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1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers Schedule and Results

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Record: 43-39, Finished 3rd in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Fitch (43-39)

PTS/G: 104.4 (19th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 103.9 (4th of 22)
SRS: 0.44 (9th of 22) ▪ Pace: 103.5 (19th of 22)
Off Rtg: 99.9 (15th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 99.4 (5th of 22)
Expected W-L: 42-40 (9th of 22)

Arena: Coliseum at Richfield ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1978 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference First Round (2-0) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Tue, Oct 18, 1977 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 88 91 0 1 L 1
2 Thu, Oct 20, 1977 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz W 107 104 1 1 W 1
3 Sat, Oct 22, 1977 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 101 107 1 2 L 1
4 Tue, Oct 25, 1977 Box Score @ New York Knicks W OT 117 112 2 2 W 1
5 Thu, Oct 27, 1977 Box Score Kansas City Kings L 104 119 2 3 L 1
6 Sat, Oct 29, 1977 Box Score Boston Celtics W 103 98 3 3 W 1
7 Tue, Nov 1, 1977 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 110 93 4 3 W 2
8 Wed, Nov 2, 1977 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 104 101 5 3 W 3
9 Thu, Nov 3, 1977 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 100 91 6 3 W 4
10 Sat, Nov 5, 1977 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 105 93 7 3 W 5
11 Fri, Nov 11, 1977 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 88 82 8 3 W 6
12 Tue, Nov 15, 1977 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers W OT 102 95 9 3 W 7
13 Fri, Nov 18, 1977 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 104 108 9 4 L 1
14 Sat, Nov 19, 1977 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 67 109 9 5 L 2
15 Sun, Nov 20, 1977 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 115 108 10 5 W 1
16 Thu, Nov 24, 1977 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 97 82 11 5 W 2
17 Sat, Nov 26, 1977 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 105 87 12 5 W 3
18 Tue, Nov 29, 1977 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 118 101 13 5 W 4
19 Thu, Dec 1, 1977 Box Score Houston Rockets L 92 105 13 6 L 1
20 Sat, Dec 3, 1977 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 97 111 13 7 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sun, Dec 4, 1977 Box Score Washington Bullets L 94 100 13 8 L 3
22 Tue, Dec 6, 1977 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 94 116 13 9 L 4
23 Wed, Dec 7, 1977 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 95 96 13 10 L 5
24 Sat, Dec 10, 1977 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 102 87 14 10 W 1
25 Tue, Dec 13, 1977 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 116 104 15 10 W 2
26 Fri, Dec 16, 1977 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L OT 106 116 15 11 L 1
27 Sat, Dec 17, 1977 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 116 129 15 12 L 2
28 Sun, Dec 18, 1977 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 101 95 16 12 W 1
29 Thu, Dec 22, 1977 Box Score New York Knicks W 112 100 17 12 W 2
30 Sun, Dec 25, 1977 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 111 105 18 12 W 3
31 Tue, Dec 27, 1977 Box Score New Orleans Jazz L 102 113 18 13 L 1
32 Thu, Dec 29, 1977 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 99 104 18 14 L 2
33 Fri, Dec 30, 1977 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 101 122 18 15 L 3
34 Sun, Jan 1, 1978 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 87 96 18 16 L 4
35 Wed, Jan 4, 1978 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 93 108 18 17 L 5
36 Thu, Jan 5, 1978 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 110 94 19 17 W 1
37 Sat, Jan 7, 1978 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L OT 107 109 19 18 L 1
38 Fri, Jan 13, 1978 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 98 104 19 19 L 2
39 Sun, Jan 15, 1978 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 104 113 19 20 L 3
40 Tue, Jan 17, 1978 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 89 104 19 21 L 4
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Thu, Jan 19, 1978 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 117 109 20 21 W 1
42 Sun, Jan 22, 1978 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 93 89 21 21 W 2
43 Tue, Jan 24, 1978 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 96 92 22 21 W 3
44 Sat, Jan 28, 1978 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 105 115 22 22 L 1
45 Sun, Jan 29, 1978 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L OT 116 120 22 23 L 2
46 Tue, Jan 31, 1978 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 107 116 22 24 L 3
47 Thu, Feb 2, 1978 Box Score Washington Bullets W 110 93 23 24 W 1
48 Fri, Feb 3, 1978 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves W 104 101 24 24 W 2
49 Tue, Feb 7, 1978 Box Score New Orleans Jazz W 122 99 25 24 W 3
50 Thu, Feb 9, 1978 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 88 94 25 25 L 1
51 Fri, Feb 10, 1978 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L OT 98 108 25 26 L 2
52 Sun, Feb 12, 1978 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 88 101 25 27 L 3
53 Tue, Feb 14, 1978 Box Score New York Knicks W 2OT 136 127 26 27 W 1
54 Thu, Feb 16, 1978 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 119 87 27 27 W 2
55 Fri, Feb 17, 1978 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 99 96 28 27 W 3
56 Sat, Feb 18, 1978 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 105 101 29 27 W 4
57 Mon, Feb 20, 1978 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 95 106 29 28 L 1
58 Tue, Feb 21, 1978 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 114 127 29 29 L 2
59 Fri, Feb 24, 1978 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz L 98 101 29 30 L 3
60 Sat, Feb 25, 1978 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 108 112 29 31 L 4
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Mon, Feb 27, 1978 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 110 97 30 31 W 1
62 Wed, Mar 1, 1978 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 110 104 31 31 W 2
63 Sat, Mar 4, 1978 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 100 105 31 32 L 1
64 Sun, Mar 5, 1978 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 117 128 31 33 L 2
65 Wed, Mar 8, 1978 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 108 118 31 34 L 3
66 Fri, Mar 10, 1978 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves L 117 118 31 35 L 4
67 Sun, Mar 12, 1978 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 95 90 32 35 W 1
68 Tue, Mar 14, 1978 Box Score Houston Rockets W 119 98 33 35 W 2
69 Thu, Mar 16, 1978 Box Score Boston Celtics W 112 102 34 35 W 3
70 Sun, Mar 19, 1978 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 112 123 34 36 L 1
71 Mon, Mar 20, 1978 Box Score Indiana Pacers L 104 127 34 37 L 2
72 Wed, Mar 22, 1978 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 99 105 34 38 L 3
73 Sun, Mar 26, 1978 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 95 78 35 38 W 1
74 Mon, Mar 27, 1978 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 98 88 36 38 W 2
75 Tue, Mar 28, 1978 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 112 100 37 38 W 3
76 Thu, Mar 30, 1978 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 95 99 37 39 L 1
77 Fri, Mar 31, 1978 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 102 101 38 39 W 1
78 Sat, Apr 1, 1978 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 113 99 39 39 W 2
79 Tue, Apr 4, 1978 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 116 105 40 39 W 3
80 Thu, Apr 6, 1978 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 117 105 41 39 W 4
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Apr 7, 1978 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 111 109 42 39 W 5
82 Sun, Apr 9, 1978 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings W 120 117 43 39 W 6

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Wed, Apr 12, 1978 Box Score New York Knicks L 114 132 0 1 L 1
2 Fri, Apr 14, 1978 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 107 109 0 2 L 2