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1985-86 Dallas Mavericks Schedule and Results

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Record: 44-38, Finished 3rd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick Motta (44-38)

PTS/G: 115.3 (2nd of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 114.2 (21st of 23)
SRS: 0.70 (9th of 23) ▪ Pace: 102.2 (12th of 23)
Off Rtg: 112.1 (2nd of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 111.0 (20th of 23)
Expected W-L: 44-38 (9th of 23)

Arena: Reunion Arena ▪ Attendance: 693,052 (2nd of 23)

NBA 1986 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Semifinals (2-4) versus Los Angeles Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (1-3) versus Utah Jazz  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sat, Oct 26, 1985 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 101 95 1 0 W 1
2 Tue, Oct 29, 1985 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 115 133 1 1 L 1
3 Fri, Nov 1, 1985 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 107 116 1 2 L 2
4 Sat, Nov 2, 1985 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 119 113 2 2 W 1
5 Wed, Nov 6, 1985 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 109 111 2 3 L 1
6 Thu, Nov 7, 1985 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 99 131 2 4 L 2
7 Sat, Nov 9, 1985 Box Score Houston Rockets L 110 115 2 5 L 3
8 Tue, Nov 12, 1985 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 90 109 2 6 L 4
9 Wed, Nov 13, 1985 Box Score @ Utah Jazz W 115 100 3 6 W 1
10 Fri, Nov 15, 1985 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 110 98 4 6 W 2
11 Sat, Nov 16, 1985 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 117 122 4 7 L 1
12 Tue, Nov 19, 1985 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 123 119 5 7 W 1
13 Sat, Nov 23, 1985 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 117 104 6 7 W 2
14 Tue, Nov 26, 1985 Box Score Washington Bullets W 112 99 7 7 W 3
15 Fri, Nov 29, 1985 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 133 111 8 7 W 4
16 Sat, Nov 30, 1985 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 124 115 9 7 W 5
17 Tue, Dec 3, 1985 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 107 100 10 7 W 6
18 Thu, Dec 5, 1985 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 116 120 10 8 L 1
19 Sat, Dec 7, 1985 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 120 110 11 8 W 1
20 Sun, Dec 8, 1985 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 119 125 11 9 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Tue, Dec 10, 1985 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers L 118 120 11 10 L 2
22 Thu, Dec 12, 1985 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 120 123 11 11 L 3
23 Sat, Dec 14, 1985 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 127 100 12 11 W 1
24 Wed, Dec 18, 1985 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 117 137 12 12 L 1
25 Thu, Dec 19, 1985 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 120 108 13 12 W 1
26 Sat, Dec 21, 1985 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 107 132 13 13 L 1
27 Sun, Dec 22, 1985 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 105 119 13 14 L 2
28 Thu, Dec 26, 1985 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 105 98 14 14 W 1
29 Fri, Dec 27, 1985 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L OT 133 142 14 15 L 1
30 Sat, Jan 4, 1986 Box Score Utah Jazz W 119 106 15 15 W 1
31 Tue, Jan 7, 1986 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 110 132 15 16 L 1
32 Fri, Jan 10, 1986 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 117 104 16 16 W 1
33 Sat, Jan 11, 1986 Box Score Golden State Warriors W OT 127 123 17 16 W 2
34 Mon, Jan 13, 1986 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 90 89 18 16 W 3
35 Wed, Jan 15, 1986 Box Score New York Knicks L 112 116 18 17 L 1
36 Fri, Jan 17, 1986 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 112 139 18 18 L 2
37 Sun, Jan 19, 1986 Box Score Houston Rockets W 131 96 19 18 W 1
38 Tue, Jan 21, 1986 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings L 110 119 19 19 L 1
39 Wed, Jan 22, 1986 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers L 118 131 19 20 L 2
40 Fri, Jan 24, 1986 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 120 129 19 21 L 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sat, Jan 25, 1986 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 123 107 20 21 W 1
42 Mon, Jan 27, 1986 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 124 116 21 21 W 2
