Just like that, Cleveland’s summer fantasy and season prologue have come to an end – it’s game day! In total, the Cavs went 5-2 in the preseason; in addition, the Wine and Gold went undefeated in the competitive Central Division games against Chicago, Milwaukee and Indiana. The Cavs open up at home against the New York Knicks, but Cavs Nation wanted to count down the top 10 plays of the first glimpse of a new era of Cavaliers basketball we witnessed. Start the countdown on the next page!


#10 Kyrie Irving takes coast to coast and splits defenders
Mike Conley & Marc Gasol in the process


#9 The King’s return felt official when LeBron dominated the Pacers with 26 points showing Cleveland what he’s brought home

John Kuntz, The Plain Dealer

#8 Kyrie Irving passes between his legs to Kevin Love who finishes at the rim to complete the 2 on 1 fast break

#7 Kevin Love throws full court pass to Shawn Marion for the dunk


#6 Kevin Love connects on a ¾ court pass to Tristan Thompson for the left-handed dunk

#5 Matthew Dellavedova hits a runner to beat the 2nd quarter buzzer


#4 LeBron spontaneously makes an intelligent play off of Dion Waiter’s 3 pointer, finding an untamed Wild Thing

#3 Matthew Dellavedova throws the long pass to Dion Waiters who dishes to a cutting LeBron for the big dunk in front of former teammate Chris Bosh


#2 Kyrie Irving throws an alley oop pass to Lebron James for the monster two-handed dunk

#1 Tristan Thompson finishes off an alley oop pass from Matthew Dellavedova with a huge one-handed slam