The Cleveland Cavaliers have equalled a 33-year-old record in the postseason

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If the Golden State Warriors were the story of the regular season, so far, the Cleveland Cavalier are stealing the spotlight in the postseason.

Tyronn Lue's men have been tearing through their Eastern Conference rivals thus far, epitomised by their 84-115 game one blowout victory over the second seeded Toronto Raptors in the confernce finals.

At this moment in time, Cleveland are yet to drop a game in the playoffs and their first round encounter with the eighth seeded Detroit Pistons could well end up being their most tightly contested series.

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Bear in mind, they swept the Pistons just like they did the Atlanta Hawks in the semi-finals.

Their victory over the Raptors on Tuesday night means the Cavaliers have won nine games in a row. However, according to Rick Noland, a Cavaliers writer for the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, their postseason triumphs don't stop there.

They have become the first team since the famous 1982 L.A Lakers unit to win nine straight playoff games whilst scoring 100 points or more in each matchup.

For a side that nobody believed could face up to the supreme Golden State Warriors - who recorded a new regular season record of 73-9 this year - the Cavaliers and particularly LeBron James, are going some way to disputing that notion.

Standing alongside Magic Johnson, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar and Kurt Rambis in history is quite the compliment to James, Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving.

Of course, they have a long way to go to match that historic team; that incarnation of the Purple and Gold won the championship that season and the Cavaliers have to navigate at least three more games against the Raptors yet before potentially meeting the Golden State Warriors or the Oklahoma City Thunder.

The Lakers had a bye in the first round that year, too. Their nine game run came as a result of two sweeps in the conference semi-finals and then finals followed by a victory in the first game of their Finals matchup with Philadelphia.

The Cavs are in full-flight right now and look determined to prove a point after falling at the final hurdle last year. Stephen Curry was their nemesis that time around, but, equally, injuries to Love and Irving made Cleveland a one-man wrecking machine epitomised by James.

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Their return to the fold has been crucial to the Cavaliers' rhythm. Irving dropped a game high 27 points in the rout against the Raptors while Kevin Love has been a key cog on defence as well as a board machine.

Could this be the Cavaliers' year? With James leading the charge and a better supporting cast behind him, they can clearly give anyone a run for their money.

This particular record may lend some credance to the notion that the east is inferior to the west, but the only true answer to that question will arrive if Cleveland do their early postseason work justice and make the Finals.

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