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1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers Schedule and Results

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Record: 42-40, Finished 5th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lenny Wilkens (42-40)

PTS/G: 104.5 (21st of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 103.7 (2nd of 23)
SRS: 1.28 (11th of 23) ▪ Pace: 97.3 (19th of 23)
Off Rtg: 106.8 (15th of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 106.0 (5th of 23)
Expected W-L: 43-39 (12th of 23)

Arena: Coliseum at Richfield ▪ Attendance: 504,847 (12th of 23)

NBA 1988 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference First Round (2-3) versus Chicago Bulls  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Nov 6, 1987 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 114 108 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Nov 7, 1987 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 105 113 1 1 L 1
3 Wed, Nov 11, 1987 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 101 109 1 2 L 2
4 Fri, Nov 13, 1987 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 114 128 1 3 L 3
5 Sat, Nov 14, 1987 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 113 128 1 4 L 4
6 Tue, Nov 17, 1987 Box Score Boston Celtics W 109 88 2 4 W 1
7 Thu, Nov 19, 1987 Box Score Houston Rockets L 97 105 2 5 L 1
8 Sat, Nov 21, 1987 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 101 88 3 5 W 1
9 Tue, Nov 24, 1987 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 104 108 3 6 L 1
10 Wed, Nov 25, 1987 Box Score New York Knicks L 101 104 3 7 L 2
11 Sat, Nov 28, 1987 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 93 105 3 8 L 3
12 Wed, Dec 2, 1987 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 104 102 4 8 W 1
13 Fri, Dec 4, 1987 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 108 90 5 8 W 2
14 Sat, Dec 5, 1987 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 97 95 6 8 W 3
15 Tue, Dec 8, 1987 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 96 107 6 9 L 1
16 Wed, Dec 9, 1987 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 112 113 6 10 L 2
17 Fri, Dec 11, 1987 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings W 115 113 7 10 W 1
18 Sun, Dec 13, 1987 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 89 90 7 11 L 1
19 Tue, Dec 15, 1987 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 106 93 8 11 W 1
20 Thu, Dec 17, 1987 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 100 111 8 12 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Fri, Dec 18, 1987 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 103 94 9 12 W 1
22 Sun, Dec 20, 1987 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 127 116 10 12 W 2
23 Tue, Dec 22, 1987 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 106 102 11 12 W 3
24 Wed, Dec 23, 1987 Box Score Utah Jazz L 83 91 11 13 L 1
25 Sat, Dec 26, 1987 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 120 117 12 13 W 1
26 Sun, Dec 27, 1987 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 83 101 12 14 L 1
27 Wed, Dec 30, 1987 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 110 117 12 15 L 2
28 Sat, Jan 2, 1988 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 120 107 13 15 W 1
29 Mon, Jan 4, 1988 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 122 101 14 15 W 2
30 Wed, Jan 6, 1988 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 116 100 15 15 W 3
31 Fri, Jan 8, 1988 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 97 101 15 16 L 1
32 Sat, Jan 9, 1988 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 110 126 15 17 L 2
33 Tue, Jan 12, 1988 Box Score New York Knicks W 119 111 16 17 W 1
34 Thu, Jan 14, 1988 Box Score Chicago Bulls W OT 91 88 17 17 W 2
35 Fri, Jan 15, 1988 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 93 97 17 18 L 1
36 Sun, Jan 17, 1988 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 93 111 17 19 L 2
37 Thu, Jan 21, 1988 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 93 101 17 20 L 3
38 Sat, Jan 23, 1988 Box Score Boston Celtics W 119 100 18 20 W 1
39 Mon, Jan 25, 1988 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 96 119 18 21 L 1
40 Wed, Jan 27, 1988 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 112 102 19 21 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Thu, Jan 28, 1988 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 109 85 20 21 W 2
42 Sat, Jan 30, 1988 Box Score Washington Bullets W OT 128 126 21 21 W 3
43 Mon, Feb 1, 1988 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 94 83 22 21 W 4
44 Wed, Feb 3, 1988 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 107 106 23 21 W 5
45 Thu, Feb 4, 1988 Box Score Golden State Warriors L OT 90 96 23 22 L 1
46 Tue, Feb 9, 1988 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 104 112 23 23 L 2
47 Wed, Feb 10, 1988 Box Score Washington Bullets W 118 102 24 23 W 1
48 Fri, Feb 12, 1988 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 98 96 25 23 W 2
49 Sat, Feb 13, 1988 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 103 120 25 24 L 1
50 Mon, Feb 15, 1988 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 104 95 26 24 W 1
51 Wed, Feb 17, 1988 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 115 107 27 24 W 2
52 Thu, Feb 18, 1988 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 83 88 27 25 L 1
53 Sun, Feb 21, 1988 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 113 111 28 25 W 1
54 Wed, Feb 24, 1988 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks L 89 93 28 26 L 1
55 Thu, Feb 25, 1988 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 103 109 28 27 L 2
56 Sat, Feb 27, 1988 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers L 96 97 28 28 L 3
57 Mon, Feb 29, 1988 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 94 107 28 29 L 4
58 Wed, Mar 2, 1988 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 81 99 28 30 L 5
59 Sun, Mar 6, 1988 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 98 127 28 31 L 6
60 Wed, Mar 9, 1988 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 117 91 29 31 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Fri, Mar 11, 1988 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 117 107 30 31 W 2
62 Sat, Mar 12, 1988 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 100 104 30 32 L 1
63 Mon, Mar 14, 1988 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 102 104 30 33 L 2
64 Tue, Mar 15, 1988 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 89 108 30 34 L 3
65 Thu, Mar 17, 1988 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 99 102 30 35 L 4
66 Sat, Mar 19, 1988 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 100 101 30 36 L 5
67 Wed, Mar 23, 1988 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 105 96 31 36 W 1
68 Fri, Mar 25, 1988 Box Score Chicago Bulls L OT 110 111 31 37 L 1
69 Sat, Mar 26, 1988 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 102 109 31 38 L 2
70 Tue, Mar 29, 1988 Box Score New York Knicks W 108 103 32 38 W 1
71 Wed, Mar 30, 1988 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 107 96 33 38 W 2
72 Sat, Apr 2, 1988 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 108 94 34 38 W 3
73 Tue, Apr 5, 1988 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 105 106 34 39 L 1
74 Wed, Apr 6, 1988 Box Score Washington Bullets W 98 87 35 39 W 1
75 Fri, Apr 8, 1988 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 104 85 36 39 W 2
76 Sun, Apr 10, 1988 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 119 105 37 39 W 3
77 Tue, Apr 12, 1988 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 116 103 38 39 W 4
78 Wed, Apr 13, 1988 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 98 115 38 40 L 1
79 Fri, Apr 15, 1988 Box Score Boston Celtics W 120 109 39 40 W 1
80 Mon, Apr 18, 1988 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 112 107 40 40 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Apr 22, 1988 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 107 103 41 40 W 3
82 Sat, Apr 23, 1988 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 104 99 42 40 W 4

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Thu, Apr 28, 1988 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 93 104 0 1 L 1
2 Sun, May 1, 1988 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 101 106 0 2 L 2
3 Tue, May 3, 1988 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 110 102 1 2 W 1
4 Thu, May 5, 1988 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 97 91 2 2 W 2
5 Sun, May 8, 1988 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 101 107 2 3 L 1