2004-05 Cleveland Cavaliers Season
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2004%E2%80%9305 Cleveland Cavaliers Season
2004-05 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Head coachPaul Silas (fired)
Brendan Malone (interim)
OwnersGeorge Gund III
Gordon Gund
ArenaGund Arena
Results
Record42–40 (.512)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Central)
Conference: 9th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Local media
TelevisionFSN Ohio · WUAB
RadioWTAM

The 2004-05 NBA season was the 35th season of the National Basketball Association in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] During the offseason, the Cavaliers acquired Drew Gooden from the Orlando Magic, and Eric Snow from the Philadelphia 76ers. In his second season, expectations were high for LeBron James as the Cavaliers hoped for a return to the playoffs. Through the first half of the season, the Cavs held a 30-21 record at the All-Star Break as James was selected to his first All-Star selection in the 2005 NBA All-Star Game along with Zydrunas Ilgauskas. However, as March began, the Cavaliers were unable to upgrade at the trading deadline as the team went on a six-game losing streak. Head coach Paul Silas was fired and replaced by interim Brendan Malone.

The Cavaliers finished the season with a 42-40 record, a fourth-place finish in the Central Division, and barely missed out of the playoffs, losing a tiebreaker for the #8 seed in the Eastern Conference to the New Jersey Nets. This was the seventh straight year that the Cavs missed the playoffs. Despite their collapse, James had an outstanding sophomore season averaging 27.2 points, 7.4 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game.

Key dates:

  • On June 24, the 2004 NBA Draft, took place in New York City, New York.
  • In July, the free agency period began.
  • On September 15, the Cavaliers named Brendan Malone assistant coach.
  • On October 14, the Cavaliers' preseason began with a 94-102 loss to Memphis.
  • On November 3, the Cavaliers' regular season began with a 104-109 2OT loss to Indiana.
  • On March 21, head coach Paul Silas was fired and Brendan Malone was named interim head coach. Mike Bratz and Wes Wilcox were added to Malone's staff as assistants.
  • On April 20, the Cavaliers' season ended in a 104-95 win over the Toronto Raptors.
  • On April 21, Jim Paxson was fired as President of Basketball Operations and General Manager.

Offseason

Free Agents

Subtractions
Player Date New team
Jason Kapono* June 22 Charlotte Bobcats
Carlos Boozer July 29 Utah Jazz
Lee Nailon September 30 New Orleans Hornets

*Selected in expansion draft

Trades

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 10 Luke Jackson Guard  United States Oregon

Roster

Regular season

Season standings

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 - 32-9 22-19 8-8
x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 7 27-14 20-21 8-8
x-Indiana Pacers 44 38 .537 10 25-16 19-22 9-7
Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 12 29-12 13-28 7-9
Milwaukee Bucks 30 52 .366 24 23-18 7-34 8-8
Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Miami Heat 59 23 .720 -
2 y-Detroit Pistons 54 28 .659 5
3 y-Boston Celtics 45 37 .549 14
4 x-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 12
5 x-Washington Wizards 45 37 .549 14
6 x-Indiana Pacers 44 38 .537 15
7 x-Philadelphia 76ers 43 39 .524 16
8 x-New Jersey Nets 42 40 .512 17
9 Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 17
10 Orlando Magic 36 46 .439 23
11 New York Knicks 33 49 .402 26
12 Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 26
13 Milwaukee Bucks 30 52 .366 29
14 Charlotte Bobcats 18 64 .220 41
15 Atlanta Hawks 13 69 .159 46

