Cleveland Cavaliers Playoff Rosters

1997-1998 Cleveland Cavaliers Playoff Roster

Player Pos HT WT Birth Date Age Pre-Draft Team YOS Draft Status
Derek Anderson SG 6-5 194 Jul 18, 1974 23 Kentucky 0 1997 Rnd 1, Pick 13, Cleveland Cavaliers
Scott Brooks PG 5-11 165 Jul 31, 1965 32 UC Irvine 10 1987 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Mitchell Butler SG 6-5 210 Dec 15, 1970 27 UCLA 4 1993 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Danny Ferry PF 6-10 230 Oct 17, 1966 31 Duke 7 1989 Rnd 1, Pick 2, Los Angeles Clippers
Cedric Henderson SF 6-7 215 Oct 3, 1975 22 Memphis 0 1997 Rnd 2, Pick 16, Cleveland Cavaliers
Zydrunas Ilgauskas C 7-3 260 Jun 5, 1975 22 BC Aisciai-Atletas (Lithuania) 1 1996 Rnd 1, Pick 20, Cleveland Cavaliers
Henry James PF 6-8 220 Jul 29, 1965 32 St. Mary's (TX) 7 1988 NBA Draft, Undrafted
Shawn Kemp PF 6-10 280 Nov 26, 1969 28 Trinity Valley CC 8 1989 Rnd 1, Pick 17, Seattle SuperSonics
Brevin Knight PG 5-10 170 Nov 8, 1975 22 Stanford 0 1997 Rnd 1, Pick 16, Cleveland Cavaliers
Wesley Person G-F 6-6 195 Mar 28, 1971 27 Auburn 3 1994 Rnd 1, Pick 23, Phoenix Suns
Vitaly Potapenko C-F 6-10 280 Mar 21, 1975 23 Wright State 1 1996 Rnd 1, Pick 12, Cleveland Cavaliers
Shawnelle Scott C 6-10 250 Jun 16, 1972 25 St. John's 2 1994 Rnd 2, Pick 16, Portland Trail Blazers
Bob Sura SG 6-5 200 Mar 25, 1973 25 Florida State 2 1995 Rnd 1, Pick 17, Cleveland Cavaliers
Carl Thomas SG 6-4 175 Oct 3, 1969 28 Eastern Michigan 4 1991 NBA Draft, Undrafted

1997-1998 Playoff Matchups

Eastern Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Chicago Bulls #8 New Jersey Nets CHI in 3
First Round #2 Miami Heat #7 New York Knicks NYK in 5
First Round #3 Indiana Pacers #6 Cleveland Cavaliers IND in 4
First Round #4 Charlotte Hornets #5 Atlanta Hawks CHA in 4
Second Round #1 Chicago Bulls #4 Charlotte Hornets CHI in 5
Second Round #3 Indiana Pacers #7 New York Knicks IND in 5
Conference Finals #1 Chicago Bulls #3 Indiana Pacers CHI in 7

Western Conference
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
First Round #1 Utah Jazz #8 Houston Rockets UTA in 5
First Round #2 Seattle SuperSonics #7 Minnesota Timberwolves SEA in 5
First Round #3 Los Angeles Lakers #6 Portland Trail Blazers LAL in 4
First Round #4 Phoenix Suns #5 San Antonio Spurs SAS in 4
Second Round #1 Utah Jazz #5 San Antonio Spurs UTA in 5
Second Round #2 Seattle SuperSonics #3 Los Angeles Lakers LAL in 5
Conference Finals #1 Utah Jazz #3 Los Angeles Lakers UTA in 4

NBA Finals
DescriptionHomeAwayResult
NBA Finals #1 Utah Jazz #1 Chicago Bulls CHI in 6

1997-1998 Cleveland Playoff Stats

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Shawn Kemp 4 38.0 26.0 10.2 2.0 1.2 1.0 4.0
Zydrunas Ilgauskas 4 36.8 17.2 7.5 0.5 0.5 1.2 2.5
Derek Anderson 4 25.8 10.8 2.2 2.8 1.2 0.2 3.0
Wesley Person 4 34.0 8.0 2.2 2.5 0.8 0.0 0.2
Cedric Henderson 4 39.2 7.5 4.2 2.8 1.5 0.0 3.2
Brevin Knight 4 33.0 4.5 4.0 5.8 2.5 0.2 2.0
Vitaly Potapenko 4 17.5 4.2 2.8 0.8 0.5 0.0 1.5
Bob Sura 3 10.3 1.3 1.0 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.7
Shawnelle Scott 1 3.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
Scott Brooks 1 8.0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Carl Thomas 1 11.0 2.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Danny Ferry 3 3.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

1997-1998 Cleveland Cavaliers Opening Round Schedule

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Cleveland Leaders Indiana Leaders
Apr 23, 1998
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Indiana
L, 106-77 Market Square Arena
Opening Round
0-1 PTS: 25. Shawn Kemp
REB: 13. Shawn Kemp
AST: 5. B. Knight
PTS: 20. Chris Mullin
REB: 6. Chris Mullin
AST: 10. Mark Jackson
Apr 25, 1998
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Indiana
L, 92-86 Market Square Arena
Opening Round
0-2 PTS: 27. Shawn Kemp
REB: 10. Z. Ilgauskas
AST: 7. B. Knight
PTS: 18. R. Miller
REB: 10. Dale Davis
AST: 11. Mark Jackson
Apr 27, 1998
v.
Indiana
W, 86-77 Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Opening Round
1-2 PTS: 31. Shawn Kemp
REB: 7. Shawn Kemp
AST: 5. B. Knight
PTS: 26. Rik Smits
REB: 9. Dale Davis
AST: 17. Mark Jackson
Apr 30, 1998
v.
Indiana
L, 74-80 Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Opening Round
1-3 PTS: 21. Shawn Kemp
REB: 12. Shawn Kemp
AST: 6. B. Knight
PTS: 19. R. Miller
REB: 9. A. Davis
AST: 6. Mark Jackson