1970-71 Cleveland Cavaliers Season
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1970%E2%80%9371 Cleveland Cavaliers Season
1970-71 Cleveland Cavaliers season
Head coachBill Fitch
ArenaCleveland Arena
Results
Record15–67 (.183)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Central)
Conference: 8th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid Not Qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWEWS-TV
RadioWERE

The 1970-71 Cleveland Cavaliers season was the inaugural season of NBA basketball in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers finished the season with a 15-67 record in their first season, finishing last in the Central Division and Eastern Conference. John Johnson was named an All-Star, the first in franchise history.

Key Dates:

Offseason

Expansion Draft

  • As an expansion (first year) franchise, the Cavaliers chose 11 players from other NBA teams in the 'expansion draft.'

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Free agents

Trades

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 7 John Johnson Forward  United States Iowa
2 26 Dave Sorenson Forward  United States Ohio State
3 41 Surry Oliver Guard  United States Stephen F. Austin
4 60 Glen Vidnovic Forward  United States Iowa
5 75 Wayne Sokolowski Forward  United States Ashland
6 94 Joe Cooke Guard  United States Indiana
7 109 Narvis Anderson Forward  United States Stephen F. Austin
8 128 Walt Robertson Forward  United States Loyola University Chicago
9 143 Tom Lagodich Guard  United States Kent State
10 162 Ken Johnson Forward  United States Indiana

Roster

Regular season

Season standings

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
y-Baltimore Bullets 42 40 .512 - 24-13 16-25 2-2 10-6
x-Atlanta Hawks 36 46 .439 6 21-20 14-26 1-0 9-7
Cincinnati Royals 33 49 .402 9 17-16 11-28 5-5 16-6
Cleveland Cavaliers 15 67 .183 27 11-30 2-37 2-0 1-13
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT
1 z-New York Knicks 52 30 .634
2 y-Baltimore Bullets 42 40 .512
3 x-Philadelphia 76ers 47 35 .573
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 36 46 .439
5 Boston Celtics 44 38 .537
6 Cincinnati Royals 33 49 .402
7 Buffalo Braves 22 60 .268
8 Cleveland Cavaliers 15 67 .183



Record vs. opponents

1970-71 NBA Records
Team ATL BAL BOS BUF CHI CIN CLE DET LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO POR SDR SFW SEA
Atlanta -- 3-3 2-4 3-1 1-4 2-4 4-0 0-5 3-2 1-4 3-3 4-2 1-4 2-2 2-3 2-3 3-2
Baltimore 3-3 -- 3-3 3-1 2-3 3-3 4-0 2-3 2-3 1-4 2-4 3-3 3-2 2-2 4-1 2-3 3-2
Boston 4-2 3-3 -- 4-0 4-1 4-2 3-1 2-3 3-2 0-5 0-6 4-2 2-3 2-2 3-2 3-2 3-2
Buffalo 1-3 1-3 0-4 -- 0-4 0-4 5-7 1-5 2-2 0-4 2-2 0-4 1-3 6-6 1-3 1-3 1-3
Chicago 4-1 3-2 1-4 4-0 -- 4-0 4-0 3-3 2-4 1-5 3-2 3-2 3-3 3-1 6-0 4-2 3-2
Cincinnati 4-2 3-3 2-4 4-0 0-4 -- 5-1 1-4 1-4 1-4 2-4 1-5 1-4 4-0 1-3 2-3 1-4
Cleveland 0-4 0-4 1-3 7-5 0-4 1-5 -- 2-2 0-4 0-4 0-4 1-3 0-4 2-10 0-4 1-3 0-4
Detroit 5-0 3-2 3-2 5-1 3-3 4-1 2-2 -- 2-3 1-5 2-3 2-3 2-4 3-1 4-2 1-4 3-1
Los Angeles 2-3 3-2 2-3 2-2 4-2 4-1 4-0 3-2 -- 1-4 3-2 3-2 2-4 4-0 3-3 4-2 4-2
Milwaukee 4-1 4-1 5-0 4-0 5-1 4-1 4-0 5-1 4-1 -- 1-4 4-1 4-2 3-1 4-1 6-0 5-1
New York 3-3 4-2 6-0 2-2 2-3 4-2 4-0 3-2 2-3 4-1 -- 2-4 4-1 3-1 4-1 3-2 2-3
Philadelphia 2-4 3-3 2-4 4-0 2-3 5-1 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-4 4-2 -- 3-2 4-0 3-2 3-2 3-2
Phoenix 4-1 2-3 3-2 3-1 3-3 4-1 4-0 4-2 4-2 2-4 1-4 2-3 -- 4-0 2-4 3-2 3-2
Portland 2-2 2-2 2-2 6-6 1-3 0-4 10-2 1-3 0-4 1-3 1-3 0-4 0-4 -- 0-4 1-3 2-4
San Diego 3-2 1-4 2-3 3-1 0-6 3-1 4-0 2-4 3-3 1-4 1-4 2-3 4-2 4-0 -- 2-4 5-1
San Francisco 3-2 3-2 2-3 3-1 2-4 3-2 3-1 4-1 2-4 0-6 2-3 2-3 2-3 3-1 4-2 -- 3-3
Seattle 2-3 2-3 2-3 3-1 2-3 4-1 4-0 1-3 2-4 1-5 3-2 2-3 2-3 4-2 1-5 3-3 --

Game log

October

Record: 0-9 ; Home: 0-2 ; Road: 0-7

# Date H/A/N Opponent W/L Score Record
1 October 14 A Buffalo Braves L 92-107 0-1
2 October 16 A Portland Trail Blazers L 112-115 0-2
3 October 17 A San Francisco Warriors L 108-128 0-3 at Oakland, California
4 October 20 A Portland Trail Blazers L 98-120 0-4
5 October 22 A San Diego Rockets L 110-140 0-5
6 October 23 A Phoenix Suns L 104-108 0-6
7 October 25 A Los Angeles Lakers L 96-123 0-7
8 October 28 H San Diego Rockets L 99-110 0-8
9 October 30 H Cincinnati Royals L 110-125 0-9

