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1978-79 Boston Celtics Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 29-53
Finishing 5th in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Coach: Tom Sanders (2-12)
Coach: Dave Cowens (27-41)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Attendance: 417,926, Avg. 10,193 in 41 home dates
1978-79 Boston Celtics Statistics
1978-79 Boston Celtics Roster

The Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 29 wins and 53 losses, finishing fifth in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

Boston tossed in 8,874 points and conceded 9,288. Cedric Maxwell scored a team-best 1,518 points for the Celtics and accounted for 791 rebounds. Chris Ford dished out 369 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Chris Ford added 114 steals.

Tom Sanders and Dave Cowens coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 8874
Regular Season Points Against: 9288

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 13, 1978 Cleveland Cavaliers 115 at Boston Celtics 101 L 0-1 0-0 0-1
October 14, 1978 Houston Rockets 114 at Boston Celtics 108 L 0-2 0-0 0-2
October 18, 1978 Boston Celtics 116 at Atlanta Hawks 99 W 0-2 1-0 1-2
October 19, 1978 Boston Celtics 115 at New Orleans Jazz 120 L 0-2 1-1 1-3
October 21, 1978 Boston Celtics 101 at Houston Rockets 118 L 0-2 1-2 1-4
October 24, 1978 Boston Celtics 109 at San Antonio Spurs 132 L 0-2 1-3 1-5
October 28, 1978 Boston Celtics 109 at New Jersey Nets 111 L 0-2 1-4 1-6
November 1, 1978 Chicago Bulls 112 at Boston Celtics 118 W 1-2 1-4 2-6
November 3, 1978 San Antonio Spurs 110 at Boston Celtics 103 L 1-3 1-4 2-7
November 7, 1978 Boston Celtics 108 at Milwaukee Bucks 125 L 1-3 1-5 2-8
November 8, 1978 Portland Trail Blazers 112 at Boston Celtics 109 L 1-4 1-5 2-9
November 10, 1978 Atlanta Hawks 115 at Boston Celtics 103 L 1-5 1-5 2-10
November 11, 1978 Boston Celtics 98 at New York Knicks 111 L 1-5 1-6 2-11
November 12, 1978 Detroit Pistons 128 at Boston Celtics 123 L 1-6 1-6 2-12
November 17, 1978 Denver Nuggets 118 at Boston Celtics 120 W 2-6 1-6 3-12
November 18, 1978 Boston Celtics 92 at Cleveland Cavaliers 90 W 2-6 2-6 4-12
November 22, 1978 Washington Bullets 119 at Boston Celtics 103 L 2-7 2-6 4-13
November 24, 1978 New York Knicks 98 at Boston Celtics 109 W 3-7 2-6 5-13
November 26, 1978 Boston Celtics 103 at San Diego Clippers 105 L 3-7 2-7 5-14
November 28, 1978 Boston Celtics 97 at Portland Trail Blazers 102 L 3-7 2-8 5-15
November 30, 1978 Boston Celtics 94 at Kansas City Kings 108 L 3-7 2-9 5-16
December 1, 1978 Seattle Supersonics 80 at Boston Celtics 87 W 4-7 2-9 6-16
December 2, 1978 Boston Celtics 117 at Indiana Pacers 110 W 4-7 3-9 7-16
December 5, 1978 Boston Celtics 114 at Detroit Pistons 112 W 4-7 4-9 8-16
December 6, 1978 San Diego Clippers 111 at Boston Celtics 117 W 5-7 4-9 9-16
December 8, 1978 Phoenix Suns 124 at Boston Celtics 104 L 5-8 4-9 9-17
December 12, 1978 Boston Celtics 105 at Houston Rockets 112 L 5-8 4-10 9-18
