1980-1981 Houston Rockets

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Season Overview

40-42 Lost Finals
Record Outcome

1980-81 Houston Rockets

What was the record of the 1980-81 Houston Rockets?

The Houston Rockets finished the regular season with a 40-42 record. They went 25-16 at home and 15-26 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Houston Rockets went 52-51. Their final game was a loss in the Finals to the Boston Celtics.

What division did the 1980-81 Houston Rockets play in?

The 1980-81 Houston Rockets played in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1980-81 Houston Rockets record by month?

The 1980-81 Houston Rockets had their best month in February, when they went 9-5 and had a 64.3% win percentage. Their worst month was December, when they went 5-9 and had a 35.7% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '80 4-5 44.4% -32
November '80 7-8 46.7% +49
December '80 5-9 35.7% -84
January '81 8-7 53.3% +24
February '81 9-5 64.3% +62
March '81 7-8 46.7% +8

Did the 1980-81 Houston Rockets Win The NBA Title?

No. While the 1980-81 Houston Rockets did play in the NBA Finals, they lost to the Boston Celtics.

What was the point differential for the 1980-81 Houston Rockets?

The Houston Rockets finished the regular season with a point differential of +27. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Rockets could have been expected to have about 41.9 wins, or a 42-40 record in the regular season.

How did the 1980-81 Houston Rockets perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1980-81 Houston Rockets went 14-15.

How did the 1980-81 Houston Rockets perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1980-81 Houston Rockets went 3-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1980-81 Houston Rockets?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1980-81 Houston Rockets was a 5 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1980-81 Houston Rockets?

The longest losing streak that the Houston Rockets had during the 1980-81 regular season was 5 games, which occured 2 separate times.

