 37–24, 22–22
Pts: LeBron James 37
Rebs: LeBron James 12
Asts: LeBron James 11
Pts: Noah, Rose 21 each
Rebs: Joakim Noah 20
Asts: Derrick Rose 5
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 22,991
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Derrick Stafford, Mike Callahan
April 27
8:00 pm
Chicago Bulls 94, Cleveland Cavaliers 96
Scoring by quarter: 26–27, 22–28, 23–18, 23–23
Pts: Derrick Rose 31
Rebs: Taj Gibson 11
Asts: Derrick Rose 6
Pts: Antawn Jamison 25
Rebs: LeBron James 10
Asts: LeBron James 9
Cleveland wins series, 4–1
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 20,562
Referees: Ken Mauer, Bill Kennedy, Zach Zarba


Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (4) Boston Celtics[edit]

May 1
8:00 pm
Boston Celtics 93, Cleveland Cavaliers 101
Scoring by quarter: 26–20, 28–23, 24–36, 15–22
Pts: Rajon Rondo 27
Rebs: Kendrick Perkins 11
Asts: Rajon Rondo 12
Pts: LeBron James 35
Rebs: Antawn Jamison 9
Asts: LeBron James 7
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 20,562
Referees: Eddie F. Rush, Bill Spooner, Jason Phillips
May 3
8:00 pm
Boston Celtics 104, Cleveland Cavaliers 86
Scoring by quarter: 26–22, 26–26, 31–12, 21–26
Pts: Ray Allen 22
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 10
Asts: Rajon Rondo 19
Pts: LeBron James 24
Rebs: James, Varejão 7 each
Asts: Mo Williams 7
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 20,562
Referees: Dan Crawford, Dick Bavetta, Ed Malloy
May 7
7:00 pm
Cleveland Cavaliers 124, Boston Celtics 95
Scoring by quarter: 36–17, 29–26, 31–27, 28–25
Pts: LeBron James 38
Rebs: Antawn Jamison 12
Asts: James, Williams 7 each
Pts: Kevin Garnett 19
Rebs: Rajon Rondo 5
Asts: Rajon Rondo 8
TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 18,624
Referees: Bennett Salvatore, Ken Mauer, Zach Zarba
May 9
3:30 pm
Cleveland Cavaliers 87, Boston Celtics 97
Scoring by quarter: 22–31, 23–23, 27–20, 15–23
Pts: LeBron James 22
Rebs: LeBron James 9
Asts: LeBron James 8
Pts: Rajon Rondo 29
Rebs: Rajon Rondo 18
Asts: Rajon Rondo 13
TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 18,624
Referees: Joe DeRosa, Mike Callahan, Michael Smith
May 11
8:00 pm
Boston Celtics 120, Cleveland Cavaliers 88
Scoring by quarter: 20–23, 30–21, 30–19, 40–25
Pts: Ray Allen 25
Rebs: Paul Pierce 11
Asts: Rondo, Pierce 7 each
Pts: Shaquille O'Neal 21
Rebs: Anderson Varejão 8
Asts: LeBron James 7
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 20,562
Referees: Joe Crawford, Marc Davis, Greg Willard
May 13
8:00 pm
Cleveland Cavaliers 85, Boston Celtics 94
Scoring by quarter: 22–25, 27–26, 18–25, 18–18
Pts: LeBron James 27
Rebs: LeBron James 19
Asts: LeBron James 10
Pts: Kevin Garnett 22
Rebs: Kevin Garnett 12
Asts: Rajon Rondo 12
Boston wins series, 4–2
TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 18,624
Referees: Monty McCutchen, Bob Delaney, Eddie F. Rush

Player statistics[edit]

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Daniel Gibson 56 10 19.1 .466 .477 .694 1.3 1.3 .4 .1 6.3
Danny Green 20 0 5.8 .385 .273 .667 .8 .3 .3 .2 2.0
J. J. Hickson 81 73 20.9 .554 .000 .681 4.9 .5 .4 .5 8.5
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas 53 6 20.5 .452 .500 .728 5.3 .7 .2 .8 7.5
LeBron James 76 76 39.0 .503 .333 .767 7.3 8.6 1.6 1.0 29.7
Cedric Jackson1 5 0 2.0 .000 .000 .250 .2 .4 .0 .0 .2
Darnell Jackson1 27 0 4.2 .320 .333 .667 .7 .1 .1 .2 .8
Antawn Jamison1 25 23 32.4 .485 .342 .506 7.7 1.3 1.1 .5 15.8
Jamario Moon 61 2 17.2 .462 .320 .800 3.1 .5 .3 .2 4.9
Shaquille O'Neal 53 53 23.4 .566 .000 .496 6.7 1.5 .3 1.2 12.0
Anthony Parker 81 81 27.5 .434 .414 .789 2.9 1.9 0.8 .2 7.3
Leon Powe 20 2 11.8 .429 .000 .587 3.0 .0 .3 .1 4.0
Sebastian Telfair1 4 0 19.3 .457 .222 .833 1.0 3.0 .5 .0 9.8
Anderson Varejão 76 7 28.5 .572 .200 .663 7.6 1.1 .9 .9 8.6
Delonte West 60 3 25.0 .445 .325 .810 2.8 3.3 0.9 .5 8.8
Jawad Williams 54 6 13.7 .393 .323 .711 1.5 .6 .2 .1 4.1
Mo Williams 69 68 34.2 .442 .429 .894 3.0 5.3 1.0 .3 15.8

