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1991–92 Cleveland Cavaliers season

The 1991–92 NBA season was the 22nd season of the National Basketball Association in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] During the offseason, the Cavaliers signed unrestricted free agent John Battle. After two straight seasons of injuries, the Cavaliers would finally play the entire season without any significant loss of manpower. After a 13–9 start to the season, the team posted an 11-game winning streak, finishing the season 2nd in the Central Division with a 57–25 record, and tying the franchise high set in the 1988–89 season. On December 17 1991, the Cavaliers set an NBA record by winning with the largest margin of victory of any game defeating the Miami Heat 148-80 (68 points).Mark Price and Brad Daugherty were both selected for the 1992 NBA All-Star Game and named to the All-NBA Third Team. In the first round of the playoffs, the Cavaliers defeated the New Jersey Nets in the four games, then in the semifinals defeated Larry Bird and the Boston Celtics in a full seven game series. However, in the Eastern Conference Finals, they would lose to Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls four games to two.[2]

1991–92 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Head coachLenny Wilkens
ArenaRichfield Coliseum
Results
Record57–25 (.695)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Conference Finals
(eliminated 2-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWOIO · SportsChannel Ohio
RadioWWWE
< 1990–91 1992–93 >

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 11 Terrell Brandon Guard   United States Oregon
2 39* Jimmy Oliver Guard   United States Purdue

*2nd round pick acquired from New York via Charlotte in Randolph Keys deal.[3]

RosterEdit

Cleveland Cavaliers roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
SG 10   Battle, John 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Rutgers
PG 11   Brandon, Terrell 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Oregon
C 43   Daugherty, Brad 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) North Carolina
SG 3   Ehlo, Craig 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Washington State
PF 35   Ferry, Danny 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Duke
SF 32   James, Henry 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Saint Mary's
PG 5   Kerr, Steve 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Arizona
PF 22   Nance, Larry 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Clemson
SG 24   Oliver, Jimmy 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Purdue
SG 14   Phills, Bobby 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Southern
PG 25   Price, Mark 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Georgia Tech
SF 33   Sanders, Mike 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) UCLA
C 18   Williams, John "Hot Rod" 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Tulane
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Depth ChartEdit

Player SalariesEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Chicago Bulls 67 15 .817 36–5 31–10 22–6
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 10 35–6 22–19 21-7
x-Detroit Pistons 48 34 .585 19 25–16 23–18 15–13
x-Indiana Pacers 40 42 .488 27 26–15 14–27 13–15
Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 29 23–18 15–26 7-21
Charlotte Hornets 31 51 .378 36 22–19 9–32 10-18
Milwaukee Bucks 31 51 .378 36 25–16 6–35 10-18
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Chicago Bulls 67 15 .817
2 y-Boston Celtics 51 31 .622 16
3 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 57 25 .695 10
4 x-New York Knicks 51 31 .622 16
5 x-Detroit Pistons 48 34 .585 19
6 x-New Jersey Nets 40 42 .488 27
7 x-Indiana Pacers 40 42 .488 27
8 x-Miami Heat 38 44 .463 29
9 Atlanta Hawks 38 44 .463 29
10 Philadelphia 76ers 35 47 .427 32
11t Milwaukee Bucks 31 51 .378 36
11t Charlotte Hornets 31 51 .378 36
13 Washington Bullets 25 57 .305 42
14 Orlando Magic 21 61 .256 46
z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1991–92 NBA records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 3–1 2–2 0–5 0–5 2–0 2–0 1–4 1–1 2–0 1–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2
Boston 1–3 3–1 1–3 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–2 2–2 0–2 2–3 3–2 5–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–1
Charlotte 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–3 1–1 1–1 1–4 1–1 0–2 3–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–3 0–4 3–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–2
Chicago 5–0 3–1 4–0 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 3–2 2–0 4–0 4–0 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0
Cleveland 5–0 1–3 3–2 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 5–0 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 4–0 3–1 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Dallas 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 0–2 0–4 4–2 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 0–5 0–4 1–4 0–2
Denver 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–3 0–2 0–4 2–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–4 1–3 1–5 1–1
Detroit 4–1 0–4 4–1 1–4 1–3 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–2 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Golden State 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 3–2 3–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 5–0 2–2 3–2 1–3 2–0
Houston 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–4 3–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 3–1 3–1 3–2 1–3 1–4 2–0
Indiana 4–1 2–2 2–3 1–3 0–5 1–1 2–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–2
L.A. Clippers 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 4–0 2–0 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–3 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–3 2–3 2–2 2–3 1–3 0–2
L.A. Lakers 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–3 2–2 0–2 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–0 2–3 1–4 4–1 1–3 1–4 1–3 1–1
Miami 2–2 2–3 3–1 0–4 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 4–0 2–0 2–2 1–4 3–1 1–4 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–0
Milwaukee 1–3 2–2 3–2 2–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–4 1–3 3–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Minnesota 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–3 3–2 1–1 0–4 2–3 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 0–6 0–4 2–3 0–2
New Jersey 1–3 3–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 4–0 2–0 2–3 3–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–3
New York 2–2 2–3 4–0 0–4 0–4 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 4–1 3–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–0
Orlando 2–2 0–5 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–3 1–4 3–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3
Philadelphia 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–0 0–2 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 4–1 1–3 2–0 2–3 1–3 2–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 5–0
Phoenix 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–3 3–1 1–1 2–3 3–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–1 3–1 3–2 2–2 2–0
Portland 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 3–2 1–3 2–0 3–2 4–1 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 5–0 2–2 4–1 2–2 2–0
Sacramento 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 2–2 0–2 0–5 1–3 1–1 3–2 1–4 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–4 0–5 1–3 1–4 1–3 2–0
San Antonio 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 5–0 4–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 0–2 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 6–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 3–1 1–4 0–2
Seattle 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 3–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 2–0 3–2 4–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–3 1–4 4–1 1–3 3–1 2–0
Utah 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 5–1 1–1 3–1 4–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 4–1 1–3 2–0
Washington 2–2 1–3 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 0–5 1–3 2–0 3–2 0–4 3–2 0–5 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2

