Cleveland Cavaliers Worst Losses Ever

This list shows the NBA games with the largest margins of defeat in Cavaliers history, in the Regular Season and the Playoffs.

RS = Season / PL = Playoffs

Cavaliers All-Time Worst Losses - Top 50
Regular Season and Playoffs

Point
Margin
Game
Details
55
L
112
-
57  
2010-11 (RS) / Jan 11, 2011 / at Los Angeles
54
L
141
-
87  
1970-71 (RS) / Nov 2, 1970 / at Philadelphia
50
L
129
-
79  
1982-83 (RS) / Nov 21, 1982 / at Portland
48
L
136
-
88  
1999-00 (RS) / Dec 10, 1999 / at Indiana
45
L
118
-
73  
1970-71 (RS) / Jan 2, 1971 / at Milwaukee
44
L
124
-
80  
2013-14 (RS) / Jan 12, 2014 / at Sacramento
43
L
127
-
84  
1972-73 (RS) / Mar 4, 1973 / at Los Angeles
42
L
109
-
67  
1977-78 (RS) / Nov 19, 1977 / at Portland
L
134
-
92  
1970-71 (RS) / Dec 11, 1970 / at Milwaukee
41
L
111
-
70  
2010-11 (RS) / Mar 17, 2011 / at Portland
L
120
-
79  
2002-03 (RS) / Nov 22, 2002 / at New Jersey
L
121
-
80  
1970-71 (RS) / Dec 22, 1970 / at Chicago
40
L
145
-
105  
1989-90 (RS) / Mar 8, 1990 / at Golden State
39
L
117
-
78  
2014-15 (RS) / Apr 12, 2015 / at Boston
L
116
-
77  
2011-12 (RS) / Apr 17, 2012 / at Detroit
L
114
-
75  
2011-12 (RS) / Jan 20, 2012 / at Cleveland
38
L
116
-
78  
2012-13 (RS) / Mar 22, 2013 / at Houston
37
L
121
-
84  
2011-12 (RS) / Mar 30, 2012 / at Cleveland
L
125
-
88  
1975-76 (RS) / Dec 5, 1975 / at Buffalo
36
L
108
-
72  
2007-08 (PL) / Apr 24, 2008 / at Washington /
Eastern Conference First Round
L
109
-
73  
1981-82 (RS) / Dec 18, 1981 / at Indiana
L
129
-
93  
1978-79 (RS) / Mar 30, 1979 / at Philadelphia
35
L
126
-
91  
2016-17 (RS) / Jan 16, 2017 / at Golden State
L
125
-
90  
2011-12 (RS) / Apr 3, 2012 / at Cleveland
L
109
-
74  
2007-08 (RS) / Nov 28, 2007 / at Detroit
L
110
-
75  
2000-01 (RS) / Mar 20, 2001 / at Cleveland
L
120
-
85  
1990-91 (RS) / Dec 1, 1990 / at Cleveland
L
128
-
93  
1984-85 (RS) / Mar 13, 1985 / at Milwaukee
L
138
-
103  
1980-81 (RS) / Mar 29, 1981 / at Washington
L
118
-
83  
1980-81 (RS) / Nov 3, 1980 / at Seattle
L
136
-
101  
1978-79 (RS) / Feb 11, 1979 / at Phoenix
L
123
-
88  
1972-73 (RS) / Dec 9, 1972 / at Boston
L
109
-
74  
1970-71 (RS) / Nov 10, 1970 / at San Francisco
34
L
132
-
98  
2015-16 (RS) / Jan 18, 2016 / at Cleveland
L
129
-
95  
2010-11 (RS) / Dec 4, 2010 / at Minnesota
L
112
-
78  
2000-01 (RS) / Dec 2, 2000 / at Cleveland
L
117
-
83  
1982-83 (RS) / Mar 13, 1983 / at Milwaukee
L
131
-
97  
1981-82 (RS) / Feb 24, 1982 / at Phoenix
L
132
-
98  
1971-72 (RS) / Mar 10, 1972 / at Los Angeles
L
116
-
82  
1971-72 (RS) / Oct 19, 1971 / at Milwaukee
L
119
-
85  
1970-71 (RS) / Dec 31, 1970 / at Atlanta
33
L
110
-
77  
2015-16 (PL) / Jun 5, 2016 / at Golden State /
Finals
L
111
-
78  
1982-83 (RS) / Jan 25, 1983 / at New York
L
123
-
90  
1972-73 (RS) / Oct 24, 1972 / at New York
L
127
-
94  
1970-71 (RS) / Jan 6, 1971 / at Cleveland
32
L
107
-
75  
2011-12 (RS) / Apr 26, 2012 / at Chicago
L
120
-
88  
2009-10 (PL) / May 11, 2010 / at Cleveland /
Eastern Conference Semifinals
L
125
-
93  
2002-03 (RS) / Dec 2, 2002 / at New York
L
112
-
80  
2002-03 (RS) / Nov 27, 2002 / at Milwaukee
L
96
-
64  
2001-02 (RS) / Jan 13, 2002 / at Portland
L
130
-
98  
1983-84 (RS) / Mar 28, 1984 / at Milwaukee