Cavaliers escape LeBron's shadow as NBA's biggest surprise

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Posted at 7:03 PM, Feb 22, 2022

CLEVELAND — After three miserable seasons, the Cleveland Cavaliers are relevant again and just maybe ready to make a run at an NBA title.

Led by a young, nucleus headed by All-Star point guard Darius Garland, the Cavs have been the league's biggest surprise this season.

They hit the break with 35 wins and fourth in the Eastern Conference.

It's a huge jump for a team that won a combined 60 games over the previous three seasons.

Golden State forward Draymond Green, who battled the Cavs in four straight Finals, is one of many impressed with the Cavs' turnaround and he praised them during the All-Star weekend in Cleveland.