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1981-82 Dallas Mavericks Schedule and Results

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Record: 28-54, Finished 5th in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick Motta (28-54)

PTS/G: 104.6 (19th of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.0 (13th of 23)
SRS: -4.48 (20th of 23) ▪ Pace: 98.5 (21st of 23)
Off Rtg: 105.9 (15th of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 110.4 (19th of 23)
Expected W-L: 29-53 (20th of 23)

Arena: Reunion Arena ▪ Attendance: 380,484 (15th of 23)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 30, 1981 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 89 105 0 1 L 1
2 Sat, Oct 31, 1981 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 95 89 1 1 W 1
3 Tue, Nov 3, 1981 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers L 110 125 1 2 L 1
4 Thu, Nov 5, 1981 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 93 121 1 3 L 2
5 Fri, Nov 6, 1981 Box Score New York Knicks L 95 104 1 4 L 3
6 Sun, Nov 8, 1981 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 111 121 1 5 L 4
7 Tue, Nov 10, 1981 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 95 117 1 6 L 5
8 Wed, Nov 11, 1981 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 79 107 1 7 L 6
9 Sat, Nov 14, 1981 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 112 118 1 8 L 7
10 Tue, Nov 17, 1981 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 105 112 1 9 L 8
11 Fri, Nov 20, 1981 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 89 90 1 10 L 9
12 Sat, Nov 21, 1981 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 88 110 1 11 L 10
13 Tue, Nov 24, 1981 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 110 125 1 12 L 11
14 Wed, Nov 25, 1981 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 133 139 1 13 L 12
15 Sat, Nov 28, 1981 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 111 107 2 13 W 1
16 Wed, Dec 2, 1981 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 103 114 2 14 L 1
17 Thu, Dec 3, 1981 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers L 111 113 2 15 L 2
18 Sat, Dec 5, 1981 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 109 105 3 15 W 1
19 Tue, Dec 8, 1981 Box Score Utah Jazz W 128 103 4 15 W 2
20 Wed, Dec 9, 1981 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L OT 109 113 4 16 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Fri, Dec 11, 1981 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 99 101 4 17 L 2
22 Sat, Dec 12, 1981 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 97 101 4 18 L 3
23 Tue, Dec 15, 1981 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 107 102 5 18 W 1
24 Wed, Dec 16, 1981 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 92 109 5 19 L 1
25 Fri, Dec 18, 1981 Box Score Houston Rockets L 93 112 5 20 L 2
26 Sat, Dec 19, 1981 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 102 95 6 20 W 1
27 Tue, Dec 22, 1981 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 98 106 6 21 L 1
28 Sat, Dec 26, 1981 Box Score Denver Nuggets L 117 124 6 22 L 2
29 Tue, Dec 29, 1981 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 104 92 7 22 W 1
30 Sat, Jan 2, 1982 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 100 119 7 23 L 1
31 Wed, Jan 6, 1982 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 100 107 7 24 L 2
32 Thu, Jan 7, 1982 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers W 113 112 8 24 W 1
33 Sat, Jan 9, 1982 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 105 101 9 24 W 2
34 Tue, Jan 12, 1982 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 109 127 9 25 L 1
35 Wed, Jan 13, 1982 Box Score San Diego Clippers L 102 105 9 26 L 2
36 Fri, Jan 15, 1982 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 113 128 9 27 L 3
37 Sat, Jan 16, 1982 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 103 110 9 28 L 4
38 Wed, Jan 20, 1982 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 109 104 10 28 W 1
39 Thu, Jan 21, 1982 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings W 110 94 11 28 W 2
40 Sat, Jan 23, 1982 Box Score Utah Jazz W 122 110 12 28 W 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Tue, Jan 26, 1982 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 90 88 13 28 W 4
42 Wed, Jan 27, 1982 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 86 99 13 29 L 1
43 Tue, Feb 2, 1982 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 98 103 13 30 L 2
44 Wed, Feb 3, 1982 Box Score San Diego Clippers L 106 113 13 31 L 3
45 Fri, Feb 5, 1982 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 92 117 13 32 L 4
46 Sat, Feb 6, 1982 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 95 89 14 32 W 1
47 Wed, Feb 10, 1982 Box Score Washington Bullets L 102 119 14 33 L 1
48 Fri, Feb 12, 1982 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 103 100 15 33 W 1
49 Sun, Feb 14, 1982 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 111 109 16 33 W 2
50 Tue, Feb 16, 1982 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 112 110 17 33 W 3
51 Wed, Feb 17, 1982 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 109 114 17 34 L 1
52 Sat, Feb 20, 1982 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 109 116 17 35 L 2
53 Sun, Feb 21, 1982 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 113 97 18 35 W 1
54 Tue, Feb 23, 1982 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 95 105 18 36 L 1
55 Thu, Feb 25, 1982 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 104 106 18 37 L 2
56 Sat, Feb 27, 1982 Box Score Houston Rockets W OT 108 105 19 37 W 1
57 Tue, Mar 2, 1982 Box Score Boston Celtics L 97 101 19 38 L 1
58 Thu, Mar 4, 1982 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 98 104 19 39 L 2
59 Fri, Mar 5, 1982 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 97 98 19 40 L 3
60 Sun, Mar 7, 1982 Box Score Indiana Pacers L 106 108 19 41 L 4
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Mon, Mar 8, 1982 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 121 113 20 41 W 1
62 Wed, Mar 10, 1982 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 104 102 21 41 W 2
63 Sat, Mar 13, 1982 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers W 126 118 22 41 W 3
64 Sun, Mar 14, 1982 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 116 138 22 42 L 1
65 Wed, Mar 17, 1982 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 92 102 22 43 L 2
66 Fri, Mar 19, 1982 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 106 112 22 44 L 3
67 Sun, Mar 21, 1982 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 101 109 22 45 L 4
68 Tue, Mar 23, 1982 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers W 118 116 23 45 W 1
69 Wed, Mar 24, 1982 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 96 104 23 46 L 1
70 Fri, Mar 26, 1982 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 96 87 24 46 W 1
71 Sat, Mar 27, 1982 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 85 96 24 47 L 1
72 Tue, Mar 30, 1982 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 95 99 24 48 L 2
73 Wed, Mar 31, 1982 Box Score Denver Nuggets L 119 120 24 49 L 3
74 Thu, Apr 1, 1982 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 121 120 25 49 W 1
75 Sat, Apr 3, 1982 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 102 107 25 50 L 1
76 Tue, Apr 6, 1982 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 114 129 25 51 L 2
77 Wed, Apr 7, 1982 Box Score Utah Jazz W 123 109 26 51 W 1
78 Fri, Apr 9, 1982 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 105 100 27 51 W 2
79 Sun, Apr 11, 1982 Box Score Houston Rockets W 109 97 28 51 W 3
80 Wed, Apr 14, 1982 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 95 114 28 52 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Apr 16, 1982 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 106 118 28 53 L 2
82 Sat, Apr 17, 1982 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 124 130 28 54 L 3