1986-87 Cleveland Cavaliers Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 31-51
Finishing 6th in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Coach: Lenny Wilkens (31-51)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 447,125, Avg. 10,905 in 41 home dates
1986-87 Cleveland Cavaliers Statistics
1986-87 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster

The Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1986-87 season with a record of 31 wins and 51 losses, finishing sixth in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

The Cavaliers netted 8,558 points and allowed 8,871. Ron Harper scored a team-best 1,874 points for Cleveland, and Brad Daugherty accounted for 647 rebounds. Ron Harper dished out 394 assists for the squad.

On defense, Ron Harper added 209 steals, while Hot Rod Williams swatted 167 opponent shot attempts.

Lenny Wilkens coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 8558
Regular Season Points Against: 8871

Date Game Res Home Road Record
November 1, 1986 Washington Bullets 106 at Cleveland Cavaliers 113 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
November 2, 1986 Chicago Bulls 94 at Cleveland Cavaliers 89 L 1-1 0-0 1-1
November 5, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 95 at Utah Jazz 111 L 1-1 0-1 1-2
November 7, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 115 at Golden State Warriors 114 W 1-1 1-1 2-2
November 8, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 100 at Los Angeles Clippers 93 W 1-1 2-1 3-2
November 11, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 114 at Sacramento Kings 119 L 1-1 2-2 3-3
November 13, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 102 at San Antonio Spurs 115 L 1-1 2-3 3-4
November 15, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 96 at Dallas Mavericks 111 L 1-1 2-4 3-5
November 16, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 106 at Houston Rockets 134 L 1-1 2-5 3-6
November 19, 1986 Golden State Warriors 112 at Cleveland Cavaliers 104 L 1-2 2-5 3-7
November 20, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 89 at Atlanta Hawks 108 L 1-2 2-6 3-8
November 22, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 84 at Detroit Pistons 93 L 1-2 2-7 3-9
November 26, 1986 Portland Trail Blazers 114 at Cleveland Cavaliers 118 W 2-2 2-7 4-9
November 29, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 90 at New York Knicks 88 W 2-2 3-7 5-9
December 2, 1986 San Antonio Spurs 105 at Cleveland Cavaliers 115 W 3-2 3-7 6-9
December 4, 1986 Detroit Pistons 105 at Cleveland Cavaliers 113 W 4-2 3-7 7-9
December 6, 1986 Boston Celtics 86 at Cleveland Cavaliers 88 W 5-2 3-7 8-9
December 9, 1986 Atlanta Hawks 122 at Cleveland Cavaliers 98 L 5-3 3-7 8-10
December 11, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 94 at Indiana Pacers 115 L 5-3 3-8 8-11
December 13, 1986 Philadelphia 76ers 120 at Cleveland Cavaliers 123 W 6-3 3-8 9-11
December 16, 1986 Los Angeles Lakers 121 at Cleveland Cavaliers 116 L 6-4 3-8 9-12
December 17, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 110 at Philadelphia 76ers 107 W 6-4 4-8 10-12
December 19, 1986 Utah Jazz 134 at Cleveland Cavaliers 128 L 6-5 4-8 10-13 2OT
December 21, 1986 Indiana Pacers 94 at Cleveland Cavaliers 104 W 7-5 4-8 11-13
December 23, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 92 at Chicago Bulls 108 L 7-5 4-9 11-14
December 26, 1986 New Jersey Nets 112 at Cleveland Cavaliers 121 W 8-5 4-9 12-14
December 27, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 111 at New Jersey Nets 120 L 8-5 4-10 12-15
December 29, 1986 Atlanta Hawks 106 at Cleveland Cavaliers 107 W 9-5 4-10 13-15
December 30, 1986 Cleveland Cavaliers 99 at Indiana Pacers 111 L 9-5 4-11 13-16
January 2, 1987 Milwaukee Bucks 91 at Cleveland Cavaliers 84 L 9-6 4-11 13-17
January 3, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 95 at Milwaukee Bucks 104 L 9-6 4-12 13-18
January 6, 1987 Chicago Bulls 99 at Cleveland Cavaliers 95 L 9-7 4-12 13-19
January 8, 1987 Los Angeles Clippers 93 at Cleveland Cavaliers 103 W 10-7 4-12 14-19
January 10, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 104 at Atlanta Hawks 129 L 10-7 4-13 14-20
January 13, 1987 Detroit Pistons 103 at Cleveland Cavaliers 101 L 10-8 4-13 14-21
January 14, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 87 at Detroit Pistons 104 L 10-8 4-14 14-22
January 16, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 128 at Boston Celtics 133 L 10-8 4-15 14-23 OT
