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Boston Celtics 1980-1981 Schedule and Results

All the scores of the games played by the Celtics in the NBA 1980-81 Regular Season and the 1981 Playoffs, with teams, results, winning and losing streaks, partial and final records and evolution of the playoff series.

Regular Season Record:
62-20 (.756), 1st in Eastern Conference
Playoffs Record:
12-5 (.706), NBA Champions 1981 NBA Champions

Boston Celtics 1980-1981 Game Schedule and Results

NBA Regular Season

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Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Streak
Record
1 Oct 10, 1980 Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers W 130 - 103 won 1 1 - 0
2 Oct 14, 1980 Celtics @ Atlanta Hawks L 116 - 122 lost 1 1 - 1
3 Oct 16, 1980 Celtics @ Milwaukee Bucks W 110 - 103 won 1 2 - 1
4 Oct 18, 1980 Celtics @ Indiana Pacers L 99 - 103 lost 1 2 - 2
5 Oct 22, 1980 Celtics @ New Jersey Nets W 108 - 104 won 1 3 - 2
6 Oct 23, 1980 Celtics vs. New York Knicks L 107 - 109 OT lost 1 3 - 3
7 Oct 25, 1980 Celtics @ Washington Bullets W 103 - 87 won 1 4 - 3
8 Oct 29, 1980 Celtics @ Detroit Pistons W 103 - 85 won 2 5 - 3
9 Oct 31, 1980 Celtics vs. Kansas City Kings W 115 - 110 won 3 6 - 3
10 Nov 1, 1980 Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers L 113 - 117 OT lost 1 6 - 4
11 Nov 5, 1980 Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks W 104 - 87 won 1 7 - 4
12 Nov 7, 1980 Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks L 101 - 102 lost 1 7 - 5
13 Nov 9, 1980 Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls W 111 - 105 won 1 8 - 5
14 Nov 12, 1980 Celtics vs. Washington Bullets W 93 - 86 won 2 9 - 5
15 Nov 14, 1980 Celtics vs. New Jersey Nets W 126 - 102 won 3 10 - 5
16 Nov 18, 1980 Celtics @ Chicago Bulls W 113 - 112 won 4 11 - 5
17 Nov 19, 1980 Celtics @ Indiana Pacers W 103 - 91 won 5 12 - 5
18 Nov 21, 1980 Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors W 108 - 106 won 6 13 - 5
19 Nov 22, 1980 Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 98 - 113 lost 1 13 - 6
20 Nov 26, 1980 Celtics vs. Portland Trail Blazers W 126 - 101 won 1 14 - 6
21 Nov 28, 1980 Celtics vs. New York Knicks W 120 - 106 won 2 15 - 6
22 Nov 30, 1980 Celtics @ Milwaukee Bucks L 105 - 107 lost 1 15 - 7
23 Dec 2, 1980 Celtics @ Detroit Pistons W 94 - 85 won 1 16 - 7
24 Dec 3, 1980 Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks W 106 - 101 won 2 17 - 7
25 Dec 5, 1980 Celtics vs. Dallas Mavericks W 97 - 87 won 3 18 - 7
26 Dec 7, 1980 Celtics vs. Washington Bullets L 103 - 113 lost 1 18 - 8
27 Dec 9, 1980 Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks W 112 - 89 won 1 19 - 8
28 Dec 10, 1980 Celtics @ Washington Bullets W 101 - 99 won 2 20 - 8
29 Dec 12, 1980 Celtics vs. New Jersey Nets W 119 - 104 won 3 21 - 8
30 Dec 13, 1980 Celtics @ Chicago Bulls W 106 - 95 won 4 22 - 8
Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Streak
Record
31 Dec 17, 1980 Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls W 115 - 98 won 5 23 - 8
32 Dec 19, 1980 Celtics vs. Houston Rockets W 133 - 119 won 6 24 - 8
33 Dec 20, 1980 Celtics @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 107 - 102 won 7 25 - 8
34 Dec 23, 1980 Celtics vs. Denver Nuggets W 136 - 128 won 8 26 - 8
35 Dec 25, 1980 Celtics @ New York Knicks W 117 - 108 won 9 27 - 8
36 Dec 27, 1980 Celtics @ Atlanta Hawks W 112 - 107 won 10 28 - 8
37 Dec 30, 1980 Celtics @ Phoenix Suns W 116 - 97 won 11 29 - 8
38 Jan 1, 1981 Celtics @ San Diego Clippers W 88 - 85 won 12 30 - 8
39 Jan 2, 1981 Celtics @ Golden State Warriors L 106 - 121 lost 1 30 - 9
40 Jan 4, 1981 Celtics @ Portland Trail Blazers W 120 - 111 won 1 31 - 9
41 Jan 7, 1981 Celtics vs. Phoenix Suns W 108 - 90 won 2 32 - 9
42 Jan 9, 1981 Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls W 117 - 111 OT won 3 33 - 9
43 Jan 10, 1981 Celtics @ New Jersey Nets W 117 - 115 won 4 34 - 9
44 Jan 13, 1981 Celtics @ New York Knicks W 93 - 89 won 5 35 - 9
45 Jan 14, 1981 Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers W 120 - 113 won 6 36 - 9
46 Jan 16, 1981 Celtics vs. San Antonio Spurs W 94 - 85 won 7 37 - 9
47 Jan 18, 1981 Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers W 98 - 96 won 8 38 - 9
48 Jan 19, 1981 Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons W 92 - 90 won 9 39 - 9
49 Jan 21, 1981 Celtics vs. Utah Jazz W 117 - 87 won 10 40 - 9
50 Jan 23, 1981 Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers W 104 - 103 won 11 41 - 9
51 Jan 25, 1981 Celtics vs. Seattle Supersonics W 115 - 106 won 12 42 - 9
52 Jan 28, 1981 Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers W 104 - 101 won 13 43 - 9
53 Jan 29, 1981 Celtics @ Chicago Bulls L 85 - 108 lost 1 43 - 10
54 Feb 4, 1981 Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers L 104 - 107 lost 2 43 - 11
55 Feb 5, 1981 Celtics @ Milwaukee Bucks L 103 - 113 lost 3 43 - 12
56 Feb 6, 1981 Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers W 111 - 98 won 1 44 - 12
57 Feb 8, 1981 Celtics vs. San Diego Clippers W 123 - 107 won 2 45 - 12
58 Feb 10, 1981 Celtics @ Seattle Supersonics L 107 - 108 OT lost 1 45 - 13
59 Feb 11, 1981 Celtics @ Los Angeles Lakers W 105 - 91 won 1 46 - 13
60 Feb 13, 1981 Celtics @ Utah Jazz L 89 - 104 lost 1 46 - 14
Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Streak
Record
61 Feb 15, 1981 Celtics @ Denver Nuggets W 120 - 118 won 1 47 - 14
62 Feb 17, 1981 Celtics @ San Antonio Spurs W 128 - 116 won 2 48 - 14
63 Feb 18, 1981 Celtics @ Kansas City Kings L 113 - 114 lost 1 48 - 15
64 Feb 21, 1981 Celtics @ Detroit Pistons W 130 - 119 won 1 49 - 15
65 Feb 25, 1981 Celtics vs. Cleveland Cavaliers W 124 - 103 won 2 50 - 15
66 Feb 27, 1981 Celtics @ Atlanta Hawks W 132 - 102 won 3 51 - 15
67 Mar 1, 1981 Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers W 114 - 107 won 4 52 - 15
68 Mar 3, 1981 Celtics @ Dallas Mavericks W 117 - 105 won 5 53 - 15
69 Mar 4, 1981 Celtics @ Houston Rockets W 108 - 101 won 6 54 - 15
70 Mar 6, 1981 Celtics @ Indiana Pacers L 104 - 110 lost 1 54 - 16
71 Mar 8, 1981 Celtics vs. New York Knicks W 115 - 94 won 1 55 - 16
72 Mar 11, 1981 Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks W 122 - 108 won 2 56 - 16
73 Mar 13, 1981 Celtics vs. Indiana Pacers L 94 - 101 lost 1 56 - 17
74 Mar 15, 1981 Celtics vs. New Jersey Nets W 133 - 125 won 1 57 - 17
75 Mar 17, 1981 Celtics @ Washington Bullets W 112 - 91 won 2 58 - 17
76 Mar 18, 1981 Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks L 97 - 108 lost 1 58 - 18
77 Mar 20, 1981 Celtics vs. Washington Bullets W 128 - 116 won 1 59 - 18
78 Mar 22, 1981 Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers L 94 - 126 lost 1 59 - 19
79 Mar 24, 1981 Celtics @ New York Knicks W 118 - 116 won 1 60 - 19
80 Mar 25, 1981 Celtics @ New Jersey Nets W 111 - 105 won 2 61 - 19
81 Mar 27, 1981 Celtics vs. Detroit Pistons L 90 - 115 lost 1 61 - 20
82 Mar 29, 1981 Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers W 98 - 94 won 1 62 - 20

