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1980-81 Chicago Bulls Schedule and Results

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Record: 45-37, Finished 2nd in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jerry Sloan (45-37)

PTS/G: 109.0 (10th of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 107.0 (11th of 23)
SRS: 2.34 (6th of 23) ▪ Pace: 100.6 (17th of 23)
Off Rtg: 107.8 (6th of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 105.8 (14th of 23)
Expected W-L: 46-36 (7th of 23)

Arena: Chicago Stadium ▪ Attendance: 391,118 (13th of 23)

NBA 1981 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (0-4) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference First Round (0-2) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sat, Oct 11, 1980 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 93 101 0 1 L 1
2 Wed, Oct 15, 1980 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 108 97 1 1 W 1
3 Fri, Oct 17, 1980 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 98 79 2 1 W 2
4 Sat, Oct 18, 1980 Box Score New Jersey Nets L 90 107 2 2 L 1
5 Tue, Oct 21, 1980 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 97 105 2 3 L 2
6 Fri, Oct 24, 1980 Box Score Washington Bullets W 104 96 3 3 W 1
7 Sat, Oct 25, 1980 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 93 109 3 4 L 1
8 Tue, Oct 28, 1980 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 99 106 3 5 L 2
9 Wed, Oct 29, 1980 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 102 115 3 6 L 3
10 Fri, Oct 31, 1980 Box Score Indiana Pacers L 114 121 3 7 L 4
11 Sat, Nov 1, 1980 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 122 100 4 7 W 1
12 Wed, Nov 5, 1980 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 120 105 5 7 W 2
13 Fri, Nov 7, 1980 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 103 100 6 7 W 3
14 Sat, Nov 8, 1980 Box Score Denver Nuggets L 2OT 126 130 6 8 L 1
15 Sun, Nov 9, 1980 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 105 111 6 9 L 2 at Hartford, CT
16 Tue, Nov 11, 1980 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 80 121 6 10 L 3
17 Fri, Nov 14, 1980 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 99 106 6 11 L 4
18 Sun, Nov 16, 1980 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 114 108 7 11 W 1
19 Tue, Nov 18, 1980 Box Score Boston Celtics L 112 113 7 12 L 1
20 Fri, Nov 21, 1980 Box Score New York Knicks W 130 121 8 12 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sat, Nov 22, 1980 Box Score Washington Bullets W 114 101 9 12 W 2
22 Wed, Nov 26, 1980 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 122 125 9 13 L 1
23 Fri, Nov 28, 1980 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 101 102 9 14 L 2
24 Sun, Nov 30, 1980 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers W 122 108 10 14 W 1
25 Tue, Dec 2, 1980 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 129 124 11 14 W 2
26 Wed, Dec 3, 1980 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 105 113 11 15 L 1
27 Fri, Dec 5, 1980 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 115 116 11 16 L 2
28 Tue, Dec 9, 1980 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 108 123 11 17 L 3
29 Wed, Dec 10, 1980 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 100 113 11 18 L 4
30 Fri, Dec 12, 1980 Box Score Utah Jazz W 118 98 12 18 W 1
31 Sat, Dec 13, 1980 Box Score Boston Celtics L 95 106 12 19 L 1
32 Tue, Dec 16, 1980 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 96 94 13 19 W 1
33 Wed, Dec 17, 1980 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 98 115 13 20 L 1
34 Fri, Dec 19, 1980 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 129 106 14 20 W 1
35 Sat, Dec 20, 1980 Box Score Houston Rockets W 133 109 15 20 W 2
36 Tue, Dec 23, 1980 Box Score New York Knicks W 117 114 16 20 W 3
37 Fri, Dec 26, 1980 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 100 98 17 20 W 4
38 Sat, Dec 27, 1980 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 104 97 18 20 W 5
39 Tue, Dec 30, 1980 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 121 110 19 20 W 6
40 Fri, Jan 2, 1981 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 92 82 20 20 W 7
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sat, Jan 3, 1981 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 111 119 20 21 L 1