Stats with the Cavaliers
1Did not start or finish the season with the Cavs
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Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Daniel Gibson 5 0 4.6 .286 .250 1.000 .6 .2 .0 .0 1.4
Danny Green 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 0
J. J. Hickson 11 0 7.2 .626 .000 .688 .8 .1 .0 .0 3.5
Žydrūnas Ilgauskas 6 0 9.0 .364 .000 .667 1.8 .3 .0 1.0 1.7
LeBron James 11 11 41.8 .502 .400 .733 9.3 7.6 1.7 1.8 29.1
Antawn Jamison 11 11 34.1 .467 .256 .732 7.4 1.3 .6 1.0 15.3
Jamario Moon 11 0 10.3 .583 .500 .667 1.5 .5 .4 .4 3.5
Shaquille O'Neal 11 11 22.1 .516 .000 .660 5.5 1.4 0.2 1.2 11.5
Anthony Parker 11 11 30.1 .436 .455 .733 2.4 1.3 .8 .3 8.3
Leon Powe 3 0 3.0 .250 .000 .750 .7 .0 .0 .0 1.7
Sebastian Telfair 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 0
Anderson Varejão 11 0 23.2 .417 .000 .742 6.5 .6 1.0 .8 5.7
Delonte West 11 0 24.5 .418 .158 .938 1.9 2.6 .8 .9 6.7
Jawad Williams 3 0 1.3 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 0
Mo Williams 11 11 37.4 .409 .327 .804 3.1 5.4 .6 .2 14.4

Awards, Records and Milestones[edit]

Awards[edit]

Week/Month[edit]

All-Star[edit]

Records[edit]

  • December 2, 2009: Zydrunas Ilgauskas set the record for most games played as a Cavalier with 771 and moved into third place on the Cavaliers' all-time scoring list behind LeBron James and Brad Daugherty.
  • On March 19, 2010, LeBron James set a record as the youngest player in NBA history to record 15,000 career points.
  • At the end of the season, LeBron James was the all-time scoring leader of the Cavs, with 15,251 points.

Team Records[edit]

  • On May 11, the Cavaliers suffered their worst playoffs defeat, against the Boston Celtics, by a margin of 32 points.
  • On December 23, the Cavaliers set a franchise record and tied with the NBA record of fewest points allowed in an OT period, against Sacramento Kings.

Milestones[edit]

  • Daniel Gibson reached 200 career games and 5,000 minutes.*
  • Danny Green played his first season in the NBA.*
  • J.J. Hickson reached 100 career games and 2,000 minutes.*
  • Zydrunas Ilgauskas reached 21,000 minutes and 4,000 field goals made.*
  • LeBron James reached 15,000 career points, 500 career games, 22,000 minutes, 5,000 field goals made, 11,000 field goals attempted, 2,000 three-point shots attempted, 3,000 defensives rebounds, 1,000 fouls and 2,000 Playoffs points.*
  • Cedric Jackson played his first season in the NBA.*
  • Antawn Jamison reached 17,000 career points and 31,000 minutes.
  • Jamario Moon reached 200 career games, 5,000 minutes and 1,000 rebounds.
  • Shaquille O'Neal reached 41,000 minutes, 11,000 field goals made, 19,000 field goals attempted, 11,000 free-throws attempted, 3,000 assists and 4,000 fouls.
  • Anthony Parker reached 300 career games, 10,000 minutes, 1,000 three-point shots attempted, 1,000 defensives rebounds, 1,000 rebounds and 3,000 career points.
  • Leon Powe reached 200 career games.
  • Anderson Varejão reached 9,000 minutes, 1,000 field goals made, 2,000 field goals attempted, 1,000 free throws attempted and 1,000 fouls.*
  • Delonte West reached 10,000 minutes, 3,000 field goals attempted and 1,000 rebounds.
  • Mo Williams reached 14,000 minutes, 5,000 field goals attempted, 1,000 free-throws attempted, 2,000 assists, 1,000 turnovers and 6,000 points.

*Spent the entire NBA Career with the Cleveland Cavaliers, until reach these Milestones.

Team Milestones[edit]

  • On December 30, the Cavs reached 3,200 regular seasons games, against the Atlanta Hawks.
  • On February 4, the Cavs reached 1,500 regular seasons victories against the Miami Heat.
  • On April 14, the Cavs reached 1,800 combined regular and post-seasons defeats, against the Atlanta Hawks
  • On May 7, the Cavs reached 70 post-season wins, against the Boston Celtics.
  • The Cavaliers reached 30 playoff series, against the Boston Celtics.

Injuries, Surgeries and Absences[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Free agents[edit]