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 107, Trail Blazers 104

The Cavaliers defeated the Trail Blazers, 107-104. Jarrett Allen led the way for the Cavaliers with 24 points, 17 rebounds and four assists, while Evan Mobley added a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. Damian Lillard led all scorers with 26 points and eight assists for the Trail Blazers in the…