November

Record: 1-17 ; Home: 0-8 ; Road: 1-9

# Date H/A/N Opponent W/L Score Record
10 November 1 H Atlanta Hawks L 107-130 0-10
11 November 2 A Philadelphia 76ers L 87-141 0-11
12 November 4 H Milwaukee Bucks L 108-110 0-12
13 November 7 A Buffalo Braves L 91-103 0-13
14 November 8 H Seattle SuperSonics L 105-111 0-14
15 November 10 A San Francisco Warriors L 74-109 0-15
16 November 12 A Portland Trail Blazers W 105-103 1-15
17 November 13 A Seattle SuperSonics L 91-111 1-16
18 November 14 A Portland Trail Blazers L 110-125 1-17
19 November 16 A Baltimore Bullets L 86-98 1-18
20 November 18 H Baltimore Bullets L 98-111 1-19
21 November 20 A Boston Celtics L 112-116 1-20
22 November 21 A New York Knicks L 94-102 1-21
23 November 22 H Phoenix Suns L 99-114 1-22
24 November 25 H San Francisco Warriors L 99-108 1-23
25 November 27 H Portland Trail Blazers L 102-111 1-24
26 November 28 A Cincinnati Royals L 86-105 1-25
27 November 29 H Detroit Pistons L 99-120 1-26

December

Record: 4-13 ; Home: 4-6 ; Road: 0-7

# Date H/A/N Opponent W/L Score Record
28 December 4 H Boston Celtics L 107-118 1-27
29 December 6 H Buffalo Braves W 108-106 2-27
30 December 9 H Portland Trail Blazers L 102-109 2-28
31 December 11 A Milwaukee Bucks L 92-134 2-29
32 December 12 A Cincinnati Royals L 95-114 2-30
33 December 13 H San Diego Rockets L 95-118 2-31
34 December 15 A New York Knicks L 92-110 2-32
35 December 16 H New York Knicks L 84-108 2-33
36 December 18 A Buffalo Braves L 94-113 2-34
37 December 19 H Buffalo Braves W 123-112 3-34
38 December 20 H Chicago Bulls L 103-116 3-35
39 December 22 A Chicago Bulls L 80-121 3-36
40 December 25 A Cincinnati Royals L 100-117 3-37
41 December 26 H Buffalo Braves W 120-107 4-37
42 December 27 H Philadelphia 76ers W 114-101 5-37
43 December 29 H Milwaukee Bucks L 97-119 5-38
44 December 31 A Atlanta Hawks L 85-119 5-39

January

Record: 5-9 ; Home: 4-4 ; Road: 0-5 ; Neutral: 1-0:

# Date H/A/N Opponent W/L Score Record
45 January 1 H Baltimore Bullets L 105-128 5-40
46 January 2 A Milwaukee Bucks L 73-118 5-41
47 January 4 H Portland Trail Blazers L 106-119 5-42
48 January 6 H New York Knicks L 94-127 5-43
49 January 7 H Los Angeles Lakers L 105-110 5-44
50 January 9 H Buffalo Braves W 111-89 6-44
51 January 14 A Detroit Pistons L 106-108 6-45
52 January 16 A Philadelphia 76ers L 96-115 6-46
53 January 19 N Buffalo Braves W 111-79 7-46 at Syracuse, New York
54 January 24 A Boston Celtics L 110-121 7-47
55 January 25 H Boston Celtics W 117-116 8-47
56 January 27 H Portland Trail Blazers W 118-104 9-47
57 January 29 A Atlanta Hawks L 111-119 9-48
58 January 31 H Buffalo Braves W 117-108 10-48

February

Record: 2-12 ; Home: 1-5 ; Road: 0-7 ; Neutral: 1-0

# Date H/A/N Opponent W/L Score Record
59 February 2 N Buffalo Braves W 101-91 11-48 at Rochester, New York
60 February 3 H Seattle SuperSonics L 95-98 11-49
61 February 5 A San Diego Rockets L 105-116 11-50
62 February 6 A Phoenix Suns L 91-119 11-51
63 February 7 A Portland Trail Blazers L 103-112 11-52
64 February 9 H Los Angeles Lakers L 111-116 11-53
65 February 12 H Phoenix Suns L 105-114 11-54
66 February 13 H Buffalo Braves L 106-111 11-55
67 February 14 A Chicago Bulls L 83-108 11-56
68 February 17 H Chicago Bulls L 104-109 11-57
69 February 19 H Cincinnati Royals W 125-109 12-57
70 February 21 A Portland Trail Blazers L 105-123 12-58
71 February 24 A Seattle SuperSonics L 101-123 12-59
72 February 28 A Los Angeles Lakers L 90-107 12-60

March

Record: 3-7 ; Home: 2-5 ; Road: 1-2

# Date H/A/N Opponent W/L Score Record
73 March 6 A Buffalo Braves L 109-120 12-61
74 March 7 A Detroit Pistons W 104-100 13-61
75 March 9 H Philadelphia 76ers L 113-124 13-62
76 March 12 H Atlanta Hawks L 107-119 13-63
77 March 14 H Cincinnati Royals L 103-115 13-64
78 March 16 H San Francisco Warriors W 108-103 14-64
79 March 17 A Baltimore Bullets L 109-113 14-65
80 March 20 H Detroit Pistons W 114-103 15-65
81 March 21 H Portland Trail Blazers L 110-113 15-66
82 March 23 H Portland Trail Blazers L 112-114 15-67


References


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