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1992–93 Cleveland Cavaliers season

The 1992–93 NBA season was the 23rd season of the National Basketball Association in Cleveland, Ohio.[1] During the offseason, the Cavaliers signed free agent Gerald Wilkins, and released Steve Kerr early into the season. The Cavaliers struggled with an 8–11 start, but then went on a 7-game winning streak afterwards. The Cavs also had a 12–1 record in February, then posted a ten-game winning streak near the end of the season, finishing 2nd in the Central Division with a 54–28 record. Mark Price led the team in assists and was named to the All-NBA First Team. Three members of the team, Price, Brad Daugherty and Larry Nance were all selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game.

1992–93 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Head coachLenny Wilkens
ArenaRichfield Coliseum
Results
Record54–28 (.659)
PlaceDivision: 2nd (Central)
Conference: 3rd (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast Semifinals
(eliminated 0–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionSportsChannel Ohio · WOIO
RadioWWWE
< 1991–92 1993–94 >

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.[2]

In the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, the Cavaliers defeated the New Jersey Nets in five games, but were swept in four straight games by the Chicago Bulls in the semifinals. Following the season, Lenny Wilkens resigned and took a coaching job with the Atlanta Hawks,[3] and Craig Ehlo signed as a free agent with the Hawks.

Draft picksEdit

The Cavaliers had no draft picks in 1992.

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
PF 54   Guidinger, Jay 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Minnesota Duluth
SF 30   Lane, Jerome 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Pittsburgh
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
SF 21   Wilkins, Gerald 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Chattanooga
C 18   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

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

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

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1992-93 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 2–2 3–2 2–2 0–5 1–1 2–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2
Boston 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 1–4 3–2 4–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–1
Charlotte 2–3 1–3 2–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 0–2 0–5 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Chicago 2–2 3–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 5–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–0
Cleveland 5–0 1–3 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 4–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Dallas 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–4 1–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–5 1–3 0–5 1–1
Denver 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–3 2–0
Detroit 3–2 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0
Golden State 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–3 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–5 4–1 3–1 1–4 3–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 4–1 1–3 4–1 1–1
Indiana 2–2 2–2 5–0 0–5 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 0–4 1–1 3–2 0–2 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 3–2 0–4 1–4 2–2 2–0
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 4–1 1–3 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–5 3–2 3–2 2–2 1–4 1–3 2–0
Miami 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–5 3–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3
Milwaukee 2–3 2–2 1–3 1–4 1–4 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–1 2–3 1–1 1–3 2–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–4 0–4 1–4 1–1
New Jersey 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 3–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1
New York 2–2 4–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 5–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 5–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1
Orlando 3–1 2–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–3 2–2 3–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0
Philadelphia 1–3 1–4 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–5 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Phoenix 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 4–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 5–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 5–0 3–1 2–3 3–1 2–0
Portland 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 5–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–3 5–0 2–2 2–3 2–2 1–1
Sacramento 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 0–2 1–4 0–4 0–2 2–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–5 0–5 2–2 1–4 2–2 1–1
San Antonio 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–0 4–1 2–0 1–3 1–4 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–3 1–1
Seattle 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 0–2 4–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 4–1 1–3 2–2 2–0
Utah 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 5–0 3–2 2–0 1–3 1–4 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–3 2–2 1–1
Washington 2–2 1–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 3–2 3–1 1–1 1–4 1–4 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1

Game logEdit

1992–93 Game Log

Total: 54–28 (Home: 35–6; Road: 19–22)

1992–93 schedule

PlayoffsEdit

East First RoundEdit

(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 SemifinalsEdit

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

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

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

SeasonEdit

PlayoffsEdit

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/CLE/1993.html
  2. ^ "Cavaliers 132, Pacers 120". UPI Archives. January 15, 1993. Retrieved July 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Wilkens Bids Cavaliers Adieu". New York Times. May 25, 1993. Retrieved July 25, 2017.