1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 57-25
Finishing 2nd 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 (57-25)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Attendance: 730,925, Avg. 17,827 in 41 home dates
1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers Statistics
1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers Roster

The Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1988-89 season with a record of 57 wins and 25 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-3.

Cleveland scored 8,923 points and allowed 8,300. Ron Harper scored a team-best 1,526 points for the Cavaliers, while Brad Daugherty, Larry Nance and Mark Price each contributed 17 or more per game, too. Brad Daugherty accounted for 718 rebounds. Mark Price dished out 631 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Ron Harper added 185 steals, and Larry Nance blocked 206 shots.

Lenny Wilkens coached the team. The 1988-89 Cleveland Cavaliers lost in the conference first round.

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Regular Season Points For: 8923
Regular Season Points Against: 8300

Date Game Res Home Road Record
November 4, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 133 at Charlotte Hornets 93 W 0-0 1-0 1-0
November 5, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 105 at Indiana Pacers 99 W 0-0 2-0 2-0
November 9, 1988 Los Angeles Clippers 91 at Cleveland Cavaliers 108 W 1-0 2-0 3-0
November 12, 1988 Indiana Pacers 96 at Cleveland Cavaliers 121 W 2-0 2-0 4-0
November 15, 1988 Atlanta Hawks 97 at Cleveland Cavaliers 95 L 2-1 2-0 4-1
November 18, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 95 at New Jersey Nets 94 W 2-1 3-0 5-1
November 19, 1988 Milwaukee Bucks 99 at Cleveland Cavaliers 106 W 3-1 3-0 6-1
November 22, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 114 at Boston Celtics 102 W 3-1 4-0 7-1 at Hartford, CT
November 23, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 91 at Philadelphia 76ers 104 L 3-1 4-1 7-2
November 26, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 112 at New York Knicks 127 L 3-1 4-2 7-3
November 27, 1988 Miami Heat 80 at Cleveland Cavaliers 109 W 4-1 4-2 8-3
December 1, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 99 at Milwaukee Bucks 96 W 4-1 5-2 9-3
December 2, 1988 Boston Celtics 84 at Cleveland Cavaliers 112 W 5-1 5-2 10-3
December 4, 1988 Denver Nuggets 103 at Cleveland Cavaliers 122 W 6-1 5-2 11-3
December 6, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 105 at Houston Rockets 106 L 6-1 5-3 11-4
December 8, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 104 at San Antonio Spurs 95 W 6-1 6-3 12-4
December 10, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 102 at Dallas Mavericks 98 W 6-1 7-3 13-4
December 13, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 111 at Cleveland Cavaliers 102 L 6-2 7-3 13-5
December 15, 1988 Detroit Pistons 98 at Cleveland Cavaliers 119 W 7-2 7-3 14-5
December 17, 1988 Atlanta Hawks 94 at Cleveland Cavaliers 120 W 8-2 7-3 15-5
December 20, 1988 Utah Jazz 94 at Cleveland Cavaliers 110 W 9-2 7-3 16-5
December 21, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 115 at Boston Celtics 114 W 9-2 8-3 17-5
December 23, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 107 at Cleveland Cavaliers 119 W 10-2 8-3 18-5 OT
December 27, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 107 at Chicago Bulls 96 W 10-2 9-3 19-5
December 28, 1988 Charlotte Hornets 98 at Cleveland Cavaliers 122 W 11-2 9-3 20-5
December 30, 1988 Washington Bullets 110 at Cleveland Cavaliers 127 W 12-2 9-3 21-5
January 3, 1989 Indiana Pacers 98 at Cleveland Cavaliers 119 W 13-2 9-3 22-5
January 5, 1989 Chicago Bulls 98 at Cleveland Cavaliers 103 W 14-2 9-3 23-5
January 7, 1989 New York Knicks 96 at Cleveland Cavaliers 104 W 15-2 9-3 24-5
January 9, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 103 at Seattle Supersonics 105 L 15-2 9-4 24-6
January 11, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 124 at Phoenix Suns 121 W 15-2 10-4 25-6
January 13, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 95 at Los Angeles Lakers 116 L 15-2 10-5 25-7
January 14, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 116 at Denver Nuggets 104 W 15-2 11-5 26-7
January 16, 1989 Phoenix Suns 110 at Cleveland Cavaliers 126 W 16-2 11-5 27-7
January 19, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 113 at Indiana Pacers 106 W 16-2 12-5 28-7
January 21, 1989 New Jersey Nets 103 at Cleveland Cavaliers 115 W 17-2 12-5 29-7
January 23, 1989 Golden State Warriors 109 at Cleveland Cavaliers 142 W 18-2 12-5 30-7
January 24, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 105 at Atlanta Hawks 121 L 18-2 12-6 30-8
