1980-1981 Detroit Pistons

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21-61 Missed Playoffs
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1980-81 Detroit Pistons

What was the record of the 1980-81 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a 21-61 record. They went 14-27 at home and 7-34 on the road.

What division did the 1980-81 Detroit Pistons play in?

The 1980-81 Detroit Pistons played in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1980-81 Detroit Pistons record by month?

The 1980-81 Detroit Pistons had their best month in November, when they went 7-8 and had a 46.7% win percentage. Their worst month was October, when they went 1-9 and had a 10% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '80 1-9 10% -73
November '80 7-8 46.7% -57
December '80 2-12 14.3% -122
January '81 3-13 18.8% -120
February '81 3-10 23.1% -90
March '81 5-9 35.7% -56

Did the 1980-81 Detroit Pistons make the Playoffs?

No, the Pistons didn't make the Playoffs in 1981.

What was the point differential for the 1980-81 Detroit Pistons?

The Detroit Pistons finished the regular season with a point differential of -518. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Pistons could have been expected to have about 24.5 wins, or a 24-58 record in the regular season.

How did the 1980-81 Detroit Pistons perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1980-81 Detroit Pistons went 8-14.

How did the 1980-81 Detroit Pistons perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1980-81 Detroit Pistons went 0-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1980-81 Detroit Pistons?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1980-81 Detroit Pistons was a 2 game winning streak on 4 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1980-81 Detroit Pistons?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Pistons had during the 1980-81 regular season was 9 games, which happened once during the season.

1980-81 Detroit Pistons Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 10, 1980 vs Washington Bullets Loss 85 - 95
Sat, Oct 11, 1980 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 87 - 100
Mon, Oct 13, 1980 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 92 - 108
Tue, Oct 14, 1980 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 91 - 99
Thu, Oct 16, 1980 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 99 - 102
Sat, Oct 18, 1980 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 123 - 125 OT2
Wed, Oct 22, 1980 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 93 - 94
Sat, Oct 25, 1980 @ Houston Rockets Win 112 - 109
Wed, Oct 29, 1980 vs Boston Celtics Loss 85 - 103
Fri, Oct 31, 1980 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 98 - 103 OT
Sat, Nov 1, 1980 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 100 - 122
Tue, Nov 4, 1980 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 98 - 96
Wed, Nov 5, 1980 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 103 - 107
Fri, Nov 7, 1980 @ Washington Bullets Loss 88 - 114
Sat, Nov 8, 1980 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 101 - 73
Tue, Nov 11, 1980 @ New York Knicks Loss 118 - 149
Wed, Nov 12, 1980 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 98 - 122
Fri, Nov 14, 1980 vs Chicago Bulls Win 106 - 99
Sun, Nov 16, 1980 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 80 - 89
Tue, Nov 18, 1980 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 97 - 102
Thu, Nov 20, 1980 vs San Diego Clippers Win 97 - 90
Sat, Nov 22, 1980 vs New Jersey Nets Win 117 - 103
Wed, Nov 26, 1980 vs Utah Jazz Loss 97 - 104
Fri, Nov 28, 1980 vs Kansas City Kings Win 104 - 94
Sat, Nov 29, 1980 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 98 - 95
Tue, Dec 2, 1980 vs Boston Celtics Loss 85 - 94
Fri, Dec 5, 1980 @ Washington Bullets Loss 92 - 103
Sat, Dec 6, 1980 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 100 - 101
Wed, Dec 10, 1980 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 92 - 100
Fri, Dec 12, 1980 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 101 - 95
Sat, Dec 13, 1980 @ New York Knicks Loss 94 - 100
Wed, Dec 17, 1980 vs New York Knicks Loss 103 - 119
Thu, Dec 18, 1980 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 104 - 121
Fri, Dec 19, 1980 vs Indiana Pacers Win 109 - 106
Sun, Dec 21, 1980 @ San Diego Clippers Loss 97 - 117
Tue, Dec 23, 1980 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 104 - 113
Fri, Dec 26, 1980 vs Houston Rockets Loss 94 - 114
Sat, Dec 27, 1980 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 97 - 104
Tue, Dec 30, 1980 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 89 - 96
Fri, Jan 2, 1981 vs New York Knicks Win 102 - 100
Tue, Jan 6, 1981 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 90 - 110
Wed, Jan 7, 1981 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 94 - 99
Sat, Jan 10, 1981 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 103 - 105
Sun, Jan 11, 1981 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 108 - 117
Tue, Jan 13, 1981 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 96 - 119
Wed, Jan 14, 1981 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 99 - 101
Thu, Jan 15, 1981 vs Washington Bullets Loss 89 - 106
Sat, Jan 17, 1981 vs New Jersey Nets Loss 104 - 116
Mon, Jan 19, 1981 @ Boston Celtics Loss 90 - 92
Tue, Jan 20, 1981 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 83 - 75
Thu, Jan 22, 1981 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 92 - 125
Sat, Jan 24, 1981 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 117 - 94
Mon, Jan 26, 1981 @ Utah Jazz Loss 99 - 102
Tue, Jan 27, 1981 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 123 - 143
Thu, Jan 29, 1981 vs Golden State Warriors Loss 112 - 117
Tue, Feb 3, 1981 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 99 - 102
Wed, Feb 4, 1981 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 90 - 91
Fri, Feb 6, 1981 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 102 - 111
Sat, Feb 7, 1981 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 90 - 98
Sun, Feb 8, 1981 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 101 - 124
Tue, Feb 10, 1981 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 101 - 95
Fri, Feb 13, 1981 @ New York Knicks Loss 92 - 120
Sat, Feb 14, 1981 vs Washington Bullets Win 105 - 103
Tue, Feb 17, 1981 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 108 - 109
Wed, Feb 18, 1981 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 97 - 111
Thu, Feb 19, 1981 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 106 - 115
Sat, Feb 21, 1981 vs Boston Celtics Loss 119 - 130
Fri, Feb 27, 1981 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 118 - 109
Sun, Mar 1, 1981 @ New Jersey Nets Win 117 - 104
Tue, Mar 3, 1981 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 98 - 115
Thu, Mar 5, 1981 vs New York Knicks Loss 101 - 104
Sat, Mar 7, 1981 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 109 - 121
Wed, Mar 11, 1981 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 100 - 97
Fri, Mar 13, 1981 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 100 - 102
Sat, Mar 14, 1981 @ Indiana Pacers Win 101 - 94
Wed, Mar 18, 1981 vs New Jersey Nets Win 118 - 115
Fri, Mar 20, 1981 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 86 - 104
Sun, Mar 22, 1981 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 103 - 109
Tue, Mar 24, 1981 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 91 - 96
Wed, Mar 25, 1981 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 75 - 114
Fri, Mar 27, 1981 @ Boston Celtics Win 115 - 90
Sat, Mar 28, 1981 @ Washington Bullets Loss 103 - 108

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