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1982-83 Cleveland Cavaliers Schedule and Results

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Record: 23-59, Finished 5th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Nissalke (23-59)

PTS/G: 97.1 (23rd of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 104.6 (8th of 23)
SRS: -6.78 (22nd of 23) ▪ Pace: 97.6 (22nd of 23)
Off Rtg: 99.2 (21st of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 106.8 (16th of 23)
Expected W-L: 22-60 (22nd of 23)

Arena: Coliseum at Richfield ▪ Attendance: 160,537 (23rd of 23)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 29, 1982 Box Score Boston Celtics L 93 104 0 1 L 1
2 Sun, Oct 31, 1982 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 95 119 0 2 L 2
3 Tue, Nov 2, 1982 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 119 128 0 3 L 3
4 Thu, Nov 4, 1982 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 111 118 0 4 L 4
5 Fri, Nov 5, 1982 Box Score New Jersey Nets L 91 99 0 5 L 5
6 Wed, Nov 10, 1982 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W OT 132 120 1 5 W 1
7 Fri, Nov 12, 1982 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 81 94 1 6 L 1
8 Sun, Nov 14, 1982 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 98 111 1 7 L 2
9 Thu, Nov 18, 1982 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers L 98 107 1 8 L 3
10 Fri, Nov 19, 1982 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 94 101 1 9 L 4
11 Sun, Nov 21, 1982 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 79 129 1 10 L 5
12 Tue, Nov 23, 1982 Box Score Utah Jazz L 99 121 1 11 L 6
13 Fri, Nov 26, 1982 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 102 120 1 12 L 7
14 Sun, Nov 28, 1982 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 118 110 2 12 W 1
15 Tue, Nov 30, 1982 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 78 88 2 13 L 1
16 Wed, Dec 1, 1982 Box Score New York Knicks L 84 101 2 14 L 2
17 Fri, Dec 3, 1982 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 103 111 2 15 L 3
18 Sat, Dec 4, 1982 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 109 89 3 15 W 1
19 Tue, Dec 7, 1982 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 90 102 3 16 L 1
20 Wed, Dec 8, 1982 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 93 113 3 17 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Fri, Dec 10, 1982 Box Score Denver Nuggets L 107 117 3 18 L 3
22 Wed, Dec 15, 1982 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 93 99 3 19 L 4
23 Thu, Dec 16, 1982 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 97 106 3 20 L 5
24 Sat, Dec 18, 1982 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 90 97 3 21 L 6
25 Tue, Dec 21, 1982 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 74 77 3 22 L 7
26 Wed, Dec 22, 1982 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 100 98 4 22 W 1
27 Mon, Dec 27, 1982 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 82 94 4 23 L 1
28 Wed, Dec 29, 1982 Box Score New York Knicks L 87 91 4 24 L 2
29 Thu, Dec 30, 1982 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 89 94 4 25 L 3
30 Sun, Jan 2, 1983 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 95 103 4 26 L 4
31 Wed, Jan 5, 1983 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 116 130 4 27 L 5
32 Thu, Jan 6, 1983 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 107 125 4 28 L 6
33 Sat, Jan 8, 1983 Box Score Washington Bullets W 98 82 5 28 W 1
34 Wed, Jan 12, 1983 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 96 98 5 29 L 1
35 Thu, Jan 13, 1983 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 100 110 5 30 L 2
36 Sat, Jan 15, 1983 Box Score Boston Celtics W 90 86 6 30 W 1
37 Tue, Jan 18, 1983 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 90 98 6 31 L 1
38 Thu, Jan 20, 1983 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 97 89 7 31 W 1
39 Fri, Jan 21, 1983 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 99 105 7 32 L 1
40 Sun, Jan 23, 1983 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 91 105 7 33 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Tue, Jan 25, 1983 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 78 111 7 34 L 3
42 Wed, Jan 26, 1983 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 119 124 7 35 L 4
43 Fri, Jan 28, 1983 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 107 106 8 35 W 1
44 Sat, Jan 29, 1983 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 89 88 9 35 W 2
45 Tue, Feb 1, 1983 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 84 93 9 36 L 1
46 Wed, Feb 2, 1983 Box Score New Jersey Nets L 105 118 9 37 L 2
47 Fri, Feb 4, 1983 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 81 92 9 38 L 3
48 Sat, Feb 5, 1983 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 113 117 9 39 L 4
49 Sun, Feb 6, 1983 Box Score San Diego Clippers W 110 107 10 39 W 1
50 Wed, Feb 9, 1983 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 104 94 11 39 W 2
51 Thu, Feb 10, 1983 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 99 95 12 39 W 3
52 Wed, Feb 16, 1983 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 99 96 13 39 W 4
53 Thu, Feb 17, 1983 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 92 108 13 40 L 1
54 Sun, Feb 20, 1983 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 81 103 13 41 L 2
55 Wed, Feb 23, 1983 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 99 98 14 41 W 1
56 Sat, Feb 26, 1983 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 102 122 14 42 L 1
57 Sun, Feb 27, 1983 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 98 92 15 42 W 1
58 Tue, Mar 1, 1983 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 121 132 15 43 L 1
59 Thu, Mar 3, 1983 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 113 118 15 44 L 2
60 Sat, Mar 5, 1983 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W 98 91 16 44 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sun, Mar 6, 1983 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 98 117 16 45 L 1
62 Tue, Mar 8, 1983 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 102 99 17 45 W 1
63 Sun, Mar 13, 1983 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 83 117 17 46 L 1
64 Tue, Mar 15, 1983 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L OT 92 95 17 47 L 2
65 Wed, Mar 16, 1983 Box Score New Jersey Nets L 90 96 17 48 L 3
66 Fri, Mar 18, 1983 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 73 97 17 49 L 4
67 Sun, Mar 20, 1983 Box Score Boston Celtics L 79 90 17 50 L 5
68 Tue, Mar 22, 1983 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 94 117 17 51 L 6
69 Wed, Mar 23, 1983 Box Score New York Knicks W 84 81 18 51 W 1
70 Fri, Mar 25, 1983 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 102 124 18 52 L 1
71 Sun, Mar 27, 1983 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 80 94 18 53 L 2
72 Tue, Mar 29, 1983 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 82 95 18 54 L 3
73 Wed, Mar 30, 1983 Box Score Houston Rockets W 102 95 19 54 W 1
74 Fri, Apr 1, 1983 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 111 120 19 55 L 1
75 Sun, Apr 3, 1983 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 84 96 19 56 L 2
76 Tue, Apr 5, 1983 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 101 91 20 56 W 1
77 Thu, Apr 7, 1983 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 87 100 20 57 L 1
78 Sat, Apr 9, 1983 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 105 115 20 58 L 2
79 Sun, Apr 10, 1983 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 110 105 21 58 W 1
80 Wed, Apr 13, 1983 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 98 107 21 59 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Apr 15, 1983 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W OT 132 124 22 59 W 1
82 Sun, Apr 17, 1983 Box Score Washington Bullets W 118 105 23 59 W 2