1977-1978 New York Knicks

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Season Overview

43-39 Lost Conf Semi
Record Outcome

1977-78 New York Knicks

What was the record of the 1977-78 New York Knicks?

The New York Knicks finished the regular season with a 43-39 record. They went 29-12 at home and 14-27 on the road. Including the playoffs, the New York Knicks went 45-43. Their final game was a loss in the Eastern Conference Semifinals to the Philadelphia 76ers.

What division did the 1977-78 New York Knicks play in?

The 1977-78 New York Knicks played in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1977-78 New York Knicks record by month?

The 1977-78 New York Knicks had their best month in April, when they went 4-1 and had a 80% win percentage. Their worst month was March, when they went 7-10 and had a 41.2% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '77 3-2 60% +18
November '77 8-7 53.3% -15
December '77 8-6 57.1% +11
January '78 7-8 46.7% -40
February '78 6-5 54.5% +23
March '78 7-10 41.2% -71
April '78 4-1 80% +29

Did the 1977-78 New York Knicks make the Playoffs?

Yes, the New York Knicks made the Playoffs in 1978. They won their first series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference First Round. They eventually lost against the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

What was the point differential for the 1977-78 New York Knicks?

The New York Knicks finished the regular season with a point differential of -45. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Knicks could have been expected to have about 39.6 wins, or a 40-42 record in the regular season.

How did the 1977-78 New York Knicks perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1977-78 New York Knicks went 16-9.

How did the 1977-78 New York Knicks perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1977-78 New York Knicks went 4-5 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1977-78 New York Knicks?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1977-78 New York Knicks was a 5 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1977-78 New York Knicks?

The longest losing streak that the New York Knicks had during the 1977-78 regular season was 5 games, which happened once during the season.

