1977-1978 Denver Nuggets

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Season Overview

48-34 Lost Conf Finals
Record Outcome

1977-78 Denver Nuggets

What was the record of the 1977-78 Denver Nuggets?

The Denver Nuggets finished the regular season with a 48-34 record. They went 33-8 at home and 15-26 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Denver Nuggets went 54-41. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference Finals to the Seattle SuperSonics.

What division did the 1977-78 Denver Nuggets play in?

The 1977-78 Denver Nuggets played in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1977-78 Denver Nuggets record by month?

The 1977-78 Denver Nuggets had their best month in January, when they went 10-4 and had a 71.4% win percentage. Their worst month was March, when they went 5-9 and had a 35.7% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '77 4-2 66.7% -3
November '77 10-6 62.5% +9
December '77 7-5 58.3% +49
January '78 10-4 71.4% +31
February '78 8-6 57.1% -2
March '78 5-9 35.7% -42
April '78 4-2 66.7% +26

Did the 1977-78 Denver Nuggets make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Denver Nuggets made the Playoffs in 1978. They won their first series against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Western Conference Semifinals. They eventually lost against the Seattle SuperSonics in the Western Conference Finals.

What was the point differential for the 1977-78 Denver Nuggets?

The Denver Nuggets finished the regular season with a point differential of +68. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Nuggets could have been expected to have about 43.1 wins, or a 43-39 record in the regular season.

How did the 1977-78 Denver Nuggets perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1977-78 Denver Nuggets went 13-14.

How did the 1977-78 Denver Nuggets perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1977-78 Denver Nuggets went 2-4 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1977-78 Denver Nuggets?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1977-78 Denver Nuggets was a 10 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1977-78 Denver Nuggets?

The longest losing streak that the Denver Nuggets had during the 1977-78 regular season was 5 games, which happened once during the season.