Record vs. opponents

2004-05 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MEM MIA MIL MIN NJN NOH NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA WAS
Atlanta -- 1-3 1-3 0-4 0-4 1-1 0-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 0-3 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-4 1-2 1-1 0-3 1-1 1-3 1-3 1-3 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-2 0-2 0-4
Boston 3-1 -- 4-0 2-2 1-2 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 3-1 1-1 1-3 2-0 3-1 3-0 1-3 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-0 3-1 2-0 3-1
Charlotte 3-1 0-4 -- 0-4 0-4 0-2 1-1 2-1 0-2 2-0 0-3 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-3 0-4 1-1 0-4 1-1 1-3 3-1 0-3 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-2 1-1 0-4
Chicago 4-0 2-2 4-0 -- 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-2 2-0 0-4 1-1 4-0 3-0 2-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 3-0 2-0 1-2
Cleveland 4-0 2-1 4-0 2-2 -- 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-0 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-3 2-2 1-1 1-3 2-0 1-3 3-1 0-3 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-2 3-1 2-0 1-2
Dallas 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 -- 2-1 1-1 3-1 2-2 1-1 1-2 2-2 4-0 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 4-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 4-0 3-1 1-3 3-1 2-0 3-0 2-0
Denver 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 -- 1-1 2-2 1-2 2-0 2-1 2-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 4-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 3-1 1-2 2-2 2-2 2-0 2-2 2-0
Detroit 3-1 3-1 1-2 2-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 -- 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-0 2-0 0-2 2-1 2-2 1-1 2-1 2-0 3-0 3-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 4-0
Golden State 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-3 2-2 0-2 -- 1-2 1-1 0-4 1-3 1-3 0-2 2-0 1-2 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 3-1 0-3 2-2 1-1 2-1 1-1
Houston 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-1 0-2 2-1 -- 1-1 3-0 2-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-2 2-0 3-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-2 4-0 2-2 2-2 3-1 1-1 2-2 1-1
Indiana 3-0 2-1 3-0 2-2 3-1 1-1 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 -- 0-2 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-2 2-0 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-3 0-4 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-1 2-0 2-2
L.A. Clippers 2-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-1 1-2 0-2 4-0 0-3 2-0 -- 2-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 2-2 0-4 0-4 2-1 1-1 2-2 1-1
L.A. Lakers 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-2 0-2 3-1 2-2 1-1 2-2 -- 0-3 0-2 2-0 2-1 1-1 3-0 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-4 2-1 1-3 0-4 1-3 1-1 1-3 0-2
Memphis 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-4 0-4 2-0 3-1 1-3 0-2 3-1 3-0 -- 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 0-3 3-1 0-3 2-0 3-0 0-2
Miami 4-0 2-1 3-1 3-1 3-0 0-2 1-1 1-2 2-0 1-1 1-3 1-1 2-0 1-1 -- 4-0 1-1 3-0 2-0 4-0 4-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 3-1 2-0 4-0
Milwaukee 2-1 1-3 4-0 2-2 2-2 0-2 0-2 2-2 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-4 -- 1-1 2-1 1-1 2-1 2-1 0-4 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-3
Minnesota 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-2 2-2 1-1 2-1 2-1 0-2 3-1 1-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 -- 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-3 4-0 3-1 1-2 1-3 0-2 3-1 1-1
New Jersey 3-0 3-1 4-0 4-0 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-2 2-0 0-2 2-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-3 1-2 0-2 -- 2-0 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-2 2-0 1-3
New Orleans 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-4 0-4 0-2 2-2 1-3 1-1 1-3 0-3 1-3 0-2 1-1 0-4 0-2 -- 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-4 2-1 1-2 0-4 0-3 0-2 2-2 1-1
New York 3-1 1-3 3-1 0-4 3-1 0-2 1-1 0-3 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 1-2 1-1 1-3 1-1 -- 1-2 3-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 2-0 2-1
Orlando 3-1 0-3 1-3 0-3 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-4 1-2 1-1 3-1 2-0 2-1 -- 2-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-0 2-2
Philadelphia 3-1 3-1 3-0 1-2 3-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 1-1 0-2 4-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 2-2 4-0 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-3 2-2 -- 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 1-1 3-1 1-1 2-1
Phoenix 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-1 4-0 1-1 2-2 2-2 1-1 4-0 4-0 2-2 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 4-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 -- 3-0 2-2 1-2 2-1 2-0 3-1 1-1
Portland 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-3 1-1 2-2 0-4 0-2 2-2 1-2 1-3 1-1 2-0 0-4 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-3 -- 1-3 1-2 1-3 1-1 2-2 0-2
Sacramento 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-1 1-1 1-3 2-2 2-0 4-0 3-1 3-0 0-2 2-0 1-3 1-1 2-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 2-2 3-1 -- 1-3 1-3 1-1 2-1 2-0
San Antonio 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 3-1 2-2 1-1 3-0 2-2 1-1 4-0 4-0 1-3 1-1 2-0 2-1 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-1 2-1 3-1 -- 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-1
Seattle 2-0 0-2 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-3 2-2 1-1 2-2 1-3 2-0 1-2 3-1 3-0 2-0 1-1 3-1 2-0 3-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-2 3-1 3-1 2-2 -- 2-0 3-1 0-2
Toronto 2-1 1-3 2-1 0-3 1-3 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-3 2-2 2-0 2-2 2-0 3-1 2-2 1-3 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 -- 2-0 1-3
Utah 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-3 2-2 1-1 1-2 2-2 0-2 2-2 3-1 0-3 0-2 1-1 1-3 0-2 2-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-3 2-2 1-2 2-2 1-3 0-2 -- 0-2
Washington 4-0 1-3 4-0 2-1 2-1 0-2 0-2 0-4 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 2-0 2-0 0-4 3-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-2 2-2 1-2 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 2-0 3-1 2-0 --

