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1985-86 Denver Nuggets Schedule and Results

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Record: 47-35, Finished 2nd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Doug Moe (47-35)

PTS/G: 114.8 (4th of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 113.5 (19th of 23)
SRS: 0.89 (8th of 23) ▪ Pace: 106.7 (1st of 23)
Off Rtg: 107.1 (12th of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 105.9 (9th of 23)
Expected W-L: 44-38 (7th of 23)

Arena: McNichols Sports Arena ▪ Attendance: 531,824 (7th of 23)

NBA 1986 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-2) versus Houston Rockets  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (3-1) versus Portland Trail Blazers  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 25, 1985 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 119 105 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Oct 26, 1985 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 123 112 2 0 W 2
3 Tue, Oct 29, 1985 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 142 127 3 0 W 3
4 Thu, Oct 31, 1985 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 90 73 4 0 W 4
5 Tue, Nov 5, 1985 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 128 113 5 0 W 5
6 Thu, Nov 7, 1985 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 131 99 6 0 W 6
7 Fri, Nov 8, 1985 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 99 128 6 1 L 1
8 Tue, Nov 12, 1985 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 119 127 6 2 L 2
9 Thu, Nov 14, 1985 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 112 109 7 2 W 1
10 Sat, Nov 16, 1985 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 113 109 8 2 W 2
11 Tue, Nov 19, 1985 Box Score Houston Rockets W 127 113 9 2 W 3
12 Thu, Nov 21, 1985 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 121 120 10 2 W 4
13 Sat, Nov 23, 1985 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 122 118 11 2 W 5
14 Sun, Nov 24, 1985 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 84 110 11 3 L 1
15 Tue, Nov 26, 1985 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 123 128 11 4 L 2
16 Wed, Nov 27, 1985 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 102 104 11 5 L 3
17 Fri, Nov 29, 1985 Box Score @ Utah Jazz W 129 114 12 5 W 1
18 Sat, Nov 30, 1985 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 2OT 123 131 12 6 L 1
19 Tue, Dec 3, 1985 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 94 111 12 7 L 2
20 Wed, Dec 4, 1985 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 119 105 13 7 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Fri, Dec 6, 1985 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 123 121 14 7 W 2
22 Sat, Dec 7, 1985 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 114 124 14 8 L 1
23 Wed, Dec 11, 1985 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 134 95 15 8 W 1
24 Fri, Dec 13, 1985 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 124 120 16 8 W 2
25 Sat, Dec 14, 1985 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks L 100 127 16 9 L 1
26 Tue, Dec 17, 1985 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 122 114 17 9 W 1
27 Thu, Dec 19, 1985 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 123 118 18 9 W 2
28 Sat, Dec 21, 1985 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 118 128 18 10 L 1
29 Sun, Dec 22, 1985 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 114 121 18 11 L 2
30 Sat, Dec 28, 1985 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 112 116 18 12 L 3
31 Mon, Dec 30, 1985 Box Score Houston Rockets W 125 122 19 12 W 1
32 Fri, Jan 3, 1986 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 107 117 19 13 L 1
33 Sat, Jan 4, 1986 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings L 107 112 19 14 L 2
34 Tue, Jan 7, 1986 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 132 110 20 14 W 1
35 Thu, Jan 9, 1986 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 94 90 21 14 W 2
36 Sat, Jan 11, 1986 Box Score Utah Jazz W 114 106 22 14 W 3
37 Mon, Jan 13, 1986 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 119 115 23 14 W 4
38 Wed, Jan 15, 1986 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 100 123 23 15 L 1
39 Fri, Jan 17, 1986 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 113 129 23 16 L 2
40 Sat, Jan 18, 1986 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 113 124 23 17 L 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Tue, Jan 21, 1986 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L OT 114 117 23 18 L 4
