The name has changed, so have the seats, scoreboard and setting inside Cleveland's home arena.
Quicken Loans Arena, the building previously known as Gund Arena and regarded as one of the quietest in the NBA for most of the past decade, has undergone a dramatic makeover.
Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, who bought the franchise last March, has spared no expense in splurging on the facility.
The center-court scoreboard has been replaced with a larger one, featuring four giant TV screens.
The arena's electric blue seats are also in the process of being replaced by maroon-colored ones to match the Cavs' wine-and-gold color scheme. A new stereo system keeps "The Q," as it is now called, buzzing.
But one of the nicest updates has been a complete remodeling of the Cavaliers' locker room. Each player's dressing stall is now equipped with a state-of-the-art stereo receiver, TV monitor, headphones and video game equipment.
When Wizards G Gilbert Arenas stopped by following Tuesday night's game to visit close friend and former Wizards teammate Larry Hughes, he stood in the middle of room with his mouth wide open.
"Man," Arenas said, looking around the room. "Does this count against the salary cap?"
* PACERS' CHALLENGE: The Pacers entered the season as one of the favorites to win the Eastern Conference title. They're going to have to get a lot better at finishing games if they want to fulfill that promise.
The Pacers blew a 14-point lead in a loss to Milwaukee a week ago Saturday, then suffered an even uglier loss to Charlotte on Wednesday, when they lost 122-90.
-- From News Services