1985-1986 Denver Nuggets

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47-35 Lost Conf Semi
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1985-86 Denver Nuggets

What was the record of the 1985-86 Denver Nuggets?

The Denver Nuggets finished the regular season with a 47-35 record. They went 34-7 at home and 13-28 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Denver Nuggets went 52-40. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference Semifinals to the Houston Rockets.

What division did the 1985-86 Denver Nuggets play in?

The 1985-86 Denver Nuggets played in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1985-86 Denver Nuggets record by month?

The 1985-86 Denver Nuggets had their best month in October, when they went 4-0 and were undefeated. Their worst month was April, when they went 3-4 and had a 42.9% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '85 4-0 100% +57
November '85 8-6 57.1% +10
December '85 7-6 53.8% 0
January '86 8-8 50% +1
February '86 9-4 69.2% +29
March '86 8-7 53.3% +23
April '86 3-4 42.9% -13

Did the 1985-86 Denver Nuggets make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Denver Nuggets made the Playoffs in 1986. They won their first series against the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference First Round. They eventually lost against the Houston Rockets in the Western Conference Semifinals.

What was the point differential for the 1985-86 Denver Nuggets?

The Denver Nuggets finished the regular season with a point differential of +107. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Nuggets could have been expected to have about 44.3 wins, or a 44-38 record in the regular season.

How did the 1985-86 Denver Nuggets perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1985-86 Denver Nuggets went 9-6.

How did the 1985-86 Denver Nuggets perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1985-86 Denver Nuggets went 0-2 in overtime games.

How did the 1985-86 Denver Nuggets perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1985-86 Denver Nuggets went 1-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1985-86 Denver Nuggets?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1985-86 Denver Nuggets was a 6 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1985-86 Denver Nuggets?

The longest losing streak that the Denver Nuggets had during the 1985-86 regular season was 4 games, which happened once during the season.

