1980-1981 Cleveland Cavaliers

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28-54 Missed Playoffs
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1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers

What was the record of the 1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a 28-54 record. They went 20-21 at home and 8-33 on the road.

What division did the 1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers play in?

The 1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers played in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers record by month?

The 1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers had their best month in January, when they went 9-5 and had a 64.3% win percentage. Their worst month was March, when they went 3-13 and had a 18.8% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '80 4-8 33.3% -69
November '80 4-10 28.6% -55
December '80 5-9 35.7% -59
January '81 9-5 64.3% +18
February '81 3-9 25% -45
March '81 3-13 18.8% -188

Did the 1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers make the Playoffs?

No, the Cavaliers didn't make the Playoffs in 1981.

What was the point differential for the 1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a point differential of -398. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Cavaliers could have been expected to have about 28.6 wins, or a 29-53 record in the regular season.

How did the 1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers went 7-10.

How did the 1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers went 2-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers was a 4 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The longest losing streak that the Cleveland Cavaliers had during the 1980-81 regular season was 9 games, which happened once during the season.

1980-81 Cleveland Cavaliers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 10, 1980 @ Boston Celtics Loss 103 - 130
Sat, Oct 11, 1980 vs New Jersey Nets Loss 96 - 99
Tue, Oct 14, 1980 vs Detroit Pistons Win 99 - 91
Thu, Oct 16, 1980 vs Washington Bullets Win 90 - 88
Fri, Oct 17, 1980 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 79 - 98
Sat, Oct 18, 1980 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 105 - 107
Tue, Oct 21, 1980 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 95 - 115
Wed, Oct 22, 1980 @ Washington Bullets Loss 96 - 109
Fri, Oct 24, 1980 @ New Jersey Nets Win 126 - 112
Sat, Oct 25, 1980 vs Indiana Pacers Win 118 - 100
Tue, Oct 28, 1980 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 101 - 119
Fri, Oct 31, 1980 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 98 - 107
Sun, Nov 2, 1980 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 96 - 102
Mon, Nov 3, 1980 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 83 - 118
Wed, Nov 5, 1980 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 98 - 106
Thu, Nov 6, 1980 @ Utah Jazz Loss 96 - 112
Sat, Nov 8, 1980 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 106 - 111
Tue, Nov 11, 1980 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 96 - 100
Thu, Nov 13, 1980 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 114 - 111
Sat, Nov 15, 1980 @ New York Knicks Loss 95 - 100
Tue, Nov 18, 1980 vs San Diego Clippers Win 104 - 94
Thu, Nov 20, 1980 vs Houston Rockets Loss 114 - 117
Sat, Nov 22, 1980 vs Boston Celtics Win 113 - 98
Wed, Nov 26, 1980 vs New York Knicks Loss 113 - 119 OT
Fri, Nov 28, 1980 vs Washington Bullets Win 126 - 105
Sat, Nov 29, 1980 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 101 - 117
Tue, Dec 2, 1980 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 109 - 102
Wed, Dec 3, 1980 @ Houston Rockets Loss 109 - 118
Thu, Dec 4, 1980 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 100 - 130
Sat, Dec 6, 1980 vs Detroit Pistons Win 101 - 100
Tue, Dec 9, 1980 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 83 - 96
Thu, Dec 11, 1980 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 100 - 103
Fri, Dec 12, 1980 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 95 - 101
Sat, Dec 13, 1980 vs Utah Jazz Win 110 - 103
Wed, Dec 17, 1980 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 79 - 103
Thu, Dec 18, 1980 vs Denver Nuggets Win 130 - 122
Sat, Dec 20, 1980 vs Boston Celtics Loss 102 - 107
Tue, Dec 23, 1980 vs Kansas City Kings Loss 100 - 102
Fri, Dec 26, 1980 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 98 - 100
Mon, Dec 29, 1980 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 112 - 100
Fri, Jan 2, 1981 @ New Jersey Nets Win 111 - 105
Sat, Jan 3, 1981 vs Washington Bullets Win 132 - 112
Fri, Jan 9, 1981 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 108 - 107 OT
Sat, Jan 10, 1981 vs New York Knicks Loss 99 - 104
Tue, Jan 13, 1981 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 104 - 108
Wed, Jan 14, 1981 @ Boston Celtics Loss 113 - 120
Fri, Jan 16, 1981 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 119 - 137
Sat, Jan 17, 1981 @ Chicago Bulls Win 110 - 98
Tue, Jan 20, 1981 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 99 - 94
Thu, Jan 22, 1981 vs New Jersey Nets Win 108 - 94
Fri, Jan 23, 1981 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 106 - 98
Sat, Jan 24, 1981 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 94 - 117
Tue, Jan 27, 1981 vs Indiana Pacers Win 114 - 109
Thu, Jan 29, 1981 vs Phoenix Suns Win 115 - 111
Wed, Feb 4, 1981 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 96 - 109
Fri, Feb 6, 1981 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 99 - 103
Sat, Feb 7, 1981 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 96 - 99
Wed, Feb 11, 1981 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 120 - 122 OT
Thu, Feb 12, 1981 vs New York Knicks Loss 111 - 122
Sat, Feb 14, 1981 vs Golden State Warriors Win 108 - 90
Tue, Feb 17, 1981 vs Detroit Pistons Win 109 - 108
Wed, Feb 18, 1981 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 108 - 110
Thu, Feb 19, 1981 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 118 - 104
Sat, Feb 21, 1981 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 105 - 118
Wed, Feb 25, 1981 @ Boston Celtics Loss 103 - 124
Fri, Feb 27, 1981 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 109 - 118
Sun, Mar 1, 1981 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 127 - 137
Wed, Mar 4, 1981 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 106 - 126
Fri, Mar 6, 1981 @ San Diego Clippers Loss 125 - 140
Mon, Mar 9, 1981 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 100 - 118
Wed, Mar 11, 1981 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 95 - 101
Fri, Mar 13, 1981 vs New Jersey Nets Loss 125 - 140
Sat, Mar 14, 1981 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 112 - 110 OT
Sun, Mar 15, 1981 @ Washington Bullets Win 101 - 100
Tue, Mar 17, 1981 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 122 - 107
Thu, Mar 19, 1981 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 111 - 116
Sat, Mar 21, 1981 @ New York Knicks Loss 105 - 119
Sun, Mar 22, 1981 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 101 - 107
Tue, Mar 24, 1981 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 108 - 121
Thu, Mar 26, 1981 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 109 - 137
Fri, Mar 27, 1981 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 117 - 138
Sun, Mar 29, 1981 @ Washington Bullets Loss 103 - 138

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