1992–93 Cleveland Cavaliers season

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1992–93 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Head coach Lenny Wilkens
Arena Richfield Coliseum
Results
Record 54–28 (.659)
Place Division: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Semifinals
(eliminated 0–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television SportsChannel Ohio · WOIO
Radio WWWE
< 1991–92 1993–94 >

The 1992-93 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 23rd season of NBA basketball in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers finished the season with a 54–28 record, finishing 2nd in the Central Division. Mark Price led the team in assists and was named an All-Star and All-NBA 1st team. A forgotten highlight of this season is when the Cavaliers set a franchise record by scoring 83 points in a half. On January 15, 1993, the visiting Cavs trailed the Indiana Pacers 64–49. Behind 17 points in 21 minutes by reserve guard John Battle, Cleveland rallied to win 132–120.

In the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, the Cavaliers defeated the New Jersey Nets in five games, but were swept by the Chicago Bulls in the semifinals.

Roster[edit]

Cleveland Cavaliers 1992-93 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
G 10 United States Battle, John 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Rutgers
G 11 United States Brandon, Terrell 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oregon
C 43 United States Daugherty, Brad 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) North Carolina
G/F 3 United States Ehlo, Craig 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Washington State
F 35 United States Ferry, Danny 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Duke
F 54 United States Guidinger, Jay 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Minnesota Duluth
G 4 United States Kerr, Steve (to ORL) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Arizona
F 30 United States Lane, Jerome 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Pittsburgh
F/C 22 United States Nance, Larry 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Clemson
G/F 24 United States Oliver, Jimmy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Purdue
G 14 United States Phills, Bobby 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Southern
G 25 United States Price, Mark 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Georgia Tech
G/F 33 United States Sanders, Mike 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) UCLA
G/F 21 United States Wilkins, Gerald 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Chattanooga
F/C 18 United States Williams, John "Hot Rod" 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Tulane
Head coach




Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Brad Daugherty Hot Rod Williams Jay Guidinger
PF Larry Nance Danny Ferry Jerome Lane
SF Mike Sanders Gerald Wilkins
SG Craig Ehlo Bobby Phills
PG Mark Price Terrell Brandon John Battle

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Chicago Bulls 57 25 .695 31–10 26–15 19–9
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 54 28 .659 3 35–6 19–22 22–6
x-Charlotte Hornets 44 38 .537 13 22–19 22–19 12–16
x-Atlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 14 25–16 18–23 12–16
x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 16 27–14 14–27 11–17
Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488 17 28–13 12–29 12–16
Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 .341 29 18–23 10–31 10–18
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-New York Knicks 60 22 .732
2 y-Chicago Bulls 57 25 .695 3
3 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 54 28 .659 6
4 x-Boston Celtics 48 34 .585 12
5 x-Charlotte Hornets 44 38 .537 16
6 x-New Jersey Nets 43 39 .524 17
7 x-Atlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 17
8 x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 19
9 Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 19
10 Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488 20
11 Miami Heat 36 46 .439 24
12 Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 .341 32
13 Philadelphia 76ers 26 56 .317 36
14 Washington Bullets 22 60 .268 38
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Game log[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

East First Round[edit]

(3) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (6) New Jersey Nets: Cavaliers win series 3–2

  • Game 1 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (April 29): Cleveland 114, New Jersey 98
  • Game 2 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (May 1): New Jersey 101, Cleveland 99
  • Game 3 @ Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford (May 5): Cleveland 93, New Jersey 84
  • Game 4 @ Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford (May 7): New Jersey 96, Cleveland 79
  • Game 5 @ The Coliseum, Richfield (May 9): Cleveland 99, New Jersey 89

Last Playoff Meeting: 1992 Eastern Conference First Round (Cleveland won 3–1)

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Chicago Bulls vs. (3) Cleveland Cavaliers: Bulls win series 4–0

Last Playoff Meeting: 1992 Eastern Conference Finals (Chicago won 4–2)

Player Statistics[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]

Transactions[edit]

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