1977-1978 Cleveland Cavaliers Schedule

NBA Playoffs - Opening Round

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Cleveland Leaders New York Leaders PPP
Apr 12, 1978
v.
New York
L, 114 - 132 Richfield Coliseum
Opening Round
0-1 PTS: 23. C. Russell
PTS: 41. Bob McAdoo
317.8 - 368.0
Apr 14, 1978
@
New York
L, 109 - 107 Madison Square Garden
Opening Round
0-2 PTS: 32. C. Russell
PTS: 27. S. Haywood
321.8 - 315.9

Regular Season

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Cleveland Leaders Opponent Leaders PPP
Oct 18, 1977
v.
Chicago
L, 88 - 91 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
0-1 PTS: 21. C. Russell
PTS: 34. A. Gilmore
289.5 - 299.4
Oct 20, 1977
@
New Orleans
W, 104 - 107 Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Regular Season
1-1 PTS: 23. C. Russell
PTS: 29. P. Maravich
314.5 - 323.6
Oct 22, 1977
@
Atlanta
L, 107 - 101 Omni Coliseum
Regular Season
1-2 PTS: 24. C. Russell
PTS: 23. John Drew
305.7 - 288.5
Oct 25, 1977
@
New York
W, 112 - 117 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
2-2 PTS: 28. Walt Frazier
PTS: 29. Bob McAdoo
290.6 - 303.6
Oct 27, 1977
v.
Kansas City
L, 104 - 119 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
2-3 PTS: 32. C. Russell
PTS: 18. O. Birdsong
274.1 - 313.7
Oct 29, 1977
v.
Boston
W, 103 - 98 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
3-3 PTS: 22. Walt Frazier
PTS: 18. Jo Jo White
327.4 - 311.5
Nov 1, 1977
v.
Denver
W, 110 - 93 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
4-3 PTS: 21. Jim Chones
PTS: 25. D. Thompson
310.1 - 262.2
Nov 2, 1977
@
Boston
W, 101 - 104 Boston Garden
Regular Season
5-3 PTS: 22. Walt Frazier
PTS: 20. Jo Jo White
302.4 - 311.4
Nov 3, 1977
v.
Milwaukee
W, 100 - 91 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
6-3 PTS: 24. Bingo Smith
PTS: 20. M. Johnson
343.1 - 312.2
Nov 5, 1977
v.
New Jersey
W, 105 - 93 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
7-3 PTS: 30. Bingo Smith
PTS: 36. Bernard King
305.2 - 270.3
Nov 11, 1977
@
Milwaukee
W, 82 - 88 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Regular Season
8-3 PTS: 16. Walt Frazier
PTS: 20. J. Bridgeman
335.3 - 359.8
Nov 15, 1977
@
L.A. Lakers
W, 95 - 102 The Forum
Regular Season
9-3 PTS: 16. Bingo Smith
PTS: 16. K. Washington
292.6 - 314.2
Nov 18, 1977
@
Golden State
L, 108 - 104 Oracle Arena
Regular Season
9-4 PTS: 27. Walt Frazier
PTS: 28. Rick Barry
313.3 - 301.7
Nov 19, 1977
@
Portland
L, 109 - 67 Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
9-5 PTS: 12. Jim Chones
PTS: 17. Tom Owens
337.8 - 207.7
Nov 20, 1977
@
Seattle
W, 108 - 115 Kingdome
Regular Season
10-5 PTS: 20. C. Russell
PTS: 31. Fred Brown
305.0 - 324.8
Nov 24, 1977
v.
Phoenix
W, 97 - 82 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
11-5 PTS: 25. C. Russell
PTS: 22. P. Westphal
321.1 - 271.5
Nov 26, 1977
@
Detroit
W, 87 - 105 Cobo Center
Regular Season
12-5 PTS: 18. Walt Frazier
PTS: 19. Bob Lanier
293.3 - 354.0
Nov 29, 1977
v.
L.A. Lakers
W, 118 - 101 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
13-5 PTS: 20. Foots Walker
PTS: 19. Earl Tatum
349.7 - 299.3
Dec 1, 1977
v.
