1979-1980 Houston Rockets

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1979-80 Houston Rockets

What was the record of the 1979-80 Houston Rockets?

The Houston Rockets finished the regular season with a 41-41 record. They went 29-12 at home and 12-29 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Houston Rockets went 43-46. Their final game was a loss in the Eastern Conference Semifinals to the Boston Celtics.

What division did the 1979-80 Houston Rockets play in?

The 1979-80 Houston Rockets played in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1979-80 Houston Rockets record by month?

The 1979-80 Houston Rockets had their best month in November, when they went 10-4 and had a 71.4% win percentage. Their worst month was October, when they went 2-7 and had a 22.2% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '79 2-7 22.2% -34
November '79 10-4 71.4% +59
December '79 5-9 35.7% -5
January '80 8-8 50% -10
February '80 8-5 61.5% +6
March '80 8-8 50% -2

Did the 1979-80 Houston Rockets make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Houston Rockets made the Playoffs in 1980. They won their first series against the San Antonio Spurs in the Eastern Conference First Round. They eventually lost against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

What was the point differential for the 1979-80 Houston Rockets?

The Houston Rockets finished the regular season with a point differential of +14. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Rockets could have been expected to have about 41.4 wins, or a 41-41 record in the regular season.

How did the 1979-80 Houston Rockets perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1979-80 Houston Rockets went 16-10.

How did the 1979-80 Houston Rockets perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1979-80 Houston Rockets went 5-3 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1979-80 Houston Rockets?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1979-80 Houston Rockets was a 7 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1979-80 Houston Rockets?

The longest losing streak that the Houston Rockets had during the 1979-80 regular season was 6 games, which happened once during the season.

