1978-1979 Philadelphia 76ers

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Season Overview

47-35 Lost Conf Semi
Record Outcome

1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers

What was the record of the 1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers?

The Philadelphia 76ers finished the regular season with a 47-35 record. They went 31-10 at home and 16-25 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Philadelphia 76ers went 52-39. Their final game was a loss in the Eastern Conference Semifinals to the San Antonio Spurs.

What division did the 1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers play in?

The 1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers played in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers record by month?

The 1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers had their best month in October, when they went 5-1 and had a 83.3% win percentage. Their worst month was February, when they went 6-8 and had a 42.9% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '78 5-1 83.3% +29
November '78 9-5 64.3% +34
December '78 9-5 64.3% +68
January '79 6-7 46.2% -23
February '79 6-8 42.9% +15
March '79 9-8 52.9% +44
April '79 3-1 75% -15

Did the 1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Philadelphia 76ers made the Playoffs in 1979. They won their first series against the New Jersey Nets in the Eastern Conference First Round. They eventually lost against the San Antonio Spurs in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

What was the point differential for the 1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers?

The Philadelphia 76ers finished the regular season with a point differential of +152. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the 76ers could have been expected to have about 45.8 wins, or a 46-36 record in the regular season.

How did the 1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers went 12-12.

How did the 1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers went 3-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers was a 9 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers?

The longest losing streak that the Philadelphia 76ers had during the 1978-79 regular season was 5 games, which happened once during the season.

