Most Points Allowed by the Cleveland Cavaliers in an NBA Game

This list shows the NBA games in which the Cavaliers allowed the most points in franchise history, including regular season and Playoffs.

RS = Season / PL = Playoffs

Most Points Ever Allowed by the Cavaliers - Top 50
Regular Season and Playoffs

Points
Allowed
Game
Details
153
W
154
-
153   4 OT
1979-80 (RS) / Jan 29, 1980 / at Cleveland
148
L
148
-
119  
1971-72 (RS) / Jan 2, 1972 / at Cleveland
147
L
147
-
127  
1981-82 (RS) / Mar 7, 1982 / at Denver
145
L
145
-
105  
1989-90 (RS) / Mar 8, 1990 / at Golden State
144
L
144
-
127  
1984-85 (RS) / Jan 26, 1985 / at Denver
142
L
142
-
137   2 OT
1983-84 (RS) / Feb 28, 1984 / at Kansas City
141
L
141
-
87  
1970-71 (RS) / Nov 2, 1970 / at Philadelphia
140
L
140
-
133   2 OT
2002-03 (RS) / Dec 9, 2002 / at Cleveland
L
140
-
125  
1980-81 (RS) / Mar 13, 1981 / at Cleveland
L
140
-
125  
1980-81 (RS) / Mar 6, 1981 / at San Diego
L
140
-
126  
1979-80 (RS) / Nov 11, 1979 / at Los Angeles
L
140
-
110  
1970-71 (RS) / Oct 22, 1970 / at San Diego
139
L
139
-
117  
1979-80 (RS) / Oct 13, 1979 / at Cleveland
L
139
-
117  
1978-79 (RS) / Mar 24, 1979 / at New Orleans
L
139
-
117  
1978-79 (RS) / Feb 28, 1979 / at Milwaukee
138
L
138
-
128  
1985-86 (RS) / Mar 8, 1986 / at Golden State
L
138
-
103  
1980-81 (RS) / Mar 29, 1981 / at Washington
L
138
-
117  
1980-81 (RS) / Mar 27, 1981 / at Cleveland
137
L
137
-
109  
1980-81 (RS) / Mar 26, 1981 / at Milwaukee
L
137
-
127  
1980-81 (RS) / Mar 1, 1981 / at Denver
L
137
-
119  
1980-81 (RS) / Jan 16, 1981 / at Philadelphia
L
137
-
109  
1978-79 (RS) / Jan 28, 1979 / at Kansas City
136
L
136
-
88  
1999-00 (RS) / Dec 10, 1999 / at Indiana
L
136
-
115  
1981-82 (RS) / Mar 24, 1982 / at Boston
L
136
-
107  
1981-82 (RS) / Mar 3, 1982 / at Seattle
L
136
-
101  
1978-79 (RS) / Feb 11, 1979 / at Phoenix
L
136
-
121  
1971-72 (RS) / Feb 13, 1972 / at Cleveland
135
W
140
-
135   OT
2016-17 (RS) / Feb 6, 2017 / at Washington
L
135
-
115  
1981-82 (RS) / Apr 2, 1982 / at Philadelphia
L
135
-
122  
1971-72 (RS) / Mar 26, 1972 / at Cleveland
L
135
-
114  
1971-72 (RS) / Mar 12, 1972 / at Atlanta
134
W
141
-
134  
1991-92 (RS) / Apr 9, 1992 / at Cleveland
L
134
-
128   2 OT
1986-87 (RS) / Dec 19, 1986 / at Cleveland
L
134
-
106  
1986-87 (RS) / Nov 16, 1986 / at Houston
W
141
-
134  
1979-80 (RS) / Oct 18, 1979 / at Cleveland
L
134
-
92  
1970-71 (RS) / Dec 11, 1970 / at Milwaukee
133
L
133
-
131   OT
1989-90 (RS) / Feb 14, 1990 / at Cleveland
L
133
-
128   OT
1986-87 (RS) / Jan 16, 1987 / at Boston
L
133
-
106  
1984-85 (RS) / Mar 9, 1985 / at Los Angeles
L
133
-
113  
1979-80 (RS) / Nov 24, 1979 / at New York
L
133
-
102  
1976-77 (RS) / Mar 15, 1977 / at Cleveland
L
133
-
108  
1971-72 (RS) / Feb 2, 1972 / at Detroit
132
L
132
-
98  
2015-16 (RS) / Jan 18, 2016 / at Cleveland
L
132
-
131   OT
1983-84 (RS) / Jan 14, 1984 / at Cleveland
L
132
-
121  
1982-83 (RS) / Mar 1, 1983 / at Denver
L
132
-
114  
1977-78 (PL) / Apr 12, 1978 / at Cleveland /
Eastern Conference First Round
W
136
-
132   OT
1972-73 (RS) / Feb 8, 1973 / at Atlanta
L
132
-
98  
1971-72 (RS) / Mar 10, 1972 / at Los Angeles
131
L
131
-
125  
1989-90 (RS) / Mar 1, 1990 / at Denver
L
131
-
112  
1984-85 (RS) / Feb 12, 1985 / at Cleveland
L
131
-
106  
1984-85 (RS) / Oct 27, 1984 / at Cleveland
L
131
-
97  
1981-82 (RS) / Feb 24, 1982 / at Phoenix
L
131
-
113  
1981-82 (RS) / Dec 11, 1981 / at Philadelphia
L
131
-
129   4 OT
1974-75 (RS) / Oct 18, 1974 / at Portland
L
131
-
119   OT
1972-73 (RS) / Mar 28, 1973 / at Cleveland
L
131
-
116  
1972-73 (RS) / Mar 10, 1973 / at Houston
L
131
-
107  
1970-71 (RS) / Nov 1, 1970 / at Cleveland