1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 29-53
Finishing 5th in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Coach: George Karl (25-42)
Coach: Gene Littles (4-11)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 390,842, Avg. 9,533 in 41 home dates
1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers Statistics
1985-86 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster

The Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1985-86 season with a record of 29 wins and 53 losses, finishing fifth in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

Cleveland racked up 8,836 points and allowed 9,071. World Free scored a team-best 1,754 points for the Cavaliers, while Roy Hinson netted 17 or more per game, too. Roy Hinson contributed 639 rebounds. John Bagley dished out 735 assists for the squad.

Defensively, John Bagley added 122 steals.

George Karl and Gene Littles coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 8836
Regular Season Points Against: 9071

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 25, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 115 at Chicago Bulls 116 L 0-0 0-1 0-1 OT
October 26, 1985 Boston Celtics 105 at Cleveland Cavaliers 100 L 0-1 0-1 0-2
October 29, 1985 Washington Bullets 97 at Cleveland Cavaliers 90 L 0-2 0-1 0-3
October 31, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 114 at Washington Bullets 107 W 0-2 1-1 1-3
November 3, 1985 Milwaukee Bucks 120 at Cleveland Cavaliers 110 L 0-3 1-1 1-4
November 5, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 129 at Los Angeles Lakers 111 W 0-3 2-1 2-4
November 7, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 95 at Sacramento Kings 94 W 0-3 3-1 3-4
November 9, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 114 at Utah Jazz 121 L 0-3 3-2 3-5
November 10, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 107 at Portland Trail Blazers 110 L 0-3 3-3 3-6
November 14, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 112 at Indiana Pacers 104 W 0-3 4-3 4-6
November 16, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 132 at Chicago Bulls 128 W 0-3 5-3 5-6 OT
November 19, 1985 Golden State Warriors 110 at Cleveland Cavaliers 104 L 0-4 5-3 5-7
November 20, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 98 at Washington Bullets 101 L 0-4 5-4 5-8
November 22, 1985 Utah Jazz 121 at Cleveland Cavaliers 113 L 0-5 5-4 5-9
November 24, 1985 Atlanta Hawks 90 at Cleveland Cavaliers 98 W 1-5 5-4 6-9
November 26, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 98 at Detroit Pistons 113 L 1-5 5-5 6-10
November 30, 1985 New Jersey Nets 90 at Cleveland Cavaliers 119 W 2-5 5-5 7-10
December 3, 1985 Indiana Pacers 98 at Cleveland Cavaliers 84 L 2-6 5-5 7-11
December 5, 1985 Seattle Supersonics 97 at Cleveland Cavaliers 100 W 3-6 5-5 8-11
December 7, 1985 Denver Nuggets 114 at Cleveland Cavaliers 124 W 4-6 5-5 9-11
December 10, 1985 Detroit Pistons 130 at Cleveland Cavaliers 120 L 4-7 5-5 9-12
December 11, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 110 at Philadelphia 76ers 125 L 4-7 5-6 9-13
December 13, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 128 at Milwaukee Bucks 124 W 4-7 6-6 10-13
December 14, 1985 Boston Celtics 99 at Cleveland Cavaliers 109 W 5-7 6-6 11-13
December 17, 1985 Houston Rockets 98 at Cleveland Cavaliers 94 L 5-8 6-6 11-14
December 19, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 109 at New York Knicks 105 W 5-8 7-6 12-14
December 20, 1985 Los Angeles Lakers 128 at Cleveland Cavaliers 116 L 5-9 7-6 12-15
December 22, 1985 Dallas Mavericks 105 at Cleveland Cavaliers 119 W 6-9 7-6 13-15
December 23, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 101 at New Jersey Nets 108 L 6-9 7-7 13-16
December 27, 1985 Cleveland Cavaliers 119 at Detroit Pistons 105 W 6-9 8-7 14-16
December 28, 1985 Milwaukee Bucks 114 at Cleveland Cavaliers 112 L 6-10 8-7 14-17 OT
December 30, 1985 Chicago Bulls 121 at Cleveland Cavaliers 117 L 6-11 8-7 14-18
January 3, 1986 Los Angeles Clippers 111 at Cleveland Cavaliers 130 W 7-11 8-7 15-18
January 4, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 106 at New Jersey Nets 125 L 7-11 8-8 15-19
January 7, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 101 at Milwaukee Bucks 110 L 7-11 8-9 15-20
January 8, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 95 at Boston Celtics 126 L 7-11 8-10 15-21
January 11, 1986 Sacramento Kings 101 at Cleveland Cavaliers 105 W 8-11 8-10 16-21