1978-79 Philadelphia 76ers Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 13, 1978 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 110 - 102
Wed, Oct 18, 1978 vs Washington Bullets Loss 111 - 121
Fri, Oct 20, 1978 @ Detroit Pistons Win 126 - 117
Sat, Oct 21, 1978 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 130 - 111
Wed, Oct 25, 1978 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 118 - 117
Sat, Oct 28, 1978 @ Houston Rockets Win 101 - 99
Wed, Nov 1, 1978 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 116 - 115
Fri, Nov 3, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 118 - 103
Wed, Nov 8, 1978 vs New Jersey Nets Win 123 - 117
Fri, Nov 10, 1978 @ Washington Bullets Win 123 - 122
Sat, Nov 11, 1978 vs Detroit Pistons Win 135 - 112
Tue, Nov 14, 1978 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 108 - 124
Wed, Nov 15, 1978 vs Denver Nuggets Win 109 - 103 OT
Fri, Nov 17, 1978 vs Phoenix Suns Win 95 - 94
Sat, Nov 18, 1978 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 116 - 124
Tue, Nov 21, 1978 vs Golden State Warriors Loss 105 - 115
Fri, Nov 24, 1978 vs San Diego Clippers Win 134 - 120
Sat, Nov 25, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 126 - 127
Tue, Nov 28, 1978 @ New Orleans Jazz Loss 103 - 107
Wed, Nov 29, 1978 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 120 - 114 OT
Sat, Dec 2, 1978 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 97 - 100
Tue, Dec 5, 1978 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 91 - 96
Wed, Dec 6, 1978 @ Kansas City Kings Win 114 - 106
Sat, Dec 9, 1978 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 107 - 115
Wed, Dec 13, 1978 vs Kansas City Kings Win 120 - 100
Fri, Dec 15, 1978 vs Houston Rockets Win 91 - 84
Sun, Dec 17, 1978 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 103 - 96
Tue, Dec 19, 1978 @ San Diego Clippers Win 124 - 113
Wed, Dec 20, 1978 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 81 - 85
Fri, Dec 22, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 103 - 95
Mon, Dec 25, 1978 @ New York Knicks Win 109 - 94
Wed, Dec 27, 1978 vs Indiana Pacers Win 122 - 110
Fri, Dec 29, 1978 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 113 - 107
Sat, Dec 30, 1978 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 94 - 100
Wed, Jan 3, 1979 vs Chicago Bulls Win 111 - 98
Fri, Jan 5, 1979 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 96 - 123
Sat, Jan 6, 1979 vs Phoenix Suns Loss 139 - 143 OT
Wed, Jan 10, 1979 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 123 - 112
Fri, Jan 12, 1979 @ New Orleans Jazz Loss 89 - 100
Sun, Jan 14, 1979 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 112 - 106
Wed, Jan 17, 1979 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 107 - 94
Sat, Jan 20, 1979 vs Boston Celtics Loss 102 - 108
Sun, Jan 21, 1979 @ Boston Celtics Win 91 - 87
Wed, Jan 24, 1979 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 94 - 101
Fri, Jan 26, 1979 @ Golden State Warriors Win 105 - 96
Sun, Jan 28, 1979 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 94 - 116
Wed, Jan 31, 1979 vs Golden State Warriors Loss 106 - 108
Thu, Feb 1, 1979 @ Chicago Bulls Win 128 - 105
Fri, Feb 2, 1979 vs New York Knicks Loss 101 - 105
Wed, Feb 7, 1979 vs Detroit Pistons Win 114 - 103
Fri, Feb 9, 1979 vs San Diego Clippers Win 117 - 106
Sun, Feb 11, 1979 vs Washington Bullets Win 107 - 99
Wed, Feb 14, 1979 vs Kansas City Kings Loss 106 - 108
Thu, Feb 15, 1979 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 100 - 113
Fri, Feb 16, 1979 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 104 - 119
Sun, Feb 18, 1979 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 110 - 107 OT
Wed, Feb 21, 1979 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 99 - 106 OT
Fri, Feb 23, 1979 @ San Diego Clippers Loss 116 - 117
Sun, Feb 25, 1979 @ Denver Nuggets Win 119 - 111
Tue, Feb 27, 1979 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 115 - 118
Wed, Feb 28, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 93 - 97
Fri, Mar 2, 1979 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 111 - 126
Sun, Mar 4, 1979 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 94 - 119
Tue, Mar 6, 1979 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 91 - 94
Wed, Mar 7, 1979 vs Boston Celtics Win 114 - 107
Fri, Mar 9, 1979 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 113 - 119
Sun, Mar 11, 1979 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 103 - 104
Wed, Mar 14, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 96 - 99
Fri, Mar 16, 1979 vs Indiana Pacers Win 114 - 106
Sat, Mar 17, 1979 @ New York Knicks Loss 101 - 103
Sun, Mar 18, 1979 vs New York Knicks Win 106 - 90
Tue, Mar 20, 1979 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 124 - 120
Wed, Mar 21, 1979 @ Houston Rockets Win 114 - 108
Fri, Mar 23, 1979 vs New Jersey Nets Win 110 - 98
Sun, Mar 25, 1979 @ Boston Celtics Loss 94 - 103
Tue, Mar 27, 1979 @ Washington Bullets Win 100 - 97
Wed, Mar 28, 1979 vs Chicago Bulls Win 112 - 96
Fri, Mar 30, 1979 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 129 - 93
Sun, Apr 1, 1979 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 112 - 111
Wed, Apr 4, 1979 vs Houston Rockets Win 121 - 120
Fri, Apr 6, 1979 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 118 - 136
Sun, Apr 8, 1979 vs Denver Nuggets Win 112 - 111
Playoffs
Eastern Conference First Round (Won 2 - 0)
Wed, Apr 11, 1979 vs New Jersey Nets Win 122 - 114
Fri, Apr 13, 1979 @ New Jersey Nets Win 111 - 101
Eastern Conference Semifinals (Lost 3 - 4)
Sun, Apr 15, 1979 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 106 - 119
Tue, Apr 17, 1979 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 120 - 121
Fri, Apr 20, 1979 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 123 - 115
Sun, Apr 22, 1979 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 112 - 115
Thu, Apr 26, 1979 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 120 - 97
Sun, Apr 29, 1979 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 92 - 90
Wed, May 2, 1979 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 108 - 111

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