1988-1989 Denver Nuggets

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Season Overview

44-38 Lost First Round
Record Outcome

1988-89 Denver Nuggets

What was the record of the 1988-89 Denver Nuggets?

The Denver Nuggets finished the regular season with a 44-38 record. They went 35-6 at home and 9-32 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Denver Nuggets went 44-41. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference First Round to the Phoenix Suns.

What division did the 1988-89 Denver Nuggets play in?

The 1988-89 Denver Nuggets played in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1988-89 Denver Nuggets record by month?

The 1988-89 Denver Nuggets had their best month in November, when they went 9-4 and had a 69.2% win percentage. Their worst month was January, when they went 5-11 and had a 31.2% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
November '88 9-4 69.2% +120
December '88 8-7 53.3% +64
January '89 5-11 31.2% -75
February '89 8-4 66.7% +32
March '89 8-6 57.1% +23
April '89 6-6 50% -25

Did the 1988-89 Denver Nuggets make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Denver Nuggets made the Playoffs in 1989. They lost their only series against the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1988-89 Denver Nuggets?

The Denver Nuggets finished the regular season with a point differential of +139. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Nuggets could have been expected to have about 45.1 wins, or a 45-37 record in the regular season.

How did the 1988-89 Denver Nuggets perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1988-89 Denver Nuggets went 9-9.

How did the 1988-89 Denver Nuggets perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1988-89 Denver Nuggets went 2-4 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1988-89 Denver Nuggets?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1988-89 Denver Nuggets was a 5 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1988-89 Denver Nuggets?

The longest losing streak that the Denver Nuggets had during the 1988-89 regular season was 5 games, which happened once during the season.

1988-89 Denver Nuggets Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 4, 1988 vs Houston Rockets Win 120 - 117
Sat, Nov 5, 1988 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 141 - 142 OT
Wed, Nov 9, 1988 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 110 - 128
Thu, Nov 10, 1988 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 135 - 115
Sat, Nov 12, 1988 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 141 - 129
Sun, Nov 13, 1988 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 143 - 132
Tue, Nov 15, 1988 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 146 - 148 OT2
Thu, Nov 17, 1988 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 139 - 112
Sat, Nov 19, 1988 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 134 - 107
Tue, Nov 22, 1988 vs New Jersey Nets Win 141 - 106
Wed, Nov 23, 1988 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 106 - 125
Sat, Nov 26, 1988 vs Chicago Bulls Win 128 - 123
Tue, Nov 29, 1988 vs New York Knicks Win 139 - 119
Thu, Dec 1, 1988 @ Sacramento Kings Win 133 - 126 OT
Fri, Dec 2, 1988 vs Golden State Warriors Win 129 - 102
Sun, Dec 4, 1988 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 103 - 122
Tue, Dec 6, 1988 @ New York Knicks Loss 123 - 124 OT
Wed, Dec 7, 1988 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 109 - 134
Fri, Dec 9, 1988 @ Miami Heat Win 121 - 110
Sat, Dec 10, 1988 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 133 - 130
Tue, Dec 13, 1988 vs Houston Rockets Win 126 - 101
Fri, Dec 16, 1988 @ Los Angeles Clippers Loss 118 - 121
Sat, Dec 17, 1988 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 114 - 99
Tue, Dec 20, 1988 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 124 - 127
Thu, Dec 22, 1988 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 118 - 126
Fri, Dec 23, 1988 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 107 - 119
Tue, Dec 27, 1988 vs Boston Celtics Win 130 - 109
Fri, Dec 30, 1988 vs Miami Heat Win 109 - 83
Tue, Jan 3, 1989 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 105 - 129
Thu, Jan 5, 1989 vs Golden State Warriors Win 131 - 129
Sat, Jan 7, 1989 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 115 - 94
Tue, Jan 10, 1989 @ Washington Bullets Loss 117 - 120
Wed, Jan 11, 1989 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 106 - 123
Fri, Jan 13, 1989 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 99 - 104
Sat, Jan 14, 1989 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 104 - 116
Mon, Jan 16, 1989 vs Sacramento Kings Win 116 - 110
Wed, Jan 18, 1989 @ Dallas Mavericks Loss 92 - 102
Sat, Jan 21, 1989 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 107 - 116
Mon, Jan 23, 1989 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 102 - 117
Tue, Jan 24, 1989 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 115 - 117
Thu, Jan 26, 1989 @ Miami Heat Win 129 - 108
Sat, Jan 28, 1989 vs Phoenix Suns Win 142 - 138
Mon, Jan 30, 1989 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 100 - 126
Tue, Jan 31, 1989 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 111 - 117
Thu, Feb 2, 1989 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 112 - 103
Sat, Feb 4, 1989 vs Utah Jazz Win 127 - 126
Sun, Feb 5, 1989 @ Houston Rockets Loss 112 - 124
Thu, Feb 9, 1989 vs Miami Heat Win 117 - 92
Tue, Feb 14, 1989 @ Utah Jazz Loss 105 - 119
Wed, Feb 15, 1989 vs Washington Bullets Win 117 - 106
Fri, Feb 17, 1989 @ Houston Rockets Loss 111 - 121
Mon, Feb 20, 1989 vs Detroit Pistons Win 103 - 101
Wed, Feb 22, 1989 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 109 - 106
Fri, Feb 24, 1989 vs Utah Jazz Win 121 - 102
Sun, Feb 26, 1989 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 122 - 115
Mon, Feb 27, 1989 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 132 - 141
Thu, Mar 2, 1989 vs Houston Rockets Win 113 - 103
Sat, Mar 4, 1989 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 89 - 106
Mon, Mar 6, 1989 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 112 - 129
Wed, Mar 8, 1989 @ Charlotte Hornets Win 112 - 99
Fri, Mar 10, 1989 @ Miami Heat Loss 130 - 131 OT2
Sun, Mar 12, 1989 @ Boston Celtics Loss 115 - 121
Tue, Mar 14, 1989 vs Charlotte Hornets Win 125 - 102
Thu, Mar 16, 1989 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 119 - 102
Sat, Mar 18, 1989 vs Miami Heat Win 111 - 105
Tue, Mar 21, 1989 @ Houston Rockets Win 112 - 110
Fri, Mar 24, 1989 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 114 - 105
Sat, Mar 25, 1989 @ Utah Jazz Loss 90 - 112
Mon, Mar 27, 1989 @ Los Angeles Clippers Loss 118 - 119
Thu, Mar 30, 1989 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 123 - 116
Sat, Apr 1, 1989 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 114 - 108 OT
Tue, Apr 4, 1989 vs Sacramento Kings Win 128 - 124
Thu, Apr 6, 1989 vs Indiana Pacers Win 132 - 118
Sat, Apr 8, 1989 vs Utah Jazz Win 110 - 106
Sun, Apr 9, 1989 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 114 - 120
Wed, Apr 12, 1989 @ Utah Jazz Loss 102 - 107
Thu, Apr 13, 1989 @ Sacramento Kings Loss 112 - 121
Sat, Apr 15, 1989 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 92 - 125
Tue, Apr 18, 1989 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 118 - 142
Thu, Apr 20, 1989 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 136 - 113
Fri, Apr 21, 1989 @ Golden State Warriors Win 139 - 121
Sun, Apr 23, 1989 vs Dallas Mavericks Loss 96 - 113
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Lost 0 - 3)
Fri, Apr 28, 1989 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 103 - 104
Sun, Apr 30, 1989 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 114 - 132
Tue, May 2, 1989 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 121 - 130

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