1987-1988 Cleveland Cavaliers

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Season Overview

42-40 Lost First Round
Record Outcome

1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers

What was the record of the 1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a 42-40 record. They went 31-10 at home and 11-30 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers went 44-43. Their final game was a loss in the Eastern Conference First Round to the Chicago Bulls.

What division did the 1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers play in?

The 1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers played in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

Did the 1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Cleveland Cavaliers made the Playoffs in 1988. They lost their only series against the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a point differential of +62. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Cavaliers could have been expected to have about 43.1 wins, or a 43-39 record in the regular season.

How did the 1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers went 9-10.

How did the 1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers went 2-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers was a 5 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The longest losing streak that the Cleveland Cavaliers had during the 1987-88 regular season was 6 games, which happened once during the season.

1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 6, 1987 @ Nets W 114 - 108
Sat, Nov 7, 1987 @ Hawks L 105 - 113
Wed, Nov 11, 1987 vs Bucks L 101 - 109
Fri, Nov 13, 1987 @ Celtics L 114 - 128
Sat, Nov 14, 1987 vs Pistons L 113 - 128
Tue, Nov 17, 1987 vs Celtics W 109 - 88
Thu, Nov 19, 1987 vs Rockets L 97 - 105
Sat, Nov 21, 1987 vs 76ers W 101 - 88
Tue, Nov 24, 1987 @ 76ers L 104 - 108
Wed, Nov 25, 1987 vs Knicks L 101 - 104
Sat, Nov 28, 1987 @ Knicks L 93 - 105
Wed, Dec 2, 1987 vs SuperSonics W 104 - 102
Fri, Dec 4, 1987 @ Pacers W 108 - 90
Sat, Dec 5, 1987 vs Lakers W 97 - 95
Tue, Dec 8, 1987 @ SuperSonics L 96 - 107
Wed, Dec 9, 1987 @ Warriors L 112 - 113
Fri, Dec 11, 1987 @ Kings W 115 - 113
Sun, Dec 13, 1987 @ Lakers L 89 - 90
Tue, Dec 15, 1987 vs Mavericks W 106 - 93
Thu, Dec 17, 1987 @ Bulls L 100 - 111
Fri, Dec 18, 1987 vs Nets W 103 - 94
Sun, Dec 20, 1987 vs Pacers W 127 - 116
Tue, Dec 22, 1987 @ Bullets W 106 - 102
Wed, Dec 23, 1987 vs Jazz L 83 - 91
Sat, Dec 26, 1987 vs Trail Blazers W 120 - 117
Sun, Dec 27, 1987 @ Nets L 83 - 101
Wed, Dec 30, 1987 vs Hawks L 110 - 117
Sat, Jan 2 vs Suns W 120 - 107
Mon, Jan 4 vs Nuggets W 122 - 101
Wed, Jan 6 vs Clippers W 116 - 100
Fri, Jan 8 @ Hawks L 97 - 101
Sat, Jan 9 @ 76ers L 110 - 126
Tue, Jan 12 vs Knicks W 119 - 111
Thu, Jan 14 vs Bulls W 91 - 88 OT
Fri, Jan 15 @ Pistons L 93 - 97
Sun, Jan 17 @ Bucks L 93 - 111
Thu, Jan 21 vs Hawks L 93 - 101
Sat, Jan 23 vs Celtics W 119 - 100
Mon, Jan 25 @ Jazz L 96 - 119
Wed, Jan 27 @ Spurs W 112 - 102
Thu, Jan 28 @ Rockets W 109 - 85
Sat, Jan 30 vs Bullets W 128 - 126 OT
Mon, Feb 1 vs Pistons W 94 - 83
Wed, Feb 3 @ Bullets W 107 - 106
Thu, Feb 4 vs Warriors L 90 - 96 OT
Tue, Feb 9 @ Bucks L 104 - 112
Wed, Feb 10 vs Bullets W 118 - 102
Fri, Feb 12 vs Nets W 98 - 96
Sat, Feb 13 @ Knicks L 103 - 120
Mon, Feb 15 vs Kings W 104 - 95
Wed, Feb 17 @ 76ers W 115 - 107
Thu, Feb 18 @ Pacers L 83 - 88
Sun, Feb 21 vs Bulls W 113 - 111
Wed, Feb 24 @ Mavericks L 89 - 93
Thu, Feb 25 @ Suns L 103 - 109
Sat, Feb 27 @ Clippers L 96 - 97
Mon, Feb 29 @ Trail Blazers L 94 - 107
Wed, Mar 2 @ Nuggets L 81 - 99
Sun, Mar 6 @ Celtics L 98 - 127
Wed, Mar 9 vs Bucks W 117 - 91
Fri, Mar 11 vs Spurs W 117 - 107
Sat, Mar 12 @ Pistons L 100 - 104
Mon, Mar 14 @ Knicks L 102 - 104
Tue, Mar 15 @ Bulls L 89 - 108
Thu, Mar 17 vs Pistons L 99 - 102
Sat, Mar 19 @ Bucks L 100 - 101
Wed, Mar 23 vs Nets W 105 - 96
Fri, Mar 25 vs Bulls L 110 - 111 OT
Sat, Mar 26 @ Hawks L 102 - 109
Tue, Mar 29 vs Knicks W 108 - 103
Wed, Mar 30 @ Bullets W 107 - 96
Sat, Apr 2 vs Pacers W 108 - 94
Tue, Apr 5 @ Pacers L 105 - 106
Wed, Apr 6 vs Bullets W 98 - 87
Fri, Apr 8 vs Bucks W 104 - 85
Sun, Apr 10 @ Nets W 119 - 105
Tue, Apr 12 vs Hawks W 116 - 103
Wed, Apr 13 @ Pistons L 98 - 115
Fri, Apr 15 vs Celtics W 120 - 109
Mon, Apr 18 vs Pacers W 112 - 107
Fri, Apr 22 @ Bulls W 107 - 103
Sat, Apr 23 vs 76ers W 104 - 99
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round
Thu, Apr 28 @ Bulls L 93 - 104
Sun, May 1 @ Bulls L 101 - 106
Tue, May 3 vs Bulls W 110 - 102
Thu, May 5 vs Bulls W 97 - 91
Sun, May 8 @ Bulls L 101 - 107

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