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1980-81 Boston Celtics Schedule and Results

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Record: 62-20, Finished 1st in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Fitch (62-20)

PTS/G: 109.9 (8th of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 104.0 (2nd of 23)
SRS: 6.05 (3rd of 23) ▪ Pace: 100.8 (16th of 23)
Off Rtg: 108.4 (5th of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 102.6 (4th of 23)
Expected W-L: 56-26 (3rd of 23)

Arena: Boston Garden ▪ Attendance: 595,454 (2nd of 23)

NBA 1981 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (2-4) versus Houston Rockets  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Finals (3-4) versus Philadelphia 76ers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (0-4) versus Chicago Bulls  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 10, 1980 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 130 103 1 0 W 1
2 Tue, Oct 14, 1980 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 116 122 1 1 L 1
3 Thu, Oct 16, 1980 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 110 103 2 1 W 1
4 Sat, Oct 18, 1980 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 99 103 2 2 L 1
5 Wed, Oct 22, 1980 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 108 104 3 2 W 1
6 Thu, Oct 23, 1980 Box Score New York Knicks L OT 107 109 3 3 L 1 at Hartford, CT
7 Sat, Oct 25, 1980 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 103 87 4 3 W 1
8 Wed, Oct 29, 1980 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 103 85 5 3 W 2
9 Fri, Oct 31, 1980 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 115 110 6 3 W 3
10 Sat, Nov 1, 1980 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L OT 113 117 6 4 L 1
11 Wed, Nov 5, 1980 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 104 87 7 4 W 1
12 Fri, Nov 7, 1980 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 101 102 7 5 L 1
13 Sun, Nov 9, 1980 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 111 105 8 5 W 1 at Hartford, CT
14 Wed, Nov 12, 1980 Box Score Washington Bullets W 93 86 9 5 W 2
15 Fri, Nov 14, 1980 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 126 102 10 5 W 3
16 Tue, Nov 18, 1980 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 113 112 11 5 W 4
17 Wed, Nov 19, 1980 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 103 91 12 5 W 5
18 Fri, Nov 21, 1980 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 108 106 13 5 W 6
19 Sat, Nov 22, 1980 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 98 113 13 6 L 1
20 Wed, Nov 26, 1980 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 126 101 14 6 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Fri, Nov 28, 1980 Box Score New York Knicks W 120 106 15 6 W 2
22 Sun, Nov 30, 1980 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 105 107 15 7 L 1
23 Tue, Dec 2, 1980 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 94 85 16 7 W 1
24 Wed, Dec 3, 1980 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 106 101 17 7 W 2
25 Fri, Dec 5, 1980 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 97 87 18 7 W 3
26 Sun, Dec 7, 1980 Box Score Washington Bullets L 103 113 18 8 L 1 at Hartford, CT
27 Tue, Dec 9, 1980 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 112 89 19 8 W 1
28 Wed, Dec 10, 1980 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 101 99 20 8 W 2
29 Fri, Dec 12, 1980 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 119 104 21 8 W 3
30 Sat, Dec 13, 1980 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 106 95 22 8 W 4
31 Wed, Dec 17, 1980 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 115 98 23 8 W 5
32 Fri, Dec 19, 1980 Box Score Houston Rockets W 133 119 24 8 W 6
33 Sat, Dec 20, 1980 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 107 102 25 8 W 7
34 Tue, Dec 23, 1980 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 136 128 26 8 W 8
35 Thu, Dec 25, 1980 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 117 108 27 8 W 9
36 Sat, Dec 27, 1980 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 112 107 28 8 W 10
37 Tue, Dec 30, 1980 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 116 97 29 8 W 11
38 Thu, Jan 1, 1981 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers W 88 85 30 8 W 12
39 Fri, Jan 2, 1981 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 106 121 30 9 L 1
40 Sun, Jan 4, 1981 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 120 111 31 9 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Wed, Jan 7, 1981 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 108 90 32 9 W 2
42 Fri, Jan 9, 1981 Box Score Chicago Bulls W OT 117 111 33 9 W 3
43 Sat, Jan 10, 1981 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 117 115 34 9 W 4
44 Tue, Jan 13, 1981 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 93 89 35 9 W 5
45 Wed, Jan 14, 1981 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 120 113 36 9 W 6
