1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 42-40
Finishing 4th in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 2-3 Lost conference first round
Conference First Round - Lost to Chicago Bulls 3-2
Coach: Lenny Wilkens (42-40)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 504,847, Avg. 12,313 in 41 home dates
1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers Statistics
1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster

The Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1987-88 season with a record of 42 wins and 40 losses, finishing fourth in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-3.

Cleveland racked up 8,566 points and surrendered 8,504. Brad Daugherty scored a team-best 1,480 points for the Cavaliers and accounted for 665 rebounds. Mark Price dished out 480 assists for the squad.

Defensively, Ron Harper added 122 steals, while Hot Rod Williams swatted 145 opponent shot attempts.

Lenny Wilkens coached the team. The 1987-88 Cleveland Cavaliers lost in the conference first round.

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Regular Season Points For: 8566
Regular Season Points Against: 8504

Date Game Res Home Road Record
November 6, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 114 at New Jersey Nets 108 W 0-0 1-0 1-0
November 7, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 105 at Atlanta Hawks 113 L 0-0 1-1 1-1
November 11, 1987 Milwaukee Bucks 109 at Cleveland Cavaliers 101 L 0-1 1-1 1-2
November 13, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 114 at Boston Celtics 128 L 0-1 1-2 1-3
November 14, 1987 Detroit Pistons 128 at Cleveland Cavaliers 113 L 0-2 1-2 1-4
November 17, 1987 Boston Celtics 88 at Cleveland Cavaliers 109 W 1-2 1-2 2-4
November 19, 1987 Houston Rockets 105 at Cleveland Cavaliers 97 L 1-3 1-2 2-5
November 21, 1987 Philadelphia 76ers 88 at Cleveland Cavaliers 101 W 2-3 1-2 3-5
November 24, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 104 at Philadelphia 76ers 108 L 2-3 1-3 3-6
November 25, 1987 New York Knicks 104 at Cleveland Cavaliers 101 L 2-4 1-3 3-7
November 28, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 93 at New York Knicks 105 L 2-4 1-4 3-8
December 2, 1987 Seattle Supersonics 102 at Cleveland Cavaliers 104 W 3-4 1-4 4-8
December 4, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 108 at Indiana Pacers 90 W 3-4 2-4 5-8
December 5, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 95 at Cleveland Cavaliers 97 W 4-4 2-4 6-8
December 8, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 96 at Seattle Supersonics 107 L 4-4 2-5 6-9
December 9, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 112 at Golden State Warriors 113 L 4-4 2-6 6-10
December 11, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 115 at Sacramento Kings 113 W 4-4 3-6 7-10
December 13, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 89 at Los Angeles Lakers 90 L 4-4 3-7 7-11
December 15, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 93 at Cleveland Cavaliers 106 W 5-4 3-7 8-11
December 17, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 100 at Chicago Bulls 111 L 5-4 3-8 8-12
December 18, 1987 New Jersey Nets 94 at Cleveland Cavaliers 103 W 6-4 3-8 9-12
December 20, 1987 Indiana Pacers 116 at Cleveland Cavaliers 127 W 7-4 3-8 10-12
December 22, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 106 at Washington Bullets 102 W 7-4 4-8 11-12
December 23, 1987 Utah Jazz 91 at Cleveland Cavaliers 83 L 7-5 4-8 11-13
December 26, 1987 Portland Trail Blazers 117 at Cleveland Cavaliers 120 W 8-5 4-8 12-13
December 27, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 83 at New Jersey Nets 101 L 8-5 4-9 12-14
December 30, 1987 Atlanta Hawks 117 at Cleveland Cavaliers 110 L 8-6 4-9 12-15
January 2, 1988 Phoenix Suns 107 at Cleveland Cavaliers 120 W 9-6 4-9 13-15
January 4, 1988 Denver Nuggets 101 at Cleveland Cavaliers 122 W 10-6 4-9 14-15
January 6, 1988 Los Angeles Clippers 100 at Cleveland Cavaliers 116 W 11-6 4-9 15-15
January 8, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 97 at Atlanta Hawks 101 L 11-6 4-10 15-16
January 9, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 110 at Philadelphia 76ers 126 L 11-6 4-11 15-17
January 12, 1988 New York Knicks 111 at Cleveland Cavaliers 119 W 12-6 4-11 16-17
January 14, 1988 Chicago Bulls 88 at Cleveland Cavaliers 91 W 13-6 4-11 17-17 OT
January 15, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 93 at Detroit Pistons 97 L 13-6 4-12 17-18
January 17, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 93 at Milwaukee Bucks 111 L 13-6 4-13 17-19
January 21, 1988 Atlanta Hawks 101 at Cleveland Cavaliers 93 L 13-7 4-13 17-20
January 23, 1988 Boston Celtics 100 at Cleveland Cavaliers 119 W 14-7 4-13 18-20
