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1977-78 Washington Bullets Schedule and Results

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Record: 44-38, Finished 2nd in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick Motta (44-38)

PTS/G: 110.3 (7th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.4 (12th of 22)
SRS: 0.82 (7th of 22) ▪ Pace: 108.1 (11th of 22)
Off Rtg: 101.3 (10th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 100.5 (9th of 22)
Expected W-L: 43-39 (7th of 22)

Arena: Capital Centre ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1978 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (3-4) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Finals (2-4) versus Philadelphia 76ers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (2-4) versus San Antonio Spurs  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference First Round (0-2) versus Atlanta Hawks  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 21, 1977 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 117 109 1 0 W 1
2 Sat, Oct 22, 1977 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 115 141 1 1 L 1
3 Fri, Oct 28, 1977 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 127 136 1 2 L 2
4 Sat, Oct 29, 1977 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 106 120 1 3 L 3
5 Fri, Nov 4, 1977 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 113 96 2 3 W 1
6 Sat, Nov 5, 1977 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 105 116 2 4 L 1
7 Sun, Nov 6, 1977 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz W 108 97 3 4 W 1
8 Thu, Nov 10, 1977 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 103 106 3 5 L 1
9 Sat, Nov 12, 1977 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 116 98 4 5 W 1
10 Sun, Nov 13, 1977 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 102 104 4 6 L 1
11 Tue, Nov 15, 1977 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 111 109 5 6 W 1
12 Fri, Nov 18, 1977 Box Score New York Knicks W 123 103 6 6 W 2
13 Sat, Nov 19, 1977 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings W OT 131 125 7 6 W 3
14 Mon, Nov 21, 1977 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves W 114 97 8 6 W 4
15 Tue, Nov 22, 1977 Box Score Denver Nuggets L 114 119 8 7 L 1
16 Sat, Nov 26, 1977 Box Score Houston Rockets W 93 91 9 7 W 1
17 Wed, Nov 30, 1977 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 116 105 10 7 W 2
18 Fri, Dec 2, 1977 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 108 95 11 7 W 3
19 Sat, Dec 3, 1977 Box Score Boston Celtics W 103 93 12 7 W 4
20 Sun, Dec 4, 1977 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 100 94 13 7 W 5
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Tue, Dec 6, 1977 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 108 116 13 8 L 1
22 Wed, Dec 7, 1977 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 96 95 14 8 W 1
23 Fri, Dec 9, 1977 Box Score New Orleans Jazz W 101 97 15 8 W 2
24 Sun, Dec 11, 1977 Box Score New Jersey Nets L 95 106 15 9 L 1
25 Tue, Dec 13, 1977 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 102 96 16 9 W 1
26 Fri, Dec 16, 1977 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W OT 117 112 17 9 W 2
27 Sat, Dec 17, 1977 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 104 117 17 10 L 1
28 Sun, Dec 18, 1977 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L OT 109 111 17 11 L 2
29 Tue, Dec 20, 1977 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 115 120 17 12 L 3
30 Sun, Dec 25, 1977 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 100 93 18 12 W 1
31 Mon, Dec 26, 1977 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 113 106 19 12 W 2
32 Wed, Dec 28, 1977 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 106 87 20 12 W 3
33 Fri, Dec 30, 1977 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 119 126 20 13 L 1
34 Tue, Jan 3, 1978 Box Score Denver Nuggets L 100 101 20 14 L 2
35 Fri, Jan 6, 1978 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 146 114 21 14 W 1
36 Sun, Jan 8, 1978 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 99 98 22 14 W 2
37 Tue, Jan 10, 1978 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 123 115 23 14 W 3
38 Wed, Jan 11, 1978 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 95 100 23 15 L 1 at Charlotte, NC
39 Fri, Jan 13, 1978 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 102 93 24 15 W 1
40 Sat, Jan 14, 1978 Box Score @ Buffalo Braves L 93 130 24 16 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Wed, Jan 18, 1978 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 106 113 24 17 L 2
42 Fri, Jan 20, 1978 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 99 121 24 18 L 3
43 Sun, Jan 22, 1978 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 101 114 24 19 L 4
44 Tue, Jan 24, 1978 Box Score Detroit Pistons L 101 104 24 20 L 5
45 Thu, Jan 26, 1978 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 135 107 25 20 W 1
46 Sun, Jan 29, 1978 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 119 112 26 20 W 2
47 Tue, Jan 31, 1978 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 109 129 26 21 L 1