1977-78 Denver Nuggets Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Wed, Oct 19, 1977 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 133 - 115
Fri, Oct 21, 1977 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 106 - 101
Sat, Oct 22, 1977 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 106 - 126
Tue, Oct 25, 1977 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 104 - 129
Wed, Oct 26, 1977 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 111 - 108
Sat, Oct 29, 1977 vs Buffalo Braves Win 127 - 111
Tue, Nov 1, 1977 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 93 - 110
Wed, Nov 2, 1977 @ Buffalo Braves Loss 100 - 104
Fri, Nov 4, 1977 @ Boston Celtics Win 109 - 107
Sat, Nov 5, 1977 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 101 - 132
Tue, Nov 8, 1977 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 111 - 101
Wed, Nov 9, 1977 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 115 - 112
Sat, Nov 12, 1977 vs Kansas City Kings Win 119 - 114
Tue, Nov 15, 1977 vs Detroit Pistons Win 123 - 113
Fri, Nov 18, 1977 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 105 - 94
Sun, Nov 20, 1977 @ New Jersey Nets Win 125 - 118
Tue, Nov 22, 1977 @ Washington Bullets Win 119 - 114
Wed, Nov 23, 1977 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 104 - 105
Thu, Nov 24, 1977 @ New Orleans Jazz Loss 129 - 131
Sat, Nov 26, 1977 vs Indiana Pacers Win 136 - 123
Sun, Nov 27, 1977 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 97 - 115
Tue, Nov 29, 1977 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 115 - 99
Fri, Dec 2, 1977 vs New Jersey Nets Win 126 - 92
Sun, Dec 4, 1977 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 111 - 109
Wed, Dec 7, 1977 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 123 - 116
Sat, Dec 10, 1977 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 118 - 111
Tue, Dec 13, 1977 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 96 - 99
Wed, Dec 14, 1977 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 98 - 124
Fri, Dec 16, 1977 vs Washington Bullets Loss 112 - 117 OT
Tue, Dec 20, 1977 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 88 - 93
Fri, Dec 23, 1977 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 93 - 98
Mon, Dec 26, 1977 vs Phoenix Suns Win 127 - 108
Wed, Dec 28, 1977 vs Golden State Warriors Win 130 - 108
Fri, Dec 30, 1977 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 106 - 104
Tue, Jan 3, 1978 @ Washington Bullets Win 101 - 100
Wed, Jan 4, 1978 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 119 - 114
Sun, Jan 8, 1978 vs Chicago Bulls Win 109 - 104
Tue, Jan 10, 1978 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 115 - 110 OT
Thu, Jan 12, 1978 @ Houston Rockets Win 109 - 106
Sat, Jan 14, 1978 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 123 - 112
Tue, Jan 17, 1978 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 104 - 89
Thu, Jan 19, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 109 - 114
Sun, Jan 22, 1978 vs New York Knicks Loss 141 - 143 OT
Tue, Jan 24, 1978 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 114 - 131
Wed, Jan 25, 1978 vs Buffalo Braves Win 121 - 119 OT
Fri, Jan 27, 1978 vs Houston Rockets Win 105 - 100
Sun, Jan 29, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 117 - 118
Tue, Jan 31, 1978 @ New York Knicks Win 119 - 115
Wed, Feb 1, 1978 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 101 - 104
Fri, Feb 3, 1978 vs Detroit Pistons Win 115 - 102
Wed, Feb 8, 1978 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 114 - 109
Thu, Feb 9, 1978 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 108 - 119
Fri, Feb 10, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 123 - 126 OT
Sun, Feb 12, 1978 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 103 - 101
Tue, Feb 14, 1978 vs Washington Bullets Win 103 - 98
Thu, Feb 16, 1978 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 87 - 119
Fri, Feb 17, 1978 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 112 - 105
Sun, Feb 19, 1978 vs Boston Celtics Win 118 - 115
Wed, Feb 22, 1978 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 96 - 99
Fri, Feb 24, 1978 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 99 - 109
Sat, Feb 25, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 124 - 115
Tue, Feb 28, 1978 @ Indiana Pacers Win 122 - 106
Wed, Mar 1, 1978 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 104 - 110
Sat, Mar 4, 1978 vs Kansas City Kings Win 123 - 114
Tue, Mar 7, 1978 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 112 - 126
Fri, Mar 10, 1978 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 120 - 126
Sun, Mar 12, 1978 vs Chicago Bulls Win 98 - 95
Wed, Mar 15, 1978 vs Golden State Warriors Win 123 - 111
Fri, Mar 17, 1978 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 109 - 111 OT
Sun, Mar 19, 1978 @ Boston Celtics Loss 95 - 122
Tue, Mar 21, 1978 vs New York Knicks Loss 114 - 115
Thu, Mar 23, 1978 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 106 - 123
Sun, Mar 26, 1978 @ New Orleans Jazz Win 109 - 100
Tue, Mar 28, 1978 @ New York Knicks Loss 103 - 106
Wed, Mar 29, 1978 vs Boston Celtics Win 109 - 106
Fri, Mar 31, 1978 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 109 - 111
Sun, Apr 2, 1978 vs Houston Rockets Win 109 - 100
Mon, Apr 3, 1978 @ Buffalo Braves Win 104 - 95
Wed, Apr 5, 1978 vs New Jersey Nets Win 129 - 121
Thu, Apr 6, 1978 @ Phoenix Suns Win 111 - 105
Fri, Apr 7, 1978 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 93 - 97
Sun, Apr 9, 1978 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 137 - 139
Playoffs
Western Conference Semifinals (Won 4 - 3)
Tue, Apr 18, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 119 - 103
Fri, Apr 21, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 127 - 111
Sun, Apr 23, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 112 - 143
Tue, Apr 25, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 118 - 104
Fri, Apr 28, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 112 - 117
Sun, Apr 30, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 91 - 119
Wed, May 3, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 116 - 110
Western Conference Finals (Lost 2 - 4)
Fri, May 5, 1978 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 116 - 107
Sun, May 7, 1978 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 111 - 121
Wed, May 10, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 91 - 105
Fri, May 12, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 94 - 100
Sun, May 14, 1978 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 123 - 114
Wed, May 17, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 108 - 123

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