1986-1987 Denver Nuggets

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Season Overview

37-45 Lost First Round
Record Outcome

1986-87 Denver Nuggets

What was the record of the 1986-87 Denver Nuggets?

The Denver Nuggets finished the regular season with a 37-45 record. They went 27-14 at home and 10-31 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Denver Nuggets went 37-48. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference First Round to the Los Angeles Lakers.

What division did the 1986-87 Denver Nuggets play in?

The 1986-87 Denver Nuggets played in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1986-87 Denver Nuggets record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1986-87 Denver Nuggets had their best month in April, when they went 5-4 and had a 55.6% win percentage. Their worst month was February, when they went 4-9 and had a 30.8% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '86 1-0 100% +30
November '86 7-7 50% -39
December '86 5-10 33.3% -53
January '87 7-8 46.7% -67
February '87 4-9 30.8% -7
March '87 8-7 53.3% +6
April '87 5-4 55.6% +59

Did the 1986-87 Denver Nuggets make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Denver Nuggets made the Playoffs in 1987. They lost their only series against the Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1986-87 Denver Nuggets?

The Denver Nuggets finished the regular season with a point differential of -71. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Nuggets could have been expected to have about 38.9 wins, or a 39-43 record in the regular season.

How did the 1986-87 Denver Nuggets perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1986-87 Denver Nuggets went 8-11.

How did the 1986-87 Denver Nuggets perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1986-87 Denver Nuggets went 2-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1986-87 Denver Nuggets?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1986-87 Denver Nuggets was a 4 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1986-87 Denver Nuggets?

The longest losing streak that the Denver Nuggets had during the 1986-87 regular season was 5 games, which happened once during the season.

1986-87 Denver Nuggets Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 31, 1986 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 134 - 104
Sat, Nov 1, 1986 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 109 - 131
Tue, Nov 4, 1986 vs New York Knicks Win 118 - 103
Thu, Nov 6, 1986 vs Utah Jazz Win 135 - 121
Fri, Nov 7, 1986 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 116 - 138
Tue, Nov 11, 1986 @ Los Angeles Clippers Loss 112 - 115
Wed, Nov 12, 1986 vs Sacramento Kings Loss 108 - 110
Fri, Nov 14, 1986 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 142 - 138
Sat, Nov 15, 1986 @ Utah Jazz Loss 103 - 111
Tue, Nov 18, 1986 vs New Jersey Nets Win 125 - 112
Thu, Nov 20, 1986 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 142 - 128
Sat, Nov 22, 1986 vs Phoenix Suns Win 132 - 120
Wed, Nov 26, 1986 vs Chicago Bulls Win 109 - 107
Fri, Nov 28, 1986 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 102 - 126
Sat, Nov 29, 1986 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 99 - 131
Tue, Dec 2, 1986 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 100 - 116
Wed, Dec 3, 1986 @ Boston Celtics Loss 113 - 119
Fri, Dec 5, 1986 @ New Jersey Nets Win 113 - 100
Sat, Dec 6, 1986 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 113 - 128
Tue, Dec 9, 1986 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 100 - 106
Wed, Dec 10, 1986 vs Utah Jazz Loss 110 - 112
Fri, Dec 12, 1986 vs Phoenix Suns Win 128 - 116
Sat, Dec 13, 1986 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 110 - 123
Tue, Dec 16, 1986 @ Sacramento Kings Win 120 - 119
Fri, Dec 19, 1986 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 118 - 141
Sat, Dec 20, 1986 vs Golden State Warriors Win 128 - 112
Tue, Dec 23, 1986 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 116 - 127
Fri, Dec 26, 1986 vs Dallas Mavericks Loss 121 - 123
Sat, Dec 27, 1986 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 108 - 106
Tue, Dec 30, 1986 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 108 - 111
Fri, Jan 2, 1987 vs Houston Rockets Loss 111 - 114
Sat, Jan 3, 1987 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 108 - 116
Tue, Jan 6, 1987 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 104 - 112
Wed, Jan 7, 1987 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 109 - 147
Fri, Jan 9, 1987 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 116 - 113
Sat, Jan 10, 1987 vs Phoenix Suns Win 127 - 120 OT
Tue, Jan 13, 1987 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 117 - 109
Wed, Jan 14, 1987 @ Los Angeles Clippers Loss 105 - 123
Fri, Jan 16, 1987 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 100 - 134
Mon, Jan 19, 1987 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 118 - 116
Wed, Jan 21, 1987 vs Golden State Warriors Win 129 - 112
Sat, Jan 24, 1987 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 132 - 122
Mon, Jan 26, 1987 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 141 - 145 OT
Thu, Jan 29, 1987 vs Dallas Mavericks Loss 102 - 132
Sat, Jan 31, 1987 vs Sacramento Kings Win 142 - 113
Mon, Feb 2, 1987 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 140 - 112
Tue, Feb 3, 1987 @ Houston Rockets Win 107 - 105
Thu, Feb 5, 1987 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 100 - 113
Tue, Feb 10, 1987 vs Boston Celtics Loss 105 - 119
Thu, Feb 12, 1987 vs Washington Bullets Loss 115 - 121
Sat, Feb 14, 1987 vs Indiana Pacers Win 129 - 113
Tue, Feb 17, 1987 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 126 - 131 OT
Wed, Feb 18, 1987 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 122 - 128
Fri, Feb 20, 1987 @ Los Angeles Clippers Loss 107 - 121
Mon, Feb 23, 1987 @ Houston Rockets Loss 108 - 124
Tue, Feb 24, 1987 vs Houston Rockets Win 134 - 105
Thu, Feb 26, 1987 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 100 - 106
Sat, Feb 28, 1987 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 117 - 119
Mon, Mar 2, 1987 vs Sacramento Kings Loss 114 - 117
Wed, Mar 4, 1987 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 107 - 115
Thu, Mar 5, 1987 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 121 - 104
Tue, Mar 10, 1987 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 107 - 143
Wed, Mar 11, 1987 vs Utah Jazz Win 122 - 116
Sun, Mar 15, 1987 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 100 - 104
Tue, Mar 17, 1987 @ New York Knicks Win 133 - 111
Wed, Mar 18, 1987 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 104 - 100
Fri, Mar 20, 1987 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 106 - 116
Sat, Mar 21, 1987 @ Washington Bullets Win 117 - 107
Mon, Mar 23, 1987 @ Utah Jazz Loss 118 - 122
Tue, Mar 24, 1987 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 128 - 119
Thu, Mar 26, 1987 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 123 - 113
Sat, Mar 28, 1987 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 109 - 121
Tue, Mar 31, 1987 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 111 - 106
Thu, Apr 2, 1987 vs Golden State Warriors Win 132 - 96
Fri, Apr 3, 1987 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 116 - 106
Sun, Apr 5, 1987 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 118 - 126
Tue, Apr 7, 1987 @ Golden State Warriors Win 129 - 126 OT
Fri, Apr 10, 1987 @ Utah Jazz Loss 103 - 106
Sat, Apr 11, 1987 @ Houston Rockets Loss 103 - 113
Tue, Apr 14, 1987 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 142 - 114
Thu, Apr 16, 1987 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 117 - 123
Sat, Apr 18, 1987 vs Houston Rockets Win 126 - 117
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Lost 0 - 3)
Thu, Apr 23, 1987 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 95 - 128
Sat, Apr 25, 1987 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 127 - 139
Wed, Apr 29, 1987 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 103 - 140

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