1978-1979 Cleveland Cavaliers

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Season Overview

30-52 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers

What was the record of the 1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a 30-52 record. They went 20-21 at home and 10-31 on the road.

What division did the 1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers play in?

The 1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers played in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers record by month?

The 1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers had their best month in December, when they went 7-6 and had a 53.8% win percentage. Their worst month was April, when they went 1-4 and had a 20% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '78 4-4 50% +13
November '78 3-11 21.4% -84
December '78 7-6 53.8% -8
January '79 6-8 42.9% -41
February '79 6-8 42.9% -51
March '79 3-11 21.4% -114
April '79 1-4 20% -20

Did the 1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers make the Playoffs?

No, the Cavaliers didn't make the Playoffs in 1979.

What was the point differential for the 1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a point differential of -305. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Cavaliers could have been expected to have about 31.4 wins, or a 31-51 record in the regular season.

How did the 1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers went 7-9.

How did the 1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers perform in overtime games?

The 1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers was a 4 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The longest losing streak that the Cleveland Cavaliers had during the 1978-79 regular season was 8 games, which occured 2 separate times.

1978-79 Cleveland Cavaliers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 13, 1978 @ Boston Celtics Win 115 - 101
Tue, Oct 17, 1978 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 113 - 111
Sat, Oct 21, 1978 vs Chicago Bulls Win 113 - 104
Tue, Oct 24, 1978 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 122 - 104
Wed, Oct 25, 1978 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 105 - 110
Fri, Oct 27, 1978 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 108 - 123
Sun, Oct 29, 1978 vs Golden State Warriors Loss 94 - 99
Tue, Oct 31, 1978 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 114 - 119
Wed, Nov 1, 1978 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 107 - 122
Fri, Nov 3, 1978 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 93 - 110
Sat, Nov 4, 1978 @ San Diego Clippers Win 112 - 106
Sun, Nov 5, 1978 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 107 - 117
Wed, Nov 8, 1978 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 96 - 118
Fri, Nov 10, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 95 - 109
Sun, Nov 12, 1978 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 91 - 98
Tue, Nov 14, 1978 vs Washington Bullets Loss 106 - 122
Thu, Nov 16, 1978 vs New York Knicks Loss 93 - 97
Sat, Nov 18, 1978 vs Boston Celtics Loss 90 - 92
Tue, Nov 21, 1978 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 108 - 110
Fri, Nov 24, 1978 @ Indiana Pacers Win 104 - 98
Tue, Nov 28, 1978 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 112 - 98
Thu, Nov 30, 1978 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 97 - 98
Sat, Dec 2, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 100 - 106
Tue, Dec 5, 1978 @ Washington Bullets Loss 102 - 117
Thu, Dec 7, 1978 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 105 - 121
Sat, Dec 9, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 115 - 107
Tue, Dec 12, 1978 vs Detroit Pistons Win 127 - 110
Fri, Dec 15, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 110 - 106
Sat, Dec 16, 1978 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 100 - 108
Sun, Dec 17, 1978 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 101 - 91
Tue, Dec 19, 1978 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 106 - 113
Thu, Dec 21, 1978 vs Houston Rockets Win 101 - 90
Sat, Dec 23, 1978 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 91 - 109
Thu, Dec 28, 1978 vs San Diego Clippers Win 116 - 114
Sat, Dec 30, 1978 vs New Jersey Nets Win 104 - 94
Tue, Jan 2, 1979 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 113 - 116
Thu, Jan 4, 1979 vs New York Knicks Win 117 - 103
Sat, Jan 6, 1979 @ New Orleans Jazz Win 105 - 94
Sun, Jan 7, 1979 vs Golden State Warriors Win 112 - 108
Fri, Jan 12, 1979 @ Houston Rockets Loss 96 - 107
Sat, Jan 13, 1979 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 103 - 117
Tue, Jan 16, 1979 vs Kansas City Kings Loss 79 - 86
Wed, Jan 17, 1979 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 94 - 107
Fri, Jan 19, 1979 @ New York Knicks Loss 101 - 105
Sun, Jan 21, 1979 vs Chicago Bulls Win 94 - 93
Tue, Jan 23, 1979 vs Denver Nuggets Win 108 - 107
Wed, Jan 24, 1979 @ New Jersey Nets Win 123 - 114
Sat, Jan 27, 1979 vs San Diego Clippers Loss 110 - 111
Sun, Jan 28, 1979 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 109 - 137
Thu, Feb 1, 1979 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 116 - 120
Fri, Feb 2, 1979 @ Boston Celtics Loss 98 - 112
Tue, Feb 6, 1979 vs New Jersey Nets Win 119 - 100
Wed, Feb 7, 1979 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 105 - 120
Fri, Feb 9, 1979 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 103 - 106
Sun, Feb 11, 1979 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 101 - 136
Tue, Feb 13, 1979 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 117 - 111
Thu, Feb 15, 1979 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 113 - 100
Sat, Feb 17, 1979 @ New York Knicks Win 127 - 117
Tue, Feb 20, 1979 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 109 - 119
Thu, Feb 22, 1979 vs Kansas City Kings Win 111 - 107
Sat, Feb 24, 1979 vs New Orleans Jazz Loss 96 - 105
Sun, Feb 25, 1979 @ Chicago Bulls Win 117 - 108
Wed, Feb 28, 1979 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 117 - 139
Fri, Mar 2, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 111 - 109
Sun, Mar 4, 1979 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 102 - 106
Wed, Mar 7, 1979 @ Golden State Warriors Win 103 - 101
Sat, Mar 10, 1979 @ San Diego Clippers Loss 115 - 121
Tue, Mar 13, 1979 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 120 - 124
Thu, Mar 15, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 98 - 104
Sat, Mar 17, 1979 vs Washington Bullets Loss 114 - 117
Sun, Mar 18, 1979 @ Washington Bullets Loss 112 - 126
Tue, Mar 20, 1979 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 109 - 115
Thu, Mar 22, 1979 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 106 - 108
Sat, Mar 24, 1979 @ New Orleans Jazz Loss 117 - 139
Tue, Mar 27, 1979 vs Boston Celtics Win 111 - 109
Thu, Mar 29, 1979 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 103 - 120
Fri, Mar 30, 1979 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 93 - 129
Sun, Apr 1, 1979 vs Houston Rockets Win 114 - 105
Tue, Apr 3, 1979 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 112 - 116
Wed, Apr 4, 1979 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 95 - 102
Fri, Apr 6, 1979 @ Houston Rockets Loss 110 - 112
Sun, Apr 8, 1979 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 101 - 117

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