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Cleveland Cavaliers (51-31)


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Warriors and Cavs benefit from rest, NBA tries to reduce it

In bulldozing their respective conferences through the first three rounds of the postseason, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors each earned an extended rest before their highly anticipated showdown in the NBA Finals begins on Thursday.

Both teams appear to be playing their best basketball at the most important time. One of the reasons cited is the strategic rest days given to star players sporadically through the long regular season.

Known in the league as "DNP-Rest," the practice of sitting healthy players to avoid injury and fatigue has grown in popularity as teams focus more on reducing the wear and tear on the stars that drive the league. And while forward-thinking teams have been praised for putting the player first, there is concern across the league that the approach threatens to alienate fans who pay to see their favorite players, aggravate network executives who paid billions to showcase games, and devalue the regular season.

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Leaders
Points: LeBron James26.4
Rebounds: Kevin Love11.1
Assists: LeBron James8.7
FG%: LeBron James54.8%
Steals: LeBron James1.24
Blocks: Edy Tavares3.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 107.2 (20)
Rebounds: 44.2 (20)
Assists: 24.7 (29)
FG%: 45.8% (17)
FT%: 77.3% (19)
3P%: 36.1% (18)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 110.3 (4)
Rebounds: 43.8 (12)
Assists: 22.7 (13)
FG%: 47.0% (5)
FT%: 74.8% (23)
3P%: 38.4% (2)
Standings
Central Divison
  W L Pct GB
xy-Cleveland 51 31 .622 --
x-Milwaukee 42 40 .512 9.0
x-Indiana 42 40 .512 9.0
x-Chicago 41 41 .500 10.0
Detroit 37 45 .451 14.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/12/2017 Larry Sanders Waived
4/12/2017 Edy Tavares Signed as Free Agent
4/12/2017 Dahntay Jones Signed as Free Agent
4/9/2017 DeAndre Liggins Waived
3/13/2017 Larry Sanders Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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