43 Wed, Jan 29, 1986 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 126 114 22 21 W 3
44 Fri, Jan 31, 1986 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 107 91 23 21 W 4
45 Sun, Feb 2, 1986 Box Score Utah Jazz W 100 97 24 21 W 5
46 Tue, Feb 4, 1986 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 102 110 24 22 L 1
47 Thu, Feb 6, 1986 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 115 111 25 22 W 1
48 Tue, Feb 11, 1986 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 121 107 26 22 W 2
49 Wed, Feb 12, 1986 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 117 110 27 22 W 3
50 Fri, Feb 14, 1986 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 110 119 27 23 L 1
51 Sun, Feb 16, 1986 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 120 114 28 23 W 1
52 Mon, Feb 17, 1986 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 126 124 29 23 W 2
53 Wed, Feb 19, 1986 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 107 124 29 24 L 1
54 Fri, Feb 21, 1986 Box Score Houston Rockets L 104 111 29 25 L 2
55 Sat, Feb 22, 1986 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 106 113 29 26 L 3
56 Mon, Feb 24, 1986 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 105 110 29 27 L 4
57 Wed, Feb 26, 1986 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 116 119 29 28 L 5
58 Fri, Feb 28, 1986 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 120 123 29 29 L 6
59 Sat, Mar 1, 1986 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 119 110 30 29 W 1
60 Mon, Mar 3, 1986 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 2OT 139 138 31 29 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Thu, Mar 6, 1986 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers W 131 113 32 29 W 3
62 Fri, Mar 7, 1986 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 114 125 32 30 L 1
63 Sun, Mar 9, 1986 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings W 117 102 33 30 W 1
64 Mon, Mar 10, 1986 Box Score Boston Celtics W 116 115 34 30 W 2
65 Wed, Mar 12, 1986 Box Score Sacramento Kings L OT 120 127 34 31 L 1
66 Fri, Mar 14, 1986 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 129 118 35 31 W 1
67 Sat, Mar 15, 1986 Box Score Utah Jazz W 108 98 36 31 W 2
68 Tue, Mar 18, 1986 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 120 113 37 31 W 3
69 Thu, Mar 20, 1986 Box Score @ Utah Jazz W 114 107 38 31 W 4
70 Fri, Mar 21, 1986 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 103 107 38 32 L 1
71 Mon, Mar 24, 1986 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 126 120 39 32 W 1
72 Wed, Mar 26, 1986 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 112 120 39 33 L 1
73 Thu, Mar 27, 1986 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 110 105 40 33 W 1
74 Sun, Mar 30, 1986 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 113 114 40 34 L 1
75 Tue, Apr 1, 1986 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 128 98 41 34 W 1
76 Thu, Apr 3, 1986 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 115 114 42 34 W 2
77 Sat, Apr 5, 1986 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 109 111 42 35 L 1
78 Mon, Apr 7, 1986 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings L 115 122 42 36 L 2
79 Tue, Apr 8, 1986 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 115 129 42 37 L 3
80 Thu, Apr 10, 1986 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 115 109 43 37 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Sat, Apr 12, 1986 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers L 108 115 43 38 L 1
82 Sun, Apr 13, 1986 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers W 127 104 44 38 W 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Apr 18, 1986 Box Score Utah Jazz W 101 93 1 0 W 1
2 Sun, Apr 20, 1986 Box Score Utah Jazz W 113 106 2 0 W 2
3 Wed, Apr 23, 1986 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 98 100 2 1 L 1
4 Fri, Apr 25, 1986 Box Score @ Utah Jazz W 117 113 3 1 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
5 Sun, Apr 27, 1986 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 116 130 3 2 L 1
6 Wed, Apr 30, 1986 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 113 117 3 3 L 2
7 Fri, May 2, 1986 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 110 108 4 3 W 1
8 Sun, May 4, 1986 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 120 118 5 3 W 2
9 Tue, May 6, 1986 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 113 116 5 4 L 1
10 Thu, May 8, 1986 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 107 120 5 5 L 2