1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 23-59
Finishing 4th in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Coach: Bill Fitch (23-59)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 214,119, Avg. 5,222 in 41 home dates
1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers Statistics
1971-72 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster

The Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1971-72 season with a record of 23 wins and 59 losses, finishing fourth in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

The Cavaliers tossed in 8,674 points and allowed 9,300. John Johnson scored a team-best 1,391 points for Cleveland, while Rick Roberson contributed 801 rebounds. Butch Beard dished out 456 assists for the squad.

Bill Fitch coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 8674
Regular Season Points Against: 9300

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 15, 1971 Buffalo Braves 111 at Cleveland Cavaliers 109 L 0-1 0-0 0-1 OT
October 16, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 93 at Buffalo Braves 89 W 0-1 1-0 1-1
October 17, 1971 New York Knicks 121 at Cleveland Cavaliers 120 L 0-2 1-0 1-2 OT
October 19, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 82 at Milwaukee Bucks 116 L 0-2 1-1 1-3
October 20, 1971 Golden State Warriors 115 at Cleveland Cavaliers 98 L 0-3 1-1 1-4
October 23, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 109 at Baltimore Bullets 101 W 0-3 2-1 2-4 at College Park, MD
October 24, 1971 Philadelphia 76ers 111 at Cleveland Cavaliers 93 L 0-4 2-1 2-5
October 27, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 106 at Philadelphia 76ers 120 L 0-4 2-2 2-6
October 29, 1971 Atlanta Hawks 98 at Cleveland Cavaliers 97 L 0-5 2-2 2-7
October 31, 1971 Milwaukee Bucks 118 at Cleveland Cavaliers 102 L 0-6 2-2 2-8
November 5, 1971 Phoenix Suns 107 at Cleveland Cavaliers 87 L 0-7 2-2 2-9
November 7, 1971 Portland Trail Blazers 99 at Cleveland Cavaliers 120 W 1-7 2-2 3-9
November 11, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 91 at Seattle Supersonics 110 L 1-7 2-3 3-10
November 12, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 106 at Portland Trail Blazers 104 W 1-7 3-3 4-10
November 14, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 105 at Phoenix Suns 119 L 1-7 3-4 4-11
November 16, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 90 at Los Angeles Lakers 108 L 1-7 3-5 4-12
November 19, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 105 at Portland Trail Blazers 118 L 1-7 3-6 4-13
November 21, 1971 Boston Celtics 128 at Cleveland Cavaliers 105 L 1-8 3-6 4-14
November 23, 1971 Baltimore Bullets 102 at Cleveland Cavaliers 104 W 2-8 3-6 5-14
November 26, 1971 Cincinnati Royals 114 at Cleveland Cavaliers 128 W 3-8 3-6 6-14
November 27, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 103 at Atlanta Hawks 95 W 3-8 4-6 7-14
November 28, 1971 Philadelphia 76ers 120 at Cleveland Cavaliers 124 W 4-8 4-6 8-14
December 1, 1971 Houston Rockets 106 at Cleveland Cavaliers 116 W 5-8 4-6 9-14
December 3, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 90 at Buffalo Braves 91 L 5-8 4-7 9-15
December 5, 1971 Seattle Supersonics 99 at Cleveland Cavaliers 91 L 5-9 4-7 9-16
December 7, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 99 at Chicago Bulls 115 L 5-9 4-8 9-17
December 8, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 107 at Boston Celtics 126 L 5-9 4-9 9-18
December 10, 1971 Detroit Pistons 111 at Cleveland Cavaliers 112 W 6-9 4-9 10-18
December 11, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 95 at Cincinnati Royals 103 L 6-9 4-10 10-19
December 12, 1971 New York Knicks 103 at Cleveland Cavaliers 92 L 6-10 4-10 10-20
December 14, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 88 at Baltimore Bullets 85 W 6-10 5-10 11-20
December 17, 1971 Boston Celtics 115 at Cleveland Cavaliers 109 L 6-11 5-10 11-21
December 18, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 84 at New York Knicks 104 L 6-11 5-11 11-22
December 19, 1971 Chicago Bulls 119 at Cleveland Cavaliers 101 L 6-12 5-11 11-23
December 22, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 94 at Detroit Pistons 104 L 6-12 5-12 11-24
December 23, 1971 Atlanta Hawks 110 at Cleveland Cavaliers 115 W 7-12 5-12 12-24
December 26, 1971 Baltimore Bullets 102 at Cleveland Cavaliers 108 W 8-12 5-12 13-24
December 28, 1971 Portland Trail Blazers 111 at Cleveland Cavaliers 112 W 9-12 5-12 14-24
