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1969-70 Denver Rockets Schedule and Results

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Record: 51-33, Finished 1st in ABA Western Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John McLendon (9-19), Joe Belmont (42-14)

PTS/G: 115.4 (3rd of 11) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 111.0 (5th of 11)
SRS: 4.32 (1st of 11) ▪ Pace: 107.6 (7th of 11)
Off Rtg: 106.2 (1st of 11) ▪ Def Rtg: 102.2 (5th of 11)
Expected W-L: 53-31 (1st of 11)

Arena: Denver Auditorium Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

ABA 1970 Playoffs:
Lost ABA Western Division Finals (1-4) versus Los Angeles Stars  (Series Stats)
Won ABA Western Division Semifinals (3-4) versus Washington Capitols  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sun, Oct 19, 1969 New Orleans Buccaneers L 103 109 0 1 L 1
2 Tue, Oct 21, 1969 @ Dallas Chaparrals L 108 120 0 2 L 2
3 Wed, Oct 22, 1969 @ Indiana Pacers L 107 117 0 3 L 3
4 Fri, Oct 24, 1969 @ New York Nets L 91 97 0 4 L 4
5 Sat, Oct 25, 1969 @ Washington Capitols L 82 99 0 5 L 5
6 Sun, Oct 26, 1969 Pittsburgh Pipers L 105 127 0 6 L 6
7 Tue, Oct 28, 1969 @ Los Angeles Stars L OT 118 126 0 7 L 7
8 Fri, Oct 31, 1969 Washington Capitols W 116 106 1 7 W 1
9 Sat, Nov 1, 1969 Los Angeles Stars W 121 88 2 7 W 2
10 Wed, Nov 5, 1969 @ New Orleans Buccaneers L 105 119 2 8 L 1
11 Thu, Nov 6, 1969 @ Kentucky Colonels L 119 145 2 9 L 2
12 Fri, Nov 7, 1969 @ Carolina Cougars L 104 105 2 10 L 3 at Greensboro, NC
13 Sat, Nov 8, 1969 @ Indiana Pacers L 96 99 2 11 L 4 at Anderson, IN
14 Wed, Nov 12, 1969 @ Pittsburgh Pipers W 125 114 3 11 W 1
15 Thu, Nov 13, 1969 @ Kentucky Colonels L OT 104 109 3 12 L 1
16 Fri, Nov 14, 1969 New York Nets W 100 83 4 12 W 1
17 Sun, Nov 16, 1969 Dallas Chaparrals W 89 87 5 12 W 2
18 Tue, Nov 18, 1969 Indiana Pacers L 105 108 5 13 L 1
19 Fri, Nov 21, 1969 @ Dallas Chaparrals W 103 100 6 13 W 1
20 Wed, Nov 26, 1969 @ New Orleans Buccaneers L 105 109 6 14 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Fri, Nov 28, 1969 @ Dallas Chaparrals W 109 103 7 14 W 1
22 Sat, Nov 29, 1969 @ New Orleans Buccaneers L 2OT 101 105 7 15 L 1
23 Sun, Nov 30, 1969 @ Miami Floridians L 98 103 7 16 L 2
24 Tue, Dec 2, 1969 @ Pittsburgh Pipers W 127 101 8 16 W 1
25 Wed, Dec 3, 1969 @ Washington Capitols L 87 99 8 17 L 1
26 Sat, Dec 6, 1969 @ Washington Capitols W 108 97 9 17 W 1
27 Sun, Dec 7, 1969 @ New York Nets L 96 102 9 18 L 1
28 Mon, Dec 8, 1969 @ New Orleans Buccaneers L OT 99 105 9 19 L 2
29 Thu, Dec 11, 1969 @ Washington Capitols L 113 126 9 20 L 3
30 Sun, Dec 14, 1969 @ Los Angeles Stars W 122 101 10 20 W 1
31 Thu, Dec 18, 1969 New York Nets W OT 108 105 11 20 W 2
32 Fri, Dec 19, 1969 @ New Orleans Buccaneers L 97 102 11 21 L 1
33 Sat, Dec 20, 1969 @ Miami Floridians W 123 114 12 21 W 1
34 Tue, Dec 23, 1969 Dallas Chaparrals W 102 96 13 21 W 2
35 Fri, Dec 26, 1969 Miami Floridians W 141 122 14 21 W 3
36 Sun, Dec 28, 1969 Kentucky Colonels W 135 112 15 21 W 4
37 Tue, Dec 30, 1969 Los Angeles Stars W 123 116 16 21 W 5
38 Fri, Jan 2, 1970 Washington Capitols W 129 113 17 21 W 6
39 Sun, Jan 4, 1970 Dallas Chaparrals W 122 85 18 21 W 7
40 Tue, Jan 6, 1970 @ Los Angeles Stars W 120 112 19 21 W 8 at Fresno, CA
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Wed, Jan 7, 1970 N Washington Capitols W 129 118 20 21 W 9 at Los Angeles, CA
42 Fri, Jan 9, 1970 Los Angeles Stars W 124 119 21 21 W 10
43 Tue, Jan 13, 1970 Pittsburgh Pipers W 138 122 22 21 W 11