January 25, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 96 at Utah Jazz 119 L 14-7 4-14 18-21
January 27, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 112 at San Antonio Spurs 102 W 14-7 5-14 19-21
January 28, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 109 at Houston Rockets 85 W 14-7 6-14 20-21
January 30, 1988 Washington Bullets 126 at Cleveland Cavaliers 128 W 15-7 6-14 21-21 OT
February 1, 1988 Detroit Pistons 83 at Cleveland Cavaliers 94 W 16-7 6-14 22-21
February 3, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 107 at Washington Bullets 106 W 16-7 7-14 23-21
February 4, 1988 Golden State Warriors 96 at Cleveland Cavaliers 90 L 16-8 7-14 23-22 OT
February 9, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 104 at Milwaukee Bucks 112 L 16-8 7-15 23-23
February 10, 1988 Washington Bullets 102 at Cleveland Cavaliers 118 W 17-8 7-15 24-23
February 12, 1988 New Jersey Nets 96 at Cleveland Cavaliers 98 W 18-8 7-15 25-23
February 13, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 103 at New York Knicks 120 L 18-8 7-16 25-24
February 15, 1988 Sacramento Kings 95 at Cleveland Cavaliers 104 W 19-8 7-16 26-24
February 17, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 115 at Philadelphia 76ers 107 W 19-8 8-16 27-24
February 18, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 83 at Indiana Pacers 88 L 19-8 8-17 27-25
February 21, 1988 Chicago Bulls 111 at Cleveland Cavaliers 113 W 20-8 8-17 28-25
February 24, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 89 at Dallas Mavericks 93 L 20-8 8-18 28-26
February 25, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 103 at Phoenix Suns 109 L 20-8 8-19 28-27
February 27, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 96 at Los Angeles Clippers 97 L 20-8 8-20 28-28
February 29, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 94 at Portland Trail Blazers 107 L 20-8 8-21 28-29
March 2, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 81 at Denver Nuggets 99 L 20-8 8-22 28-30
March 6, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 98 at Boston Celtics 127 L 20-8 8-23 28-31
March 9, 1988 Milwaukee Bucks 91 at Cleveland Cavaliers 117 W 21-8 8-23 29-31
March 11, 1988 San Antonio Spurs 107 at Cleveland Cavaliers 117 W 22-8 8-23 30-31
March 12, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 100 at Detroit Pistons 104 L 22-8 8-24 30-32
March 14, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 102 at New York Knicks 104 L 22-8 8-25 30-33
March 15, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 89 at Chicago Bulls 108 L 22-8 8-26 30-34
March 17, 1988 Detroit Pistons 102 at Cleveland Cavaliers 99 L 22-9 8-26 30-35
March 19, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 100 at Milwaukee Bucks 101 L 22-9 8-27 30-36
March 23, 1988 New Jersey Nets 96 at Cleveland Cavaliers 105 W 23-9 8-27 31-36
March 25, 1988 Chicago Bulls 111 at Cleveland Cavaliers 110 L 23-10 8-27 31-37 OT
March 26, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 102 at Atlanta Hawks 109 L 23-10 8-28 31-38
March 29, 1988 New York Knicks 103 at Cleveland Cavaliers 108 W 24-10 8-28 32-38
March 30, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 107 at Washington Bullets 96 W 24-10 9-28 33-38
April 2, 1988 Indiana Pacers 94 at Cleveland Cavaliers 108 W 25-10 9-28 34-38
April 5, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 105 at Indiana Pacers 106 L 25-10 9-29 34-39
April 6, 1988 Washington Bullets 87 at Cleveland Cavaliers 98 W 26-10 9-29 35-39
April 8, 1988 Milwaukee Bucks 85 at Cleveland Cavaliers 104 W 27-10 9-29 36-39
April 10, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 119 at New Jersey Nets 105 W 27-10 10-29 37-39
April 12, 1988 Atlanta Hawks 103 at Cleveland Cavaliers 116 W 28-10 10-29 38-39
April 13, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 98 at Detroit Pistons 115 L 28-10 10-30 38-40
April 15, 1988 Boston Celtics 109 at Cleveland Cavaliers 120 W 29-10 10-30 39-40
April 18, 1988 Indiana Pacers 107 at Cleveland Cavaliers 112 W 30-10 10-30 40-40
April 22, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 107 at Chicago Bulls 103 W 30-10 11-30 41-40
April 23, 1988 Philadelphia 76ers 99 at Cleveland Cavaliers 104 W 31-10 11-30 42-40
April 28, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 93 at Chicago Bulls 104 L 0-0 0-1 0-1
May 1, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 101 at Chicago Bulls 106 L 0-0 0-2 0-2
May 3, 1988 Chicago Bulls 102 at Cleveland Cavaliers 110 W 1-0 0-2 1-2
May 5, 1988 Chicago Bulls 91 at Cleveland Cavaliers 97 W 2-0 0-2 2-2
May 8, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 101 at Chicago Bulls 107 L 2-0 0-3 2-3


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