Houston
L, 92 - 105 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
13-6 PTS: 23. C. Russell
PTS: 28. Moses Malone
292.4 - 333.7
Dec 3, 1977
@
Chicago
L, 111 - 97 Chicago Stadium
Regular Season
13-7 PTS: 26. C. Russell
PTS: 29. A. Gilmore
335.7 - 293.4
Dec 4, 1977
v.
Washington
L, 94 - 100 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
13-8 PTS: 22. Austin Carr
PTS: 28. Phil Chenier
333.3 - 354.6
Dec 6, 1977
v.
Portland
L, 94 - 116 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
13-9 PTS: 20. Austin Carr
PTS: 27. Bob Gross
330.2 - 407.5
Dec 7, 1977
@
Washington
L, 96 - 95 US Airways Arena
Regular Season
13-10 PTS: 20. Jim Chones
PTS: 21. B. Dandridge
345.3 - 341.7
Dec 10, 1977
v.
Atlanta
W, 102 - 87 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
14-10 PTS: 29. Jim Chones
PTS: 16. Ron Behagen
316.9 - 270.3
Dec 13, 1977
v.
Seattle
W, 116 - 104 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
15-10 PTS: 30. C. Russell
PTS: 23. Fred Brown
325.1 - 291.4
Dec 16, 1977
@
New Jersey
L, 116 - 106 Louis Brown Athletic Center
Regular Season
15-11 PTS: 19. Austin Carr
PTS: 26. Bernard King
315.7 - 288.5
Dec 17, 1977
@
Philadelphia
L, 129 - 116 Spectrum
Regular Season
15-12 PTS: 38. C. Russell
PTS: 23. G. McGinnis
332.9 - 299.4
Dec 18, 1977
v.
Golden State
W, 101 - 95 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
16-12 PTS: 31. Jim Chones
PTS: 26. Rick Barry
325.8 - 306.5
Dec 22, 1977
v.
New York
W, 112 - 100 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
17-12 PTS: 23. Walt Frazier
PTS: 35. Bob McAdoo
324.3 - 289.5
Dec 25, 1977
v.
Buffalo
W, 111 - 105 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
18-12 PTS: 28. C. Russell
PTS: 26. Billy Knight
318.9 - 301.6
Dec 27, 1977
v.
New Orleans
L, 102 - 113 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
18-13 PTS: 29. Walt Frazier
PTS: 42. P. Maravich
308.4 - 341.6
Dec 29, 1977
@
Houston
L, 104 - 99 Compaq Center
Regular Season
18-14 PTS: 29. C. Russell
PTS: 26. C. Murphy
320.9 - 305.5
Dec 30, 1977
@
San Antonio
L, 122 - 101 HemisFair Arena
Regular Season
18-15 PTS: 20. C. Russell
PTS: 29. G. Gervin
316.5 - 262.0
Jan 1, 1978
@
New York
L, 96 - 87 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
18-16 PTS: 24. Jim Chones
PTS: 22. S. Haywood
313.0 - 283.7
Jan 4, 1978
@
Philadelphia
L, 108 - 93 Spectrum
Regular Season
18-17 PTS: 22. Austin Carr
PTS: 21. J. Erving
311.5 - 268.2
Jan 5, 1978
v.
New Jersey
W, 110 - 94 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
19-17 PTS: 15. Walt Frazier
PTS: 20. Bernard King
318.5 - 272.1
Jan 7, 1978
v.
San Antonio
L, 107 - 109 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
19-18 PTS: 26. C. Russell
PTS: 30. Larry Kenon
332.9 - 339.1
Jan 13, 1978
@
Seattle
L, 104 - 98 Kingdome
Regular Season
19-19 PTS: 20. Austin Carr
PTS: 23. Fred Brown
310.1 - 292.2
Jan 15, 1978
@
Phoenix
L, 113 - 104 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
19-20 PTS: 24. C. Russell
PTS: 31. Walter Davis
327.2 - 301.1
Jan 17, 1978
@
Denver
L, 104 - 89 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
19-21 PTS: 19. C. Russell
PTS: 25. D. Thompson
328.3 - 281.0
Jan 19, 1978
v.
