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1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers Schedule and Results

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Record: 23-59, Finished 4th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Fitch (23-59)

PTS/G: 105.8 (16th of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 113.4 (14th of 17)
SRS: -7.90 (15th of 17) ▪ Pace: 111.5 (9th of 17)
Off Rtg: 94.5 (15th of 17) ▪ Def Rtg: 101.4 (13th of 17)
Expected W-L: 22-60 (15th of 17)

Arena: Cleveland Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 15, 1971 Box Score Buffalo Braves L OT 109 111 0 1 L 1
2 Sat, Oct 16, 1971 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves W 93 89 1 1 W 1
3 Sun, Oct 17, 1971 Box Score New York Knicks L OT 120 121 1 2 L 1
4 Tue, Oct 19, 1971 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 82 116 1 3 L 2
5 Wed, Oct 20, 1971 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 98 115 1 4 L 3
6 Sat, Oct 23, 1971 Box Score N Baltimore Bullets W 109 101 2 4 W 1 at College Park, MD
7 Sun, Oct 24, 1971 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 93 111 2 5 L 1
8 Wed, Oct 27, 1971 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 106 120 2 6 L 2
9 Fri, Oct 29, 1971 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 97 98 2 7 L 3
10 Sun, Oct 31, 1971 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 102 118 2 8 L 4
11 Fri, Nov 5, 1971 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 87 107 2 9 L 5
12 Sun, Nov 7, 1971 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 120 99 3 9 W 1
13 Thu, Nov 11, 1971 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 91 110 3 10 L 1
14 Fri, Nov 12, 1971 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 106 104 4 10 W 1
15 Sun, Nov 14, 1971 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 105 119 4 11 L 1
16 Tue, Nov 16, 1971 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 90 108 4 12 L 2
17 Fri, Nov 19, 1971 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 105 118 4 13 L 3
18 Sun, Nov 21, 1971 Box Score Boston Celtics L 105 128 4 14 L 4
19 Tue, Nov 23, 1971 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 104 102 5 14 W 1
20 Fri, Nov 26, 1971 Box Score Cincinnati Royals W 128 114 6 14 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sat, Nov 27, 1971 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 103 95 7 14 W 3
22 Sun, Nov 28, 1971 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 124 120 8 14 W 4
23 Wed, Dec 1, 1971 Box Score Houston Rockets W 116 106 9 14 W 5
24 Fri, Dec 3, 1971 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves L 90 91 9 15 L 1
25 Sun, Dec 5, 1971 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 91 99 9 16 L 2
26 Tue, Dec 7, 1971 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 99 115 9 17 L 3
27 Wed, Dec 8, 1971 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 107 126 9 18 L 4
28 Fri, Dec 10, 1971 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 112 111 10 18 W 1
29 Sat, Dec 11, 1971 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals L 95 103 10 19 L 1
30 Sun, Dec 12, 1971 Box Score New York Knicks L 92 103 10 20 L 2
31 Tue, Dec 14, 1971 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W 88 85 11 20 W 1
32 Fri, Dec 17, 1971 Box Score Boston Celtics L 109 115 11 21 L 1
33 Sat, Dec 18, 1971 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 84 104 11 22 L 2
34 Sun, Dec 19, 1971 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 101 119 11 23 L 3
35 Wed, Dec 22, 1971 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 94 104 11 24 L 4
36 Thu, Dec 23, 1971 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 115 110 12 24 W 1
37 Sun, Dec 26, 1971 Box Score Baltimore Bullets W 108 102 13 24 W 2
38 Tue, Dec 28, 1971 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 112 111 14 24 W 3
39 Wed, Dec 29, 1971 Box Score N Philadelphia 76ers W 103 102 15 24 W 4 at Hershey, PA
40 Sun, Jan 2, 1972 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 119 148 15 25 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Wed, Jan 5, 1972 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 103 113 15 26 L 2
42 Fri, Jan 7, 1972 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 111 125 15 27 L 3
43 Sat, Jan 8, 1972 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 102 125 15 28 L 4
44 Tue, Jan 11, 1972 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 92 101 15 29 L 5 at Oakland, CA
45 Fri, Jan 14, 1972 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 107 117 15 30 L 6
46 Sat, Jan 15, 1972 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 109 112 15 31 L 7
47 Sun, Jan 16, 1972 Box Score N Cincinnati Royals L 108 128 15 32 L 8 at Las Cruces, NM
48 Fri, Jan 21, 1972 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 91 120 15 33 L 9
49 Sat, Jan 22, 1972 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals L 96 113 15 34 L 10
50 Tue, Jan 25, 1972 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 111 117 15 35 L 11
51 Wed, Jan 26, 1972 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 112 108 16 35 W 1
52 Sat, Jan 29, 1972 Box Score Cincinnati Royals L 118 120 16 36 L 1
53 Sun, Jan 30, 1972 Box Score Buffalo Braves L 98 99 16 37 L 2
54 Tue, Feb 1, 1972 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves W 104 99 17 37 W 1
55 Wed, Feb 2, 1972 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 108 133 17 38 L 1
56 Fri, Feb 4, 1972 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 112 118 17 39 L 2
57 Sat, Feb 5, 1972 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 117 120 17 40 L 3
58 Sun, Feb 6, 1972 Box Score Buffalo Braves L 108 121 17 41 L 4
59 Tue, Feb 8, 1972 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 90 114 17 42 L 5
60 Wed, Feb 9, 1972 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 121 126 17 43 L 6
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sat, Feb 12, 1972 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 91 106 17 44 L 7
62 Sun, Feb 13, 1972 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 121 136 17 45 L 8
63 Wed, Feb 16, 1972 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 116 126 17 46 L 9
64 Fri, Feb 18, 1972 Box Score Cincinnati Royals W 133 109 18 46 W 1
65 Sat, Feb 19, 1972 Box Score @ Cincinnati Royals L 92 112 18 47 L 1
66 Sun, Feb 20, 1972 Box Score New York Knicks W 111 109 19 47 W 1
67 Wed, Feb 23, 1972 Box Score Boston Celtics L 111 113 19 48 L 1
68 Fri, Feb 25, 1972 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 113 104 20 48 W 1
69 Sun, Feb 27, 1972 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 125 127 20 49 L 1
70 Wed, Mar 1, 1972 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 105 115 20 50 L 2
71 Sat, Mar 4, 1972 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 130 123 21 50 W 1
72 Tue, Mar 7, 1972 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 112 119 21 51 L 1 at Oakland, CA
73 Fri, Mar 10, 1972 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 98 132 21 52 L 2
74 Sun, Mar 12, 1972 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 114 135 21 53 L 3
75 Tue, Mar 14, 1972 Box Score @ Baltimore Bullets W OT 127 118 22 53 W 1
76 Thu, Mar 16, 1972 Box Score Baltimore Bullets L 101 105 22 54 L 1
77 Sat, Mar 18, 1972 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 91 109 22 55 L 2
78 Sun, Mar 19, 1972 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 105 115 22 56 L 3
79 Wed, Mar 22, 1972 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 124 120 23 56 W 1
80 Fri, Mar 24, 1972 Box Score Houston Rockets L 119 127 23 57 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Sat, Mar 25, 1972 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 83 98 23 58 L 2
82 Sun, Mar 26, 1972 Box Score Cincinnati Royals L 122 135 23 59 L 3