44 Thu, Jan 15, 1970 Dallas Chaparrals W 126 123 23 21 W 12
45 Sun, Jan 18, 1970 Carolina Cougars W 135 112 24 21 W 13
46 Thu, Jan 22, 1970 Washington Capitols W 130 121 25 21 W 14
47 Sun, Jan 25, 1970 Dallas Chaparrals W 127 118 26 21 W 15
48 Fri, Jan 30, 1970 @ New York Nets L 98 115 26 22 L 1
49 Sat, Jan 31, 1970 @ Carolina Cougars W 109 104 27 22 W 1 at Charlotte, NC
50 Sun, Feb 1, 1970 Indiana Pacers L 105 118 27 23 L 1
51 Mon, Feb 2, 1970 N Los Angeles Stars W 115 113 28 23 W 1 at Wichita, KS
52 Tue, Feb 3, 1970 N Washington Capitols L 125 142 28 24 L 1 at Albuquerque, NM
53 Thu, Feb 5, 1970 New Orleans Buccaneers W 125 98 29 24 W 1
54 Fri, Feb 6, 1970 @ Los Angeles Stars L 103 117 29 25 L 1
55 Sun, Feb 8, 1970 Miami Floridians W 115 103 30 25 W 1
56 Thu, Feb 12, 1970 Kentucky Colonels W 125 111 31 25 W 2
57 Wed, Feb 18, 1970 @ Los Angeles Stars W 118 107 32 25 W 3
58 Sun, Feb 22, 1970 New Orleans Buccaneers W 113 107 33 25 W 4
59 Wed, Feb 25, 1970 Carolina Cougars W 120 110 34 25 W 5
60 Fri, Feb 27, 1970 Indiana Pacers W 132 100 35 25 W 6
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sun, Mar 1, 1970 Washington Capitols W 137 128 36 25 W 7
62 Tue, Mar 3, 1970 @ Dallas Chaparrals L 130 142 36 26 L 1
63 Wed, Mar 4, 1970 @ Los Angeles Stars L 122 135 36 27 L 2
64 Thu, Mar 5, 1970 Pittsburgh Pipers W 114 97 37 27 W 1
65 Sat, Mar 7, 1970 @ Washington Capitols L 128 144 37 28 L 1
66 Sun, Mar 8, 1970 New Orleans Buccaneers W 2OT 108 103 38 28 W 1
67 Tue, Mar 10, 1970 @ Dallas Chaparrals L 116 124 38 29 L 1 at Fort Worth, TX
68 Wed, Mar 11, 1970 Washington Capitols W 126 106 39 29 W 1
69 Thu, Mar 12, 1970 @ New Orleans Buccaneers L 105 113 39 30 L 1
70 Fri, Mar 13, 1970 @ Carolina Cougars W 103 98 40 30 W 1 at Greensboro, NC
71 Sun, Mar 15, 1970 @ Miami Floridians W 126 111 41 30 W 2 at Jacksonville, FL
72 Tue, Mar 17, 1970 @ Kentucky Colonels L 110 119 41 31 L 1
73 Wed, Mar 18, 1970 @ Indiana Pacers W 128 112 42 31 W 1
74 Thu, Mar 19, 1970 @ Pittsburgh Pipers L 92 94 42 32 L 1
75 Sat, Mar 21, 1970 Carolina Cougars W 128 105 43 32 W 1
76 Fri, Mar 27, 1970 New Orleans Buccaneers W 103 92 44 32 W 2
77 Sat, Mar 28, 1970 @ Dallas Chaparrals L 126 150 44 33 L 1
78 Tue, Mar 31, 1970 Los Angeles Stars W 119 98 45 33 W 1
79 Fri, Apr 3, 1970 New York Nets W 105 102 46 33 W 2
80 Sun, Apr 5, 1970 Kentucky Colonels W 112 98 47 33 W 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Wed, Apr 8, 1970 Dallas Chaparrals W 152 113 48 33 W 4
82 Fri, Apr 10, 1970 Miami Floridians W 145 141 49 33 W 5
83 Sun, Apr 12, 1970 New Orleans Buccaneers W 132 123 50 33 W 6
84 Wed, Apr 15, 1970 Los Angeles Stars W 152 116 51 33 W 7

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Apr 17, 1970 Washington Capitols W 130 111 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Apr 18, 1970 Washington Capitols W 143 133 2 0 W 2
3 Sun, Apr 19, 1970 @ Washington Capitols L 120 125 2 1 L 1
4 Wed, Apr 22, 1970 @ Washington Capitols L 114 131 2 2 L 2
5 Thu, Apr 23, 1970 Washington Capitols W 132 110 3 2 W 1
6 Sat, Apr 25, 1970 @ Washington Capitols L 111 116 3 3 L 1
7 Tue, Apr 28, 1970 Washington Capitols W 143 119 4 3 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
8 Thu, Apr 30, 1970 Los Angeles Stars W OT 123 113 5 3 W 2
9 Fri, May 1, 1970 Los Angeles Stars L 105 114 5 4 L 1
10 Mon, May 4, 1970 @ Los Angeles Stars L 113 119 5 5 L 2
11 Tue, May 5, 1970 @ Los Angeles Stars L 110 114 5 6 L 3
12 Sat, May 9, 1970 Los Angeles Stars L 107 109 5 7 L 4