Philadelphia
W, 117 - 109 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
20-21 PTS: 27. Elmore Smith
PTS: 43. J. Erving
320.2 - 298.3
Jan 22, 1978
v.
Atlanta
W, 93 - 89 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
21-21 PTS: 20. C. Russell
PTS: 31. John Drew
342.8 - 328.1
Jan 24, 1978
@
Indiana
W, 92 - 96 Market Square Arena
Regular Season
22-21 PTS: 23. Elmore Smith
PTS: 17. Mike Bantom
310.8 - 324.3
Jan 28, 1978
v.
Detroit
L, 105 - 115 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
22-22 PTS: 22. Jim Chones
PTS: 30. Bob Lanier
312.4 - 342.2
Jan 29, 1978
@
Detroit
L, 120 - 116 Cobo Center
Regular Season
22-23 PTS: 35. C. Russell
PTS: 39. Bob Lanier
314.0 - 303.5
Jan 31, 1978
v.
L.A. Lakers
L, 107 - 116 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
22-24 PTS: 27. Walt Frazier
PTS: 31. K. Abdul-Jabbar
319.0 - 345.8
Feb 2, 1978
v.
Washington
W, 110 - 93 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
23-24 PTS: 32. Elmore Smith
PTS: 25. B. Dandridge
326.6 - 276.1
Feb 3, 1978
@
Buffalo
W, 101 - 104 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
24-24 PTS: 22. Bingo Smith
PTS: 35. Swen Nater
313.0 - 322.3
Feb 7, 1978
v.
New Orleans
W, 122 - 99 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
25-24 PTS: 22. Terry Furlow
PTS: 21. T. Robinson
333.9 - 270.9
Feb 9, 1978
v.
Portland
L, 88 - 94 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
25-25 PTS: 19. Austin Carr
PTS: 35. M. Lucas
309.2 - 330.3
Feb 10, 1978
@
Milwaukee
L, 108 - 98 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Regular Season
25-26 PTS: 24. Elmore Smith
PTS: 22. J. Bridgeman
337.4 - 306.2
Feb 12, 1978
@
Kansas City
L, 101 - 88 Kemper Arena
Regular Season
25-27 PTS: 21. Bingo Smith
PTS: 20. Tom Burleson
314.3 - 273.9
Feb 14, 1978
v.
New York
W, 136 - 127 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
26-27 PTS: 26. Walt Frazier
PTS: 40. Bob McAdoo
318.1 - 297.1
Feb 16, 1978
v.
Denver
W, 119 - 87 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
27-27 PTS: 18. Bingo Smith
PTS: 19. A. Roberts
324.4 - 237.2
Feb 17, 1978
@
New Jersey
W, 96 - 99 Louis Brown Athletic Center
Regular Season
28-27 PTS: 21. Walt Frazier
PTS: 32. J. Williamson
295.1 - 304.3
Feb 18, 1978
v.
Kansas City
W, 105 - 101 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
29-27 PTS: 21. C. Russell
PTS: 25. Ron Boone
309.4 - 297.6
Feb 20, 1978
@
Chicago
L, 106 - 95 Chicago Stadium
Regular Season
29-28 PTS: 20. Terry Furlow
PTS: 21. A. Gilmore
320.5 - 287.3
Feb 21, 1978
v.
