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1981–82 Cleveland Cavaliers season

The 1981–82 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the 12th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Cavaliers finished 15–67 (.183), tying the lowest winning percentage in franchise history, along with the 1970–71 team.[2]

1981–82 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Head coachDon Delaney (4–11)
Bob Kloppenburg (0–3)
Chuck Daly (9–32)
Bill Musselman (2–21)
Owner(s)Ted Stepien
ArenaColiseum at Richfield
Results
Record15–67 (.183)
PlaceDivision: 6th (Central)
Conference: 11th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWUAB
RadioWBBG[1]
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Key DatesEdit

OffseasonEdit

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Nationality School/Club Team
3 55 Mickey Dillard   United States Florida State

RosterEdit

1981–82 Cleveland Cavaliers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PF 52 Branson, Brad 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) SMU
G 10 Brewer, Ron 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Arkansas
G 5 Evans, Mike 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Kansas State
C 40 Edwards, James 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Washington
SF 35 Hubbard, Phil 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Michigan
G 20 Huston, Geoff 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Texas Tech
C 44 Mokeski, Paul 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Kansas
F/C 24 Restani, Kevin 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) San Francisco
F 11 Robinson, Cliff 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Southern California
G 13 Silas, James 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Stephen F. Austin
F 31 Washington, Richard 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UCLA
G 8 Wedman, Scott 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Colorado
G 33 Wilkerson, Bob 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Indiana
Head coach

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

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 55 27 .671 31–10 24–17 24–6
x-Atlanta Hawks 42 40 .512 13.0 24–17 18–23 15–14
Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 16.0 23–18 16–25 19–11
Indiana Pacers 35 47 .427 20.0 25–16 10–31 14–16
Chicago Bulls 34 48 .415 21.0 22–19 12–29 12–17
Cleveland Cavaliers 15 67 .183 40.0 9–32 6–35 5–25
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Boston Celtics 63 19 .768
2 y-Milwaukee Bucks 55 27 .671 8
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 58 24 .707 5
4 x-New Jersey Nets 44 38 .537 19
5 x-Washington Bullets 43 39 .524 20
6 x-Atlanta Hawks 42 40 .512 21
7 Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 24
8 Indiana Pacers 35 47 .427 28
9 Chicago Bulls 34 48 .415 29
10 New York Knicks 33 49 .402 30
11 Cleveland Cavaliers 15 67 .183 48



Record vs. opponentsEdit

1981-82 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND KCK LAL MIL NJN NYK PHI PHO POR SAS SDC SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–5 2–3 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 0–2 2–0 4–2 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–2 5–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–4
Boston 5–1 4–2 5–0 2–0 1–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 3–3 5–1 5–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 6–0
Chicago 3–2 2–4 5–1 1–1 1–1 0–6 0–2 1–1 3–3 1–1 2–0 1–5 2–4 3–2 1–5 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–4
Cleveland 2–4 0–5 1–5 2–0 0–2 1–5 1–1 1–1 1–5 1–1 0–2 0–6 0–6 0–6 0–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–5
Dallas 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–5 2–4 1–1 4–2 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–3 2–3 1–5 2–3 1–4 3–3 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 5–1 1–1 3–2 5–1 0–2 4–2 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–3 2–4 5–0 2–3 3–3 2–0
Detroit 4–2 0–6 6–0 5–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–4 2–0 0–2 2–4 2–4 3–3 2–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–4
Golden State 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–0 2–3 0–2 1–4 2–0 3–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–2 2–4 3–2 5–1 1–5 3–2 1–1
Houston 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–2 1–5 0–2 4–1 2–0 3–3 1–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 4–1 3–3 4–1 2–3 6–0 2–0
Indiana 2–4 1–5 3–3 5–1 1–1 2–0 4–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–6 4–2 3–2 0–6 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–5
Kansas City 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 2–4 0–2 2–3 3–3 1–1 1–4 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–3 0–5 1–5 4–1 2–3 3–3 0–2
Los Angeles 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–1 4–1 2–0 3–3 4–1 2–0 4–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–2 5–1 2–3 5–1 4–2 5–0 2–0
Milwaukee 3–3 3–3 5–1 6–0 1–1 1–1 4–2 0–2 1–1 6–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–3 4–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 3–2
New Jersey 2–3 1–5 4–2 6–0 0–2 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 2–4 1–1 1–1 1–4 4–2 3–3 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 4–2
New York 1–5 1–5 2–3 6–0 1–1 1–1 3–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 2–0 3–3 2–4 1–5 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–5
Philadelphia 3–3 2–4 5–1 5–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 6–0 2–0 1–1 2–4 3–3 5–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–0 6–0
Phoenix 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 3–2 2–0 2–4 2–3 1–1 3–2 2–4 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–3 4–1 4–2 3–3 3–2 1–1
Portland 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 3–2 2–0 4–2 1–4 1–1 5–0 1–5 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–2 4–2 3–3 4–1 0–2
San Antonio 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 5–1 4–2 2–0 2–3 3–3 0–2 5–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–4 2–3 3–2 4–1 3–3 1–1
San Diego 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 3–2 0–5 0–2 1–5 1–4 0–2 1–4 1–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–4 2–4 2–3 1–5 1–4 0–2
Seattle 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 4–1 3–2 1–1 5–1 3–2 1–1 3–2 2–4 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 3–3 3–3 1–4 5–1 5–0 1–1
Utah 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–3 3–3 1–1 2–3 0–6 1–1 3–3 0–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 3–3 4–1 0–5 1–1
Washington 4–2 0–6 4–2 5–1 1–1 0–2 4–1 1–1 0–2 5–1 2–0 0–2 2–3 2–4 5–1 0–6 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1

Game logEdit

1981–82 game log
Total: 15–67 (Home: 9–32; Road: 6–35)
1981–82 schedule

Player statsEdit

Note: GP= Games played; GS = Games started; MIN= Minutes; FG% = field goal %, FT% = free throw %, 3FG% = 3 point % STL= Steals; BLK = Blocks; AST = Assists; REB = Rebounds; PTS = Points

Regular Season

Playoffs

Awards and recordsEdit

AwardsEdit

RecordsEdit

MilestonesEdit

All-StarEdit

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

Free AgentsEdit

Development LeagueEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dolgan, Bob (September 11, 2007). "Successful, Except as Owner of Cavs". The Plain Dealer. Plain Dealer Publishing Co. p. D1 - Sports.
  2. ^ "Worst NBA Teams Ever". ESPN. Retrieved May 13, 2013.