January 27, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 80 at Detroit Pistons 79 W 18-2 13-6 31-8
January 29, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 117 at Washington Bullets 122 L 18-2 13-7 31-9 OT at Baltimore, MD
January 31, 1989 Philadelphia 76ers 103 at Cleveland Cavaliers 118 W 19-2 13-7 32-9
February 2, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 109 at New York Knicks 125 L 19-2 13-8 32-10
February 3, 1989 Sacramento Kings 94 at Cleveland Cavaliers 110 W 20-2 13-8 33-10
February 5, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 110 at Charlotte Hornets 91 W 20-2 14-8 34-10
February 7, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 106 at Milwaukee Bucks 115 L 20-2 14-9 34-11
February 9, 1989 Indiana Pacers 99 at Cleveland Cavaliers 108 W 21-2 14-9 35-11
February 14, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 109 at Miami Heat 98 W 21-2 15-9 36-11
February 15, 1989 New York Knicks 107 at Cleveland Cavaliers 129 W 22-2 15-9 37-11
February 17, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 100 at Atlanta Hawks 108 L 22-2 15-10 37-12
February 18, 1989 Philadelphia 76ers 100 at Cleveland Cavaliers 118 W 23-2 15-10 38-12
February 20, 1989 Houston Rockets 90 at Cleveland Cavaliers 110 W 24-2 15-10 39-12
February 22, 1989 New Jersey Nets 111 at Cleveland Cavaliers 130 W 25-2 15-10 40-12
February 24, 1989 Portland Trail Blazers 91 at Cleveland Cavaliers 128 W 26-2 15-10 41-12
February 28, 1989 Detroit Pistons 99 at Cleveland Cavaliers 115 W 27-2 15-10 42-12
March 2, 1989 San Antonio Spurs 84 at Cleveland Cavaliers 112 W 28-2 15-10 43-12
March 3, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 90 at Detroit Pistons 96 L 28-2 15-11 43-13
March 5, 1989 Milwaukee Bucks 103 at Cleveland Cavaliers 98 L 28-3 15-11 43-14
March 7, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 105 at Sacramento Kings 95 W 28-3 16-11 44-14
March 9, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 114 at Golden State Warriors 120 L 28-3 16-12 44-15
March 10, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 103 at Los Angeles Clippers 105 L 28-3 16-13 44-16
March 12, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 123 at Portland Trail Blazers 110 W 28-3 17-13 45-16
March 13, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 83 at Utah Jazz 98 L 28-3 17-14 45-17
March 15, 1989 Chicago Bulls 91 at Cleveland Cavaliers 115 W 29-3 17-14 46-17
March 19, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 101 at New Jersey Nets 91 W 29-3 18-14 47-17
March 20, 1989 Washington Bullets 97 at Cleveland Cavaliers 103 W 30-3 18-14 48-17
March 22, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 97 at Philadelphia 76ers 100 L 30-3 18-15 48-18
March 23, 1989 Milwaukee Bucks 88 at Cleveland Cavaliers 102 W 31-3 18-15 49-18
March 25, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 105 at Milwaukee Bucks 113 L 31-3 18-16 49-19 OT
March 27, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 102 at Indiana Pacers 104 L 31-3 18-17 49-20
March 28, 1989 Dallas Mavericks 90 at Cleveland Cavaliers 102 W 32-3 18-17 50-20
March 31, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 109 at Chicago Bulls 100 W 32-3 19-17 51-20
April 2, 1989 Boston Celtics 100 at Cleveland Cavaliers 117 W 33-3 19-17 52-20
April 4, 1989 Atlanta Hawks 91 at Cleveland Cavaliers 105 W 34-3 19-17 53-20
April 7, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 96 at Washington Bullets 107 L 34-3 19-18 53-21
April 9, 1989 Charlotte Hornets 116 at Cleveland Cavaliers 122 W 35-3 19-18 54-21
April 11, 1989 Philadelphia 76ers 90 at Cleveland Cavaliers 92 W 36-3 19-18 55-21
April 12, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 95 at Detroit Pistons 107 L 36-3 19-19 55-22
April 14, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 104 at Boston Celtics 113 L 36-3 19-20 55-23
April 16, 1989 Chicago Bulls 92 at Cleveland Cavaliers 111 W 37-3 19-20 56-23
April 18, 1989 Detroit Pistons 118 at Cleveland Cavaliers 102 L 37-4 19-20 56-24
April 21, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 89 at Atlanta Hawks 92 L 37-4 19-21 56-25
April 23, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 90 at Chicago Bulls 84 W 37-4 20-21 57-25
April 28, 1989 Chicago Bulls 95 at Cleveland Cavaliers 88 L 0-1 0-0 0-1
April 30, 1989 Chicago Bulls 88 at Cleveland Cavaliers 96 W 1-1 0-0 1-1
May 3, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 94 at Chicago Bulls 101 L 1-1 0-1 1-2
May 5, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 108 at Chicago Bulls 105 W 1-1 1-1 2-2 OT
May 7, 1989 Chicago Bulls 101 at Cleveland Cavaliers 100 L 1-2 1-1 2-3


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