1977–78 Cleveland Cavaliers season

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1977–78 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Head coach Bill Fitch
Arena Coliseum at Richfield
Results
Record 43–39 (.524)
Place Division: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 4th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 0-2)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WUAB
Radio WWWE
< 1976–77 1978–79 >

The 1977-78 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the eighth season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Key Dates[edit]

Offseason[edit]

Free Agents[edit]

Trades[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1977 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Nationality School/Club Team

Roster[edit]

Regular Depth Chart[edit]

Player Salaries[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-San Antonio Spurs 52 30 .634 32–9 20–21 15–5
x-Washington Bullets 44 38 .537 8 29–12 15–26 14–6
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 43 39 .524 9 27–14 16–25 9–11
x-Atlanta Hawks 41 41 .500 11 29–12 12–29 8–12
New Orleans Jazz 39 43 .476 13 27–14 12–29 8–12
Houston Rockets 28 54 .341 24 21-20 7-34 6–14
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Philadelphia 76ers 55 27 .671
2 y-San Antonio Spurs 52 30 .634 3
3 x-Washington Bullets 44 38 .537 11
4 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 43 39 .524 12
5 x-New York Knicks 43 39 .524 12
6 x-Atlanta Hawks 41 41 .500 14
7 New Orleans Jazz 39 43 .476 16
8 Boston Celtics 32 50 .390 23
9 Houston Rockets 28 54 .341 27
10 Buffalo Braves 27 55 .329 28
11 New Jersey Nets 24 58 .293 31


Notes

  • z, y – division champions
  • x – clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

November[edit]

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record
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December[edit]

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record

January[edit]

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record

February[edit]

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record

March[edit]

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record

April[edit]

Record: ; Home: ; Road:

# Date Visitor Score Home OT Leading scorer Attendance Record

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(4) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (5) New York Knicks: Knicks win series 2-0

  • Game 1 @ Cleveland: New York 132, Cleveland 114
  • Game 2 @ New York: New York 109, Cleveland 107

Player stats[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; GS = Games started; MIN= Minutes; FG% = field goal %, FT% = free throw %, 3FG% = 3 point % STL= Steals; BLK = Blocks; AST = Assists; REB = Rebounds; PTS = Points

Regular Season

Playoffs

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

Records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

All-Star[edit]

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

Free Agents[edit]

Development League[edit]

References[edit]