1979-80 Houston Rockets Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 12, 1979 @ Boston Celtics Loss 106 - 114
Sat, Oct 13, 1979 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 105 - 113
Tue, Oct 16, 1979 @ New York Knicks Loss 121 - 126
Wed, Oct 17, 1979 vs Indiana Pacers Win 116 - 112
Sat, Oct 20, 1979 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 107 - 102
Wed, Oct 24, 1979 vs Boston Celtics Loss 99 - 100
Sun, Oct 28, 1979 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 115 - 120
Tue, Oct 30, 1979 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 112 - 124
Wed, Oct 31, 1979 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 129 - 133 OT
Sat, Nov 3, 1979 @ Detroit Pistons Win 114 - 111
Wed, Nov 7, 1979 vs New Jersey Nets Win 106 - 101
Sat, Nov 10, 1979 vs Detroit Pistons Win 112 - 104
Tue, Nov 13, 1979 @ Chicago Bulls Win 128 - 127
Wed, Nov 14, 1979 vs Golden State Warriors Win 133 - 92
Fri, Nov 16, 1979 vs New York Knicks Win 133 - 130
Sat, Nov 17, 1979 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 102 - 100
Tue, Nov 20, 1979 @ New York Knicks Loss 125 - 130 OT
Wed, Nov 21, 1979 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 97 - 94
Fri, Nov 23, 1979 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 102 - 113
Sat, Nov 24, 1979 vs Washington Bullets Loss 103 - 105
Tue, Nov 27, 1979 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 115 - 117
Wed, Nov 28, 1979 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 113 - 111 OT
Fri, Nov 30, 1979 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 106 - 95
Sat, Dec 1, 1979 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 120 - 112 OT
Wed, Dec 5, 1979 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 114 - 116
Fri, Dec 7, 1979 vs Detroit Pistons Win 124 - 109
Sat, Dec 8, 1979 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 129 - 138
Wed, Dec 12, 1979 @ San Diego Clippers Win 118 - 107
Thu, Dec 13, 1979 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 113 - 121
Fri, Dec 14, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 101 - 109
Sun, Dec 16, 1979 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 101 - 123
Wed, Dec 19, 1979 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 102 - 108
Fri, Dec 21, 1979 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 106 - 117
Sat, Dec 22, 1979 @ Washington Bullets Loss 114 - 122
Wed, Dec 26, 1979 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 143 - 110
Thu, Dec 27, 1979 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 110 - 112
Sat, Dec 29, 1979 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 104 - 100
Wed, Jan 2, 1980 vs Boston Celtics Loss 103 - 111
Fri, Jan 4, 1980 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 101 - 104
Sat, Jan 5, 1980 vs Phoenix Suns Win 111 - 110
Tue, Jan 8, 1980 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 118 - 115 OT
Wed, Jan 9, 1980 vs Denver Nuggets Win 114 - 112
Sat, Jan 12, 1980 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 112 - 96
Sun, Jan 13, 1980 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 121 - 117
Wed, Jan 16, 1980 vs New Jersey Nets Loss 112 - 122
Fri, Jan 18, 1980 vs Washington Bullets Win 134 - 111
Sat, Jan 19, 1980 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 110 - 122
Tue, Jan 22, 1980 @ Boston Celtics Loss 106 - 112
Wed, Jan 23, 1980 vs San Diego Clippers Win 111 - 110
Sat, Jan 26, 1980 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 123 - 111
Tue, Jan 29, 1980 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 112 - 133
Wed, Jan 30, 1980 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 111 - 118
Thu, Jan 31, 1980 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 105 - 110
Wed, Feb 6, 1980 vs New Jersey Nets Win 115 - 114
Fri, Feb 8, 1980 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 105 - 104
Sat, Feb 9, 1980 vs Utah Jazz Win 117 - 95
Tue, Feb 12, 1980 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 120 - 118
Wed, Feb 13, 1980 vs New York Knicks Win 122 - 117
Fri, Feb 15, 1980 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 103 - 114
Sun, Feb 17, 1980 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 99 - 112
Wed, Feb 20, 1980 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 102 - 115
Fri, Feb 22, 1980 @ Utah Jazz Win 94 - 82
Sun, Feb 24, 1980 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 100 - 112
Tue, Feb 26, 1980 vs Indiana Pacers Win 93 - 88
Wed, Feb 27, 1980 vs Washington Bullets Win 110 - 97
Thu, Feb 28, 1980 @ Washington Bullets Loss 99 - 105
Sun, Mar 2, 1980 vs Kansas City Kings Loss 91 - 94
Tue, Mar 4, 1980 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 93 - 83
Wed, Mar 5, 1980 vs Boston Celtics Loss 99 - 103 OT
Fri, Mar 7, 1980 @ New Jersey Nets Win 111 - 110
Sat, Mar 8, 1980 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 79 - 97
Tue, Mar 11, 1980 @ New York Knicks Loss 109 - 129
Wed, Mar 12, 1980 @ Boston Celtics Loss 105 - 121
Fri, Mar 14, 1980 @ Washington Bullets Loss 85 - 92
Sun, Mar 16, 1980 @ Detroit Pistons Win 102 - 99
Wed, Mar 19, 1980 vs New York Knicks Win 139 - 113
Thu, Mar 20, 1980 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 96 - 109
Sat, Mar 22, 1980 vs Indiana Pacers Win 125 - 110
Tue, Mar 25, 1980 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 107 - 126
Wed, Mar 26, 1980 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 113 - 101
Fri, Mar 28, 1980 vs Detroit Pistons Win 128 - 112
Sun, Mar 30, 1980 @ Indiana Pacers Win 121 - 106
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round (Won 2 - 1)
Wed, Apr 2, 1980 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 95 - 85
Fri, Apr 4, 1980 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 101 - 106
Sun, Apr 6, 1980 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 141 - 120
Eastern Conference Semifinals (Lost 0 - 4)
Wed, Apr 9, 1980 @ Boston Celtics Loss 101 - 119
Fri, Apr 11, 1980 @ Boston Celtics Loss 75 - 95
Sun, Apr 13, 1980 vs Boston Celtics Loss 81 - 100
Mon, Apr 14, 1980 vs Boston Celtics Loss 121 - 138

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