1988-1989 Cleveland Cavaliers

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57-25 Lost First Round
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1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers

What was the record of the 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a 57-25 record. They went 37-4 at home and 20-21 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Cleveland Cavaliers went 59-28. Their final game was a loss in the Eastern Conference First Round to the Chicago Bulls.

What division did the 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers play in?

The 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers played in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers record by month?

The 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers had their best month in December, when they went 13-2 and had a 86.7% win percentage. Their worst month was March, when they went 9-8 and had a 52.9% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
November '88 8-3 72.7% +107
December '88 13-2 86.7% +181
January '89 11-4 73.3% +89
February '89 10-3 76.9% +154
March '89 9-8 52.9% +79
April '89 6-5 54.5% +13

Did the 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Cleveland Cavaliers made the Playoffs in 1989. They lost their only series against the Chicago Bulls in the Eastern Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The Cleveland Cavaliers finished the regular season with a point differential of +623. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Cavaliers could have been expected to have about 60.1 wins, or a 60-22 record in the regular season.

How did the 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers went 7-9.

How did the 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers went 1-2 in overtime games.

How did the 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers went 1-0 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers was a 11 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers?

The longest losing streak that the Cleveland Cavaliers had during the 1988-89 regular season was 2 games, which occured 6 separate times.

1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers Schedule

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Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 4, 1988 @ Charlotte Hornets Win 133 - 93
Sat, Nov 5, 1988 @ Indiana Pacers Win 105 - 99
Wed, Nov 9, 1988 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 108 - 91
Sat, Nov 12, 1988 vs Indiana Pacers Win 121 - 96
Tue, Nov 15, 1988 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 95 - 97
Fri, Nov 18, 1988 @ New Jersey Nets Win 95 - 94
Sat, Nov 19, 1988 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 106 - 99
Tue, Nov 22, 1988 @ Boston Celtics Win 114 - 102
Wed, Nov 23, 1988 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 91 - 104
Sat, Nov 26, 1988 @ New York Knicks Loss 112 - 127
Sun, Nov 27, 1988 vs Miami Heat Win 109 - 80
Thu, Dec 1, 1988 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 99 - 96
Fri, Dec 2, 1988 vs Boston Celtics Win 112 - 84
Sun, Dec 4, 1988 vs Denver Nuggets Win 122 - 103
Tue, Dec 6, 1988 @ Houston Rockets Loss 105 - 106
Thu, Dec 8, 1988 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 104 - 95
Sat, Dec 10, 1988 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 102 - 98
Tue, Dec 13, 1988 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 102 - 111
Thu, Dec 15, 1988 vs Detroit Pistons Win 119 - 98
Sat, Dec 17, 1988 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 120 - 94
Tue, Dec 20, 1988 vs Utah Jazz Win 110 - 94
Wed, Dec 21, 1988 @ Boston Celtics Win 115 - 114
Fri, Dec 23, 1988 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 119 - 107 OT
Tue, Dec 27, 1988 @ Chicago Bulls Win 107 - 96
Wed, Dec 28, 1988 vs Charlotte Hornets Win 122 - 98
Fri, Dec 30, 1988 vs Washington Bullets Win 127 - 110
Tue, Jan 3, 1989 vs Indiana Pacers Win 119 - 98
Thu, Jan 5, 1989 vs Chicago Bulls Win 103 - 98
Sat, Jan 7, 1989 vs New York Knicks Win 104 - 96
Mon, Jan 9, 1989 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 103 - 105
Wed, Jan 11, 1989 @ Phoenix Suns Win 124 - 121
Fri, Jan 13, 1989 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 95 - 116
Sat, Jan 14, 1989 @ Denver Nuggets Win 116 - 104
Mon, Jan 16, 1989 vs Phoenix Suns Win 126 - 110
Thu, Jan 19, 1989 @ Indiana Pacers Win 113 - 106
Sat, Jan 21, 1989 vs New Jersey Nets Win 115 - 103
Mon, Jan 23, 1989 vs Golden State Warriors Win 142 - 109
Tue, Jan 24, 1989 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 105 - 121
Fri, Jan 27, 1989 @ Detroit Pistons Win 80 - 79
Sun, Jan 29, 1989 @ Washington Bullets Loss 117 - 122 OT
Tue, Jan 31, 1989 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 118 - 103
Thu, Feb 2, 1989 @ New York Knicks Loss 109 - 125
Fri, Feb 3, 1989 vs Sacramento Kings Win 110 - 94
Sun, Feb 5, 1989 @ Charlotte Hornets Win 110 - 91
Tue, Feb 7, 1989 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 106 - 115
Thu, Feb 9, 1989 vs Indiana Pacers Win 108 - 99
Tue, Feb 14, 1989 @ Miami Heat Win 109 - 98
Wed, Feb 15, 1989 vs New York Knicks Win 129 - 107
Fri, Feb 17, 1989 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 100 - 108
Sat, Feb 18, 1989 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 118 - 100
Mon, Feb 20, 1989 vs Houston Rockets Win 110 - 90
Wed, Feb 22, 1989 vs New Jersey Nets Win 130 - 111
Fri, Feb 24, 1989 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 128 - 91
Tue, Feb 28, 1989 vs Detroit Pistons Win 115 - 99
Thu, Mar 2, 1989 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 112 - 84
Fri, Mar 3, 1989 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 90 - 96
Sun, Mar 5, 1989 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 98 - 103
Tue, Mar 7, 1989 @ Sacramento Kings Win 105 - 95
Thu, Mar 9, 1989 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 114 - 120
Fri, Mar 10, 1989 @ Los Angeles Clippers Loss 103 - 105
Sun, Mar 12, 1989 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 123 - 110
Mon, Mar 13, 1989 @ Utah Jazz Loss 83 - 98
Wed, Mar 15, 1989 vs Chicago Bulls Win 115 - 91
Sun, Mar 19, 1989 @ New Jersey Nets Win 101 - 91
Mon, Mar 20, 1989 vs Washington Bullets Win 103 - 97
Wed, Mar 22, 1989 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 97 - 100
Thu, Mar 23, 1989 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 102 - 88
Sat, Mar 25, 1989 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 105 - 113 OT
Mon, Mar 27, 1989 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 102 - 104
Tue, Mar 28, 1989 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 102 - 90
Fri, Mar 31, 1989 @ Chicago Bulls Win 109 - 100
Sun, Apr 2, 1989 vs Boston Celtics Win 117 - 100
Tue, Apr 4, 1989 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 105 - 91
Fri, Apr 7, 1989 @ Washington Bullets Loss 96 - 107
Sun, Apr 9, 1989 vs Charlotte Hornets Win 122 - 116
Tue, Apr 11, 1989 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 92 - 90
Wed, Apr 12, 1989 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 95 - 107
Fri, Apr 14, 1989 @ Boston Celtics Loss 104 - 113
Sun, Apr 16, 1989 vs Chicago Bulls Win 111 - 92
Tue, Apr 18, 1989 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 102 - 118
Fri, Apr 21, 1989 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 89 - 92
Sun, Apr 23, 1989 @ Chicago Bulls Win 90 - 84
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round (Lost 2 - 3)
Fri, Apr 28, 1989 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 88 - 95
Sun, Apr 30, 1989 vs Chicago Bulls Win 96 - 88
Wed, May 3, 1989 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 94 - 101
Fri, May 5, 1989 @ Chicago Bulls Win 108 - 105 OT
Sun, May 7, 1989 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 100 - 101

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