January 14, 1986 Portland Trail Blazers 120 at Cleveland Cavaliers 108 L 8-12 8-10 16-22
January 16, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 99 at Atlanta Hawks 116 L 8-12 8-11 16-23
January 18, 1986 Indiana Pacers 95 at Cleveland Cavaliers 108 W 9-12 8-11 17-23
January 20, 1986 Phoenix Suns 93 at Cleveland Cavaliers 108 W 10-12 8-11 18-23
January 22, 1986 Detroit Pistons 107 at Cleveland Cavaliers 104 L 10-13 8-11 18-24
January 24, 1986 Philadelphia 76ers 121 at Cleveland Cavaliers 114 L 10-14 8-11 18-25
January 27, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 103 at Denver Nuggets 124 L 10-14 8-12 18-26
January 28, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 109 at Houston Rockets 116 L 10-14 8-13 18-27
January 30, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 99 at San Antonio Spurs 112 L 10-14 8-14 18-28
January 31, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 91 at Dallas Mavericks 107 L 10-14 8-15 18-29
February 4, 1986 Atlanta Hawks 105 at Cleveland Cavaliers 104 L 10-15 8-15 18-30
February 6, 1986 Philadelphia 76ers 111 at Cleveland Cavaliers 103 L 10-16 8-15 18-31
February 11, 1986 Indiana Pacers 97 at Cleveland Cavaliers 119 W 11-16 8-15 19-31
February 13, 1986 New Jersey Nets 117 at Cleveland Cavaliers 135 W 12-16 8-15 20-31
February 15, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 99 at Indiana Pacers 105 L 12-16 8-16 20-32
February 17, 1986 New York Knicks 97 at Cleveland Cavaliers 111 W 13-16 8-16 21-32
February 18, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 111 at New York Knicks 105 W 13-16 9-16 22-32
February 20, 1986 Detroit Pistons 109 at Cleveland Cavaliers 107 L 13-17 9-16 22-33
February 22, 1986 Washington Bullets 110 at Cleveland Cavaliers 102 L 13-18 9-16 22-34
February 24, 1986 San Antonio Spurs 114 at Cleveland Cavaliers 124 W 14-18 9-16 23-34
February 26, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 109 at Atlanta Hawks 129 L 14-18 9-17 23-35
February 28, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 96 at Chicago Bulls 116 L 14-18 9-18 23-36
March 4, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 101 at Los Angeles Clippers 106 L 14-18 9-19 23-37
March 5, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 115 at Phoenix Suns 100 W 14-18 10-19 24-37
March 7, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 106 at Seattle Supersonics 120 L 14-18 10-20 24-38
March 8, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 128 at Golden State Warriors 138 L 14-18 10-21 24-39
March 11, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 112 at New York Knicks 107 W 14-18 11-21 25-39
March 12, 1986 Washington Bullets 128 at Cleveland Cavaliers 114 L 14-19 11-21 25-40
March 14, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 100 at Philadelphia 76ers 109 L 14-19 11-22 25-41
March 15, 1986 New Jersey Nets 102 at Cleveland Cavaliers 100 L 14-20 11-22 25-42
March 17, 1986 Philadelphia 76ers 118 at Cleveland Cavaliers 112 L 14-21 11-22 25-43 OT
March 18, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 96 at Boston Celtics 126 L 14-21 11-23 25-44 at Hartford, CT
March 20, 1986 New York Knicks 93 at Cleveland Cavaliers 87 L 14-22 11-23 25-45
March 22, 1986 Chicago Bulls 97 at Cleveland Cavaliers 123 W 15-22 11-23 26-45
March 25, 1986 Atlanta Hawks 97 at Cleveland Cavaliers 91 L 15-23 11-23 26-46
March 26, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 110 at New Jersey Nets 108 W 15-23 12-23 27-46
March 29, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 123 at Atlanta Hawks 105 W 15-23 13-23 28-46
April 1, 1986 Boston Celtics 123 at Cleveland Cavaliers 105 L 15-24 13-23 28-47
April 3, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 93 at Milwaukee Bucks 114 L 15-24 13-24 28-48
April 4, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 102 at Philadelphia 76ers 122 L 15-24 13-25 28-49
April 6, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 95 at Washington Bullets 106 L 15-24 13-26 28-50
April 7, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 104 at Detroit Pistons 128 L 15-24 13-27 28-51
April 10, 1986 Milwaukee Bucks 102 at Cleveland Cavaliers 101 L 15-25 13-27 28-52
April 11, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 104 at Boston Celtics 117 L 15-25 13-28 28-53
April 13, 1986 Chicago Bulls 97 at Cleveland Cavaliers 104 W 16-25 13-28 29-53


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