42 Tue, Jan 6, 1981 Box Score San Diego Clippers W 108 93 21 21 W 1
43 Fri, Jan 9, 1981 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L OT 111 117 21 22 L 1
44 Sat, Jan 10, 1981 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 102 117 21 23 L 2
45 Tue, Jan 13, 1981 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks L 106 112 21 24 L 3
46 Wed, Jan 14, 1981 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 105 109 21 25 L 4
47 Fri, Jan 16, 1981 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 112 113 21 26 L 5
48 Sat, Jan 17, 1981 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers L 98 110 21 27 L 6
49 Tue, Jan 20, 1981 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 121 105 22 27 W 1
50 Thu, Jan 22, 1981 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 125 92 23 27 W 2
51 Fri, Jan 23, 1981 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 106 98 24 27 W 3
52 Sat, Jan 24, 1981 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 104 102 25 27 W 4
53 Tue, Jan 27, 1981 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 118 101 26 27 W 5
54 Thu, Jan 29, 1981 Box Score Boston Celtics W 108 85 27 27 W 6
55 Wed, Feb 4, 1981 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 109 96 28 27 W 7
56 Fri, Feb 6, 1981 Box Score New York Knicks L 94 112 28 28 L 1
57 Sat, Feb 7, 1981 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 98 90 29 28 W 1
58 Sun, Feb 8, 1981 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 109 128 29 29 L 1
59 Tue, Feb 10, 1981 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 116 115 30 29 W 1
60 Wed, Feb 11, 1981 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L OT 133 135 30 30 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sat, Feb 14, 1981 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 134 117 31 30 W 1
62 Sun, Feb 15, 1981 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 107 113 31 31 L 1
63 Tue, Feb 17, 1981 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers L 95 128 31 32 L 2
64 Wed, Feb 18, 1981 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 100 103 31 33 L 3
65 Fri, Feb 20, 1981 Box Score @ Utah Jazz W 92 84 32 33 W 1
66 Sun, Feb 22, 1981 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 116 121 32 34 L 1
67 Tue, Feb 24, 1981 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 97 107 32 35 L 2
68 Fri, Feb 27, 1981 Box Score Washington Bullets W 112 100 33 35 W 1
69 Sat, Feb 28, 1981 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 101 97 34 35 W 2
70 Tue, Mar 3, 1981 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 128 102 35 35 W 3
71 Wed, Mar 4, 1981 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 111 100 36 35 W 4
72 Sun, Mar 8, 1981 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 99 103 36 36 L 1
73 Tue, Mar 10, 1981 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 118 116 37 36 W 1
74 Fri, Mar 13, 1981 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 117 127 37 37 L 1
75 Sun, Mar 15, 1981 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings W 97 87 38 37 W 1
76 Tue, Mar 17, 1981 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 116 106 39 37 W 2
77 Thu, Mar 19, 1981 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 116 111 40 37 W 3
78 Fri, Mar 20, 1981 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 120 108 41 37 W 4
79 Sun, Mar 22, 1981 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 109 103 42 37 W 5
80 Tue, Mar 24, 1981 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 121 108 43 37 W 6
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Mar 27, 1981 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 108 83 44 37 W 7
82 Sun, Mar 29, 1981 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 101 97 45 37 W 8

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Tue, Mar 31, 1981 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 90 80 1 0 W 1
2 Fri, Apr 3, 1981 Box Score New York Knicks W OT 115 114 2 0 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
3 Sun, Apr 5, 1981 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 109 121 2 1 L 1
4 Tue, Apr 7, 1981 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 97 106 2 2 L 2
5 Fri, Apr 10, 1981 Box Score Boston Celtics L 107 113 2 3 L 3
6 Sun, Apr 12, 1981 Box Score Boston Celtics L 103 109 2 4 L 4