46 Fri, Jan 16, 1981 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 94 85 37 9 W 7
47 Sun, Jan 18, 1981 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 98 96 38 9 W 8
48 Mon, Jan 19, 1981 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 92 90 39 9 W 9 at Hartford, CT
49 Wed, Jan 21, 1981 Box Score Utah Jazz W 117 87 40 9 W 10
50 Fri, Jan 23, 1981 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 104 103 41 9 W 11
51 Sun, Jan 25, 1981 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 115 106 42 9 W 12
52 Wed, Jan 28, 1981 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 104 101 43 9 W 13
53 Thu, Jan 29, 1981 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 85 108 43 10 L 1
54 Wed, Feb 4, 1981 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 104 107 43 11 L 2
55 Thu, Feb 5, 1981 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 103 113 43 12 L 3
56 Fri, Feb 6, 1981 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 111 98 44 12 W 1
57 Sun, Feb 8, 1981 Box Score San Diego Clippers W 123 107 45 12 W 2
58 Tue, Feb 10, 1981 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L OT 107 108 45 13 L 1
59 Wed, Feb 11, 1981 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers W 105 91 46 13 W 1
60 Fri, Feb 13, 1981 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 89 104 46 14 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sun, Feb 15, 1981 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 120 118 47 14 W 1
62 Tue, Feb 17, 1981 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 128 116 48 14 W 2
63 Wed, Feb 18, 1981 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 113 114 48 15 L 1
64 Sat, Feb 21, 1981 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 130 119 49 15 W 1
65 Wed, Feb 25, 1981 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 124 103 50 15 W 2
66 Fri, Feb 27, 1981 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 132 102 51 15 W 3
67 Sun, Mar 1, 1981 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 114 107 52 15 W 4
68 Tue, Mar 3, 1981 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W 117 105 53 15 W 5
69 Wed, Mar 4, 1981 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 108 101 54 15 W 6
70 Fri, Mar 6, 1981 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 104 110 54 16 L 1
71 Sun, Mar 8, 1981 Box Score New York Knicks W 115 94 55 16 W 1
72 Wed, Mar 11, 1981 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 122 108 56 16 W 2
73 Fri, Mar 13, 1981 Box Score Indiana Pacers L 94 101 56 17 L 1 at Hartford, CT
74 Sun, Mar 15, 1981 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 133 125 57 17 W 1
75 Tue, Mar 17, 1981 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 112 91 58 17 W 2
76 Wed, Mar 18, 1981 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 97 108 58 18 L 1
77 Fri, Mar 20, 1981 Box Score Washington Bullets W 128 116 59 18 W 1
78 Sun, Mar 22, 1981 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 94 126 59 19 L 1
79 Tue, Mar 24, 1981 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 118 116 60 19 W 1
80 Wed, Mar 25, 1981 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 111 105 61 19 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Mar 27, 1981 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 90 115 61 20 L 1
82 Sun, Mar 29, 1981 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 98 94 62 20 W 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sun, Apr 5, 1981 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 121 109 1 0 W 1
2 Tue, Apr 7, 1981 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 106 97 2 0 W 2
3 Fri, Apr 10, 1981 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 113 107 3 0 W 3
4 Sun, Apr 12, 1981 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 109 103 4 0 W 4
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
5 Tue, Apr 21, 1981 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 104 105 4 1 L 1
6 Wed, Apr 22, 1981 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 118 99 5 1 W 1
7 Fri, Apr 24, 1981 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 100 110 5 2 L 1
8 Sun, Apr 26, 1981 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 105 107 5 3 L 2
9 Wed, Apr 29, 1981 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 111 109 6 3 W 1
10 Fri, May 1, 1981 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 100 98 7 3 W 2
11 Sun, May 3, 1981 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 91 90 8 3 W 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
12 Tue, May 5, 1981 Box Score Houston Rockets W 98 95 9 3 W 4
13 Thu, May 7, 1981 Box Score Houston Rockets L 90 92 9 4 L 1
14 Sat, May 9, 1981 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 94 71 10 4 W 1
15 Sun, May 10, 1981 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 86 91 10 5 L 1
16 Tue, May 12, 1981 Box Score Houston Rockets W 109 80 11 5 W 1
17 Thu, May 14, 1981 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 102 91 12 5 W 2