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Houston Rockets 1980-1981 Schedule and Results

All the scores of the games played by the Rockets 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:
40-42 (.488), 6th in Western Conference
Playoffs Record:
12-9 (.571), Lost NBA Finals

Houston Rockets 1980-1981 Game Schedule and Results

NBA Regular Season

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Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Streak
Record
1 Oct 10, 1980 Rockets @ San Diego Clippers L 104 - 120 lost 1 0 - 1
2 Oct 12, 1980 Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers L 103 - 114 lost 2 0 - 2
3 Oct 15, 1980 Rockets vs. Seattle Supersonics W 103 - 100 won 1 1 - 2
4 Oct 17, 1980 Rockets @ Portland Trail Blazers W 102 - 99 won 2 2 - 2
5 Oct 18, 1980 Rockets @ Golden State Warriors L 101 - 108 lost 1 2 - 3
6 Oct 21, 1980 Rockets @ Denver Nuggets W 119 - 117 won 1 3 - 3
7 Oct 23, 1980 Rockets vs. Kansas City Kings L 96 - 105 lost 1 3 - 4
8 Oct 25, 1980 Rockets vs. Detroit Pistons L 109 - 112 lost 2 3 - 5
9 Oct 29, 1980 Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks W 109 - 103 won 1 4 - 5
10 Nov 5, 1980 Rockets vs. San Diego Clippers L 104 - 111 lost 1 4 - 6
11 Nov 8, 1980 Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns L 115 - 116 lost 2 4 - 7
12 Nov 11, 1980 Rockets @ Dallas Mavericks W 105 - 94 won 1 5 - 7
13 Nov 12, 1980 Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers W 107 - 104 won 2 6 - 7
14 Nov 14, 1980 Rockets @ Utah Jazz L 115 - 117 lost 1 6 - 8
15 Nov 15, 1980 Rockets @ Seattle Supersonics L 139 - 143 OT lost 2 6 - 9
16 Nov 18, 1980 Rockets vs. Seattle Supersonics W 138 - 118 won 1 7 - 9
17 Nov 20, 1980 Rockets @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 117 - 114 won 2 8 - 9
18 Nov 21, 1980 Rockets @ New Jersey Nets W 116 - 108 won 3 9 - 9
19 Nov 22, 1980 Rockets @ Indiana Pacers L 120 - 129 lost 1 9 - 10
20 Nov 24, 1980 Rockets @ New York Knicks L 110 - 113 OT lost 2 9 - 11
21 Nov 26, 1980 Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers L 100 - 101 lost 3 9 - 12
22 Nov 28, 1980 Rockets @ San Antonio Spurs W 124 - 115 won 1 10 - 12
23 Nov 29, 1980 Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks W 115 - 90 won 2 11 - 12
24 Nov 30, 1980 Rockets @ Phoenix Suns L 114 - 117 lost 1 11 - 13
25 Dec 3, 1980 Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers W 118 - 109 won 1 12 - 13
26 Dec 5, 1980 Rockets @ Kansas City Kings L 100 - 108 lost 1 12 - 14
27 Dec 6, 1980 Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets W 111 - 108 won 1 13 - 14
28 Dec 10, 1980 Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers L 108 - 109 lost 1 13 - 15
29 Dec 12, 1980 Rockets @ Portland Trail Blazers L 100 - 106 lost 2 13 - 16
30 Dec 13, 1980 Rockets @ Golden State Warriors W 99 - 97 won 1 14 - 16
Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Streak
Record
31 Dec 17, 1980 Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs L 107 - 113 lost 1 14 - 17
32 Dec 19, 1980 Rockets @ Boston Celtics L 119 - 133 lost 2 14 - 18
33 Dec 20, 1980 Rockets @ Chicago Bulls L 109 - 133 lost 3 14 - 19
34 Dec 21, 1980 Rockets @ Milwaukee Bucks L 91 - 123 lost 4 14 - 20
35 Dec 23, 1980 Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors L 99 - 114 lost 5 14 - 21
36 Dec 26, 1980 Rockets @ Detroit Pistons W 114 - 94 won 1 15 - 21
37 Dec 27, 1980 Rockets @ Washington Bullets L 97 - 115 lost 1 15 - 22
38 Dec 30, 1980 Rockets vs. San Diego Clippers W 104 - 98 won 1 16 - 22
39 Jan 1, 1981 Rockets vs. Utah Jazz W 117 - 103 won 2 17 - 22
40 Jan 2, 1981 Rockets @ Dallas Mavericks W 124 - 120 OT won 3 18 - 22
41 Jan 3, 1981 Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets L 132 - 134 lost 1 18 - 23
42 Jan 7, 1981 Rockets vs. Kansas City Kings L 108 - 114 lost 2 18 - 24
43 Jan 9, 1981 Rockets @ Philadelphia 76ers L 94 - 107 lost 3 18 - 25
44 Jan 10, 1981 Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers W 106 - 105 won 1 19 - 25
45 Jan 14, 1981 Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls W 109 - 105 won 2 20 - 25
46 Jan 16, 1981 Rockets @ Phoenix Suns L 89 - 92 lost 1 20 - 26
47 Jan 17, 1981 Rockets vs. New York Knicks L 98 - 99 lost 2 20 - 27
48 Jan 18, 1981 Rockets @ Denver Nuggets W 98 - 97 won 1 21 - 27
49 Jan 21, 1981 Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns W 106 - 100 won 2 22 - 27
50 Jan 23, 1981 Rockets @ Kansas City Kings L 107 - 113 lost 1 22 - 28
51 Jan 24, 1981 Rockets vs. Utah Jazz W 106 - 91 won 1 23 - 28
52 Jan 28, 1981 Rockets vs. New Jersey Nets W 111 - 99 won 2 24 - 28
53 Jan 29, 1981 Rockets @ Utah Jazz L 97 - 99 lost 1 24 - 29
54 Feb 3, 1981 Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets W 135 - 128 OT won 1 25 - 29
55 Feb 4, 1981 Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks W 116 - 68 won 2 26 - 29
56 Feb 6, 1981 Rockets @ Phoenix Suns L 99 - 112 lost 1 26 - 30
57 Feb 7, 1981 Rockets vs. Atlanta Hawks W 87 - 81 won 1 27 - 30
58 Feb 11, 1981 Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs W 108 - 89 won 2 28 - 30
59 Feb 13, 1981 Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers L 105 - 114 lost 1 28 - 31
60 Feb 14, 1981 Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks L 112 - 117 lost 2 28 - 32
Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Streak
Record
61 Feb 19, 1981 Rockets @ San Diego Clippers L 99 - 116 lost 3 28 - 33
62 Feb 20, 1981 Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers W 110 - 107 won 1 29 - 33
63 Feb 22, 1981 Rockets @ Seattle Supersonics W 111 - 96 won 2 30 - 33
64 Feb 23, 1981 Rockets @ Utah Jazz W 106 - 102 won 3 31 - 33
65 Feb 25, 1981 Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers W 101 - 100 won 4 32 - 33
66 Feb 27, 1981 Rockets vs. Seattle Supersonics W 96 - 92 won 5 33 - 33
67 Feb 28, 1981 Rockets vs. San Diego Clippers L 103 - 104 lost 1 33 - 34
68 Mar 1, 1981 Rockets @ San Antonio Spurs L 86 - 102 lost 2 33 - 35
69 Mar 4, 1981 Rockets vs. Boston Celtics L 101 - 108 lost 3 33 - 36
70 Mar 6, 1981 Rockets vs. Washington Bullets L 104 - 105 lost 4 33 - 37
71 Mar 7, 1981 Rockets @ Atlanta Hawks L 108 - 114 lost 5 33 - 38
72 Mar 11, 1981 Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors W 109 - 92 won 1 34 - 38
73 Mar 13, 1981 Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers W 126 - 104 won 2 35 - 38
74 Mar 14, 1981 Rockets vs. Utah Jazz W 101 - 82 won 3 36 - 38
75 Mar 15, 1981 Rockets @ Denver Nuggets L 127 - 138 lost 1 36 - 39
76 Mar 18, 1981 Rockets @ Golden State Warriors L 117 - 118 lost 2 36 - 40
77 Mar 20, 1981 Rockets @ Portland Trail Blazers L 103 - 107 lost 3 36 - 41
78 Mar 22, 1981 Rockets @ Kansas City Kings W 114 - 108 won 1 37 - 41
79 Mar 24, 1981 Rockets @ Dallas Mavericks W 114 - 111 OT won 2 38 - 41
80 Mar 25, 1981 Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs W 117 - 111 won 3 39 - 41
81 Mar 27, 1981 Rockets vs. Kansas City Kings W 91 - 84 won 4 40 - 41
82 Mar 29, 1981 Rockets @ San Antonio Spurs L 109 - 135 lost 1 40 - 42

