Fans voted Cavaliers the team nickname in 1970 in a poll conducted by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. The other finalists included Jays, Foresters, Towers, and Presidents. The Presidents nickname was presumably an allusion to the fact that seven former U.S. Presidents were born in Ohio, second only to Virginia. Jerry Tomko, who suggested Cavaliers in the contest, wrote, “Cavaliers represent a group of daring fearless men, whose life pact was never surrender, no matter what the odds.”Ā (Tomko’s son, Brett, went on to become a Major League pitcher.)

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Defensive Stand Gives Utah The Win Over Cleveland

All Utah needed was one more stop.After playing a slew of close games throughout the season, the Jazz had struggled to get stops in heartbreaking losses to Memphis and New Orleans two weeks ago.So when they found themselves in that same situation again, needing one stop to reserve the win, Utah knew what to do.Great…

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Game Recap: Cavaliers 105, Magic 92

The Cavaliers defeated the Magic, 105-92. Darius Garland led the Cavaliers with 26 points, four rebounds and 10 assists, while Evan Mobley added 13 points, nine rebounds and four blocks in the victory. Franz Wagner tallied 12 points, eight rebounds and four assists for the Magic in the losing effort. The Cavaliers improve to 10-10…