1978-1979 Washington Bullets

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Season Overview

54-28 Lost Finals
Record Outcome

1978-79 Washington Bullets

What was the record of the 1978-79 Washington Bullets?

The Washington Bullets finished the regular season with a 54-28 record. They went 31-10 at home and 23-18 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Washington Bullets went 63-38. Their final game was a loss in the Finals to the Seattle SuperSonics.

What division did the 1978-79 Washington Bullets play in?

The 1978-79 Washington Bullets played in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

What was the 1978-79 Washington Bullets record by month?

The 1978-79 Washington Bullets had their best month in November, when they went 11-2 and had a 84.6% win percentage. Their worst month was October, when they went 4-5 and had a 44.4% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '78 4-5 44.4% -18
November '78 11-2 84.6% +194
December '78 9-5 64.3% +28
January '79 10-3 76.9% +92
February '79 8-4 66.7% +42
March '79 9-6 60% +50
April '79 3-3 50% +21

Did the 1978-79 Washington Bullets Win The NBA Title?

No. While the 1978-79 Washington Bullets did play in the NBA Finals, they lost to the Seattle SuperSonics.

What was the point differential for the 1978-79 Washington Bullets?

The Washington Bullets finished the regular season with a point differential of +409. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Bullets could have been expected to have about 53.3 wins, or a 53-29 record in the regular season.

How did the 1978-79 Washington Bullets perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1978-79 Washington Bullets went 7-8.

How did the 1978-79 Washington Bullets perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1978-79 Washington Bullets went 1-1 in overtime games.

How did the 1978-79 Washington Bullets perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1978-79 Washington Bullets went 1-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1978-79 Washington Bullets?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1978-79 Washington Bullets was a 9 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1978-79 Washington Bullets?