NBA Playoffs

NBA Playoffs - Western Conference First Round

Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Series Status Streak
1 Apr 1, 1981 Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers W 111 - 107 Rockets lead
1-0
won 1
2 Apr 3, 1981 Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers L 106 - 111 series tied
1-1
lost 1
3 Apr 5, 1981 Rockets @ Los Angeles Lakers W 89 - 86 Rockets win
2-1
won 1

NBA Playoffs - Western Conference Semifinals

Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Series Status Streak
1 Apr 7, 1981 Rockets @ San Antonio Spurs W 107 - 98 Rockets lead
1-0
won 2
2 Apr 8, 1981 Rockets @ San Antonio Spurs L 113 - 125 series tied
1-1
lost 1
3 Apr 10, 1981 Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs W 112 - 99 Rockets lead
2-1
won 1
4 Apr 12, 1981 Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs L 112 - 114 series tied
2-2
lost 1
5 Apr 14, 1981 Rockets @ San Antonio Spurs W 123 - 117 Rockets lead
3-2
won 1
6 Apr 15, 1981 Rockets vs. San Antonio Spurs L 96 - 101 series tied
3-3
lost 1
7 Apr 17, 1981 Rockets @ San Antonio Spurs W 105 - 100 Rockets win
4-3
won 1

NBA Playoffs - Western Conference Finals

Gm
Date
Opponent
Score
Series Status Streak
1 Apr 21, 1981 Rockets @ Kansas City Kings W 97 - 78 Rockets lead
1-0
won 2
2 Apr 22, 1981 Rockets @ Kansas City Kings L 79 - 88 series tied
1-1
lost 1
3 Apr 24, 1981 Rockets vs. Kansas City Kings W 92 - 88 Rockets lead
2-1
won 1
4 Apr 26, 1981 Rockets vs. Kansas City Kings W 100 - 89 Rockets lead
3-1
won 2
5 Apr 29, 1981 Rockets @ Kansas City Kings W 97 - 88 Rockets win
4-1
won 3

NBA Playoffs - Finals

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