1977-78 New York Knicks Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Tue, Oct 18, 1977 vs Kansas City Kings Win 120 - 113
Sat, Oct 22, 1977 vs Washington Bullets Win 141 - 115
Tue, Oct 25, 1977 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 112 - 117 OT
Wed, Oct 26, 1977 @ New Orleans Jazz Loss 106 - 123
Sat, Oct 29, 1977 vs Detroit Pistons Win 124 - 117
Tue, Nov 1, 1977 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 104 - 113
Fri, Nov 4, 1977 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 95 - 92
Sun, Nov 6, 1977 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 106 - 102
Tue, Nov 8, 1977 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 123 - 117
Wed, Nov 9, 1977 @ Buffalo Braves Loss 113 - 124
Fri, Nov 11, 1977 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 119 - 127
Sat, Nov 12, 1977 vs New Jersey Nets Win 101 - 90
Tue, Nov 15, 1977 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 108 - 105
Fri, Nov 18, 1977 @ Washington Bullets Loss 103 - 123
Sat, Nov 19, 1977 vs Indiana Pacers Win 129 - 127 OT
Tue, Nov 22, 1977 vs Buffalo Braves Loss 101 - 102
Fri, Nov 25, 1977 @ Boston Celtics Loss 119 - 121 OT
Sat, Nov 26, 1977 vs Golden State Warriors Win 112 - 106
Mon, Nov 28, 1977 vs Houston Rockets Win 104 - 86
Tue, Nov 29, 1977 @ Houston Rockets Loss 103 - 120
Thu, Dec 1, 1977 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 116 - 120
Sat, Dec 3, 1977 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 108 - 115
Tue, Dec 6, 1977 vs Boston Celtics Win 122 - 119 OT
Fri, Dec 9, 1977 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 103 - 84
Sat, Dec 10, 1977 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 106 - 107
Tue, Dec 13, 1977 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 107 - 106
Wed, Dec 14, 1977 @ Indiana Pacers Win 101 - 98
Fri, Dec 16, 1977 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 150 - 152 OT3
Sat, Dec 17, 1977 vs Chicago Bulls Win 112 - 103
Tue, Dec 20, 1977 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 99 - 110
Thu, Dec 22, 1977 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 100 - 112
Sun, Dec 25, 1977 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 113 - 110
Thu, Dec 29, 1977 @ New Jersey Nets Win 109 - 101
Fri, Dec 30, 1977 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 118 - 116
Sun, Jan 1, 1978 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 96 - 87
Tue, Jan 3, 1978 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 117 - 120
Fri, Jan 6, 1978 @ Chicago Bulls Win 99 - 97
Sat, Jan 7, 1978 @ Kansas City Kings Win 100 - 93
Tue, Jan 10, 1978 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 113 - 126
Fri, Jan 13, 1978 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 96 - 109
Sun, Jan 15, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 102 - 108
Tue, Jan 17, 1978 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 108 - 121
Thu, Jan 19, 1978 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 114 - 134
Sun, Jan 22, 1978 @ Denver Nuggets Win 143 - 141 OT
Tue, Jan 24, 1978 vs Golden State Warriors Win 99 - 97
Thu, Jan 26, 1978 vs Kansas City Kings Win 112 - 105
Fri, Jan 27, 1978 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 96 - 105
Sat, Jan 28, 1978 vs Chicago Bulls Win 108 - 96
Tue, Jan 31, 1978 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 115 - 119
Thu, Feb 2, 1978 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 113 - 123
Fri, Feb 3, 1978 @ Houston Rockets Loss 102 - 112
Thu, Feb 9, 1978 vs Indiana Pacers Win 126 - 117
Sat, Feb 11, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 133 - 122
Sun, Feb 12, 1978 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 110 - 112
Tue, Feb 14, 1978 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 127 - 136 OT2
Fri, Feb 17, 1978 @ Detroit Pistons Win 128 - 108
Sat, Feb 18, 1978 vs Buffalo Braves Loss 112 - 122
Tue, Feb 21, 1978 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 122 - 120
Sat, Feb 25, 1978 vs Phoenix Suns Win 122 - 115
Tue, Feb 28, 1978 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 138 - 123
Thu, Mar 2, 1978 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 128 - 117
Sat, Mar 4, 1978 vs Boston Celtics Win 99 - 91
Sun, Mar 5, 1978 @ Boston Celtics Loss 94 - 112
Tue, Mar 7, 1978 vs Houston Rockets Win 112 - 101
Wed, Mar 8, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 125 - 127 OT2
Fri, Mar 10, 1978 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 115 - 122
Sat, Mar 11, 1978 vs New Jersey Nets Win 126 - 117
Tue, Mar 14, 1978 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 117 - 135
Fri, Mar 17, 1978 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 117 - 129
Sat, Mar 18, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 127 - 141
Sun, Mar 19, 1978 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 118 - 125
Tue, Mar 21, 1978 @ Denver Nuggets Win 115 - 114
Thu, Mar 23, 1978 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 108 - 120
Sat, Mar 25, 1978 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 123 - 133
Tue, Mar 28, 1978 vs Denver Nuggets Win 106 - 103
Thu, Mar 30, 1978 vs Washington Bullets Loss 108 - 123
Fri, Mar 31, 1978 @ New Orleans Jazz Win 117 - 116
Sun, Apr 2, 1978 @ Washington Bullets Win 114 - 109
Tue, Apr 4, 1978 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 101 - 105
Thu, Apr 6, 1978 vs Detroit Pistons Win 129 - 125 OT
Fri, Apr 7, 1978 @ Kansas City Kings Win 125 - 112
Sat, Apr 8, 1978 @ Buffalo Braves Win 118 - 107
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round (Won 2 - 0)
Wed, Apr 12, 1978 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 132 - 114
Fri, Apr 14, 1978 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 109 - 107
Eastern Conference Semifinals (Lost 0 - 4)
Sun, Apr 16, 1978 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 90 - 130
Tue, Apr 18, 1978 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 100 - 119
Thu, Apr 20, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 126 - 137
Sun, Apr 23, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 107 - 112

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