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1977-78 Denver Nuggets Schedule and Results

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Record: 48-34, Finished 1st in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Larry Brown (48-34)

PTS/G: 111.8 (6th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 110.9 (16th of 22)
SRS: 0.80 (8th of 22) ▪ Pace: 108.5 (6th of 22)
Off Rtg: 102.3 (5th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 101.5 (15th of 22)
Expected W-L: 43-39 (8th of 22)

Arena: McNichols Sports Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1978 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Finals (2-4) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (3-4) versus Milwaukee Bucks  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Wed, Oct 19, 1977 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 133 115 1 0 W 1
2 Fri, Oct 21, 1977 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 106 101 2 0 W 2
3 Sat, Oct 22, 1977 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 106 126 2 1 L 1
4 Tue, Oct 25, 1977 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 104 129 2 2 L 2
5 Wed, Oct 26, 1977 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 111 108 3 2 W 1
6 Sat, Oct 29, 1977 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 127 111 4 2 W 2
7 Tue, Nov 1, 1977 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 93 110 4 3 L 1
8 Wed, Nov 2, 1977 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves L 100 104 4 4 L 2
9 Fri, Nov 4, 1977 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 109 107 5 4 W 1
10 Sat, Nov 5, 1977 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 101 132 5 5 L 1
11 Tue, Nov 8, 1977 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 111 101 6 5 W 1
12 Wed, Nov 9, 1977 Box Score New Orleans Jazz W 115 112 7 5 W 2
13 Sat, Nov 12, 1977 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 119 114 8 5 W 3
14 Tue, Nov 15, 1977 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 123 113 9 5 W 4
15 Fri, Nov 18, 1977 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 105 94 10 5 W 5
16 Sun, Nov 20, 1977 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 125 118 11 5 W 6
17 Tue, Nov 22, 1977 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 119 114 12 5 W 7
18 Wed, Nov 23, 1977 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 104 105 12 6 L 1
19 Thu, Nov 24, 1977 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz L 129 131 12 7 L 2
20 Sat, Nov 26, 1977 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 136 123 13 7 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sun, Nov 27, 1977 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 97 115 13 8 L 1
22 Tue, Nov 29, 1977 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 115 99 14 8 W 1
23 Fri, Dec 2, 1977 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 126 92 15 8 W 2
24 Sun, Dec 4, 1977 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers W 111 109 16 8 W 3
25 Wed, Dec 7, 1977 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 123 116 17 8 W 4
26 Sat, Dec 10, 1977 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 118 111 18 8 W 5
27 Tue, Dec 13, 1977 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 96 99 18 9 L 1
28 Wed, Dec 14, 1977 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 98 124 18 10 L 2
29 Fri, Dec 16, 1977 Box Score Washington Bullets L OT 112 117 18 11 L 3
30 Tue, Dec 20, 1977 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 88 93 18 12 L 4
31 Fri, Dec 23, 1977 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 93 98 18 13 L 5
32 Mon, Dec 26, 1977 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 127 108 19 13 W 1
33 Wed, Dec 28, 1977 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 130 108 20 13 W 2
34 Fri, Dec 30, 1977 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 106 104 21 13 W 3 at Charlotte, NC
35 Tue, Jan 3, 1978 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 101 100 22 13 W 4
36 Wed, Jan 4, 1978 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 119 114 23 13 W 5
37 Sun, Jan 8, 1978 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 109 104 24 13 W 6
38 Tue, Jan 10, 1978 Box Score New Orleans Jazz W OT 115 110 25 13 W 7
39 Thu, Jan 12, 1978 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 109 106 26 13 W 8
40 Sat, Jan 14, 1978 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 123 112 27 13 W 9
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Tue, Jan 17, 1978 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 104 89 28 13 W 10
42 Thu, Jan 19, 1978 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 109 114 28 14 L 1
43 Sun, Jan 22, 1978 Box Score New York Knicks L OT 141 143 28 15 L 2