Game logEdit

1991–92 Game Log

Total: 57–25 (Home: 35–6; Road: 22–19)

1991–92 schedule

PlayoffsEdit

1992 playoff game log
1991–92 schedule

Player statisticsEdit

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
Rk Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% eFG% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS/G
1 Brad Daugherty 26 73 73 36.2 7.9 13.8 .570 0.0 0.0 .000 7.9 13.8 .571 .570 5.7 7.3 .777 2.6 7.8 10.4 3.6 0.9 1.1 2.5 2.6 21.5
2 Larry Nance 32 81 81 35.6 6.9 12.7 .539 0.0 0.1 .000 6.9 12.7 .542 .539 3.2 4.0 .822 2.6 5.6 8.3 2.9 1.0 3.0 1.1 2.5 17.0
3 Craig Ehlo 30 63 62 32.0 4.9 10.9 .453 1.1 2.7 .413 3.8 8.2 .466 .504 1.4 2.0 .707 1.5 3.4 4.9 3.8 1.2 0.3 1.7 2.4 12.3
4 Hot Rod Williams 29 80 12 30.4 4.3 8.5 .503 0.0 0.1 .000 4.3 8.4 .506 .503 3.4 4.5 .752 2.9 4.7 7.6 2.5 0.8 2.3 1.0 2.4 11.9
5 Mark Price 27 72 72 29.7 6.1 12.5 .488 1.4 3.6 .387 4.7 8.8 .530 .545 3.8 4.0 .947 0.5 1.9 2.4 7.4 1.3 0.2 2.2 1.6 17.3
6 Mike Sanders 31 21 20 26.3 3.9 6.6 .583 0.0 0.1 .333 3.8 6.5 .588 .586 1.5 2.0 .756 1.3 2.9 4.2 2.0 1.0 0.4 0.8 3.6 9.2
7 John Battle 29 76 2 21.5 4.2 8.7 .480 0.0 0.2 .118 4.1 8.4 .489 .481 1.9 2.3 .848 0.3 1.2 1.5 2.1 0.5 0.1 1.2 1.5 10.3
8 Terrell Brandon 21 82 9 19.6 3.1 7.3 .419 0.0 0.3 .043 3.1 7.0 .434 .420 1.2 1.5 .806 0.6 1.4 2.0 3.9 1.0 0.3 1.7 1.3 7.4
9 Steve Kerr 26 48 20 17.6 2.5 4.9 .511 0.7 1.5 .432 1.9 3.4 .546 .578 0.9 1.1 .833 0.3 1.3 1.6 2.3 0.6 0.2 0.6 0.6 6.6
10 Winston Bennett 26 52 45 16.0 1.5 4.0 .378 0.0 0.0 .000 1.5 4.0 .380 .378 0.7 1.0 .700 1.2 1.9 3.1 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.6 2.3 3.7
11 Danny Ferry 25 68 1 13.8 2.0 4.8 .409 0.3 0.7 .354 1.7 4.1 .418 .434 0.9 1.1 .836 0.8 2.4 3.1 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.7 2.0 5.1
12 John Morton 24 4 0 13.5 0.8 3.0 .250 0.0 0.3 .000 0.8 2.8 .273 .250 2.0 2.3 .889 0.8 1.0 1.8 1.3 0.3 0.0 1.0 0.8 3.5
13 Henry James 26 65 5 13.3 2.5 6.2 .407 0.4 1.4 .322 2.1 4.8 .431 .443 0.9 1.2 .803 0.5 1.2 1.7 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.7 1.4 6.4
14 Jimmy Oliver 22 27 8 9.3 1.4 3.6 .398 0.0 0.3 .111 1.4 3.3 .427 .403 0.6 0.8 .773 0.3 0.7 1.0 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.8 3.6
15 Chucky Brown 23 6 0 8.3 0.8 1.7 .500 0.0 0.0 0.8 1.7 .500 .500 0.8 1.3 .625 0.3 0.7 1.0 0.5 0.5 0.0 0.3 1.2 2.5
16 Bobby Phills 22 10 0 6.5 1.2 2.8 .429 0.0 0.2 .000 1.2 2.6 .462 .429 0.7 1.1 .636 0.4 0.4 0.8 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.8 0.3 3.1

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/CLE/1992.html
  2. ^ "BASKETBALL; It's Bulls Against Blazers As Jordan Rules Again". New York Times. May 30, 1992. Retrieved October 12, 2017.
  3. ^ http://n-c-systems.com/hoops/DraftTrades/1991.html Archived 2007-11-07 at the Wayback Machine New York Knicks acquired C Stuart Gray from Charlotte Hornets in exchange for a 1991 second-round draft pick. Charlotte Hornets acquired Randolph Keys from Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for a future second-round draft pick
  4. ^ "CLIPPERS: Clippers History". Nba.com. 1984-11-01. Archived from the original on 2008-03-04. Retrieved 2012-06-11.
  5. ^ "NETS: Trade History". Nba.com. Archived from the original on 2007-04-20. Retrieved 2012-06-11.