1978-1979 Detroit Pistons

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Season Overview

30-52 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1978-79 Detroit Pistons

What was the record of the 1978-79 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a 30-52 record. They went 22-19 at home and 8-33 on the road.

What division did the 1978-79 Detroit Pistons play in?

The 1978-79 Detroit Pistons played in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1978-79 Detroit Pistons record by month?

The 1978-79 Detroit Pistons had their best month in November, when they went 6-7 and had a 46.2% win percentage. Their worst month was April, when they went 1-4 and had a 20% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '78 2-7 22.2% -74
November '78 6-7 46.2% -40
December '78 4-10 28.6% -87
January '79 6-8 42.9% -8
February '79 5-7 41.7% 0
March '79 6-9 40% +15
April '79 1-4 20% -25

Did the 1978-79 Detroit Pistons make the Playoffs?

No, the Pistons didn't make the Playoffs in 1979.

What was the point differential for the 1978-79 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a point differential of -219. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Pistons could have been expected to have about 34.2 wins, or a 34-48 record in the regular season.

How did the 1978-79 Detroit Pistons perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1978-79 Detroit Pistons went 4-12.

How did the 1978-79 Detroit Pistons perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1978-79 Detroit Pistons went 2-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1978-79 Detroit Pistons?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1978-79 Detroit Pistons was a 4 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1978-79 Detroit Pistons?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Pistons had during the 1978-79 regular season was 6 games, which occured 2 separate times.

1978-79 Detroit Pistons Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 13, 1978 vs New Jersey Nets Loss 105 - 107
Sat, Oct 14, 1978 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 114 - 122
Tue, Oct 17, 1978 @ New Orleans Jazz Loss 109 - 114
Fri, Oct 20, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 117 - 126
Sat, Oct 21, 1978 @ Washington Bullets Loss 99 - 119
Wed, Oct 25, 1978 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 110 - 105
Fri, Oct 27, 1978 vs Kansas City Kings Win 107 - 102
Sat, Oct 28, 1978 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 126 - 150
Tue, Oct 31, 1978 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 96 - 112
Thu, Nov 2, 1978 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 94 - 95
Fri, Nov 3, 1978 @ Chicago Bulls Win 99 - 93
Sat, Nov 4, 1978 vs Golden State Warriors Loss 95 - 103
Wed, Nov 8, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 117 - 106
Fri, Nov 10, 1978 vs Chicago Bulls Win 115 - 101
Sat, Nov 11, 1978 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 112 - 135
Sun, Nov 12, 1978 @ Boston Celtics Win 128 - 123
Wed, Nov 15, 1978 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 126 - 133
Sat, Nov 18, 1978 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 105 - 119
Tue, Nov 21, 1978 @ New York Knicks Loss 79 - 96
Fri, Nov 24, 1978 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 119 - 117 OT
Tue, Nov 28, 1978 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 105 - 103
Thu, Nov 30, 1978 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 109 - 119
Fri, Dec 1, 1978 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 120 - 125
Sat, Dec 2, 1978 @ San Diego Clippers Win 120 - 113
Tue, Dec 5, 1978 vs Boston Celtics Loss 112 - 114
Thu, Dec 7, 1978 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 121 - 105
Fri, Dec 8, 1978 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 107 - 114
Sat, Dec 9, 1978 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 108 - 132
Tue, Dec 12, 1978 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 110 - 127
Fri, Dec 15, 1978 vs Washington Bullets Loss 114 - 116
Thu, Dec 21, 1978 vs Indiana Pacers Win 121 - 108
Sat, Dec 23, 1978 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 126 - 130
Tue, Dec 26, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 84 - 143
Wed, Dec 27, 1978 vs Houston Rockets Win 131 - 119
Fri, Dec 29, 1978 vs San Diego Clippers Loss 107 - 111
Sat, Dec 30, 1978 @ Houston Rockets Loss 101 - 112
Tue, Jan 2, 1979 @ San Diego Clippers Loss 119 - 137
Wed, Jan 3, 1979 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 81 - 96
Fri, Jan 5, 1979 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 96 - 98
Tue, Jan 9, 1979 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 114 - 116
Thu, Jan 11, 1979 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 104 - 101
Sat, Jan 13, 1979 vs Golden State Warriors Win 114 - 109
Tue, Jan 16, 1979 @ New York Knicks Loss 110 - 111
Wed, Jan 17, 1979 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 99 - 106
Thu, Jan 18, 1979 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 87 - 97
Sat, Jan 20, 1979 vs Kansas City Kings Win 122 - 110
Mon, Jan 22, 1979 @ Denver Nuggets Win 121 - 117
Thu, Jan 25, 1979 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 135 - 100
Sun, Jan 28, 1979 vs San Diego Clippers Win 128 - 118
Wed, Jan 31, 1979 vs New York Knicks Loss 86 - 108
Thu, Feb 1, 1979 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 120 - 116
Fri, Feb 2, 1979 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 114 - 130
Tue, Feb 6, 1979 @ Houston Rockets Loss 108 - 113
Wed, Feb 7, 1979 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 103 - 114
Thu, Feb 8, 1979 vs New Jersey Nets Loss 105 - 106
Sat, Feb 10, 1979 vs New Orleans Jazz Loss 105 - 107
Wed, Feb 14, 1979 vs Denver Nuggets Win 111 - 107
Fri, Feb 16, 1979 vs Houston Rockets Win 110 - 96
Sun, Feb 18, 1979 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 124 - 104
Wed, Feb 21, 1979 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 106 - 99 OT
Sun, Feb 25, 1979 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 119 - 126 OT
Tue, Feb 27, 1979 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 117 - 124
Sat, Mar 3, 1979 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 110 - 101
Wed, Mar 7, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 93 - 99
Fri, Mar 9, 1979 vs Boston Celtics Win 160 - 117
Sun, Mar 11, 1979 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 125 - 115
Tue, Mar 13, 1979 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 120 - 122 OT
Thu, Mar 15, 1979 vs New York Knicks Win 88 - 83
Fri, Mar 16, 1979 @ Boston Celtics Loss 98 - 99
Sat, Mar 17, 1979 vs Indiana Pacers Win 105 - 98
Tue, Mar 20, 1979 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 110 - 117
Wed, Mar 21, 1979 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 104 - 111
Fri, Mar 23, 1979 vs Washington Bullets Win 124 - 114
Sun, Mar 25, 1979 @ Washington Bullets Loss 107 - 116
Wed, Mar 28, 1979 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 110 - 115
Fri, Mar 30, 1979 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 113 - 124
Sat, Mar 31, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 102 - 123
Sun, Apr 1, 1979 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 105 - 116
Tue, Apr 3, 1979 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 100 - 104
Thu, Apr 5, 1979 @ New Orleans Jazz Win 120 - 104
Fri, Apr 6, 1979 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 96 - 112
Sun, Apr 8, 1979 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 107 - 117

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