It was fifty years ago this month that the new Cleveland franchise in the NBA played its home opener in the Cleveland Arena. The coach was Bill Fitch.
Unfortunately the Cavaliers lost to the San Diego Rockets, 110-99.
Here’s the article that ran in the Journal the next day on Thursday, October 29, 1970.Cincinnati Royals (who?). And the San Diego Rockets would relocate to Houston in 1971.