48 Thu, Feb 2, 1978 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 93 110 26 22 L 2
49 Fri, Feb 3, 1978 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 94 116 26 23 L 3
50 Tue, Feb 7, 1978 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 102 105 26 24 L 4
51 Wed, Feb 8, 1978 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 106 100 27 24 W 1
52 Sun, Feb 12, 1978 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 109 121 27 25 L 1
53 Tue, Feb 14, 1978 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 98 103 27 26 L 2
54 Thu, Feb 16, 1978 Box Score Buffalo Braves W 123 109 28 26 W 1
55 Fri, Feb 17, 1978 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 111 123 28 27 L 1
56 Sun, Feb 19, 1978 Box Score New Orleans Jazz W 130 111 29 27 W 1
57 Wed, Feb 22, 1978 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 97 105 29 28 L 1
58 Fri, Feb 24, 1978 Box Score Phoenix Suns W OT 121 120 30 28 W 1
59 Sun, Feb 26, 1978 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 121 110 31 28 W 2
60 Tue, Feb 28, 1978 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L OT 135 136 31 29 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Wed, Mar 1, 1978 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 125 110 32 29 W 1
62 Fri, Mar 3, 1978 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 124 108 33 29 W 2
63 Sun, Mar 5, 1978 Box Score Houston Rockets W 106 88 34 29 W 3
64 Fri, Mar 10, 1978 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 117 114 35 29 W 4
65 Sat, Mar 11, 1978 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 101 116 35 30 L 1
66 Tue, Mar 14, 1978 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 120 115 36 30 W 1
67 Thu, Mar 16, 1978 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 107 111 36 31 L 1
68 Fri, Mar 17, 1978 Box Score Indiana Pacers L 99 105 36 32 L 2
69 Sun, Mar 19, 1978 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 106 117 36 33 L 3
70 Tue, Mar 21, 1978 Box Score Boston Celtics W 119 107 37 33 W 1
71 Wed, Mar 22, 1978 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz W 124 109 38 33 W 2
72 Fri, Mar 24, 1978 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 107 104 39 33 W 3
73 Sat, Mar 25, 1978 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 98 95 40 33 W 4
74 Sun, Mar 26, 1978 Box Score New Jersey Nets L 104 118 40 34 L 1
75 Wed, Mar 29, 1978 Box Score Kansas City Kings L OT 105 108 40 35 L 2
76 Thu, Mar 30, 1978 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 123 108 41 35 W 1
77 Fri, Mar 31, 1978 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers L 101 102 41 36 L 1
78 Sun, Apr 2, 1978 Box Score New York Knicks L 109 114 41 37 L 2
79 Wed, Apr 5, 1978 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 125 119 42 37 W 1
80 Thu, Apr 6, 1978 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 112 103 43 37 W 2 at Providence, RI
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Sat, Apr 8, 1978 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 114 131 43 38 L 1
82 Sun, Apr 9, 1978 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 123 113 44 38 W 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Wed, Apr 12, 1978 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 103 94 1 0 W 1
2 Fri, Apr 14, 1978 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W OT 107 103 2 0 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
3 Sun, Apr 16, 1978 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 103 114 2 1 L 1
4 Tue, Apr 18, 1978 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 121 117 3 1 W 1
5 Fri, Apr 21, 1978 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 118 105 4 1 W 2
6 Sun, Apr 23, 1978 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 98 95 5 1 W 3
7 Tue, Apr 25, 1978 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 105 116 5 2 L 1
8 Fri, Apr 28, 1978 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 103 100 6 2 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
9 Sun, Apr 30, 1978 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W OT 122 117 7 2 W 2
10 Wed, May 3, 1978 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 104 110 7 3 L 1
11 Fri, May 5, 1978 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 123 108 8 3 W 1
12 Sun, May 7, 1978 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 121 105 9 3 W 2
13 Wed, May 10, 1978 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 94 107 9 4 L 1
14 Fri, May 12, 1978 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 101 99 10 4 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
15 Sun, May 21, 1978 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 102 106 10 5 L 1
16 Thu, May 25, 1978 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 106 98 11 5 W 1
17 Sun, May 28, 1978 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 92 93 11 6 L 1
18 Tue, May 30, 1978 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W OT 120 116 12 6 W 1
19 Fri, Jun 2, 1978 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 94 98 12 7 L 1
20 Sun, Jun 4, 1978 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 117 82 13 7 W 1
21 Wed, Jun 7, 1978 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 105 99 14 7 W 2