1980-81 Houston Rockets Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 10, 1980 @ San Diego Clippers Loss 104 - 120
Sun, Oct 12, 1980 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 103 - 114
Wed, Oct 15, 1980 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 103 - 100
Fri, Oct 17, 1980 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 102 - 99
Sat, Oct 18, 1980 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 101 - 108
Tue, Oct 21, 1980 @ Denver Nuggets Win 119 - 117
Thu, Oct 23, 1980 vs Kansas City Kings Loss 96 - 105
Sat, Oct 25, 1980 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 109 - 112
Wed, Oct 29, 1980 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 109 - 103
Wed, Nov 5, 1980 vs San Diego Clippers Loss 104 - 111
Sat, Nov 8, 1980 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 115 - 116
Tue, Nov 11, 1980 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 105 - 94
Wed, Nov 12, 1980 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 107 - 104
Fri, Nov 14, 1980 @ Utah Jazz Loss 115 - 117
Sat, Nov 15, 1980 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 139 - 143 OT
Tue, Nov 18, 1980 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 138 - 118
Thu, Nov 20, 1980 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 117 - 114
Fri, Nov 21, 1980 @ New Jersey Nets Win 116 - 108
Sat, Nov 22, 1980 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 120 - 129
Mon, Nov 24, 1980 @ New York Knicks Loss 110 - 113 OT
Wed, Nov 26, 1980 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 100 - 101
Fri, Nov 28, 1980 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 124 - 115
Sat, Nov 29, 1980 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 115 - 90
Sun, Nov 30, 1980 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 114 - 117
Wed, Dec 3, 1980 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 118 - 109
Fri, Dec 5, 1980 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 100 - 108
Sat, Dec 6, 1980 vs Denver Nuggets Win 111 - 108
Wed, Dec 10, 1980 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 108 - 109
Fri, Dec 12, 1980 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 100 - 106
Sat, Dec 13, 1980 @ Golden State Warriors Win 99 - 97
Wed, Dec 17, 1980 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 107 - 113
Fri, Dec 19, 1980 @ Boston Celtics Loss 119 - 133
Sat, Dec 20, 1980 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 109 - 133
Sun, Dec 21, 1980 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 91 - 123
Tue, Dec 23, 1980 vs Golden State Warriors Loss 99 - 114
Fri, Dec 26, 1980 @ Detroit Pistons Win 114 - 94
Sat, Dec 27, 1980 @ Washington Bullets Loss 97 - 115
Tue, Dec 30, 1980 vs San Diego Clippers Win 104 - 98
Thu, Jan 1, 1981 vs Utah Jazz Win 117 - 103
Fri, Jan 2, 1981 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 124 - 120 OT
Sat, Jan 3, 1981 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 132 - 134
Wed, Jan 7, 1981 vs Kansas City Kings Loss 108 - 114
Fri, Jan 9, 1981 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 94 - 107
Sat, Jan 10, 1981 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 106 - 105
Wed, Jan 14, 1981 vs Chicago Bulls Win 109 - 105
Fri, Jan 16, 1981 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 89 - 92
Sat, Jan 17, 1981 vs New York Knicks Loss 98 - 99
Sun, Jan 18, 1981 @ Denver Nuggets Win 98 - 97
Wed, Jan 21, 1981 vs Phoenix Suns Win 106 - 100
Fri, Jan 23, 1981 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 107 - 113
Sat, Jan 24, 1981 vs Utah Jazz Win 106 - 91
Wed, Jan 28, 1981 vs New Jersey Nets Win 111 - 99
Thu, Jan 29, 1981 @ Utah Jazz Loss 97 - 99
Tue, Feb 3, 1981 vs Denver Nuggets Win 135 - 128 OT
Wed, Feb 4, 1981 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 116 - 68
Fri, Feb 6, 1981 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 99 - 112
Sat, Feb 7, 1981 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 87 - 81
Wed, Feb 11, 1981 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 108 - 89
Fri, Feb 13, 1981 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 105 - 114
Sat, Feb 14, 1981 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 112 - 117
Thu, Feb 19, 1981 @ San Diego Clippers Loss 99 - 116
Fri, Feb 20, 1981 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 110 - 107
Sun, Feb 22, 1981 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 111 - 96
Mon, Feb 23, 1981 @ Utah Jazz Win 106 - 102
Wed, Feb 25, 1981 vs Indiana Pacers Win 101 - 100
Fri, Feb 27, 1981 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 96 - 92
Sat, Feb 28, 1981 vs San Diego Clippers Loss 103 - 104
Sun, Mar 1, 1981 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 86 - 102
Wed, Mar 4, 1981 vs Boston Celtics Loss 101 - 108
Fri, Mar 6, 1981 vs Washington Bullets Loss 104 - 105
Sat, Mar 7, 1981 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 108 - 114
Wed, Mar 11, 1981 vs Golden State Warriors Win 109 - 92
Fri, Mar 13, 1981 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 126 - 104
Sat, Mar 14, 1981 vs Utah Jazz Win 101 - 82
Sun, Mar 15, 1981 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 127 - 138
Wed, Mar 18, 1981 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 117 - 118
Fri, Mar 20, 1981 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 103 - 107
Sun, Mar 22, 1981 @ Kansas City Kings Win 114 - 108
Tue, Mar 24, 1981 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 114 - 111 OT
Wed, Mar 25, 1981 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 117 - 111
Fri, Mar 27, 1981 vs Kansas City Kings Win 91 - 84
Sun, Mar 29, 1981 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 109 - 135
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Won 2 - 1)
Wed, Apr 1, 1981 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 111 - 107
Fri, Apr 3, 1981 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 106 - 111
Sun, Apr 5, 1981 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 89 - 86
Western Conference Semifinals (Won 4 - 3)
Tue, Apr 7, 1981 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 107 - 98
Wed, Apr 8, 1981 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 113 - 125
Fri, Apr 10, 1981 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 112 - 99
Sun, Apr 12, 1981 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 112 - 114
Tue, Apr 14, 1981 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 123 - 117
Wed, Apr 15, 1981 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 96 - 101
Fri, Apr 17, 1981 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 105 - 100
Western Conference Finals (Won 4 - 1)
Tue, Apr 21, 1981 @ Kansas City Kings Win 97 - 78
Wed, Apr 22, 1981 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 79 - 88
Fri, Apr 24, 1981 vs Kansas City Kings Win 92 - 88
Sun, Apr 26, 1981 vs Kansas City Kings Win 100 - 89
Wed, Apr 29, 1981 @ Kansas City Kings Win 97 - 88
Finals (Lost 2 - 4)
Tue, May 5, 1981 @ Boston Celtics Loss 95 - 98
Thu, May 7, 1981 @ Boston Celtics Win 92 - 90
Sat, May 9, 1981 vs Boston Celtics Loss 71 - 94
Sun, May 10, 1981 vs Boston Celtics Win 91 - 86
Tue, May 12, 1981 @ Boston Celtics Loss 80 - 109
Thu, May 14, 1981 vs Boston Celtics Loss 91 - 102

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