1989–90 Cleveland Cavaliers season

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1989–90 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Head coach Lenny Wilkens
Arena Richfield Coliseum
Results
Record 42–40 (.512)
Place Division: 4th (Central)
Conference: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finish East First Round
(Eliminated 2-3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WOIO
Radio WRMR (850 AM)[1]
< 1988–89 1990–91 >

The 1989-90 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 21st season of NBA basketball in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers finished the season with a 42-40 record, finishing 2nd in the Central Division. Mark Price led the team in assists as the Cavs advanced to the playoffs.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 1989 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 25 John Morton Guard  United States Seton Hall
2 43 Chucky Brown Forward  United States NC State

Roster[edit]

Depth Chart[edit]

Player Salaries[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 59 23 .720 35–6 24–17 22–8
x-Chicago Bulls 55 27 .671 4 36–5 19–22 20–10
x-Milwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 15 27–14 17–24 14–16
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 17 27–14 15–26 14–16
x-Indiana Pacers 42 40 .512 17 28–13 14–27 16–14
Atlanta Hawks 41 41 .500 18 25–16 16–25 15–15
Orlando Magic 18 64 .220 41 12–29 6–35 4–26
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Detroit Pistons 59 23 .720
2 y-Philadelphia 76ers 53 29 .646 6
3 x-Chicago Bulls 55 27 .671 4
4 x-Boston Celtics 52 30 .634 7
5 x-New York Knicks 45 37 .549 14
6 x-Milwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 15
7 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 17
8 x-Indiana Pacers 42 40 .512 17
9 Atlanta Hawks 41 41 .500 18
10 Washington Bullets 31 51 .378 28
11 Miami Heat 18 64 .220 41
11 Orlando Magic 18 64 .220 41
13 New Jersey Nets 17 65 .207 42

Notes

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

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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]

(2) Philadelphia 76ers vs. (7) Cleveland Cavaliers: 76ers win series 3-2

  • Game 1 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia (April 26): Philadelphia 111, Cleveland 106
  • Game 2 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia (April 29): Philadelphia 107, Cleveland 101
  • Game 3 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (May 1): Cleveland 122, Philadelphia 95
  • Game 4 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (May 3): Cleveland 108, Philadelphia 96
  • Game 5 @ The Spectrum, Philadelphia (May 5): Philadelphia 113, Cleveland 97

Last Playoff Meeting: Not available (first playoff meeting)

Player stats[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

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]

  1. ^ Dyer, Bob (January 30, 1988). "Cavs End Contract with WWWE". Akron Beacon Journal (Beacon Journal Publishing Co.). p. B8. 
  2. ^ 1989-90 NBA Season Summary - Basketball-Reference.com

External links[edit]