Cavaliers are currently on longest layover in franchise history
Last night, the Washington Wizards defeated the Boston Celtics inside The Verizon Center to tie their series at three games apiece. And just like that, the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers were granted more time off before their next game.
The Cavs, who swept their way through the first two rounds of this season’s NBA Playoffs, have been off since May 7th, when they defeated the Toronto Raptors in Game 4 by a score of 109-102. Since then, the Cavs have been staying in shape and preparing for their opponent in the Eastern Conference Finals.
As it turns out, the nine days that the Cavs will end up having off is the longest layover in franchise history. According to Fred McLeod of Fox Sports Ohio, it’s also the longest break between games in the postseason for LeBron James.
— Fred McLeod (@CavsFredMcLeod) May 13, 2017
Whether it be against the Celtics or Wizards, the Cavs will be back in action for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m EST, with TNT having broadcast coverage.