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1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers Schedule and Results

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Record: 57-25, Finished 2nd in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lenny Wilkens (57-25)

PTS/G: 108.8 (12th of 25) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 101.2 (3rd of 25)
SRS: 7.95 (1st of 25) ▪ Pace: 98.0 (21st of 25)
Off Rtg: 110.6 (9th of 25) ▪ Def Rtg: 102.9 (2nd of 25)
Expected W-L: 60-22 (1st of 25)

Arena: Coliseum at Richfield ▪ Attendance: 721,426 (5th of 25)

NBA 1989 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference First Round (3-2) versus Chicago Bulls  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Nov 4, 1988 Box Score @ Charlotte Hornets W 133 93 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Nov 5, 1988 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 105 99 2 0 W 2
3 Wed, Nov 9, 1988 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 108 91 3 0 W 3
4 Sat, Nov 12, 1988 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 121 96 4 0 W 4
5 Tue, Nov 15, 1988 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 95 97 4 1 L 1
6 Fri, Nov 18, 1988 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 95 94 5 1 W 1
7 Sat, Nov 19, 1988 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 106 99 6 1 W 2
8 Tue, Nov 22, 1988 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 114 102 7 1 W 3 at Hartford, CT
9 Wed, Nov 23, 1988 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 91 104 7 2 L 1
10 Sat, Nov 26, 1988 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 112 127 7 3 L 2
11 Sun, Nov 27, 1988 Box Score Miami Heat W 109 80 8 3 W 1
12 Thu, Dec 1, 1988 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 99 96 9 3 W 2
13 Fri, Dec 2, 1988 Box Score Boston Celtics W 112 84 10 3 W 3
14 Sun, Dec 4, 1988 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 122 103 11 3 W 4
15 Tue, Dec 6, 1988 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 105 106 11 4 L 1
16 Thu, Dec 8, 1988 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 104 95 12 4 W 1
17 Sat, Dec 10, 1988 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W 102 98 13 4 W 2
18 Tue, Dec 13, 1988 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 102 111 13 5 L 1
19 Thu, Dec 15, 1988 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 119 98 14 5 W 1
20 Sat, Dec 17, 1988 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 120 94 15 5 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Tue, Dec 20, 1988 Box Score Utah Jazz W 110 94 16 5 W 3
22 Wed, Dec 21, 1988 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 115 114 17 5 W 4
23 Fri, Dec 23, 1988 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W OT 119 107 18 5 W 5
24 Tue, Dec 27, 1988 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 107 96 19 5 W 6
25 Wed, Dec 28, 1988 Box Score Charlotte Hornets W 122 98 20 5 W 7
26 Fri, Dec 30, 1988 Box Score Washington Bullets W 127 110 21 5 W 8
27 Tue, Jan 3, 1989 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 119 98 22 5 W 9
28 Thu, Jan 5, 1989 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 103 98 23 5 W 10
29 Sat, Jan 7, 1989 Box Score New York Knicks W 104 96 24 5 W 11
30 Mon, Jan 9, 1989 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 103 105 24 6 L 1
31 Wed, Jan 11, 1989 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 124 121 25 6 W 1
32 Fri, Jan 13, 1989 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 95 116 25 7 L 1
33 Sat, Jan 14, 1989 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 116 104 26 7 W 1
34 Mon, Jan 16, 1989 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 126 110 27 7 W 2
35 Thu, Jan 19, 1989 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 113 106 28 7 W 3
36 Sat, Jan 21, 1989 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 115 103 29 7 W 4
37 Mon, Jan 23, 1989 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 142 109 30 7 W 5
38 Tue, Jan 24, 1989 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 105 121 30 8 L 1
39 Fri, Jan 27, 1989 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 80 79 31 8 W 1
40 Sun, Jan 29, 1989 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L OT 117 122 31 9 L 1 at Baltimore, MD
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Tue, Jan 31, 1989 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 118 103 32 9 W 1
42 Thu, Feb 2, 1989 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 109 125 32 10 L 1
43 Fri, Feb 3, 1989 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 110 94 33 10 W 1
44 Sun, Feb 5, 1989 Box Score @ Charlotte Hornets W 110 91 34 10 W 2
45 Tue, Feb 7, 1989 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 106 115 34 11 L 1
46 Thu, Feb 9, 1989 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 108 99 35 11 W 1
47 Tue, Feb 14, 1989 Box Score @ Miami Heat W 109 98 36 11 W 2
48 Wed, Feb 15, 1989 Box Score New York Knicks W 129 107 37 11 W 3
49 Fri, Feb 17, 1989 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 100 108 37 12 L 1
50 Sat, Feb 18, 1989 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 118 100 38 12 W 1
51 Mon, Feb 20, 1989 Box Score Houston Rockets W 110 90 39 12 W 2
52 Wed, Feb 22, 1989 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 130 111 40 12 W 3
53 Fri, Feb 24, 1989 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 128 91 41 12 W 4
54 Tue, Feb 28, 1989 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 115 99 42 12 W 5
55 Thu, Mar 2, 1989 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 112 84 43 12 W 6
56 Fri, Mar 3, 1989 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 90 96 43 13 L 1
57 Sun, Mar 5, 1989 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 98 103 43 14 L 2
58 Tue, Mar 7, 1989 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings W 105 95 44 14 W 1
59 Thu, Mar 9, 1989 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 114 120 44 15 L 1
60 Fri, Mar 10, 1989 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers L 103 105 44 16 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sun, Mar 12, 1989 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 123 110 45 16 W 1
62 Mon, Mar 13, 1989 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 83 98 45 17 L 1
63 Wed, Mar 15, 1989 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 115 91 46 17 W 1
64 Sun, Mar 19, 1989 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 101 91 47 17 W 2
65 Mon, Mar 20, 1989 Box Score Washington Bullets W 103 97 48 17 W 3
66 Wed, Mar 22, 1989 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 97 100 48 18 L 1
67 Thu, Mar 23, 1989 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 102 88 49 18 W 1
68 Sat, Mar 25, 1989 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L OT 105 113 49 19 L 1
69 Mon, Mar 27, 1989 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 102 104 49 20 L 2
70 Tue, Mar 28, 1989 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 102 90 50 20 W 1
71 Fri, Mar 31, 1989 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 109 100 51 20 W 2
72 Sun, Apr 2, 1989 Box Score Boston Celtics W 117 100 52 20 W 3
73 Tue, Apr 4, 1989 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 105 91 53 20 W 4
74 Fri, Apr 7, 1989 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 96 107 53 21 L 1
75 Sun, Apr 9, 1989 Box Score Charlotte Hornets W 122 116 54 21 W 1
76 Tue, Apr 11, 1989 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 92 90 55 21 W 2
77 Wed, Apr 12, 1989 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 95 107 55 22 L 1
78 Fri, Apr 14, 1989 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 104 113 55 23 L 2
79 Sun, Apr 16, 1989 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 111 92 56 23 W 1
80 Tue, Apr 18, 1989 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 102 118 56 24 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Apr 21, 1989 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 89 92 56 25 L 2
82 Sun, Apr 23, 1989 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 90 84 57 25 W 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Apr 28, 1989 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 88 95 0 1 L 1
2 Sun, Apr 30, 1989 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 96 88 1 1 W 1
3 Wed, May 3, 1989 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 94 101 1 2 L 1
4 Fri, May 5, 1989 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W OT 108 105 2 2 W 1
5 Sun, May 7, 1989 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 100 101 2 3 L 1