January 17, 1987 New York Knicks 110 at Cleveland Cavaliers 116 W 11-8 4-15 15-23
January 19, 1987 Houston Rockets 127 at Cleveland Cavaliers 103 L 11-9 4-15 15-24
January 21, 1987 Milwaukee Bucks 111 at Cleveland Cavaliers 107 L 11-10 4-15 15-25
January 23, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 96 at Chicago Bulls 117 L 11-10 4-16 15-26
January 24, 1987 Chicago Bulls 84 at Cleveland Cavaliers 114 W 12-10 4-16 16-26
January 28, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 107 at Philadelphia 76ers 109 L 12-10 4-17 16-27
January 29, 1987 Atlanta Hawks 91 at Cleveland Cavaliers 102 W 13-10 4-17 17-27
January 31, 1987 Indiana Pacers 100 at Cleveland Cavaliers 102 W 14-10 4-17 18-27
February 4, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 102 at Boston Celtics 104 L 14-10 4-18 18-28
February 5, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 85 at Washington Bullets 94 L 14-10 4-19 18-29
February 10, 1987 New York Knicks 95 at Cleveland Cavaliers 100 W 15-10 4-19 19-29
February 12, 1987 Detroit Pistons 113 at Cleveland Cavaliers 109 L 15-11 4-19 19-30
February 15, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 104 at New Jersey Nets 120 L 15-11 4-20 19-31
February 16, 1987 Seattle Supersonics 94 at Cleveland Cavaliers 105 W 16-11 4-20 20-31
February 18, 1987 Sacramento Kings 119 at Cleveland Cavaliers 129 W 17-11 4-20 21-31
February 19, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 105 at New York Knicks 120 L 17-11 4-21 21-32
February 22, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 98 at Chicago Bulls 102 L 17-11 4-22 21-33
February 23, 1987 Washington Bullets 105 at Cleveland Cavaliers 109 W 18-11 4-22 22-33
February 25, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 105 at Detroit Pistons 106 L 18-11 4-23 22-34
February 28, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 119 at Denver Nuggets 117 W 18-11 5-23 23-34
March 2, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 107 at Seattle Supersonics 123 L 18-11 5-24 23-35
March 3, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 122 at Portland Trail Blazers 127 L 18-11 5-25 23-36
March 5, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 102 at Phoenix Suns 126 L 18-11 5-26 23-37
March 7, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 118 at Los Angeles Lakers 122 L 18-11 5-27 23-38
March 10, 1987 Philadelphia 76ers 100 at Cleveland Cavaliers 91 L 18-12 5-27 23-39
March 12, 1987 Phoenix Suns 109 at Cleveland Cavaliers 116 W 19-12 5-27 24-39
March 14, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 104 at Milwaukee Bucks 111 L 19-12 5-28 24-40
March 15, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 89 at Washington Bullets 97 L 19-12 5-29 24-41
March 17, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 110 at New Jersey Nets 91 W 19-12 6-29 25-41
March 18, 1987 Denver Nuggets 104 at Cleveland Cavaliers 100 L 19-13 6-29 25-42
March 20, 1987 New Jersey Nets 105 at Cleveland Cavaliers 106 W 20-13 6-29 26-42
March 21, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 76 at Indiana Pacers 77 L 20-13 6-30 26-43
March 24, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 88 at Boston Celtics 111 L 20-13 6-31 26-44 at Hartford, CT
March 27, 1987 Milwaukee Bucks 113 at Cleveland Cavaliers 116 W 21-13 6-31 27-44
March 29, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 101 at Cleveland Cavaliers 98 L 21-14 6-31 27-45
March 31, 1987 Philadelphia 76ers 116 at Cleveland Cavaliers 105 L 21-15 6-31 27-46
April 1, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 99 at Philadelphia 76ers 108 L 21-15 6-32 27-47
April 4, 1987 Washington Bullets 127 at Cleveland Cavaliers 111 L 21-16 6-32 27-48
April 6, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 105 at Atlanta Hawks 110 L 21-16 6-33 27-49
April 7, 1987 Boston Celtics 83 at Cleveland Cavaliers 107 W 22-16 6-33 28-49
April 9, 1987 Indiana Pacers 99 at Cleveland Cavaliers 111 W 23-16 6-33 29-49
April 11, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 93 at Milwaukee Bucks 121 L 23-16 6-34 29-50
April 14, 1987 New Jersey Nets 95 at Cleveland Cavaliers 113 W 24-16 6-34 30-50
April 15, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 101 at Washington Bullets 110 L 24-16 6-35 30-51
April 18, 1987 New York Knicks 113 at Cleveland Cavaliers 122 W 25-16 6-35 31-51


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