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.

What was the 1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers record by month?

The 1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers had their best month in April, when they went 9-2 and had a 81.8% win percentage. Their worst month was November, when they went 3-8 and had a 27.3% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
November '87 3-8 27.3% -32
December '87 9-7 56.2% +7
January '88 9-6 60% +43
February '88 7-8 46.7% -11
March '88 5-9 35.7% -23
April '88 9-2 81.8% +78

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 @ New Jersey Nets Win 114 - 108
Sat, Nov 7, 1987 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 105 - 113
Wed, Nov 11, 1987 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 101 - 109
Fri, Nov 13, 1987 @ Boston Celtics Loss 114 - 128
Sat, Nov 14, 1987 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 113 - 128
Tue, Nov 17, 1987 vs Boston Celtics Win 109 - 88
Thu, Nov 19, 1987 vs Houston Rockets Loss 97 - 105
Sat, Nov 21, 1987 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 101 - 88
Tue, Nov 24, 1987 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 104 - 108
Wed, Nov 25, 1987 vs New York Knicks Loss 101 - 104
Sat, Nov 28, 1987 @ New York Knicks Loss 93 - 105
Wed, Dec 2, 1987 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 104 - 102
Fri, Dec 4, 1987 @ Indiana Pacers Win 108 - 90
Sat, Dec 5, 1987 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 97 - 95
Tue, Dec 8, 1987 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 96 - 107
Wed, Dec 9, 1987 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 112 - 113
Fri, Dec 11, 1987 @ Sacramento Kings Win 115 - 113
Sun, Dec 13, 1987 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 89 - 90
Tue, Dec 15, 1987 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 106 - 93
Thu, Dec 17, 1987 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 100 - 111
Fri, Dec 18, 1987 vs New Jersey Nets Win 103 - 94
Sun, Dec 20, 1987 vs Indiana Pacers Win 127 - 116
Tue, Dec 22, 1987 @ Washington Bullets Win 106 - 102
Wed, Dec 23, 1987 vs Utah Jazz Loss 83 - 91
Sat, Dec 26, 1987 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 120 - 117
Sun, Dec 27, 1987 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 83 - 101
Wed, Dec 30, 1987 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 110 - 117
Sat, Jan 2, 1988 vs Phoenix Suns Win 120 - 107
Mon, Jan 4, 1988 vs Denver Nuggets Win 122 - 101
Wed, Jan 6, 1988 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 116 - 100
Fri, Jan 8, 1988 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 97 - 101
Sat, Jan 9, 1988 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 110 - 126
Tue, Jan 12, 1988 vs New York Knicks Win 119 - 111
Thu, Jan 14, 1988 vs Chicago Bulls Win 91 - 88 OT
Fri, Jan 15, 1988 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 93 - 97
Sun, Jan 17, 1988 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 93 - 111
Thu, Jan 21, 1988 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 93 - 101
Sat, Jan 23, 1988 vs Boston Celtics Win 119 - 100
Mon, Jan 25, 1988 @ Utah Jazz Loss 96 - 119
Wed, Jan 27, 1988 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 112 - 102
Thu, Jan 28, 1988 @ Houston Rockets Win 109 - 85
Sat, Jan 30, 1988 vs Washington Bullets Win 128 - 126 OT
Mon, Feb 1, 1988 vs Detroit Pistons Win 94 - 83
Wed, Feb 3, 1988 @ Washington Bullets Win 107 - 106
Thu, Feb 4, 1988 vs Golden State Warriors Loss 90 - 96 OT
Tue, Feb 9, 1988 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 104 - 112
Wed, Feb 10, 1988 vs Washington Bullets Win 118 - 102
Fri, Feb 12, 1988 vs New Jersey Nets Win 98 - 96
Sat, Feb 13, 1988 @ New York Knicks Loss 103 - 120
Mon, Feb 15, 1988 vs Sacramento Kings Win 104 - 95
Wed, Feb 17, 1988 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 115 - 107
Thu, Feb 18, 1988 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 83 - 88
Sun, Feb 21, 1988 vs Chicago Bulls Win 113 - 111
Wed, Feb 24, 1988 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 89 - 93
Thu, Feb 25, 1988 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 103 - 109
Sat, Feb 27, 1988 @ Los Angeles Clippers Loss 96 - 97
Mon, Feb 29, 1988 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 94 - 107
Wed, Mar 2, 1988 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 81 - 99
Sun, Mar 6, 1988 @ Boston Celtics Loss 98 - 127
Wed, Mar 9, 1988 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 117 - 91
Fri, Mar 11, 1988 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 117 - 107
Sat, Mar 12, 1988 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 100 - 104
Mon, Mar 14, 1988 @ New York Knicks Loss 102 - 104
Tue, Mar 15, 1988 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 89 - 108
Thu, Mar 17, 1988 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 99 - 102
Sat, Mar 19, 1988 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 100 - 101
Wed, Mar 23, 1988 vs New Jersey Nets Win 105 - 96
Fri, Mar 25, 1988 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 110 - 111 OT
Sat, Mar 26, 1988 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 102 - 109
Tue, Mar 29, 1988 vs New York Knicks Win 108 - 103
Wed, Mar 30, 1988 @ Washington Bullets Win 107 - 96
Sat, Apr 2, 1988 vs Indiana Pacers Win 108 - 94
Tue, Apr 5, 1988 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 105 - 106
Wed, Apr 6, 1988 vs Washington Bullets Win 98 - 87
Fri, Apr 8, 1988 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 104 - 85
Sun, Apr 10, 1988 @ New Jersey Nets Win 119 - 105
Tue, Apr 12, 1988 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 116 - 103
Wed, Apr 13, 1988 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 98 - 115
Fri, Apr 15, 1988 vs Boston Celtics Win 120 - 109
Mon, Apr 18, 1988 vs Indiana Pacers Win 112 - 107
Fri, Apr 22, 1988 @ Chicago Bulls Win 107 - 103
Sat, Apr 23, 1988 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 104 - 99
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round (Lost 2 - 3)
Thu, Apr 28, 1988 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 93 - 104
Sun, May 1, 1988 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 101 - 106
Tue, May 3, 1988 vs Chicago Bulls Win 110 - 102
Thu, May 5, 1988 vs Chicago Bulls Win 97 - 91
Sun, May 8, 1988 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 101 - 107

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