NBA Finals - Your case for the Cleveland Cavaliers

Your stat guide to building the perfect argument for the Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals.

Oddschecker
 | 
Wed, 31 May, 2:41 AM

Who’s the boss in this series?

James enters this series with 1,079 points in the Finals, good for seventh most in finals history. If he scores 239 points in this series he can climb to second all-time, passing, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Elgin Baylor, Bill Russell and Sam Jones. James recently passed Jordan for most point in playoff history with 5,995.

 

Three ball specialists

The Cavaliers hit 1,067 3-pointers in the 2016-17 regular season, the third-most in NBA history. They are also just the third team in league history to hit 1,000+ 3-pointers in a single season. Cleveland (38.4%) and Golden State (38.3%) finished the regular season with the sixth- and seventh-best 3-point percentages for a team in a single season (min. 2,000 3-pointers attempted).

 

Accuracy from deep

The Cavaliers have hit 43.5% of their 3-point attempts this postseason, 0.1% behind the 2004-05 Phoenix Suns for the best percentage in a single postseason in league history. Their 190 3-point makes are also the eighth-most in a single postseason.

 

Playoff Stats

Stat

Number

Team Rank (out of 16)

Points Per Game

116.8

2

Points Allowed Per Game

103.2

6

Field Goal Percentage

50.7%

1

3-Pointers Made Per Game

14.6

1

3-Point Percentage

43.5%

1

Free Throw Percentage

77.4%

8

Assists Per Game

22.2

6

Rebounds Per Game

41.6

10

Offensive Rebounds Per Game

8.3

10

Steals Per Game

7.5

9

Blocks Per Game

5.1

5

Points Off Turnovers Per Game

13.5

14

Opponents Points Off Turnovers Per Game

13.5

4

Second Chance Points Per Game

11.2

12

Opponents Second Chance Points Per Game

11.6

9

Fast Break Points Per Game

11.2

9

Opponents Fast Break Points Per Game

10.2

5

Points in The Paints Per Game

39.8

13

Opponents Points in The Paints Per Game

42.2

8

 

 

Fun facts

LeBron James (68) and Curry (57) rank first and second, respectively, in NBA Finals history in 3-pointers made.

 

Kevin Durant (28.4) and LeBron James (28.3) rank fourth and fifth, respectively, in NBA playoff history in points per game average.

 

 

By Nik Hatzi

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