1985-86 Denver Nuggets Schedule

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Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 25, 1985 @ Golden State Warriors Win 119 - 105
Sat, Oct 26, 1985 vs Sacramento Kings Win 123 - 112
Tue, Oct 29, 1985 @ Phoenix Suns Win 142 - 127
Thu, Oct 31, 1985 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 90 - 73
Tue, Nov 5, 1985 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 128 - 113
Thu, Nov 7, 1985 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 131 - 99
Fri, Nov 8, 1985 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 99 - 128
Tue, Nov 12, 1985 @ Houston Rockets Loss 119 - 127
Thu, Nov 14, 1985 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 112 - 109
Sat, Nov 16, 1985 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 113 - 109
Tue, Nov 19, 1985 vs Houston Rockets Win 127 - 113
Thu, Nov 21, 1985 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 121 - 120
Sat, Nov 23, 1985 vs Sacramento Kings Win 122 - 118
Sun, Nov 24, 1985 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 84 - 110
Tue, Nov 26, 1985 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 123 - 128
Wed, Nov 27, 1985 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 102 - 104
Fri, Nov 29, 1985 @ Utah Jazz Win 129 - 114
Sat, Nov 30, 1985 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 123 - 131
Tue, Dec 3, 1985 @ New York Knicks Loss 94 - 111
Wed, Dec 4, 1985 @ Indiana Pacers Win 119 - 105
Fri, Dec 6, 1985 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 123 - 121
Sat, Dec 7, 1985 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 114 - 124
Wed, Dec 11, 1985 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 134 - 95
Fri, Dec 13, 1985 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 124 - 120
Sat, Dec 14, 1985 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 100 - 127
Tue, Dec 17, 1985 vs Golden State Warriors Win 122 - 114
Thu, Dec 19, 1985 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 123 - 118
Sat, Dec 21, 1985 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 118 - 128
Sun, Dec 22, 1985 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 114 - 121
Sat, Dec 28, 1985 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 112 - 116
Mon, Dec 30, 1985 vs Houston Rockets Win 125 - 122
Fri, Jan 3, 1986 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 107 - 117
Sat, Jan 4, 1986 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 107 - 112
Tue, Jan 7, 1986 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 132 - 110
Thu, Jan 9, 1986 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 94 - 90
Sat, Jan 11, 1986 vs Utah Jazz Win 114 - 106
Mon, Jan 13, 1986 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 119 - 115
Wed, Jan 15, 1986 @ Boston Celtics Loss 100 - 123
Fri, Jan 17, 1986 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 113 - 129
Sat, Jan 18, 1986 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 113 - 124
Tue, Jan 21, 1986 @ Utah Jazz Loss 114 - 117 OT
Wed, Jan 22, 1986 vs New Jersey Nets Win 137 - 124
Fri, Jan 24, 1986 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 98 - 113
Sat, Jan 25, 1986 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 127 - 115
Mon, Jan 27, 1986 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 124 - 103
Tue, Jan 28, 1986 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 120 - 125
Thu, Jan 30, 1986 vs New York Knicks Win 102 - 97
Sat, Feb 1, 1986 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 116 - 113
Mon, Feb 3, 1986 @ Houston Rockets Loss 102 - 104
Tue, Feb 4, 1986 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 119 - 118
Thu, Feb 6, 1986 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 100 - 95
Wed, Feb 12, 1986 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 110 - 117
Fri, Feb 14, 1986 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 95 - 112
Sat, Feb 15, 1986 vs Golden State Warriors Win 113 - 100
Tue, Feb 18, 1986 vs Washington Bullets Win 101 - 90
Thu, Feb 20, 1986 vs Boston Celtics Win 102 - 100
Sat, Feb 22, 1986 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 113 - 106
Mon, Feb 24, 1986 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 119 - 113
Tue, Feb 25, 1986 vs Phoenix Suns Win 112 - 99
Thu, Feb 27, 1986 @ Houston Rockets Loss 111 - 117
Sat, Mar 1, 1986 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 107 - 118
Tue, Mar 4, 1986 vs Houston Rockets Win 128 - 115
Fri, Mar 7, 1986 vs Indiana Pacers Win 134 - 117
Sun, Mar 9, 1986 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 123 - 121
Tue, Mar 11, 1986 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 116 - 128
Thu, Mar 13, 1986 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 102 - 112
Fri, Mar 14, 1986 @ Washington Bullets Win 101 - 91
Sun, Mar 16, 1986 vs Sacramento Kings Win 119 - 113
Tue, Mar 18, 1986 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 113 - 117
Wed, Mar 19, 1986 vs Detroit Pistons Win 114 - 98
Fri, Mar 21, 1986 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 115 - 104
Sun, Mar 23, 1986 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 111 - 113
Tue, Mar 25, 1986 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 115 - 121
Wed, Mar 26, 1986 @ Utah Jazz Loss 101 - 116
Fri, Mar 28, 1986 vs Utah Jazz Win 128 - 120
Tue, Apr 1, 1986 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 110 - 127
Thu, Apr 3, 1986 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 114 - 115
Sun, Apr 6, 1986 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 124 - 106
Mon, Apr 7, 1986 @ Phoenix Suns Win 131 - 123
Wed, Apr 9, 1986 @ Los Angeles Clippers Loss 127 - 132
Thu, Apr 10, 1986 vs Phoenix Suns Win 115 - 113
Sat, Apr 12, 1986 vs Utah Jazz Loss 99 - 117
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Won 3 - 1)
Fri, Apr 18, 1986 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 133 - 126
Sun, Apr 20, 1986 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 106 - 108
Tue, Apr 22, 1986 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 115 - 104
Thu, Apr 24, 1986 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 116 - 112
Western Conference Semifinals (Lost 2 - 4)
Sat, Apr 26, 1986 @ Houston Rockets Loss 119 - 126
Tue, Apr 29, 1986 @ Houston Rockets Loss 101 - 119
Fri, May 2, 1986 vs Houston Rockets Win 116 - 115
Sun, May 4, 1986 vs Houston Rockets Win 114 - 111 OT
Tue, May 6, 1986 @ Houston Rockets Loss 103 - 131
Thu, May 8, 1986 vs Houston Rockets Loss 122 - 126

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