1977-1978 Cleveland Cavaliers

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43-39 Lost First Round
Record Outcome

1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers

What was the record of the 1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a 43-39 record. They went 27-14 at home and 16-25 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers went 43-41. Their final game was a loss in the Eastern Conference First Round to the New York Knicks.

What division did the 1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers play in?

The 1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers played in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers record by month?

The 1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers had their best month in April, when they went 5-0 and were undefeated. Their worst month was January, when they went 4-9 and had a 30.8% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '77 3-3 50% -11
November '77 10-2 83.3% +65
December '77 5-10 33.3% -65
January '78 4-9 30.8% -47
February '78 8-7 53.3% +44
March '78 8-8 50% +11
April '78 5-0 100% +42

Did the 1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Cleveland Cavaliers made the Playoffs in 1978. They lost their only series against the New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a point differential of +39. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Cavaliers could have been expected to have about 42.3 wins, or a 42-40 record in the regular season.

How did the 1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers went 10-8.

How did the 1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers went 3-4 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers was a 7 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The longest losing streak that the Cleveland Cavaliers had during the 1977-78 regular season was 5 games, which occured 2 separate times.

1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Tue, Oct 18, 1977 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 88 - 91
Thu, Oct 20, 1977 @ New Orleans Jazz Win 107 - 104
Sat, Oct 22, 1977 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 101 - 107
Tue, Oct 25, 1977 @ New York Knicks Win 117 - 112 OT
Thu, Oct 27, 1977 vs Kansas City Kings Loss 104 - 119
Sat, Oct 29, 1977 vs Boston Celtics Win 103 - 98
Tue, Nov 1, 1977 vs Denver Nuggets Win 110 - 93
Wed, Nov 2, 1977 @ Boston Celtics Win 104 - 101
Thu, Nov 3, 1977 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 100 - 91
Sat, Nov 5, 1977 vs New Jersey Nets Win 105 - 93
Fri, Nov 11, 1977 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 88 - 82
Tue, Nov 15, 1977 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 102 - 95 OT
Fri, Nov 18, 1977 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 104 - 108
Sat, Nov 19, 1977 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 67 - 109
Sun, Nov 20, 1977 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 115 - 108
Thu, Nov 24, 1977 vs Phoenix Suns Win 97 - 82
Sat, Nov 26, 1977 @ Detroit Pistons Win 105 - 87
Tue, Nov 29, 1977 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 118 - 101
Thu, Dec 1, 1977 vs Houston Rockets Loss 92 - 105
Sat, Dec 3, 1977 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 97 - 111
Sun, Dec 4, 1977 vs Washington Bullets Loss 94 - 100
Tue, Dec 6, 1977 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 94 - 116
Wed, Dec 7, 1977 @ Washington Bullets Loss 95 - 96
Sat, Dec 10, 1977 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 102 - 87
Tue, Dec 13, 1977 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 116 - 104
Fri, Dec 16, 1977 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 106 - 116 OT
Sat, Dec 17, 1977 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 116 - 129
Sun, Dec 18, 1977 vs Golden State Warriors Win 101 - 95
Thu, Dec 22, 1977 vs New York Knicks Win 112 - 100
Sun, Dec 25, 1977 vs Buffalo Braves Win 111 - 105
Tue, Dec 27, 1977 vs New Orleans Jazz Loss 102 - 113
Thu, Dec 29, 1977 @ Houston Rockets Loss 99 - 104
Fri, Dec 30, 1977 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 101 - 122
Sun, Jan 1, 1978 @ New York Knicks Loss 87 - 96
Wed, Jan 4, 1978 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 93 - 108
Thu, Jan 5, 1978 vs New Jersey Nets Win 110 - 94
Sat, Jan 7, 1978 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 107 - 109 OT
Fri, Jan 13, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 98 - 104
Sun, Jan 15, 1978 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 104 - 113
Tue, Jan 17, 1978 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 89 - 104
Thu, Jan 19, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 117 - 109
Sun, Jan 22, 1978 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 93 - 89
Tue, Jan 24, 1978 @ Indiana Pacers Win 96 - 92
Sat, Jan 28, 1978 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 105 - 115
Sun, Jan 29, 1978 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 116 - 120 OT
Tue, Jan 31, 1978 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 107 - 116
Thu, Feb 2, 1978 vs Washington Bullets Win 110 - 93
Fri, Feb 3, 1978 @ Buffalo Braves Win 104 - 101
Tue, Feb 7, 1978 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 122 - 99
Thu, Feb 9, 1978 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 88 - 94
Fri, Feb 10, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 98 - 108 OT
Sun, Feb 12, 1978 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 88 - 101
Tue, Feb 14, 1978 vs New York Knicks Win 136 - 127
Thu, Feb 16, 1978 vs Denver Nuggets Win 119 - 87
Fri, Feb 17, 1978 @ New Jersey Nets Win 99 - 96
Sat, Feb 18, 1978 vs Kansas City Kings Win 105 - 101
Mon, Feb 20, 1978 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 95 - 106
Tue, Feb 21, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 114 - 127
Fri, Feb 24, 1978 @ New Orleans Jazz Loss 98 - 101
Sat, Feb 25, 1978 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 108 - 112
Mon, Feb 27, 1978 @ Houston Rockets Win 110 - 97
Wed, Mar 1, 1978 @ Denver Nuggets Win 110 - 104
Sat, Mar 4, 1978 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 100 - 105
Sun, Mar 5, 1978 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 117 - 128
Wed, Mar 8, 1978 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 108 - 118
Fri, Mar 10, 1978 @ Buffalo Braves Loss 117 - 118
Sun, Mar 12, 1978 @ Indiana Pacers Win 95 - 90
Tue, Mar 14, 1978 vs Houston Rockets Win 119 - 98
Thu, Mar 16, 1978 vs Boston Celtics Win 112 - 102
Sun, Mar 19, 1978 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 112 - 123
Mon, Mar 20, 1978 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 104 - 127
Wed, Mar 22, 1978 @ Boston Celtics Loss 99 - 105
Sun, Mar 26, 1978 vs Chicago Bulls Win 95 - 78
Mon, Mar 27, 1978 vs Golden State Warriors Win 98 - 88
Tue, Mar 28, 1978 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 112 - 100
Thu, Mar 30, 1978 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 95 - 99
Fri, Mar 31, 1978 @ Washington Bullets Win 102 - 101
Sat, Apr 1, 1978 vs Detroit Pistons Win 113 - 99
Tue, Apr 4, 1978 vs Buffalo Braves Win 116 - 105
Thu, Apr 6, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 117 - 105
Fri, Apr 7, 1978 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 111 - 109
Sun, Apr 9, 1978 @ Kansas City Kings Win 120 - 117
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round (Lost 0 - 2)
Wed, Apr 12, 1978 vs New York Knicks Loss 114 - 132
Fri, Apr 14, 1978 @ New York Knicks Loss 107 - 109

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