December 29, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 103 at Philadelphia 76ers 102 W 9-12 6-12 15-24 at Hershey, PA
January 2, 1972 Philadelphia 76ers 148 at Cleveland Cavaliers 119 L 9-13 6-12 15-25
January 5, 1972 Los Angeles Lakers 113 at Cleveland Cavaliers 103 L 9-14 6-12 15-26
January 7, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 111 at Seattle Supersonics 125 L 9-14 6-13 15-27
January 8, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 102 at Portland Trail Blazers 125 L 9-14 6-14 15-28
January 11, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 92 at Golden State Warriors 101 L 9-14 6-15 15-29 at Oakland, CA
January 14, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 107 at Phoenix Suns 117 L 9-14 6-16 15-30
January 15, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 109 at Houston Rockets 112 L 9-14 6-17 15-31
January 16, 1972 Cincinnati Royals 128 at Cleveland Cavaliers 108 L 9-15 6-17 15-32 at Las Cruces, NM
January 21, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 91 at Milwaukee Bucks 120 L 9-15 6-18 15-33
January 22, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 96 at Cincinnati Royals 113 L 9-15 6-19 15-34
January 25, 1972 Golden State Warriors 117 at Cleveland Cavaliers 111 L 9-16 6-19 15-35
January 26, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 112 at Boston Celtics 108 W 9-16 7-19 16-35
January 29, 1972 Cincinnati Royals 120 at Cleveland Cavaliers 118 L 9-17 7-19 16-36
January 30, 1972 Buffalo Braves 99 at Cleveland Cavaliers 98 L 9-18 7-19 16-37
February 1, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 104 at Buffalo Braves 99 W 9-18 8-19 17-37
February 2, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 108 at Detroit Pistons 133 L 9-18 8-20 17-38
February 4, 1972 Seattle Supersonics 118 at Cleveland Cavaliers 112 L 9-19 8-20 17-39
February 5, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 117 at Atlanta Hawks 120 L 9-19 8-21 17-40
February 6, 1972 Buffalo Braves 121 at Cleveland Cavaliers 108 L 9-20 8-21 17-41
February 8, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 90 at Chicago Bulls 114 L 9-20 8-22 17-42
February 9, 1972 Milwaukee Bucks 126 at Cleveland Cavaliers 121 L 9-21 8-22 17-43
February 12, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 91 at New York Knicks 106 L 9-21 8-23 17-44
February 13, 1972 Detroit Pistons 136 at Cleveland Cavaliers 121 L 9-22 8-23 17-45
February 16, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 116 at Philadelphia 76ers 126 L 9-22 8-24 17-46
February 18, 1972 Cincinnati Royals 109 at Cleveland Cavaliers 133 W 10-22 8-24 18-46
February 19, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 92 at Cincinnati Royals 112 L 10-22 8-25 18-47
February 20, 1972 New York Knicks 109 at Cleveland Cavaliers 111 W 11-22 8-25 19-47
February 23, 1972 Boston Celtics 113 at Cleveland Cavaliers 111 L 11-23 8-25 19-48
February 25, 1972 Portland Trail Blazers 104 at Cleveland Cavaliers 113 W 12-23 8-25 20-48
February 27, 1972 Phoenix Suns 127 at Cleveland Cavaliers 125 L 12-24 8-25 20-49
March 1, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 105 at Boston Celtics 115 L 12-24 8-26 20-50
March 4, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 130 at Houston Rockets 123 W 12-24 9-26 21-50
March 7, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 112 at Golden State Warriors 119 L 12-24 9-27 21-51 at Oakland, CA
March 10, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 98 at Los Angeles Lakers 132 L 12-24 9-28 21-52
March 12, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 114 at Atlanta Hawks 135 L 12-24 9-29 21-53
March 14, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 127 at Baltimore Bullets 118 W 12-24 10-29 22-53 OT
March 16, 1972 Baltimore Bullets 105 at Cleveland Cavaliers 101 L 12-25 10-29 22-54
March 18, 1972 Chicago Bulls 109 at Cleveland Cavaliers 91 L 12-26 10-29 22-55
March 19, 1972 Atlanta Hawks 115 at Cleveland Cavaliers 105 L 12-27 10-29 22-56
March 22, 1972 Los Angeles Lakers 120 at Cleveland Cavaliers 124 W 13-27 10-29 23-56
March 24, 1972 Houston Rockets 127 at Cleveland Cavaliers 119 L 13-28 10-29 23-57
March 25, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 83 at New York Knicks 98 L 13-28 10-30 23-58
March 26, 1972 Cincinnati Royals 135 at Cleveland Cavaliers 122 L 13-29 10-30 23-59


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