NBA Playoffs

NBA Playoffs - Eastern Conference Semifinals

Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Series Status Streak
1 Apr 5, 1981 Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls W 121 - 109 Celtics lead
1-0
won 1
2 Apr 7, 1981 Celtics vs. Chicago Bulls W 106 - 97 Celtics lead
2-0
won 2
3 Apr 10, 1981 Celtics @ Chicago Bulls W 113 - 107 Celtics lead
3-0
won 3
4 Apr 12, 1981 Celtics @ Chicago Bulls W 109 - 103 Celtics win
4-0
won 4

NBA Playoffs - Eastern Conference Finals

Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Series Status Streak
1 Apr 21, 1981 Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers L 104 - 105 76ers lead
0-1
lost 1
2 Apr 22, 1981 Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers W 118 - 99 series tied
1-1
won 1
3 Apr 24, 1981 Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers L 100 - 110 76ers lead
1-2
lost 1
4 Apr 26, 1981 Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers L 105 - 107 76ers lead
1-3
lost 2
5 Apr 29, 1981 Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers W 111 - 109 76ers lead
2-3
won 1
6 May 1, 1981 Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers W 100 - 98 series tied
3-3
won 2
7 May 3, 1981 Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers W 91 - 90 Celtics win
4-3
won 3

NBA Playoffs - Finals

Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Series Status Streak
1 May 5, 1981 Celtics vs. Houston Rockets W 98 - 95 Celtics lead
1-0
won 4
2 May 7, 1981 Celtics vs. Houston Rockets L 90 - 92 series tied
1-1
lost 1
3 May 9, 1981 Celtics @ Houston Rockets W 94 - 71 Celtics lead
2-1
won 1
4 May 10, 1981 Celtics @ Houston Rockets L 86 - 91 series tied
2-2
lost 1
5 May 12, 1981 Celtics vs. Houston Rockets W 109 - 80 Celtics lead
3-2
won 1
6 May 14, 1981 Celtics @ Houston Rockets W 102 - 91 Celtics win
4-2
won 2