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1978-79 Detroit Pistons Schedule and Results

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Record: 30-52, Finished 4th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick Vitale (30-52)

PTS/G: 110.0 (10th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 112.7 (18th of 22)
SRS: -2.60 (16th of 22) ▪ Pace: 107.2 (6th of 22)
Off Rtg: 102.1 (17th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 104.6 (15th of 22)
Expected W-L: 34-48 (16th of 22)

Arena: Pontiac Silverdome ▪ Attendance: NA

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 13, 1978 Box Score New Jersey Nets L 105 107 0 1 L 1
2 Sat, Oct 14, 1978 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 114 122 0 2 L 2
3 Tue, Oct 17, 1978 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz L 109 114 0 3 L 3
4 Fri, Oct 20, 1978 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 117 126 0 4 L 4
5 Sat, Oct 21, 1978 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 99 119 0 5 L 5
6 Wed, Oct 25, 1978 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 110 105 1 5 W 1
7 Fri, Oct 27, 1978 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 107 102 2 5 W 2
8 Sat, Oct 28, 1978 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 126 150 2 6 L 1
9 Tue, Oct 31, 1978 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 96 112 2 7 L 2
10 Thu, Nov 2, 1978 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 94 95 2 8 L 3
11 Fri, Nov 3, 1978 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 99 93 3 8 W 1
12 Sat, Nov 4, 1978 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 95 103 3 9 L 1
13 Wed, Nov 8, 1978 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 117 106 4 9 W 1
14 Fri, Nov 10, 1978 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 115 101 5 9 W 2
15 Sat, Nov 11, 1978 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 112 135 5 10 L 1
16 Sun, Nov 12, 1978 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 128 123 6 10 W 1
17 Wed, Nov 15, 1978 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 126 133 6 11 L 1
18 Sat, Nov 18, 1978 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 105 119 6 12 L 2
19 Tue, Nov 21, 1978 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 79 96 6 13 L 3
20 Fri, Nov 24, 1978 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W OT 119 117 7 13 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Tue, Nov 28, 1978 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers W 105 103 8 13 W 2
22 Thu, Nov 30, 1978 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 109 119 8 14 L 1
23 Fri, Dec 1, 1978 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 120 125 8 15 L 2
24 Sat, Dec 2, 1978 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers W 120 113 9 15 W 1
25 Tue, Dec 5, 1978 Box Score Boston Celtics L 112 114 9 16 L 1
26 Thu, Dec 7, 1978 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 121 105 10 16 W 1
27 Fri, Dec 8, 1978 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 107 114 10 17 L 1
28 Sat, Dec 9, 1978 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 108 132 10 18 L 2
29 Tue, Dec 12, 1978 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 110 127 10 19 L 3
30 Fri, Dec 15, 1978 Box Score Washington Bullets L 114 116 10 20 L 4
31 Thu, Dec 21, 1978 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 121 108 11 20 W 1
32 Sat, Dec 23, 1978 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 126 130 11 21 L 1
33 Tue, Dec 26, 1978 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 84 143 11 22 L 2
34 Wed, Dec 27, 1978 Box Score Houston Rockets W 131 119 12 22 W 1
35 Fri, Dec 29, 1978 Box Score San Diego Clippers L 107 111 12 23 L 1
36 Sat, Dec 30, 1978 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 101 112 12 24 L 2
37 Tue, Jan 2, 1979 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers L 119 137 12 25 L 3
38 Wed, Jan 3, 1979 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 81 96 12 26 L 4
39 Fri, Jan 5, 1979 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 96 98 12 27 L 5
40 Tue, Jan 9, 1979 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 114 116 12 28 L 6
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Thu, Jan 11, 1979 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 104 101 13 28 W 1
42 Sat, Jan 13, 1979 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 114 109 14 28 W 2
43 Tue, Jan 16, 1979 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 110 111 14 29 L 1
44 Wed, Jan 17, 1979 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 99 106 14 30 L 2
45 Thu, Jan 18, 1979 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 87 97 14 31 L 3
46 Sat, Jan 20, 1979 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 122 110 15 31 W 1
47 Mon, Jan 22, 1979 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 121 117 16 31 W 2
48 Thu, Jan 25, 1979 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 135 100 17 31 W 3
49 Sun, Jan 28, 1979 Box Score San Diego Clippers W 128 118 18 31 W 4
50 Wed, Jan 31, 1979 Box Score New York Knicks L 86 108 18 32 L 1
51 Thu, Feb 1, 1979 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 120 116 19 32 W 1
52 Fri, Feb 2, 1979 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 114 130 19 33 L 1
53 Tue, Feb 6, 1979 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 108 113 19 34 L 2
54 Wed, Feb 7, 1979 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 103 114 19 35 L 3
55 Thu, Feb 8, 1979 Box Score New Jersey Nets L 105 106 19 36 L 4
56 Sat, Feb 10, 1979 Box Score New Orleans Jazz L 105 107 19 37 L 5
57 Wed, Feb 14, 1979 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 111 107 20 37 W 1
58 Fri, Feb 16, 1979 Box Score Houston Rockets W 110 96 21 37 W 2
59 Sun, Feb 18, 1979 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 124 104 22 37 W 3
60 Wed, Feb 21, 1979 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W OT 106 99 23 37 W 4
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sun, Feb 25, 1979 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L OT 119 126 23 38 L 1
62 Tue, Feb 27, 1979 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 117 124 23 39 L 2
63 Sat, Mar 3, 1979 Box Score New Orleans Jazz W 110 101 24 39 W 1
64 Wed, Mar 7, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 93 99 24 40 L 1
65 Fri, Mar 9, 1979 Box Score Boston Celtics W 160 117 25 40 W 1
66 Sun, Mar 11, 1979 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 125 115 26 40 W 2
67 Tue, Mar 13, 1979 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L OT 120 122 26 41 L 1
68 Thu, Mar 15, 1979 Box Score New York Knicks W 88 83 27 41 W 1
69 Fri, Mar 16, 1979 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 98 99 27 42 L 1
70 Sat, Mar 17, 1979 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 105 98 28 42 W 1
71 Tue, Mar 20, 1979 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 110 117 28 43 L 1
72 Wed, Mar 21, 1979 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 104 111 28 44 L 2
73 Fri, Mar 23, 1979 Box Score Washington Bullets W 124 114 29 44 W 1
74 Sun, Mar 25, 1979 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 107 116 29 45 L 1
75 Wed, Mar 28, 1979 Box Score Denver Nuggets L 110 115 29 46 L 2
76 Fri, Mar 30, 1979 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 113 124 29 47 L 3
77 Sat, Mar 31, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 102 123 29 48 L 4
78 Sun, Apr 1, 1979 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 105 116 29 49 L 5
79 Tue, Apr 3, 1979 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 100 104 29 50 L 6
80 Thu, Apr 5, 1979 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz W 120 104 30 50 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Apr 6, 1979 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 96 112 30 51 L 1
82 Sun, Apr 8, 1979 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 107 117 30 52 L 2