44 Tue, Jan 24, 1978 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 114 131 28 16 L 3
45 Wed, Jan 25, 1978 Box Score Buffalo Braves W OT 121 119 29 16 W 1
46 Fri, Jan 27, 1978 Box Score Houston Rockets W 105 100 30 16 W 2
47 Sun, Jan 29, 1978 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 117 118 30 17 L 1
48 Tue, Jan 31, 1978 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 119 115 31 17 W 1
49 Wed, Feb 1, 1978 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 101 104 31 18 L 1
50 Fri, Feb 3, 1978 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 115 102 32 18 W 1
51 Wed, Feb 8, 1978 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 114 109 33 18 W 2
52 Thu, Feb 9, 1978 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 108 119 33 19 L 1
53 Fri, Feb 10, 1978 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L OT 123 126 33 20 L 2
54 Sun, Feb 12, 1978 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 103 101 34 20 W 1
55 Tue, Feb 14, 1978 Box Score Washington Bullets W 103 98 35 20 W 2
56 Thu, Feb 16, 1978 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 87 119 35 21 L 1
57 Fri, Feb 17, 1978 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 112 105 36 21 W 1
58 Sun, Feb 19, 1978 Box Score Boston Celtics W 118 115 37 21 W 2
59 Wed, Feb 22, 1978 Box Score Indiana Pacers L 96 99 37 22 L 1
60 Fri, Feb 24, 1978 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 99 109 37 23 L 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sat, Feb 25, 1978 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 124 115 38 23 W 1
62 Tue, Feb 28, 1978 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 122 106 39 23 W 2
63 Wed, Mar 1, 1978 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers L 104 110 39 24 L 1
64 Sat, Mar 4, 1978 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 123 114 40 24 W 1
65 Tue, Mar 7, 1978 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 112 126 40 25 L 1
66 Fri, Mar 10, 1978 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 120 126 40 26 L 2
67 Sun, Mar 12, 1978 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 98 95 41 26 W 1
68 Wed, Mar 15, 1978 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 123 111 42 26 W 2
69 Fri, Mar 17, 1978 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L OT 109 111 42 27 L 1
70 Sun, Mar 19, 1978 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 95 122 42 28 L 2
71 Tue, Mar 21, 1978 Box Score New York Knicks L 114 115 42 29 L 3
72 Thu, Mar 23, 1978 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 106 123 42 30 L 4
73 Sun, Mar 26, 1978 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz W 109 100 43 30 W 1
74 Tue, Mar 28, 1978 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 103 106 43 31 L 1
75 Wed, Mar 29, 1978 Box Score Boston Celtics W 109 106 44 31 W 1
76 Fri, Mar 31, 1978 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 109 111 44 32 L 1
77 Sun, Apr 2, 1978 Box Score Houston Rockets W 109 100 45 32 W 1
78 Mon, Apr 3, 1978 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves W 104 95 46 32 W 2
79 Wed, Apr 5, 1978 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 129 121 47 32 W 3
80 Thu, Apr 6, 1978 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 111 105 48 32 W 4
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Apr 7, 1978 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 93 97 48 33 L 1
82 Sun, Apr 9, 1978 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 137 139 48 34 L 2

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Tue, Apr 18, 1978 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 119 103 1 0 W 1
2 Fri, Apr 21, 1978 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 127 111 2 0 W 2
3 Sun, Apr 23, 1978 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 112 143 2 1 L 1
4 Tue, Apr 25, 1978 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 118 104 3 1 W 1
5 Fri, Apr 28, 1978 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 112 117 3 2 L 1
6 Sun, Apr 30, 1978 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 91 119 3 3 L 2
7 Wed, May 3, 1978 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 116 110 4 3 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
8 Fri, May 5, 1978 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 116 107 5 3 W 2
9 Sun, May 7, 1978 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 111 121 5 4 L 1
10 Wed, May 10, 1978 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 91 105 5 5 L 2
11 Fri, May 12, 1978 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 94 100 5 6 L 3
12 Sun, May 14, 1978 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 123 114 6 6 W 1
13 Wed, May 17, 1978 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 108 123 6 7 L 1