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1978-79 Washington Bullets Schedule and Results

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Record: 54-28, Finished 1st in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick Motta (54-28)

PTS/G: 114.9 (3rd of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.9 (9th of 22)
SRS: 4.75 (2nd of 22) ▪ Pace: 106.5 (9th of 22)
Off Rtg: 107.4 (2nd of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 102.7 (8th of 22)
Expected W-L: 53-29 (2nd of 22)

Arena: Capital Centre ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1979 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (1-4) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Finals (3-4) versus San Antonio Spurs  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (3-4) versus Atlanta Hawks  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 13, 1978 Box Score New Orleans Jazz W 117 101 1 0 W 1
2 Tue, Oct 17, 1978 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 113 109 2 0 W 2
3 Wed, Oct 18, 1978 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 121 111 3 0 W 3
4 Sat, Oct 21, 1978 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 119 99 4 0 W 4
5 Tue, Oct 24, 1978 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 102 104 4 1 L 1
6 Wed, Oct 25, 1978 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 92 121 4 2 L 2
7 Fri, Oct 27, 1978 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 83 102 4 3 L 3
8 Sun, Oct 29, 1978 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 93 109 4 4 L 4
9 Tue, Oct 31, 1978 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 108 110 4 5 L 5
10 Wed, Nov 1, 1978 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 124 113 5 5 W 1
11 Sat, Nov 4, 1978 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 124 119 6 5 W 2
12 Tue, Nov 7, 1978 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 143 103 7 5 W 3
13 Fri, Nov 10, 1978 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 122 123 7 6 L 1
14 Sat, Nov 11, 1978 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 124 143 7 7 L 2
15 Tue, Nov 14, 1978 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 122 106 8 7 W 1
16 Wed, Nov 15, 1978 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 138 111 9 7 W 2
17 Fri, Nov 17, 1978 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 143 94 10 7 W 3
18 Sat, Nov 18, 1978 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 119 114 11 7 W 4
19 Wed, Nov 22, 1978 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 119 103 12 7 W 5
20 Fri, Nov 24, 1978 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 113 103 13 7 W 6
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sun, Nov 26, 1978 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 110 102 14 7 W 7
22 Tue, Nov 28, 1978 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 133 106 15 7 W 8
23 Fri, Dec 1, 1978 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz W 117 115 16 7 W 9
24 Sat, Dec 2, 1978 Box Score Kansas City Kings L 109 110 16 8 L 1
25 Tue, Dec 5, 1978 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 117 102 17 8 W 1
26 Wed, Dec 6, 1978 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 101 96 18 8 W 2
27 Fri, Dec 8, 1978 Box Score New Jersey Nets L 100 108 18 9 L 1
28 Sat, Dec 9, 1978 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 101 98 19 9 W 1
29 Wed, Dec 13, 1978 Box Score San Diego Clippers W 134 117 20 9 W 2
30 Fri, Dec 15, 1978 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 116 114 21 9 W 3
31 Sat, Dec 16, 1978 Box Score Boston Celtics W 125 117 22 9 W 4
32 Wed, Dec 20, 1978 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 137 129 23 9 W 5
33 Fri, Dec 22, 1978 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 115 127 23 10 L 1
34 Sat, Dec 23, 1978 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 109 114 23 11 L 2
35 Tue, Dec 26, 1978 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 108 104 24 11 W 1
36 Thu, Dec 28, 1978 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 99 109 24 12 L 1
37 Tue, Jan 2, 1979 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 109 86 25 12 W 1
38 Fri, Jan 5, 1979 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 104 94 26 12 W 2
39 Sat, Jan 6, 1979 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 106 102 27 12 W 3
40 Tue, Jan 9, 1979 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 90 121 27 13 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sun, Jan 14, 1979 Box Score San Diego Clippers W 125 91 28 13 W 1
42 Wed, Jan 17, 1979 Box Score New Orleans Jazz W 112 102 29 13 W 2
43 Fri, Jan 19, 1979 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W 113 102 30 13 W 3
44 Sat, Jan 20, 1979 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 109 104 31 13 W 4
45 Tue, Jan 23, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 100 103 31 14 L 1
46 Wed, Jan 24, 1979 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 128 106 32 14 W 1
47 Fri, Jan 26, 1979 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 128 142 32 15 L 1
48 Sun, Jan 28, 1979 Box Score New York Knicks W 122 105 33 15 W 1
49 Tue, Jan 30, 1979 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 109 105 34 15 W 2
50 Thu, Feb 1, 1979 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 123 122 35 15 W 3
51 Fri, Feb 2, 1979 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 120 106 36 15 W 4
52 Wed, Feb 7, 1979 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 96 90 37 15 W 5
53 Sun, Feb 11, 1979 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 99 107 37 16 L 1
54 Tue, Feb 13, 1979 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers W 2OT 138 136 38 16 W 1
55 Thu, Feb 15, 1979 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 108 119 38 17 L 1
56 Fri, Feb 16, 1979 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors L 103 109 38 18 L 2
57 Sun, Feb 18, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 105 94 39 18 W 1
58 Thu, Feb 22, 1979 Box Score Houston Rockets L 110 120 39 19 L 1
59 Fri, Feb 23, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 132 110 40 19 W 1
60 Sun, Feb 25, 1979 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 99 89 41 19 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Wed, Feb 28, 1979 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 124 113 42 19 W 3
62 Sun, Mar 4, 1979 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 129 128 43 19 W 4
63 Wed, Mar 7, 1979 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 105 109 43 20 L 1
64 Fri, Mar 9, 1979 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 116 121 43 21 L 2
65 Sun, Mar 11, 1979 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 119 98 44 21 W 1
66 Tue, Mar 13, 1979 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 120 111 45 21 W 2
67 Fri, Mar 16, 1979 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks L 2OT 126 134 45 22 L 1
68 Sat, Mar 17, 1979 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 117 114 46 22 W 1
69 Sun, Mar 18, 1979 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 126 112 47 22 W 2
70 Tue, Mar 20, 1979 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz W 126 107 48 22 W 3
71 Wed, Mar 21, 1979 Box Score New York Knicks W 119 106 49 22 W 4
72 Fri, Mar 23, 1979 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 114 124 49 23 L 1
73 Sun, Mar 25, 1979 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 116 107 50 23 W 1
74 Tue, Mar 27, 1979 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers L 97 100 50 24 L 1
75 Wed, Mar 28, 1979 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets W 127 108 51 24 W 1
76 Fri, Mar 30, 1979 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 104 132 51 25 L 1
77 Sun, Apr 1, 1979 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 105 89 52 25 W 1
78 Tue, Apr 3, 1979 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks W 112 108 53 25 W 2
79 Wed, Apr 4, 1979 Box Score Boston Celtics W 145 119 54 25 W 3
80 Fri, Apr 6, 1979 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 114 128 54 26 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Sat, Apr 7, 1979 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 102 103 54 27 L 2
82 Sun, Apr 8, 1979 Box Score Houston Rockets L 102 112 54 28 L 3

