1984–85 Cleveland Cavaliers season

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1984–85 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Head coach George Karl
Arena Coliseum at Richfield
Results
Record 39–46 (.459)
Place Division: 4th (Central)
Conference: 8th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(eliminated 1-3)
Radio WWWE
< 1983–84 1985–86 >

The 1984–85 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 15th NBA basketball season in Cleveland, Ohio.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1984 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 12 Tim McCormick C  United States Michigan
2 27 Ron Anderson SF  United States Fresno State
3 50 Ben McDonald  United States California-Irvine
3 60 Leonard Mitchell  United States Louisiana State
4 73 Art Aaron  United States Northwestern
5 96 Vince Hichen  United States Boise State
6 119 Matt Doherty  United States North Carolina
7 142 Joe Jakubick  United States Akron
8 165 Elliot Beard  United States Oberlin
9 187 John Shimko  United States Xavier
10 209 Darrell Space  United States Northeastern Illinois

Roster[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 59 23 .720 36–5 23–18 20–10
x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 13 26–15 20–21 21–8
x-Chicago Bulls 38 44 .463 21 26–15 12–29 13–17
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 36 46 .439 23 20–21 16–25 13–16
Atlanta Hawks 34 48 .415 25 19–22 15–26 15–15
Indiana Pacers 22 60 .268 37 16–25 6–35 7–23
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 63 19 .768
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 59 23 .720 4
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 58 24 .707 5
4 x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 17
5 x-New Jersey Nets 42 40 .512 21
6 x-Washington Bullets 40 42 .488 23
7 x-Chicago Bulls 38 44 .463 25
8 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 36 46 .439 27
9 Atlanta Hawks 34 48 .415 29
10 New York Knicks 24 58 .293 39
11 Indiana Pacers 22 60 .268 41


Notes

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

Schedule[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Pacers points Opponents Record Streak Notes
1

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (8) Cleveland Cavaliers: Celtics win series 3-1

  • Game 1 @ Boston Garden, Boston (April 18): Boston 126, Cleveland 123
  • Game 2 @ Boston Garden, Boston (April 20): Boston 108, Cleveland 106
  • Game 3 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (April 23): Cleveland 105, Boston 98
  • Game 4 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (April 25): Boston 117, Cleveland 115

Last Playoff Meeting: 1976 Eastern Conference Finals (Boston won 4-2)

Awards, records, and honors[edit]

Player stats[edit]

Note: GP= Games played; REB= Rebounds; AST= Assists; STL = Steals; BLK = Blocks; PTS = Points; AVG = Average

Player GP REB AST STL BLK PTS AVG

Transactions[edit]