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1980-81 Indiana Pacers Schedule and Results

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Record: 44-38, Finished 3rd in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jack McKinney (44-38)

PTS/G: 107.6 (13th of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 106.2 (8th of 23)
SRS: 1.72 (9th of 23) ▪ Pace: 100.9 (14th of 23)
Off Rtg: 106.4 (11th of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 105.0 (11th of 23)
Expected W-L: 45-37 (9th of 23)

Arena: Market Square Arena ▪ Attendance: 415,339 (11th of 23)

NBA 1981 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference First Round (2-0) versus Philadelphia 76ers  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 10, 1980 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 110 91 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Oct 11, 1980 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 100 87 2 0 W 2
3 Wed, Oct 15, 1980 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 97 108 2 1 L 1
4 Sat, Oct 18, 1980 Box Score Boston Celtics W 103 99 3 1 W 1
5 Tue, Oct 21, 1980 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 121 116 4 1 W 2
6 Wed, Oct 22, 1980 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 105 119 4 2 L 1
7 Fri, Oct 24, 1980 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 104 97 5 2 W 1
8 Sat, Oct 25, 1980 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 100 118 5 3 L 1
9 Wed, Oct 29, 1980 Box Score New York Knicks W 102 95 6 3 W 1
10 Fri, Oct 31, 1980 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 121 114 7 3 W 2
11 Sat, Nov 1, 1980 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 113 100 8 3 W 3
12 Sun, Nov 2, 1980 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 121 135 8 4 L 1
13 Tue, Nov 4, 1980 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 108 109 8 5 L 2
14 Sat, Nov 8, 1980 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 111 118 8 6 L 3
15 Mon, Nov 10, 1980 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 106 108 8 7 L 4
16 Tue, Nov 11, 1980 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 119 113 9 7 W 1
17 Thu, Nov 13, 1980 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 103 130 9 8 L 1
18 Fri, Nov 14, 1980 Box Score Washington Bullets W 118 108 10 8 W 1
19 Tue, Nov 18, 1980 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 102 97 11 8 W 2
20 Wed, Nov 19, 1980 Box Score Boston Celtics L 91 103 11 9 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Fri, Nov 21, 1980 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 88 97 11 10 L 2
22 Sat, Nov 22, 1980 Box Score Houston Rockets W 129 120 12 10 W 1
23 Wed, Nov 26, 1980 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 110 89 13 10 W 2
24 Thu, Nov 27, 1980 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 108 123 13 11 L 1
25 Sat, Nov 29, 1980 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 117 101 14 11 W 1
26 Tue, Dec 2, 1980 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 113 96 15 11 W 2
27 Wed, Dec 3, 1980 Box Score Washington Bullets W 128 115 16 11 W 3
28 Fri, Dec 5, 1980 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 100 102 16 12 L 1
29 Sat, Dec 6, 1980 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 107 88 17 12 W 1
30 Wed, Dec 10, 1980 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 102 90 18 12 W 2
31 Thu, Dec 11, 1980 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 103 100 19 12 W 3
32 Sat, Dec 13, 1980 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 105 114 19 13 L 1
33 Tue, Dec 16, 1980 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 107 109 19 14 L 2
34 Fri, Dec 19, 1980 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 106 109 19 15 L 3
35 Sat, Dec 20, 1980 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings W 107 103 20 15 W 1
36 Tue, Dec 23, 1980 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 125 109 21 15 W 2
37 Fri, Dec 26, 1980 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 115 116 21 16 L 1
38 Sat, Dec 27, 1980 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers L 109 121 21 17 L 2
39 Tue, Dec 30, 1980 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 110 127 21 18 L 3
40 Fri, Jan 2, 1981 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 109 106 22 18 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sat, Jan 3, 1981 Box Score San Diego Clippers W 128 104 23 18 W 2
42 Sun, Jan 4, 1981 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 113 104 24 18 W 3
43 Wed, Jan 7, 1981 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 112 103 25 18 W 4
44 Thu, Jan 8, 1981 Box Score @ New York Knicks W OT 116 115 26 18 W 5
45 Sat, Jan 10, 1981 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 106 102 27 18 W 6
46 Wed, Jan 14, 1981 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 101 99 28 18 W 7
47 Fri, Jan 16, 1981 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 94 95 28 19 L 1
48 Sun, Jan 18, 1981 Box Score Utah Jazz W 110 89 29 19 W 1
49 Tue, Jan 20, 1981 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 105 121 29 20 L 1
50 Wed, Jan 21, 1981 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 104 118 29 21 L 2
51 Fri, Jan 23, 1981 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 103 104 29 22 L 3
52 Sat, Jan 24, 1981 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 107 89 30 22 W 1
53 Tue, Jan 27, 1981 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 109 114 30 23 L 1
54 Wed, Jan 28, 1981 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 108 102 31 23 W 1
55 Tue, Feb 3, 1981 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 108 99 32 23 W 2
56 Wed, Feb 4, 1981 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 96 102 32 24 L 1
57 Fri, Feb 6, 1981 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 98 111 32 25 L 2
58 Sat, Feb 7, 1981 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 99 96 33 25 W 1
59 Sun, Feb 8, 1981 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 124 101 34 25 W 2
60 Wed, Feb 11, 1981 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 101 107 34 26 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Fri, Feb 13, 1981 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 100 103 34 27 L 2
62 Sun, Feb 15, 1981 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 113 107 35 27 W 1
63 Wed, Feb 18, 1981 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 96 99 35 28 L 1
64 Fri, Feb 20, 1981 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 109 106 36 28 W 1
65 Sun, Feb 22, 1981 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L OT 109 113 36 29 L 1
66 Wed, Feb 25, 1981 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 100 101 36 30 L 2
67 Fri, Feb 27, 1981 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W 118 111 37 30 W 1
68 Tue, Mar 3, 1981 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 112 117 37 31 L 1
69 Wed, Mar 4, 1981 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 93 105 37 32 L 2
70 Fri, Mar 6, 1981 Box Score Boston Celtics W 110 104 38 32 W 1
71 Sun, Mar 8, 1981 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 129 119 39 32 W 2
72 Tue, Mar 10, 1981 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 102 103 39 33 L 1
73 Thu, Mar 12, 1981 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 114 107 40 33 W 1
74 Fri, Mar 13, 1981 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 101 94 41 33 W 2 at Hartford, CT
75 Sat, Mar 14, 1981 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 94 101 41 34 L 1
76 Tue, Mar 17, 1981 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 89 114 41 35 L 2
77 Wed, Mar 18, 1981 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 95 107 41 36 L 3
78 Fri, Mar 20, 1981 Box Score New York Knicks L 107 110 41 37 L 4
79 Sun, Mar 22, 1981 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 107 101 42 37 W 1
80 Thu, Mar 26, 1981 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 115 107 43 37 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Mar 27, 1981 Box Score Washington Bullets W 122 107 44 37 W 3
82 Sun, Mar 29, 1981 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 97 101 44 38 L 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Tue, Mar 31, 1981 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 108 124 0 1 L 1
2 Thu, Apr 2, 1981 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 85 96 0 2 L 2