Philadelphia
L, 114 - 127 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
29-29 PTS: 20. C. Russell
PTS: 26. G. McGinnis
320.7 - 357.3
Feb 24, 1978
@
New Orleans
L, 101 - 98 Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Regular Season
29-30 PTS: 16. Jim Chones
PTS: 30. G. Goodrich
301.1 - 292.2
Feb 25, 1978
@
San Antonio
L, 112 - 108 HemisFair Arena
Regular Season
29-31 PTS: 22. Jim Chones
PTS: 36. G. Gervin
335.9 - 323.9
Feb 27, 1978
@
Houston
W, 97 - 110 Compaq Center
Regular Season
30-31 PTS: 25. C. Russell
PTS: 26. C. Murphy
306.2 - 347.3
Mar 1, 1978
@
Denver
W, 104 - 110 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
31-31 PTS: 23. C. Russell
PTS: 33. D. Thompson
295.5 - 312.5
Mar 4, 1978
@
Portland
L, 105 - 100 Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
31-32 PTS: 29. Elmore Smith
PTS: 26. Bob Gross
306.5 - 291.9
Mar 5, 1978
@
L.A. Lakers
L, 128 - 117 The Forum
Regular Season
31-33 PTS: 25. Elmore Smith
PTS: 26. K. Abdul-Jabbar
329.7 - 301.4
Mar 8, 1978
@
Golden State
L, 118 - 108 Oracle Arena
Regular Season
31-34 PTS: 34. C. Russell
PTS: 32. Rick Barry
300.9 - 275.4
Mar 10, 1978
@
Buffalo
L, 118 - 117 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
31-35 PTS: 25. C. Russell
PTS: 30. Swen Nater
307.7 - 305.1
Mar 12, 1978
@
Indiana
W, 90 - 95 Market Square Arena
Regular Season
32-35 PTS: 19. Jim Chones
PTS: 23. J. Edwards
303.4 - 320.3
Mar 14, 1978
v.
Houston
W, 119 - 98 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
33-35 PTS: 26. Elmore Smith
PTS: 22. C. Murphy
331.6 - 273.1
Mar 16, 1978
v.
Boston
W, 112 - 102 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
34-35 PTS: 21. Austin Carr
PTS: 30. Dave Bing
342.0 - 311.5
Mar 19, 1978
v.
Phoenix
L, 112 - 123 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
34-36 PTS: 22. C. Russell
PTS: 39. P. Westphal
324.9 - 356.8
Mar 20, 1978
v.
Indiana
L, 104 - 127 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
34-37 PTS: 22. Elmore Smith
PTS: 29. Ricky Sobers
319.6 - 390.3
Mar 22, 1978
@
Boston
L, 105 - 99 Boston Garden
Regular Season
34-38 PTS: 23. C. Russell
PTS: 24. Dave Bing
320.1 - 301.8
Mar 26, 1978
v.
Chicago
W, 95 - 78 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
35-38 PTS: 23. Terry Furlow
PTS: 18. S. Sheppard
318.8 - 261.7
Mar 27, 1978
v.
Golden State
W, 98 - 88 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
36-38 PTS: 20. Austin Carr
PTS: 26. Phil Smith
289.9 - 260.4
Mar 28, 1978
v.
Seattle
W, 112 - 100 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
37-38 PTS: 19. Elmore Smith
PTS: 21. D. Johnson
323.6 - 288.9
Mar 30, 1978
v.
San Antonio
L, 95 - 99 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
37-39 PTS: 24. Elmore Smith
PTS: 28. G. Gervin
314.5 - 327.8
Mar 31, 1978
@
Washington
W, 101 - 102 US Airways Arena
Regular Season
38-39 PTS: 24. C. Russell
PTS: 26. Elvin Hayes
311.7 - 314.8
Apr 1, 1978
v.
Detroit
W, 113 - 99 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
39-39 PTS: 25. Austin Carr
PTS: 21. Chris Ford
315.5 - 276.4
Apr 4, 1978
v.
Buffalo
W, 116 - 105 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
40-39 PTS: 24. Austin Carr
PTS: 20. Swen Nater
326.9 - 295.9
Apr 6, 1978
v.
Milwaukee
W, 117 - 105 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
41-39 PTS: 27. Jim Chones
PTS: 22. M. Johnson
322.0 - 288.9
Apr 7, 1978
@
Atlanta
W, 109 - 111 Omni Coliseum
Regular Season
42-39 PTS: 27. C. Russell
PTS: 29. John Drew
303.9 - 309.5
Apr 9, 1978
@
Kansas City
W, 117 - 120 Kemper Arena
Regular Season
43-39 PTS: 31. C. Russell
PTS: 23. Scott Wedman
308.8 - 316.7