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Cleveland Charge
CLE Charge
League NBA D-League
Division Eastern
Founded 2001
History Huntsville Flight
(2001–2005)
Albuquerque Thunderbirds
(2005–2010)
New Mexico Thunderbirds
(2010–2011)
Canton Charge
(2011-present)
Arena Wolstein Center
City Canton, Ohio
Team colors Wine, Gold, White
Head coach Alex Jensen
Owner Cleveland Cavaliers
Championships 1 (2005-06)
Division/conference titles 1 (2012-13)
Affiliations Cleveland Cavaliers
Website nba.com/d-league/canton

The Cleveland Charge is an American minor league basketball team based in Cleveland as of the 2021–22 season. The Charge compete in the NBA G League and are owned by and serve as the minor league affiliate of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Its home games are held at the Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland.

The franchise was founded in 2001 as the Huntsville Flight, based in Huntsville, Alabama, before moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2005, where they were known as the Albuquerque Thunderbirds until 2010. After playing the 2010–11 season in suburban Rio Rancho as the New Mexico Thunderbirds, the franchise was purchased by the Cavaliers and relocated to Canton, Ohio, where they played as the Canton Charge through the 2020–21 season.

The team won the 2006 NBA D-League championship while playing in Albuquerque. The team lost the 2003–04 NBA D-League Finals, and reached the semifinals in 2004–05, 2006–07, 2011–12, 2014–15 and 2015–16.

Season By Season[]

Season W L PCT Playoffs Results
Huntsville Flight
2001-02 36 20 .643 Won Semifinals
Lost D-League Finals
Huntsville 2, Charleston 0
Columbus 2, Huntsville 1
2002-03 18 32 .360
2003-04 21 25 .457
2004-05 26 22 .542 Lost Semifinals Asheville 2, Huntsville 1
New Mexico Thunderbirds
2005-06 16 32 .333
2006-07 0 0 .000

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