Apr 14, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) reacts against the Philadelphia 76ers during the first quarter at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Charlotte Bobcats Statistical Showdown

Well, it’s finally come to an end. 82 games of Cleveland Cavaliers basketball are now over and, as the stats indicate, this team ended up not being all that good. They will finish the season outside of the top 10 in all but one of the statistical categories analyzed in these previews. Those do come with an asterisk due to the amount of injuries, but still, there are not a lot of positives going on here. It’s also fitting in  way that Cavaliers will be going against a team near the bottom of the league like them in the Charlotte  Bobcats.

Statistics

 

Points

Points Allowed

Assists

Assists Allowed

Rebounds

Rebounds Allowed

Cavaliers 96.5 (19th) 101.1 (25th) 20.6 (26th) 23.9 (28th) 41.1 (22nd) 42.1 (t-15th)
Bobcats 93.3 (27th) 102.7 (27th) 19.2 (29th) 25.3 (30th) 40.3 (27th) 44.2 (t-27th)

Advanced Statistics

 

Offensive Efficiency

Defensive Efficiency

Cavaliers 100.8 (23rd) 106.8 (26th)
Bobcats 98.2 (29th) 109.0 (30th)

Four Factors

 

eFG%

Free Throw Rate

Turnover Rate

Offensive Rebound Rate

Cavaliers 47.3% (27th) 20.1% (18th) 13.0% (4th) 28.3% (9th)
Bobcats 45.9% (30th) 23.2% (3rd) 13.2% (7th) 25.8% (18th)

Players to Watch:

Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving, point guard

1. Averaging 27.5 points against the Bobcats (20.6 for his career)

2. Scores 26.0 PPG in wins (20.7 in losses)

3. Shooting 49.2 percent from the field in wins (43.1 percent in losses)

Bobcats: Gerald Henderson, shooting guard

1. Scoring 20.9 PPG in wins (14.1 in losses)

2. Shooting 52.2 percent from the field in wins (42.2 percent in losses)

3. Career 14.5 PPG scorer against Cleveland

Key Matchup: Alonzo Gee versus Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – This matchup likely will not decide the game, but it should be a good indicator of where Gee stands at this point in time. Kidd-Gilchirst is a really solid young talent who hits the boards hard and plays solid defense. Gee, who I’m assuming will be coming off of the bench next year, will get a good test in Charlotte tonight. If he proves that he can create his own shot, then maybe he can stave off the talks that Otto Porter is the perfect fit for this Cavaliers. It’s not likely, but you never know.

 

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