1981-1982 Denver Nuggets

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Season Overview

46-36 Lost First Round
Record Outcome

1981-82 Denver Nuggets

What was the record of the 1981-82 Denver Nuggets?

The Denver Nuggets finished the regular season with a 46-36 record. They went 29-12 at home and 17-24 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Denver Nuggets went 47-38. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference First Round to the Phoenix Suns.

What division did the 1981-82 Denver Nuggets play in?

The 1981-82 Denver Nuggets played in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1981-82 Denver Nuggets record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1981-82 Denver Nuggets had their best month in March, when they went 13-2 and had a 86.7% win percentage. Their worst month was December, when they went 6-10 and had a 37.5% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '81 1-1 50% -12
November '81 7-4 63.6% -10
December '81 6-10 37.5% -36
January '82 9-5 64.3% +26
February '82 6-8 42.9% +8
March '82 13-2 86.7% +115
April '82 4-6 40% -48

Did the 1981-82 Denver Nuggets make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Denver Nuggets made the Playoffs in 1982. They lost their only series against the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1981-82 Denver Nuggets?

The Denver Nuggets finished the regular season with a point differential of +43. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Nuggets could have been expected to have about 42.2 wins, or a 42-40 record in the regular season.

How did the 1981-82 Denver Nuggets perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1981-82 Denver Nuggets went 9-6.

How did the 1981-82 Denver Nuggets perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1981-82 Denver Nuggets went 4-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1981-82 Denver Nuggets?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1981-82 Denver Nuggets was a 12 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1981-82 Denver Nuggets?

The longest losing streak that the Denver Nuggets had during the 1981-82 regular season was 7 games, which happened once during the season.

1981-82 Denver Nuggets Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 30, 1981 vs Golden State Warriors Win 134 - 121
Sat, Oct 31, 1981 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 120 - 145
Wed, Nov 4, 1981 vs Houston Rockets Win 112 - 100
Fri, Nov 6, 1981 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 109 - 105
Sat, Nov 7, 1981 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 107 - 152
Sun, Nov 8, 1981 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 116 - 120
Tue, Nov 10, 1981 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 106 - 109
Fri, Nov 13, 1981 @ Utah Jazz Loss 124 - 131
Wed, Nov 18, 1981 vs San Diego Clippers Win 133 - 128
Sat, Nov 21, 1981 vs Kansas City Kings Win 128 - 121
Wed, Nov 25, 1981 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 139 - 133
Fri, Nov 27, 1981 @ Kansas City Kings Win 123 - 115
Sat, Nov 28, 1981 vs Utah Jazz Win 131 - 124 OT
Tue, Dec 1, 1981 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 113 - 121
Thu, Dec 3, 1981 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 109 - 137
Fri, Dec 4, 1981 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 117 - 126
Sat, Dec 5, 1981 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 105 - 109
Tue, Dec 8, 1981 @ New York Knicks Loss 122 - 135
Wed, Dec 9, 1981 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 109 - 137
Fri, Dec 11, 1981 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 123 - 131
Sat, Dec 12, 1981 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 120 - 115
Tue, Dec 15, 1981 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 120 - 126
Thu, Dec 17, 1981 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 138 - 103
Sat, Dec 19, 1981 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 138 - 125
Tue, Dec 22, 1981 @ Houston Rockets Win 121 - 109
Wed, Dec 23, 1981 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 119 - 124
Sat, Dec 26, 1981 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 124 - 117
Tue, Dec 29, 1981 vs Boston Celtics Win 128 - 123
Wed, Dec 30, 1981 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 116 - 120
Sat, Jan 2, 1982 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 133 - 148
Sun, Jan 3, 1982 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 128 - 122
Tue, Jan 5, 1982 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 128 - 134
Wed, Jan 6, 1982 vs San Diego Clippers Win 136 - 114
Fri, Jan 8, 1982 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 124 - 121
Sat, Jan 9, 1982 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 110 - 125
Tue, Jan 12, 1982 vs Kansas City Kings Win 139 - 126
Wed, Jan 13, 1982 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 128 - 143
Fri, Jan 15, 1982 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 128 - 113
Sun, Jan 17, 1982 @ San Diego Clippers Win 138 - 131
Tue, Jan 19, 1982 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 140 - 139
Fri, Jan 22, 1982 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 125 - 131
Sat, Jan 23, 1982 @ Houston Rockets Win 111 - 109
Wed, Jan 27, 1982 vs New Jersey Nets Win 130 - 116
Tue, Feb 2, 1982 vs New York Knicks Win 128 - 117
Thu, Feb 4, 1982 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 114 - 131
Fri, Feb 5, 1982 @ Boston Celtics Loss 144 - 145
Sun, Feb 7, 1982 @ Washington Bullets Win 124 - 115
Wed, Feb 10, 1982 vs Utah Jazz Loss 148 - 151
Sat, Feb 13, 1982 vs San Diego Clippers Win 146 - 129
Mon, Feb 15, 1982 @ Utah Jazz Win 145 - 134
Tue, Feb 16, 1982 vs Kansas City Kings Win 119 - 106
Fri, Feb 19, 1982 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 121 - 126
Sun, Feb 21, 1982 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 131 - 132
Tue, Feb 23, 1982 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 129 - 145
Wed, Feb 24, 1982 vs Houston Rockets Loss 110 - 120
Fri, Feb 26, 1982 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 122 - 131
Sat, Feb 27, 1982 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 134 - 125
Tue, Mar 2, 1982 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 124 - 132 OT
Fri, Mar 5, 1982 vs Washington Bullets Win 127 - 126
Sun, Mar 7, 1982 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 147 - 127
Tue, Mar 9, 1982 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 106 - 120
Wed, Mar 10, 1982 @ Detroit Pistons Win 124 - 113
Fri, Mar 12, 1982 @ Houston Rockets Win 130 - 115
Sun, Mar 14, 1982 vs Golden State Warriors Win 127 - 101
Tue, Mar 16, 1982 vs Utah Jazz Win 154 - 138
Wed, Mar 17, 1982 @ Phoenix Suns Win 135 - 133 OT
Fri, Mar 19, 1982 vs Chicago Bulls Win 130 - 120
Wed, Mar 24, 1982 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 129 - 115
Thu, Mar 25, 1982 @ San Diego Clippers Win 129 - 117
Sat, Mar 27, 1982 vs Phoenix Suns Win 140 - 134 OT2
Tue, Mar 30, 1982 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 145 - 142 OT
Wed, Mar 31, 1982 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 120 - 119
Fri, Apr 2, 1982 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 127 - 121
Sun, Apr 4, 1982 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 116 - 140
Tue, Apr 6, 1982 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 122 - 136
Wed, Apr 7, 1982 @ Golden State Warriors Win 129 - 121
Fri, Apr 9, 1982 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 128 - 153
Sat, Apr 10, 1982 @ Utah Jazz Loss 136 - 151
Tue, Apr 13, 1982 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 137 - 144
Wed, Apr 14, 1982 vs Houston Rockets Win 141 - 122
Fri, Apr 16, 1982 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 121 - 123
Sat, Apr 17, 1982 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 130 - 124
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Lost 1 - 2)
Tue, Apr 20, 1982 vs Phoenix Suns Win 129 - 113
Fri, Apr 23, 1982 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 110 - 126
Sat, Apr 24, 1982 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 119 - 124

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