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1980-81 Denver Nuggets Schedule and Results

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Record: 37-45, Finished 4th in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Donnie Walsh (11-20), Doug Moe (26-25)

PTS/G: 121.8 (1st of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 122.3 (23rd of 23)
SRS: -0.95 (14th of 23) ▪ Pace: 109.8 (1st of 23)
Off Rtg: 109.4 (1st of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 109.8 (22nd of 23)
Expected W-L: 40-42 (14th of 23)

Arena: McNichols Sports Arena ▪ Attendance: 423,287 (10th of 23)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 10, 1980 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 112 113 0 1 L 1
2 Sun, Oct 12, 1980 Box Score Utah Jazz L OT 121 125 0 2 L 2
3 Wed, Oct 15, 1980 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 133 98 1 2 W 1
4 Fri, Oct 17, 1980 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers W 129 116 2 2 W 2
5 Sat, Oct 18, 1980 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 115 117 2 3 L 1
6 Tue, Oct 21, 1980 Box Score Houston Rockets L 117 119 2 4 L 2
7 Fri, Oct 24, 1980 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 94 117 2 5 L 3
8 Sat, Oct 25, 1980 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 122 125 2 6 L 4
9 Wed, Oct 29, 1980 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 109 115 2 7 L 5
10 Sat, Nov 1, 1980 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 123 118 3 7 W 1
11 Sun, Nov 2, 1980 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers W 123 121 4 7 W 2
12 Wed, Nov 5, 1980 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 125 117 5 7 W 3
13 Fri, Nov 7, 1980 Box Score New York Knicks L 115 124 5 8 L 1
14 Sat, Nov 8, 1980 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 2OT 130 126 6 8 W 1
15 Tue, Nov 11, 1980 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 92 107 6 9 L 1
16 Wed, Nov 12, 1980 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 111 118 6 10 L 2
17 Sat, Nov 15, 1980 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 125 123 7 10 W 1
18 Tue, Nov 18, 1980 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 103 122 7 11 L 1
19 Fri, Nov 21, 1980 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 134 121 8 11 W 1
20 Sun, Nov 23, 1980 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 113 131 8 12 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Tue, Nov 25, 1980 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers L 94 108 8 13 L 2
22 Wed, Nov 26, 1980 Box Score San Diego Clippers W 113 109 9 13 W 1
23 Fri, Nov 28, 1980 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W OT 119 117 10 13 W 2
24 Sat, Nov 29, 1980 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 2OT 123 124 10 14 L 1
25 Tue, Dec 2, 1980 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 124 129 10 15 L 2
26 Thu, Dec 4, 1980 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 118 122 10 16 L 3
27 Fri, Dec 5, 1980 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 114 119 10 17 L 4
28 Sat, Dec 6, 1980 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 108 111 10 18 L 5
29 Wed, Dec 10, 1980 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 116 107 11 18 W 1
30 Sat, Dec 13, 1980 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 123 147 11 19 L 1
31 Tue, Dec 16, 1980 Box Score Kansas City Kings L 118 133 11 20 L 2
32 Thu, Dec 18, 1980 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 122 130 11 21 L 3
33 Sat, Dec 20, 1980 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 114 120 11 22 L 4
34 Tue, Dec 23, 1980 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 128 136 11 23 L 5
35 Fri, Dec 26, 1980 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks L 111 119 11 24 L 6
36 Sat, Dec 27, 1980 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 125 121 12 24 W 1
37 Tue, Dec 30, 1980 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 127 110 13 24 W 2
38 Thu, Jan 1, 1981 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 119 122 13 25 L 1
39 Fri, Jan 2, 1981 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 132 133 13 26 L 2
40 Sat, Jan 3, 1981 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 134 132 14 26 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Wed, Jan 7, 1981 Box Score Utah Jazz L 117 121 14 27 L 1
42 Fri, Jan 9, 1981 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers W 130 116 15 27 W 1
43 Sat, Jan 10, 1981 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 116 119 15 28 L 1
44 Tue, Jan 13, 1981 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 135 132 16 28 W 1
45 Wed, Jan 14, 1981 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 102 128 16 29 L 1
46 Sat, Jan 17, 1981 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings W 123 122 17 29 W 1
47 Sun, Jan 18, 1981 Box Score Houston Rockets L 97 98 17 30 L 1
48 Wed, Jan 21, 1981 Box Score San Diego Clippers L 116 125 17 31 L 2
49 Fri, Jan 23, 1981 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 105 110 17 32 L 3
50 Sat, Jan 24, 1981 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 129 115 18 32 W 1
51 Tue, Jan 27, 1981 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 143 123 19 32 W 2
52 Thu, Jan 29, 1981 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 131 118 20 32 W 3
53 Tue, Feb 3, 1981 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L OT 128 135 20 33 L 1
54 Wed, Feb 4, 1981 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 132 135 20 34 L 2
55 Fri, Feb 6, 1981 Box Score @ Utah Jazz W 120 116 21 34 W 1
56 Sat, Feb 7, 1981 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 135 125 22 34 W 2
57 Sun, Feb 8, 1981 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 112 133 22 35 L 1
58 Tue, Feb 10, 1981 Box Score Washington Bullets L 110 115 22 36 L 2
59 Fri, Feb 13, 1981 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 162 143 23 36 W 1
60 Sun, Feb 15, 1981 Box Score Boston Celtics L 118 120 23 37 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Thu, Feb 19, 1981 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 127 126 24 37 W 1
62 Sat, Feb 21, 1981 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 129 109 25 37 W 2
63 Sun, Feb 22, 1981 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L OT 129 133 25 38 L 1
64 Tue, Feb 24, 1981 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 140 123 26 38 W 1
65 Fri, Feb 27, 1981 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 137 130 27 38 W 2
66 Sun, Mar 1, 1981 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 137 127 28 38 W 3
67 Wed, Mar 4, 1981 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 123 114 29 38 W 4
68 Fri, Mar 6, 1981 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 112 131 29 39 L 1
69 Sat, Mar 7, 1981 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 121 109 30 39 W 1
70 Sun, Mar 8, 1981 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 119 129 30 40 L 1
71 Tue, Mar 10, 1981 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 137 142 30 41 L 2
72 Thu, Mar 12, 1981 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 113 131 30 42 L 3
73 Fri, Mar 13, 1981 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 117 119 30 43 L 4
74 Sun, Mar 15, 1981 Box Score Houston Rockets W 138 127 31 43 W 1
75 Tue, Mar 17, 1981 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 124 112 32 43 W 2
76 Wed, Mar 18, 1981 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings W 2OT 126 124 33 43 W 3
77 Fri, Mar 20, 1981 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks L 125 126 33 44 L 1
78 Sun, Mar 22, 1981 Box Score Utah Jazz W 113 108 34 44 W 1
79 Tue, Mar 24, 1981 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 125 123 35 44 W 2
80 Wed, Mar 25, 1981 Box Score Dallas Mavericks L 115 126 35 45 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Sat, Mar 28, 1981 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 142 139 36 45 W 1
82 Sun, Mar 29, 1981 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers W OT 148 146 37 45 W 2