5 Cleveland Cavaliers Rivalries That Will Heat Up in 2013-14

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5 Cleveland Cavaliers Rivalries That Will Heat Up in 2013-14
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The 2013-14 NBA season marks the first time the Cleveland Cavaliers look to be a competitive squad since the departure of LeBron James in 2010. The team is looking to make a playoff push after three straight trips to the lottery.

And when the stakes get higher, resentment grows.

These Cavaliers haven't had the chance to face a single team four or more times in a row yet, but when you're aiming for something that isn't the No. 1 pick in the draft, your desire to beat your opponent burns a lot stronger.

These rivalries haven't produced a lot of action lately, but with all of the teams vying for something against the Cavs, some of that bad blood could resurface this season.

Here are five rivalries that will heat up for the Cavs this season.

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