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1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers Schedule and Results

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Record: 30-52, Finished 5th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Fitch (30-52)

PTS/G: 106.5 (20th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 110.2 (10th of 22)
SRS: -3.57 (18th of 22) ▪ Pace: 102.7 (20th of 22)
Off Rtg: 103.7 (12th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 107.3 (20th of 22)
Expected W-L: 31-51 (18th of 22)

Arena: Coliseum at Richfield ▪ Attendance: NA

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 13, 1978 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 115 101 1 0 W 1
2 Tue, Oct 17, 1978 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 113 111 2 0 W 2
3 Sat, Oct 21, 1978 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 113 104 3 0 W 3
4 Tue, Oct 24, 1978 Box Score New Orleans Jazz W 122 104 4 0 W 4
5 Wed, Oct 25, 1978 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 105 110 4 1 L 1
6 Fri, Oct 27, 1978 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 108 123 4 2 L 2
7 Sun, Oct 29, 1978 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 94 99 4 3 L 3
8 Tue, Oct 31, 1978 Box Score Indiana Pacers L 114 119 4 4 L 4
9 Wed, Nov 1, 1978 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 107 122 4 5 L 5
10 Fri, Nov 3, 1978 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 93 110 4 6 L 6
11 Sat, Nov 4, 1978 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers W 112 106 5 6 W 1
12 Sun, Nov 5, 1978 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 107 117 5 7 L 1
13 Wed, Nov 8, 1978 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 96 118 5 8 L 2
14 Fri, Nov 10, 1978 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 95 109 5 9 L 3
15 Sun, Nov 12, 1978 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 91 98 5 10 L 4
16 Tue, Nov 14, 1978 Box Score Washington Bullets L 106 122 5 11 L 5
17 Thu, Nov 16, 1978 Box Score New York Knicks L 93 97 5 12 L 6
18 Sat, Nov 18, 1978 Box Score Boston Celtics L 90 92 5 13 L 7
19 Tue, Nov 21, 1978 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 108 110 5 14 L 8
20 Fri, Nov 24, 1978 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 104 98 6 14 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Tue, Nov 28, 1978 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 112 98 7 14 W 2
22 Thu, Nov 30, 1978 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 97 98 7 15 L 1
23 Sat, Dec 2, 1978 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 100 106 7 16 L 2
24 Tue, Dec 5, 1978 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 102 117 7 17 L 3
25 Thu, Dec 7, 1978 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 105 121 7 18 L 4
26 Sat, Dec 9, 1978 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 115 107 8 18 W 1
27 Tue, Dec 12, 1978 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 127 110 9 18 W 2
28 Fri, Dec 15, 1978 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 110 106 10 18 W 3
29 Sat, Dec 16, 1978 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 100 108 10 19 L 1
30 Sun, Dec 17, 1978 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 101 91 11 19 W 1
31 Tue, Dec 19, 1978 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 106 113 11 20 L 1
32 Thu, Dec 21, 1978 Box Score Houston Rockets W 101 90 12 20 W 1
33 Sat, Dec 23, 1978 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 91 109 12 21 L 1
34 Thu, Dec 28, 1978 Box Score San Diego Clippers W 116 114 13 21 W 1
35 Sat, Dec 30, 1978 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 104 94 14 21 W 2
36 Tue, Jan 2, 1979 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 113 116 14 22 L 1
37 Thu, Jan 4, 1979 Box Score New York Knicks W 117 103 15 22 W 1
38 Sat, Jan 6, 1979 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz W 105 94 16 22 W 2
39 Sun, Jan 7, 1979 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 112 108 17 22 W 3
40 Fri, Jan 12, 1979 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 96 107 17 23 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sat, Jan 13, 1979 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 103 117 17 24 L 2
42 Tue, Jan 16, 1979 Box Score Kansas City Kings L 79 86 17 25 L 3
43 Wed, Jan 17, 1979 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 94 107 17 26 L 4
44 Fri, Jan 19, 1979 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 101 105 17 27 L 5
45 Sun, Jan 21, 1979 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 94 93 18 27 W 1
46 Tue, Jan 23, 1979 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 108 107 19 27 W 2
47 Wed, Jan 24, 1979 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 123 114 20 27 W 3
48 Sat, Jan 27, 1979 Box Score San Diego Clippers L 110 111 20 28 L 1
49 Sun, Jan 28, 1979 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 109 137 20 29 L 2
50 Thu, Feb 1, 1979 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 116 120 20 30 L 3
51 Fri, Feb 2, 1979 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 98 112 20 31 L 4
52 Tue, Feb 6, 1979 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 119 100 21 31 W 1
53 Wed, Feb 7, 1979 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 105 120 21 32 L 1
54 Fri, Feb 9, 1979 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 103 106 21 33 L 2
55 Sun, Feb 11, 1979 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 101 136 21 34 L 3
56 Tue, Feb 13, 1979 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 117 111 22 34 W 1
57 Thu, Feb 15, 1979 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 113 100 23 34 W 2
58 Sat, Feb 17, 1979 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 127 117 24 34 W 3
59 Tue, Feb 20, 1979 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 109 119 24 35 L 1
60 Thu, Feb 22, 1979 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 111 107 25 35 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sat, Feb 24, 1979 Box Score New Orleans Jazz L 96 105 25 36 L 1
62 Sun, Feb 25, 1979 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 117 108 26 36 W 1
63 Wed, Feb 28, 1979 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 117 139 26 37 L 1
64 Fri, Mar 2, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 111 109 27 37 W 1
65 Sun, Mar 4, 1979 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 102 106 27 38 L 1
66 Wed, Mar 7, 1979 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 103 101 28 38 W 1
67 Sat, Mar 10, 1979 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers L 115 121 28 39 L 1
68 Tue, Mar 13, 1979 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 120 124 28 40 L 2
69 Thu, Mar 15, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 98 104 28 41 L 3
70 Sat, Mar 17, 1979 Box Score Washington Bullets L 114 117 28 42 L 4
71 Sun, Mar 18, 1979 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 112 126 28 43 L 5
72 Tue, Mar 20, 1979 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 109 115 28 44 L 6
73 Thu, Mar 22, 1979 Box Score Indiana Pacers L 106 108 28 45 L 7
74 Sat, Mar 24, 1979 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz L 117 139 28 46 L 8
75 Tue, Mar 27, 1979 Box Score Boston Celtics W 111 109 29 46 W 1
76 Thu, Mar 29, 1979 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 103 120 29 47 L 1
77 Fri, Mar 30, 1979 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 93 129 29 48 L 2
78 Sun, Apr 1, 1979 Box Score Houston Rockets W 114 105 30 48 W 1
79 Tue, Apr 3, 1979 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 112 116 30 49 L 1
80 Wed, Apr 4, 1979 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 95 102 30 50 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Apr 6, 1979 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 110 112 30 51 L 3
82 Sun, Apr 8, 1979 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 101 117 30 52 L 4