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

1978-79 Washington Bullets Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 13, 1978 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 117 - 101
Tue, Oct 17, 1978 vs New Jersey Nets Win 113 - 109
Wed, Oct 18, 1978 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 121 - 111
Sat, Oct 21, 1978 vs Detroit Pistons Win 119 - 99
Tue, Oct 24, 1978 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 102 - 104
Wed, Oct 25, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 92 - 121
Fri, Oct 27, 1978 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 83 - 102
Sun, Oct 29, 1978 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 93 - 109
Tue, Oct 31, 1978 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 108 - 110
Wed, Nov 1, 1978 @ Indiana Pacers Win 124 - 113
Sat, Nov 4, 1978 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 124 - 119
Tue, Nov 7, 1978 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 143 - 103
Fri, Nov 10, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 122 - 123
Sat, Nov 11, 1978 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 124 - 143
Tue, Nov 14, 1978 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 122 - 106
Wed, Nov 15, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 138 - 111
Fri, Nov 17, 1978 @ New Jersey Nets Win 143 - 94
Sat, Nov 18, 1978 vs Denver Nuggets Win 119 - 114
Wed, Nov 22, 1978 @ Boston Celtics Win 119 - 103
Fri, Nov 24, 1978 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 113 - 103
Sun, Nov 26, 1978 vs Golden State Warriors Win 110 - 102
Tue, Nov 28, 1978 @ New York Knicks Win 133 - 106
Fri, Dec 1, 1978 @ New Orleans Jazz Win 117 - 115
Sat, Dec 2, 1978 vs Kansas City Kings Loss 109 - 110
Tue, Dec 5, 1978 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 117 - 102
Wed, Dec 6, 1978 @ Houston Rockets Win 101 - 96
Fri, Dec 8, 1978 vs New Jersey Nets Loss 100 - 108
Sat, Dec 9, 1978 vs Phoenix Suns Win 101 - 98
Wed, Dec 13, 1978 vs San Diego Clippers Win 134 - 117
Fri, Dec 15, 1978 @ Detroit Pistons Win 116 - 114
Sat, Dec 16, 1978 vs Boston Celtics Win 125 - 117
Wed, Dec 20, 1978 @ Phoenix Suns Win 137 - 129
Fri, Dec 22, 1978 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 115 - 127
Sat, Dec 23, 1978 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 109 - 114
Tue, Dec 26, 1978 vs Indiana Pacers Win 108 - 104
Thu, Dec 28, 1978 @ New York Knicks Loss 99 - 109
Tue, Jan 2, 1979 vs Chicago Bulls Win 109 - 86
Fri, Jan 5, 1979 vs Phoenix Suns Win 104 - 94
Sat, Jan 6, 1979 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 106 - 102
Tue, Jan 9, 1979 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 90 - 121
Sun, Jan 14, 1979 vs San Diego Clippers Win 125 - 91
Wed, Jan 17, 1979 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 112 - 102
Fri, Jan 19, 1979 @ Chicago Bulls Win 113 - 102
Sat, Jan 20, 1979 vs Indiana Pacers Win 109 - 104
Tue, Jan 23, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 100 - 103
Wed, Jan 24, 1979 @ Boston Celtics Win 128 - 106
Fri, Jan 26, 1979 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 128 - 142
Sun, Jan 28, 1979 vs New York Knicks Win 122 - 105
Tue, Jan 30, 1979 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 109 - 105
Thu, Feb 1, 1979 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 123 - 122
Fri, Feb 2, 1979 @ Houston Rockets Win 120 - 106
Wed, Feb 7, 1979 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 96 - 90
Sun, Feb 11, 1979 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 99 - 107
Tue, Feb 13, 1979 @ San Diego Clippers Win 138 - 136 OT2
Thu, Feb 15, 1979 @ Phoenix Suns Loss 108 - 119
Fri, Feb 16, 1979 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 103 - 109
Sun, Feb 18, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 105 - 94
Thu, Feb 22, 1979 vs Houston Rockets Loss 110 - 120
Fri, Feb 23, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 132 - 110
Sun, Feb 25, 1979 vs Golden State Warriors Win 99 - 89
Wed, Feb 28, 1979 vs Chicago Bulls Win 124 - 113
Sun, Mar 4, 1979 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 129 - 128
Wed, Mar 7, 1979 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 105 - 109
Fri, Mar 9, 1979 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 116 - 121
Sun, Mar 11, 1979 @ Denver Nuggets Win 119 - 98
Tue, Mar 13, 1979 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 120 - 111
Fri, Mar 16, 1979 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 126 - 134 OT2
Sat, Mar 17, 1979 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 117 - 114
Sun, Mar 18, 1979 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 126 - 112
Tue, Mar 20, 1979 @ New Orleans Jazz Win 126 - 107
Wed, Mar 21, 1979 vs New York Knicks Win 119 - 106
Fri, Mar 23, 1979 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 114 - 124
Sun, Mar 25, 1979 vs Detroit Pistons Win 116 - 107
Tue, Mar 27, 1979 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 97 - 100
Wed, Mar 28, 1979 @ New Jersey Nets Win 127 - 108
Fri, Mar 30, 1979 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 104 - 132
Sun, Apr 1, 1979 vs Denver Nuggets Win 105 - 89
Tue, Apr 3, 1979 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 112 - 108
Wed, Apr 4, 1979 vs Boston Celtics Win 145 - 119
Fri, Apr 6, 1979 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 114 - 128
Sat, Apr 7, 1979 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 102 - 103
Sun, Apr 8, 1979 vs Houston Rockets Loss 102 - 112
Playoffs
Eastern Conference Semifinals (Won 4 - 3)
Sun, Apr 15, 1979 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 103 - 89
Tue, Apr 17, 1979 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 99 - 107
Fri, Apr 20, 1979 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 89 - 77
Sun, Apr 22, 1979 @ Atlanta Hawks Win 120 - 118 OT
Tue, Apr 24, 1979 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 103 - 107
Thu, Apr 26, 1979 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 86 - 104
Sun, Apr 29, 1979 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 100 - 94
Eastern Conference Finals (Won 4 - 3)
Fri, May 4, 1979 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 97 - 118
Sun, May 6, 1979 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 115 - 95
Wed, May 9, 1979 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 114 - 116
Fri, May 11, 1979 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 102 - 118
Sun, May 13, 1979 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 107 - 103
Wed, May 16, 1979 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 108 - 100
Fri, May 18, 1979 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 107 - 105
Finals (Lost 1 - 4)
Sun, May 20, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 99 - 97
Thu, May 24, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 82 - 92
Sun, May 27, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 95 - 105
Tue, May 29, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 112 - 114 OT
Fri, Jun 1, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 93 - 97

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