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1978-79 Boston Celtics Schedule and Results

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Record: 29-53, Finished 5th in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Sanders (2-12), Dave Cowens (27-41)

PTS/G: 108.2 (16th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 113.3 (19th of 22)
SRS: -4.78 (21st of 22) ▪ Pace: 106.5 (10th of 22)
Off Rtg: 101.6 (19th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 106.4 (19th of 22)
Expected W-L: 28-54 (21st of 22)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: NA

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 13, 1978 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers L 101 115 0 1 L 1
2 Sat, Oct 14, 1978 Box Score Houston Rockets L 108 114 0 2 L 2
3 Wed, Oct 18, 1978 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 116 99 1 2 W 1
4 Thu, Oct 19, 1978 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz L 115 120 1 3 L 1
5 Sat, Oct 21, 1978 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 101 118 1 4 L 2
6 Tue, Oct 24, 1978 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 109 132 1 5 L 3
7 Sat, Oct 28, 1978 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 109 111 1 6 L 4
8 Wed, Nov 1, 1978 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 118 112 2 6 W 1
9 Fri, Nov 3, 1978 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 103 110 2 7 L 1
10 Tue, Nov 7, 1978 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 108 125 2 8 L 2
11 Wed, Nov 8, 1978 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 109 112 2 9 L 3
12 Fri, Nov 10, 1978 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 103 115 2 10 L 4
13 Sat, Nov 11, 1978 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 98 111 2 11 L 5
14 Sun, Nov 12, 1978 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 123 128 2 12 L 6
15 Fri, Nov 17, 1978 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 120 118 3 12 W 1
16 Sat, Nov 18, 1978 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 92 90 4 12 W 2
17 Wed, Nov 22, 1978 Box Score Washington Bullets L 103 119 4 13 L 1
18 Fri, Nov 24, 1978 Box Score New York Knicks W 109 98 5 13 W 1
19 Sun, Nov 26, 1978 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers L 103 105 5 14 L 1
20 Tue, Nov 28, 1978 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 97 102 5 15 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Thu, Nov 30, 1978 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 94 108 5 16 L 3
22 Fri, Dec 1, 1978 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 87 80 6 16 W 1
23 Sat, Dec 2, 1978 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 117 110 7 16 W 2
24 Tue, Dec 5, 1978 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 114 112 8 16 W 3
25 Wed, Dec 6, 1978 Box Score San Diego Clippers W 117 111 9 16 W 4
26 Fri, Dec 8, 1978 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 104 124 9 17 L 1
27 Tue, Dec 12, 1978 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 105 112 9 18 L 2
28 Wed, Dec 13, 1978 Box Score New Orleans Jazz W 102 96 10 18 W 1
29 Fri, Dec 15, 1978 Box Score Kansas City Kings L 101 105 10 19 L 1
30 Sat, Dec 16, 1978 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 117 125 10 20 L 2
31 Wed, Dec 20, 1978 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 121 105 11 20 W 1
32 Fri, Dec 22, 1978 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 124 105 12 20 W 2
33 Wed, Dec 27, 1978 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings W 112 103 13 20 W 3 at St. Louis, MO
34 Sat, Dec 30, 1978 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 109 112 13 21 L 1
35 Wed, Jan 3, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 116 123 13 22 L 2
36 Fri, Jan 5, 1979 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 98 113 13 23 L 3
37 Sat, Jan 6, 1979 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 98 127 13 24 L 4
38 Wed, Jan 10, 1979 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 89 99 13 25 L 5
39 Fri, Jan 12, 1979 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 128 125 14 25 W 1
40 Sun, Jan 14, 1979 Box Score New Jersey Nets L 100 110 14 26 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Wed, Jan 17, 1979 Box Score Kansas City Kings L 99 120 14 27 L 2
42 Fri, Jan 19, 1979 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 103 102 15 27 W 1
43 Sat, Jan 20, 1979 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 108 102 16 27 W 2
44 Sun, Jan 21, 1979 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 87 91 16 28 L 1
45 Tue, Jan 23, 1979 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 90 100 16 29 L 2
46 Wed, Jan 24, 1979 Box Score Washington Bullets L 106 128 16 30 L 3
47 Fri, Jan 26, 1979 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 106 119 16 31 L 4
48 Sun, Jan 28, 1979 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 103 102 17 31 W 1
49 Wed, Jan 31, 1979 Box Score Houston Rockets W 119 102 18 31 W 2
50 Fri, Feb 2, 1979 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 112 98 19 31 W 3
51 Tue, Feb 6, 1979 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 101 104 19 32 L 1
52 Wed, Feb 7, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 107 100 20 32 W 1
53 Fri, Feb 9, 1979 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 112 101 21 32 W 2
54 Sat, Feb 10, 1979 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 106 102 22 32 W 3
55 Sun, Feb 11, 1979 Box Score New York Knicks W 107 102 23 32 W 4
56 Wed, Feb 14, 1979 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 119 149 23 33 L 1
57 Sun, Feb 18, 1979 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 104 111 23 34 L 2
58 Wed, Feb 21, 1979 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 101 97 24 34 W 1
59 Fri, Feb 23, 1979 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 104 113 24 35 L 1
60 Sun, Feb 25, 1979 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers L 116 131 24 36 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Wed, Feb 28, 1979 Box Score New Orleans Jazz W 122 112 25 36 W 1
62 Fri, Mar 2, 1979 Box Score San Diego Clippers L 99 106 25 37 L 1
63 Sun, Mar 4, 1979 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 122 135 25 38 L 2
64 Wed, Mar 7, 1979 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 107 114 25 39 L 3
65 Fri, Mar 9, 1979 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 117 160 25 40 L 4
66 Sun, Mar 11, 1979 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 108 106 26 40 W 1
67 Wed, Mar 14, 1979 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 117 126 26 41 L 1
68 Fri, Mar 16, 1979 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 99 98 27 41 W 1
69 Sun, Mar 18, 1979 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 111 122 27 42 L 1
70 Wed, Mar 21, 1979 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 113 134 27 43 L 2
71 Thu, Mar 22, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 110 112 27 44 L 3
72 Fri, Mar 23, 1979 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 113 137 27 45 L 4
73 Sun, Mar 25, 1979 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 103 94 28 45 W 1
74 Tue, Mar 27, 1979 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 109 111 28 46 L 1
75 Wed, Mar 28, 1979 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 117 135 28 47 L 2
76 Fri, Mar 30, 1979 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 105 121 28 48 L 3
77 Sun, Apr 1, 1979 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 110 112 28 49 L 4
78 Tue, Apr 3, 1979 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz L 125 141 28 50 L 5
79 Wed, Apr 4, 1979 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 119 145 28 51 L 6
80 Fri, Apr 6, 1979 Box Score Denver Nuggets L 101 107 28 52 L 7
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Sat, Apr 7, 1979 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 112 126 28 53 L 8
82 Sun, Apr 8, 1979 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 127 101 29 53 W 1