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1996-97 Denver Nuggets Schedule and Results

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Record: 21-61, Finished 5th in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bernie Bickerstaff (4-9), Dick Motta (17-52)

PTS/G: 97.8 (13th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 104.1 (26th of 29)
SRS: -6.40 (25th of 29) ▪ Pace: 92.4 (4th of 29)
Off Rtg: 104.5 (24th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 111.2 (24th of 29)
Expected W-L: 24-58 (24th of 29)

Arena: McNichols Sports Arena ▪ Attendance: 340,486 (28th of 29)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Nov 1, 1996 Box Score Dallas Mavericks L 91 92 0 1 L 1
2 Sun, Nov 3, 1996 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 88 79 1 1 W 1
3 Tue, Nov 5, 1996 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers L 78 82 1 2 L 1
4 Thu, Nov 7, 1996 Box Score Houston Rockets L OT 108 110 1 3 L 2
5 Fri, Nov 8, 1996 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 94 91 2 3 W 1
6 Sun, Nov 10, 1996 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 86 101 2 4 L 1
7 Mon, Nov 11, 1996 Box Score @ Toronto Raptors W 104 93 3 4 W 1
8 Wed, Nov 13, 1996 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L OT 94 95 3 5 L 1
9 Fri, Nov 15, 1996 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 82 80 4 5 W 1
10 Sat, Nov 16, 1996 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 99 106 4 6 L 1
11 Tue, Nov 19, 1996 Box Score Miami Heat L 86 104 4 7 L 2
12 Thu, Nov 21, 1996 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 92 110 4 8 L 3
13 Sat, Nov 23, 1996 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 65 105 4 9 L 4
14 Tue, Nov 26, 1996 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 117 108 5 9 W 1
15 Wed, Nov 27, 1996 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 103 107 5 10 L 1
16 Fri, Nov 29, 1996 Box Score Minnesota Timberwolves L 103 108 5 11 L 2
17 Sun, Dec 1, 1996 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 96 104 5 12 L 3
18 Tue, Dec 3, 1996 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 99 114 5 13 L 4
19 Thu, Dec 5, 1996 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 104 115 5 14 L 5
20 Sat, Dec 7, 1996 Box Score Utah Jazz L 91 104 5 15 L 6
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Tue, Dec 10, 1996 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 88 89 5 16 L 7
22 Wed, Dec 11, 1996 Box Score @ Charlotte Hornets L 97 101 5 17 L 8
23 Fri, Dec 13, 1996 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 104 108 5 18 L 9
24 Sat, Dec 14, 1996 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 82 89 5 19 L 10
25 Wed, Dec 18, 1996 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 95 79 6 19 W 1
26 Fri, Dec 20, 1996 Box Score Vancouver Grizzlies W 108 93 7 19 W 2
27 Mon, Dec 23, 1996 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W OT 112 109 8 19 W 3
28 Thu, Dec 26, 1996 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 89 118 8 20 L 1
29 Sat, Dec 28, 1996 Box Score @ Minnesota Timberwolves L OT 96 103 8 21 L 2
30 Mon, Dec 30, 1996 Box Score Boston Celtics L 102 104 8 22 L 3
31 Fri, Jan 3, 1997 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 91 93 8 23 L 4
32 Tue, Jan 7, 1997 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings W 109 96 9 23 W 1
33 Wed, Jan 8, 1997 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 99 109 9 24 L 1
34 Fri, Jan 10, 1997 Box Score Indiana Pacers L 89 108 9 25 L 2
35 Sat, Jan 11, 1997 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks L 99 104 9 26 L 3
36 Mon, Jan 13, 1997 Box Score Charlotte Hornets L OT 100 102 9 27 L 4
37 Tue, Jan 14, 1997 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 101 110 9 28 L 5
38 Thu, Jan 16, 1997 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W OT 88 87 10 28 W 1
39 Sat, Jan 18, 1997 Box Score Dallas Mavericks L 104 107 10 29 L 1
40 Mon, Jan 20, 1997 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 132 123 11 29 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Wed, Jan 22, 1997 Box Score Vancouver Grizzlies W 94 84 12 29 W 2
42 Fri, Jan 24, 1997 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers L 111 114 12 30 L 1
43 Sat, Jan 25, 1997 Box Score @ Vancouver Grizzlies W 83 82 13 30 W 1
44 Tue, Jan 28, 1997 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 99 114 13 31 L 1
45 Thu, Jan 30, 1997 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 113 109 14 31 W 1
46 Sat, Feb 1, 1997 Box Score Sacramento Kings L 107 113 14 32 L 1
47 Sun, Feb 2, 1997 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 115 104 15 32 W 1
48 Wed, Feb 5, 1997 Box Score Washington Bullets W 106 104 16 32 W 2
49 Tue, Feb 11, 1997 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 81 108 16 33 L 1
50 Thu, Feb 13, 1997 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 117 132 16 34 L 2
51 Sat, Feb 15, 1997 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 87 92 16 35 L 3
52 Sun, Feb 16, 1997 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 112 97 17 35 W 1
53 Tue, Feb 18, 1997 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 123 134 17 36 L 1
54 Thu, Feb 20, 1997 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 68 92 17 37 L 2
55 Fri, Feb 21, 1997 Box Score @ Orlando Magic L 86 99 17 38 L 3
56 Sun, Feb 23, 1997 Box Score @ Miami Heat L 86 95 17 39 L 4
57 Tue, Feb 25, 1997 Box Score Toronto Raptors L OT 122 124 17 40 L 5
58 Fri, Feb 28, 1997 Box Score New York Knicks L OT 108 112 17 41 L 6
59 Sun, Mar 2, 1997 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W OT 109 107 18 41 W 1
60 Wed, Mar 5, 1997 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings L 100 105 18 42 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Fri, Mar 7, 1997 Box Score @ Minnesota Timberwolves L 83 96 18 43 L 2
62 Tue, Mar 11, 1997 Box Score Orlando Magic L 91 96 18 44 L 3
63 Thu, Mar 13, 1997 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 82 102 18 45 L 4
64 Sat, Mar 15, 1997 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 121 105 19 45 W 1
65 Mon, Mar 17, 1997 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 94 113 19 46 L 1
66 Thu, Mar 20, 1997 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 97 123 19 47 L 2
67 Fri, Mar 21, 1997 Box Score @ Vancouver Grizzlies L 101 108 19 48 L 3
68 Sun, Mar 23, 1997 Box Score Utah Jazz L 103 120 19 49 L 4
69 Wed, Mar 26, 1997 Box Score Minnesota Timberwolves L 100 102 19 50 L 5
70 Sat, Mar 29, 1997 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 105 120 19 51 L 6
71 Sun, Mar 30, 1997 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 99 97 20 51 W 1
72 Tue, Apr 1, 1997 Box Score Houston Rockets L 99 116 20 52 L 1
73 Wed, Apr 2, 1997 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 85 110 20 53 L 2
74 Fri, Apr 4, 1997 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 113 122 20 54 L 3
75 Mon, Apr 7, 1997 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 104 110 20 55 L 4
76 Tue, Apr 8, 1997 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 90 96 20 56 L 5
77 Thu, Apr 10, 1997 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L OT 107 109 20 57 L 6
78 Sat, Apr 12, 1997 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers L 94 116 20 58 L 7 at Anaheim, CA
79 Mon, Apr 14, 1997 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 93 103 20 59 L 8
80 Wed, Apr 16, 1997 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 63 107 20 60 L 9
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Thu, Apr 17, 1997 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 104 108 20 61 L 10
82 Sat, Apr 19, 1997 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W 100 95 21 61 W 1