The Cavs are on national television just twice this season: Dec. 2 against Miami in LeBron's return and March 6 against the Hornets from the Q. That's it. The days of the Cavs hitting the maximum national spots, at least for now, are long over.
For those who don't want to ruin their holiday spirit, the Heat will return to Cleveland on March 29. The Cavs travel to Miami on Dec. 15 and Jan. 31.
Not surprisingly, the Cavaliers are also off the Christmas Day list. As previously reported, they'll open at home against the Boston Celtics on Oct. 27. It's the third consecutive year the Cavs open against the Celtics, although Boston's season begins the night before against LeBron and the Heat.