1977-1978 Detroit Pistons

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Season Overview

38-44 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1977-78 Detroit Pistons

What was the record of the 1977-78 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a 38-44 record. They went 24-17 at home and 14-27 on the road.

What division did the 1977-78 Detroit Pistons play in?

The 1977-78 Detroit Pistons played in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1977-78 Detroit Pistons record by month?

The 1977-78 Detroit Pistons had their best month in October, when they went 4-3 and had a 57.1% win percentage. Their worst month was April, when they went 2-4 and had a 33.3% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '77 4-3 57.1% +36
November '77 4-8 33.3% -98
December '77 7-7 50% +25
January '78 7-7 50% +10
February '78 6-7 46.2% -33
March '78 8-8 50% -9
April '78 2-4 33.3% -33

Did the 1977-78 Detroit Pistons make the Playoffs?

No, the Pistons didn't make the Playoffs in 1978.

What was the point differential for the 1977-78 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a point differential of -102. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Pistons could have been expected to have about 37.8 wins, or a 38-44 record in the regular season.

How did the 1977-78 Detroit Pistons perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1977-78 Detroit Pistons went 11-10.

How did the 1977-78 Detroit Pistons perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1977-78 Detroit Pistons went 1-5 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1977-78 Detroit Pistons?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1977-78 Detroit Pistons was a 5 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1977-78 Detroit Pistons?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Pistons had during the 1977-78 regular season was 6 games, which happened once during the season.

1977-78 Detroit Pistons Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Tue, Oct 18, 1977 vs New Jersey Nets Win 110 - 93
Wed, Oct 19, 1977 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 96 - 113
Fri, Oct 21, 1977 @ Washington Bullets Loss 109 - 117
Sat, Oct 22, 1977 vs Denver Nuggets Win 126 - 106
Mon, Oct 24, 1977 vs Boston Celtics Win 100 - 85
Wed, Oct 26, 1977 vs Golden State Warriors Win 123 - 107
Sat, Oct 29, 1977 @ New York Knicks Loss 117 - 124
Wed, Nov 2, 1977 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 89 - 102
Wed, Nov 9, 1977 vs Houston Rockets Win 127 - 107
Fri, Nov 11, 1977 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 104 - 107
Sun, Nov 13, 1977 vs Washington Bullets Win 104 - 102
Tue, Nov 15, 1977 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 113 - 123
Fri, Nov 18, 1977 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 83 - 116
Sat, Nov 19, 1977 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 96 - 128
Sun, Nov 20, 1977 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 101 - 118
Wed, Nov 23, 1977 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 105 - 106
Sat, Nov 26, 1977 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 87 - 105
Tue, Nov 29, 1977 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 100 - 99
Wed, Nov 30, 1977 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 104 - 98
Fri, Dec 2, 1977 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 97 - 108
Sat, Dec 3, 1977 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 89 - 103
Wed, Dec 7, 1977 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 107 - 113 OT
Sat, Dec 10, 1977 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 104 - 86
Wed, Dec 14, 1977 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 92 - 102
Fri, Dec 16, 1977 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 106 - 114 OT
Sat, Dec 17, 1977 vs Buffalo Braves Loss 122 - 126 OT2
Sun, Dec 18, 1977 @ New Orleans Jazz Win 117 - 108
Tue, Dec 20, 1977 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 118 - 117
Thu, Dec 22, 1977 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 118 - 102
Fri, Dec 23, 1977 @ Chicago Bulls Win 108 - 107
Mon, Dec 26, 1977 vs Boston Celtics Win 122 - 100
Wed, Dec 28, 1977 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 106 - 111
Fri, Dec 30, 1977 @ Buffalo Braves Win 103 - 87
Tue, Jan 3, 1978 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 106 - 103
Wed, Jan 4, 1978 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 111 - 97
Fri, Jan 6, 1978 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 106 - 107
Sat, Jan 7, 1978 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 105 - 109
Wed, Jan 11, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 100 - 106
Fri, Jan 13, 1978 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 100 - 111
Sun, Jan 15, 1978 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 101 - 107
Wed, Jan 18, 1978 vs Buffalo Braves Win 113 - 100
Fri, Jan 20, 1978 @ Houston Rockets Loss 108 - 118
Sun, Jan 22, 1978 @ New Orleans Jazz Loss 97 - 100
Tue, Jan 24, 1978 @ Washington Bullets Win 104 - 101
Wed, Jan 25, 1978 vs Golden State Warriors Win 99 - 95
Sat, Jan 28, 1978 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 115 - 105
Sun, Jan 29, 1978 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 120 - 116 OT
Wed, Feb 1, 1978 vs Phoenix Suns Win 127 - 120
Thu, Feb 2, 1978 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 101 - 113
Fri, Feb 3, 1978 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 102 - 115
Wed, Feb 8, 1978 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 95 - 105
Fri, Feb 10, 1978 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 112 - 117
Sat, Feb 11, 1978 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 106 - 96
Mon, Feb 13, 1978 vs New Jersey Nets Win 125 - 115
Wed, Feb 15, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 113 - 116
Fri, Feb 17, 1978 vs New York Knicks Loss 108 - 128
Sun, Feb 19, 1978 vs Kansas City Kings Win 110 - 107
Wed, Feb 22, 1978 vs Houston Rockets Win 119 - 108
Sat, Feb 25, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 104 - 118
Sun, Feb 26, 1978 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 127 - 124
Wed, Mar 1, 1978 @ Phoenix Suns Win 115 - 102
Fri, Mar 3, 1978 vs Washington Bullets Loss 108 - 124
Sun, Mar 5, 1978 vs Indiana Pacers Win 122 - 110
Tue, Mar 7, 1978 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 109 - 123
Thu, Mar 9, 1978 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 105 - 112
Sun, Mar 12, 1978 @ New Jersey Nets Win 130 - 125
Tue, Mar 14, 1978 @ Boston Celtics Loss 98 - 105
Wed, Mar 15, 1978 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 106 - 135
Thu, Mar 16, 1978 @ Houston Rockets Win 106 - 98
Sun, Mar 19, 1978 vs Chicago Bulls Win 112 - 92
Tue, Mar 21, 1978 vs Kansas City Kings Loss 111 - 116
Fri, Mar 24, 1978 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 107 - 95
Sun, Mar 26, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 109 - 110 OT
Tue, Mar 28, 1978 @ Buffalo Braves Win 123 - 118
Wed, Mar 29, 1978 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 121 - 116
Fri, Mar 31, 1978 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 107 - 117
Sat, Apr 1, 1978 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 99 - 113
Sun, Apr 2, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 121 - 129
Wed, Apr 5, 1978 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 115 - 126
Thu, Apr 6, 1978 @ New York Knicks Loss 125 - 129 OT
Fri, Apr 7, 1978 @ Boston Celtics Win 111 - 109
Sun, Apr 9, 1978 vs Denver Nuggets Win 139 - 137

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