Game log

Player stats

Regular season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
DeSagana Diop 39 0 7.8 .290 .000 .000 1.8 .4 .21 .69 1.0
Drew Gooden 82 80 30.8 .492 .179 .810 9.2 1.6 .94 .93 14.4
Lucious Harris 73 4 15.5 .395 .323 .812 1.7 .7 .37 .08 4.3
?ydr?nas Ilgauskas 78 78 33.5 .468 .286 .799 8.6 1.3 .68 2.12 16.9
Luke Jackson 10 0 4.3 .370 .667 .833 .6 .3 .00 .00 2.9
LeBron James 80 80 42.4 .472 .351 .750 7.4 7.2 2.21 .65 27.2
Jeff McInnis 76 69 34.9 .412 .345 .813 2.1 5.1 .74 .01 12.8
Jérôme Moïso* 4 0 6.8 .600 .000 .000 1.8 .3 .25 .50 1.5
Ira Newble 74 69 24.8 .429 .358 .797 3.0 1.2 .68 .24 5.9
Aleksandar Pavlovi? 65 9 13.3 .435 .385 .688 1.1 .8 .45 .06 4.8
Eric Snow 81 15 22.8 .382 .289 .738 1.9 3.9 .83 .20 4.0
Robert Traylor 74 6 17.9 .444 .000 .539 4.5 .8 .73 .68 5.5
Anderson Varejão 54 0 16.0 .513 .000 .535 4.8 .5 .76 .70 4.9
Dajuan Wagner 11 0 9.3 .327 .192 .750 .2 1.2 .45 .00 4.0
Ji?í Welsch* 16 0 12.0 .235 .182 .714 1.8 1.2 .31 .00 2.9
Scott Williams 19 0 8.0 .293 .000 .818 1.6 .4 .21 .32 1.7

* Statistics include only games with the Cavaliers

Awards and records

Awards

Records

Milestones

All-Star

Transactions

Trades

Free Agents

Development League

References

  1. ^ 2004-05 Cleveland Cavaliers
  2. ^ Lamond Murray and a future 2nd round pick traded to Toronto for Michael Stewart and a future 1st round pick http://www.nba.com/cavaliers/news/CAVS_OBTAIN_FIRSTROUND_PICK_A-53834-44.html

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