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.” (Tomko’s son, Brett, went on to become a Major League pitcher.)

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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…

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Mavericks look to continue recent dominance over Cavaliers

To say the Cleveland Cavaliers have not fared well against the Dallas Mavericks in recent years might be an understatement. The Mavericks have swept the last three season series against the Cavaliers, winning those six games by an average margin of 21.2 points. The last four contests have been especially lopsided, with Dallas winning by…

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Cavaliers hold off Hornets’ 4th-quarter rally, win 113-110

Jarrett Allen said the Cleveland Cavaliers are out to change how they're perceived around the NBA. Allen brought his “A game,” finishing with 24 points and 16 rebounds as the Cavaliers held off a frantic fourth-quarter rally by the Charlotte Hornets on Monday night for a 113-110 win and a positive ending to a five-game…