42 Wed, Jan 22, 1986 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 137 124 24 18 W 1
43 Fri, Jan 24, 1986 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 98 113 24 19 L 1
44 Sat, Jan 25, 1986 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers W 127 115 25 19 W 1
45 Mon, Jan 27, 1986 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 124 103 26 19 W 2
46 Tue, Jan 28, 1986 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings L 120 125 26 20 L 1
47 Thu, Jan 30, 1986 Box Score New York Knicks W 102 97 27 20 W 1
48 Sat, Feb 1, 1986 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 116 113 28 20 W 2
49 Mon, Feb 3, 1986 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 102 104 28 21 L 1
50 Tue, Feb 4, 1986 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 119 118 29 21 W 1
51 Thu, Feb 6, 1986 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 100 95 30 21 W 2
52 Wed, Feb 12, 1986 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks L 110 117 30 22 L 1
53 Fri, Feb 14, 1986 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 95 112 30 23 L 2
54 Sat, Feb 15, 1986 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 113 100 31 23 W 1
55 Tue, Feb 18, 1986 Box Score Washington Bullets W 101 90 32 23 W 2
56 Thu, Feb 20, 1986 Box Score Boston Celtics W 102 100 33 23 W 3
57 Sat, Feb 22, 1986 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 113 106 34 23 W 4
58 Mon, Feb 24, 1986 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 119 113 35 23 W 5
59 Tue, Feb 25, 1986 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 112 99 36 23 W 6
60 Thu, Feb 27, 1986 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 111 117 36 24 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sat, Mar 1, 1986 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 107 118 36 25 L 2
62 Tue, Mar 4, 1986 Box Score Houston Rockets W 128 115 37 25 W 1
63 Fri, Mar 7, 1986 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 134 117 38 25 W 2
64 Sun, Mar 9, 1986 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers W 123 121 39 25 W 3
65 Tue, Mar 11, 1986 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 116 128 39 26 L 1
66 Thu, Mar 13, 1986 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 102 112 39 27 L 2
67 Fri, Mar 14, 1986 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 101 91 40 27 W 1
68 Sun, Mar 16, 1986 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 119 113 41 27 W 2
69 Tue, Mar 18, 1986 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings L 113 117 41 28 L 1
70 Wed, Mar 19, 1986 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 114 98 42 28 W 1
71 Fri, Mar 21, 1986 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 115 104 43 28 W 2
72 Sun, Mar 23, 1986 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 111 113 43 29 L 1
73 Tue, Mar 25, 1986 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 115 121 43 30 L 2
74 Wed, Mar 26, 1986 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 101 116 43 31 L 3
75 Fri, Mar 28, 1986 Box Score Utah Jazz W 128 120 44 31 W 1
76 Tue, Apr 1, 1986 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 110 127 44 32 L 1
77 Thu, Apr 3, 1986 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks L 114 115 44 33 L 2
78 Sun, Apr 6, 1986 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 124 106 45 33 W 1
79 Mon, Apr 7, 1986 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 131 123 46 33 W 2
80 Wed, Apr 9, 1986 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers L 127 132 46 34 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Thu, Apr 10, 1986 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 115 113 47 34 W 1
82 Sat, Apr 12, 1986 Box Score Utah Jazz L 99 117 47 35 L 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Apr 18, 1986 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 133 126 1 0 W 1
2 Sun, Apr 20, 1986 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 106 108 1 1 L 1
3 Tue, Apr 22, 1986 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 115 104 2 1 W 1
4 Thu, Apr 24, 1986 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 116 112 3 1 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
5 Sat, Apr 26, 1986 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 119 126 3 2 L 1
6 Tue, Apr 29, 1986 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 101 119 3 3 L 2
7 Fri, May 2, 1986 Box Score Houston Rockets W 116 115 4 3 W 1
8 Sun, May 4, 1986 Box Score Houston Rockets W OT 114 111 5 3 W 2
9 Tue, May 6, 1986 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 103 131 5 4 L 1
10 Thu, May 8, 1986 Box Score Houston Rockets L 2OT 122 126 5 5 L 2