1975–76 Cleveland Cavaliers season

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1975–76 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Division Champions
Head coach Bill Fitch
Arena Coliseum at Richfield
Results
Record 49–33 (.598)
Place Division: 1st (Central)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finish East Conference Finals
(eliminated 2–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television WEWS-TV
Radio WWWE
< 1974–75 1976–77 >

The 1975–76 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the sixth season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Roster[edit]

1975–76 Cleveland Cavaliers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PG 21 Beard, Butch 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1947-05-04 Louisville
PF 52 Brewer, Jim 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1951-12-03 Minnesota
SG 34 Carr, Austin 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1948-03-10 Notre Dame
C 22 Chones, Jim 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1949-11-30 Marquette
PG 35 Cleamons, Jim 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1949-09-13 Ohio State
SF 23 Garrett, Rowland 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 1950-07-16 Florida State
PF 24 Lambert, John 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1953-01-14 Southern California
SF 20 Russell, Campy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1952-01-12 Michigan
SG 7 Smith, Bingo 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1946-02-26 Tulsa
SG 10 Snyder, Dick 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 207 lb (94 kg) 1944-02-01 Davidson
C 42 Thurmond, Nate 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1941-07-25 Bowling Green
PG 14 Walker, Foots 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 184 lb (83 kg) 1951-05-21 State University of West Georgia
C 44 Witte, Luke 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1950-10-19 Ohio State
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Season standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Cleveland Cavaliers 49 33 .598 29–12 20–21 15–11
x-Washington Bullets 48 34 .585 1 31–10 17–24 14–12
Houston Rockets 40 42 .488 9 27–13 13–29 14–12
New Orleans Jazz 38 44 .463 11 22–19 16–25 15–11
Atlanta Hawks 29 53 .354 20 20–21 9–32 7–19
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 54 28 .659
2 y-Cleveland Cavaliers 49 33 .598 5
3 x-Washington Bullets 48 34 .585 6
4 x-Philadelphia 76ers 46 36 .561 8
5 x-Buffalo Braves 46 36 .561 8
6 Houston Rockets 40 42 .488 14
7 New York Knicks 38 44 .463 16
8 New Orleans Jazz 38 44 .463 16
9 Atlanta Hawks 29 53 .354 25



Record vs. opponents[edit]

1975–76 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS BUF CHI CLE DET GSW HOU KCK LAL MIL NOJ NYK PHI PHO POR SEA WAS
Atlanta 2–3 2–3 2–2 2–5 1–3 2–2 2–5 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–4 3–2 2–3 0–4 2–2 1–3 1–5
Boston 3–2 4–3 2–2 3–2 4–0 2–2 4–1 2–2 4–0 2–2 4–1 5–2 4–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–2
Buffalo 3–2 3–4 3–1 3–2 1–3 1–3 3–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 4–1 4–3 3–4 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–3
Chicago 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 3–4 1–4 1–3 1–6 3–2 3–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–3 1–4 2–3 0–4
Cleveland 5–2 2–3 2–3 4–0 2–2 1–3 2–4 1–3 2–2 4–0 4–3 3–2 3–2 3–1 4–0 3–1 4–2
Detroit 3–1 0–4 3–1 4–3 2–2 0–5 2–2 5–2 1–4 3–4 1–3 3–1 1–3 1–4 2–3 3–2 2–2
Golden State 2–2 2–2 3–1 4–1 3–1 5–0 2–2 4–1 5–2 5–0 2–2 4–0 3–1 4–2 4–2 4–3 3–1
Houston 5–2 1–4 2–3 3–1 4–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–4 3–2 3–2 0–4 3–1 2–2 3–4
Kansas City 2–2 2–2 0–4 6–1 3–1 2–5 1–4 2–2 2–3 2–5 1–3 1–3 1–3 3–2 0–5 2–3 1–3
Los Angeles 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–3 2–2 4–1 2–5 3–1 3–2 2–3 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–4 3–4 3–3 1–3
Milwaukee 2–2 2–2 1–3 4–3 0–4 4–3 0–5 2–2 5–2 3–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–2 2–3 2–3 2–2
New Orleans 4–2 1–4 1–4 2–2 3–4 3–1 2–2 4–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–3 1–4 1–3 3–1 1–3 4–3
New York 2–3 2–5 3–4 4–0 2–3 1–3 0–4 2–3 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–2 5–2 2–2 3–1 0–4 3–2
Philadelphia 3–2 3–4 4–3 4–0 2–3 3–1 1–3 2–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 4–1 2–5 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–3
Phoenix 4–0 0–4 1–3 3–2 1–3 4–1 2–4 4–0 2–3 4–2 2–3 3–1 2–2 1–3 5–2 4–3 0–4
Portland 2–2 2–2 2–2 4–1 0–4 3–2 2–4 1–3 5–0 4–3 3–2 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–5 3–3 2–2
Seattle 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–2 1–3 2–3 3–4 2–2 3–2 3–3 3–2 3–1 4–0 2–2 3–4 3–3 1–3
Washington 5–1 2–3 3–2 4–0 2–4 2–2 1–3 4–3 3–1 3–1 2–2 3–4 2–3 3–2 4–0 2–2 3–1

Game log[edit]

1975–76 game log
Total: 49–33 (Home: 29–12; Road: 20–21)
1975–76 schedule

Playoffs[edit]

1976 playoff game log
1975–76 schedule

East First Round[edit]

The Cavaliers had a first round bye.

East Conference Semifinals[edit]

(2) Cleveland Cavaliers vs. (3) Washington Bullets: Cavaliers win series 4-3

  • Game 1 @ Cleveland: Washington 100, Cleveland 95
  • Game 2 @ Washington: Cleveland 80, Washington 79
  • Game 3 @ Cleveland: Cleveland 88, Washington 76
  • Game 4 @ Washington: Washington 109, Cleveland 98
  • Game 5 @ Cleveland: Cleveland 92, Washington 91
  • Game 6 @ Washington: Washington 102, Cleveland 98 (OT)
  • Game 7 @ Cleveland: Cleveland 87, Washington 85

East Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Boston Celtics vs. (2) Cleveland Cavaliers: Celtics win series 4-2

  • Game 1 @ Boston: Boston 111, Cleveland 99
  • Game 2 @ Boston: Boston 94, Cleveland 89
  • Game 3 @ Cleveland: Cleveland 83, Boston 78
  • Game 4 @ Cleveland: Cleveland 106, Boston 87
  • Game 5 @ Boston: Boston 99, Cleveland 94
  • Game 6 @ Cleveland: Boston 94, Cleveland 87

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]