1971-1972 Cleveland Cavaliers

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23-59 Missed Playoffs
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1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers

What was the record of the 1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a 23-59 record. They went 14-28 at home and 9-31 on the road.

What division did the 1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers play in?

The 1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers played in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers record by month?

The 1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers had their best month in November, when they went 6-6 and had a 50% win percentage. Their worst month was January, when they went 1-13 and had a 7.1% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '71 2-8 20% -91
November '71 6-6 50% -56
December '71 7-10 41.2% -90
January '72 1-13 7.1% -169
February '72 4-12 25% -100
March '72 3-10 23.1% -120

Did the 1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers make the Playoffs?

No, the Cavaliers didn't make the Playoffs in 1972.

What was the point differential for the 1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a point differential of -626. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Cavaliers could have been expected to have about 22.6 wins, or a 23-59 record in the regular season.

How did the 1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers went 8-10.

How did the 1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers went 1-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers was a 5 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The longest losing streak that the Cleveland Cavaliers had during the 1971-72 regular season was 11 games, which happened once during the season.

1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 15, 1971 vs Buffalo Braves Loss 109 - 111 OT
Sat, Oct 16, 1971 @ Buffalo Braves Win 93 - 89
Sun, Oct 17, 1971 vs New York Knicks Loss 120 - 121 OT
Tue, Oct 19, 1971 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 82 - 116
Wed, Oct 20, 1971 vs Golden State Warriors Loss 98 - 115
Sat, Oct 23, 1971 @ Baltimore Bullets Win 109 - 101
Sun, Oct 24, 1971 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 93 - 111
Wed, Oct 27, 1971 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 106 - 120
Fri, Oct 29, 1971 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 97 - 98
Sun, Oct 31, 1971 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 102 - 118
Fri, Nov 5, 1971 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 87 - 107
Sun, Nov 7, 1971 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 120 - 99
Thu, Nov 11, 1971 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 91 - 110
Fri, Nov 12, 1971 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 106 - 104
Sun, Nov 14, 1971 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 105 - 119
Tue, Nov 16, 1971 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 90 - 108
Fri, Nov 19, 1971 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 105 - 118
Sun, Nov 21, 1971 vs Boston Celtics Loss 105 - 128
Tue, Nov 23, 1971 vs Baltimore Bullets Win 104 - 102
Fri, Nov 26, 1971 vs Cincinnati Royals Win 128 - 114
Sat, Nov 27, 1971 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 103 - 95
Sun, Nov 28, 1971 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 124 - 120
Wed, Dec 1, 1971 vs Houston Rockets Win 116 - 106
Fri, Dec 3, 1971 @ Buffalo Braves Loss 90 - 91
Sun, Dec 5, 1971 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 91 - 99
Tue, Dec 7, 1971 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 99 - 115
Wed, Dec 8, 1971 @ Boston Celtics Loss 107 - 126
Fri, Dec 10, 1971 vs Detroit Pistons Win 112 - 111
Sat, Dec 11, 1971 @ Cincinnati Royals Loss 95 - 103
Sun, Dec 12, 1971 vs New York Knicks Loss 92 - 103
Tue, Dec 14, 1971 @ Baltimore Bullets Win 88 - 85
Fri, Dec 17, 1971 vs Boston Celtics Loss 109 - 115
Sat, Dec 18, 1971 @ New York Knicks Loss 84 - 104
Sun, Dec 19, 1971 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 101 - 119
Wed, Dec 22, 1971 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 94 - 104
Thu, Dec 23, 1971 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 115 - 110
Sun, Dec 26, 1971 vs Baltimore Bullets Win 108 - 102
Tue, Dec 28, 1971 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 112 - 111
Wed, Dec 29, 1971 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 103 - 102
Sun, Jan 2, 1972 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 119 - 148
Wed, Jan 5, 1972 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 103 - 113
Fri, Jan 7, 1972 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 111 - 125
Sat, Jan 8, 1972 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 102 - 125
Tue, Jan 11, 1972 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 92 - 101
Fri, Jan 14, 1972 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 107 - 117
Sat, Jan 15, 1972 @ Houston Rockets Loss 109 - 112
Sun, Jan 16, 1972 @ Cincinnati Royals Loss 108 - 128
Fri, Jan 21, 1972 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 91 - 120
Sat, Jan 22, 1972 @ Cincinnati Royals Loss 96 - 113
Tue, Jan 25, 1972 vs Golden State Warriors Loss 111 - 117
Wed, Jan 26, 1972 @ Boston Celtics Win 112 - 108
Sat, Jan 29, 1972 vs Cincinnati Royals Loss 118 - 120
Sun, Jan 30, 1972 vs Buffalo Braves Loss 98 - 99
Tue, Feb 1, 1972 @ Buffalo Braves Win 104 - 99
Wed, Feb 2, 1972 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 108 - 133
Fri, Feb 4, 1972 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 112 - 118
Sat, Feb 5, 1972 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 117 - 120
Sun, Feb 6, 1972 vs Buffalo Braves Loss 108 - 121
Tue, Feb 8, 1972 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 90 - 114
Wed, Feb 9, 1972 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 121 - 126
Sat, Feb 12, 1972 @ New York Knicks Loss 91 - 106
Sun, Feb 13, 1972 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 121 - 136
Wed, Feb 16, 1972 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 116 - 126
Fri, Feb 18, 1972 vs Cincinnati Royals Win 133 - 109
Sat, Feb 19, 1972 @ Cincinnati Royals Loss 92 - 112
Sun, Feb 20, 1972 vs New York Knicks Win 111 - 109
Wed, Feb 23, 1972 vs Boston Celtics Loss 111 - 113
Fri, Feb 25, 1972 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 113 - 104
Sun, Feb 27, 1972 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 125 - 127
Wed, Mar 1, 1972 @ Boston Celtics Loss 105 - 115
Sat, Mar 4, 1972 @ Houston Rockets Win 130 - 123
Tue, Mar 7, 1972 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 112 - 119
Fri, Mar 10, 1972 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 98 - 132
Sun, Mar 12, 1972 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 114 - 135
Tue, Mar 14, 1972 @ Baltimore Bullets Win 127 - 118 OT
Thu, Mar 16, 1972 vs Baltimore Bullets Loss 101 - 105
Sat, Mar 18, 1972 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 91 - 109
Sun, Mar 19, 1972 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 105 - 115
Wed, Mar 22, 1972 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 124 - 120
Fri, Mar 24, 1972 vs Houston Rockets Loss 119 - 127
Sat, Mar 25, 1972 @ New York Knicks Loss 83 - 98
Sun, Mar 26, 1972 vs Cincinnati Royals Loss 122 - 135

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