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Sun, Apr 15, 1979 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 103 89 1 0 W 1
2 Tue, Apr 17, 1979 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 99 107 1 1 L 1
3 Fri, Apr 20, 1979 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 89 77 2 1 W 1
4 Sun, Apr 22, 1979 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W OT 120 118 3 1 W 2
5 Tue, Apr 24, 1979 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 103 107 3 2 L 1
6 Thu, Apr 26, 1979 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 86 104 3 3 L 2
7 Sun, Apr 29, 1979 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 100 94 4 3 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
8 Fri, May 4, 1979 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 97 118 4 4 L 1
9 Sun, May 6, 1979 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 115 95 5 4 W 1
10 Wed, May 9, 1979 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 114 116 5 5 L 1
11 Fri, May 11, 1979 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 102 118 5 6 L 2
12 Sun, May 13, 1979 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 107 103 6 6 W 1
13 Wed, May 16, 1979 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 108 100 7 6 W 2
14 Fri, May 18, 1979 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 107 105 8 6 W 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
15 Sun, May 20, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 99 97 9 6 W 4
16 Thu, May 24, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 82 92 9 7 L 1
17 Sun, May 27, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 95 105 9 8 L 2
18 Tue, May 29, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L OT 112 114 9 9 L 3
19 Fri, Jun 1, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 93 97 9 10 L 4