December 13, 1978 New Orleans Jazz 96 at Boston Celtics 102 W 6-8 4-10 10-18
December 15, 1978 Kansas City Kings 105 at Boston Celtics 101 L 6-9 4-10 10-19
December 16, 1978 Boston Celtics 117 at Washington Bullets 125 L 6-9 4-11 10-20
December 20, 1978 Indiana Pacers 105 at Boston Celtics 121 W 7-9 4-11 11-20
December 22, 1978 Atlanta Hawks 105 at Boston Celtics 124 W 8-9 4-11 12-20
December 27, 1978 Boston Celtics 112 at Kansas City Kings 103 W 8-9 5-11 13-20 at St Louis, MO
December 30, 1978 Boston Celtics 109 at Phoenix Suns 112 L 8-9 5-12 13-21
January 3, 1979 Boston Celtics 116 at Seattle Supersonics 123 L 8-9 5-13 13-22
January 5, 1979 Boston Celtics 98 at Golden State Warriors 113 L 8-9 5-14 13-23
January 6, 1979 Boston Celtics 98 at Denver Nuggets 127 L 8-9 5-15 13-24
January 10, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 99 at Boston Celtics 89 L 8-10 5-15 13-25
January 12, 1979 Portland Trail Blazers 125 at Boston Celtics 128 W 9-10 5-15 14-25
January 14, 1979 New Jersey Nets 110 at Boston Celtics 100 L 9-11 5-15 14-26
January 17, 1979 Kansas City Kings 120 at Boston Celtics 99 L 9-12 5-15 14-27
January 19, 1979 Milwaukee Bucks 102 at Boston Celtics 103 W 10-12 5-15 15-27
January 20, 1979 Boston Celtics 108 at Philadelphia 76ers 102 W 10-12 6-15 16-27
January 21, 1979 Philadelphia 76ers 91 at Boston Celtics 87 L 10-13 6-15 16-28
January 23, 1979 Boston Celtics 90 at Chicago Bulls 100 L 10-13 6-16 16-29
January 24, 1979 Washington Bullets 128 at Boston Celtics 106 L 10-14 6-16 16-30
January 26, 1979 Boston Celtics 106 at Indiana Pacers 119 L 10-14 6-17 16-31
January 28, 1979 Golden State Warriors 102 at Boston Celtics 103 W 11-14 6-17 17-31
January 31, 1979 Houston Rockets 102 at Boston Celtics 119 W 12-14 6-17 18-31
February 2, 1979 Cleveland Cavaliers 98 at Boston Celtics 112 W 13-14 6-17 19-31
February 6, 1979 Boston Celtics 101 at Atlanta Hawks 104 L 13-14 6-18 19-32
February 7, 1979 Seattle Supersonics 100 at Boston Celtics 107 W 14-14 6-18 20-32
February 9, 1979 Indiana Pacers 101 at Boston Celtics 112 W 15-14 6-18 21-32
February 10, 1979 Boston Celtics 106 at New York Knicks 102 W 15-14 7-18 22-32
February 11, 1979 New York Knicks 102 at Boston Celtics 107 W 16-14 7-18 23-32
February 14, 1979 Boston Celtics 119 at San Antonio Spurs 149 L 16-14 7-19 23-33
February 18, 1979 Boston Celtics 104 at Portland Trail Blazers 111 L 16-14 7-20 23-34
February 21, 1979 Boston Celtics 101 at Golden State Warriors 97 W 16-14 8-20 24-34
February 23, 1979 Boston Celtics 104 at Los Angeles Lakers 113 L 16-14 8-21 24-35
February 25, 1979 Boston Celtics 116 at San Diego Clippers 131 L 16-14 8-22 24-36
February 28, 1979 New Orleans Jazz 112 at Boston Celtics 122 W 17-14 8-22 25-36
March 2, 1979 San Diego Clippers 106 at Boston Celtics 99 L 17-15 8-22 25-37
March 4, 1979 Milwaukee Bucks 135 at Boston Celtics 122 L 17-16 8-22 25-38
March 7, 1979 Boston Celtics 107 at Philadelphia 76ers 114 L 17-16 8-23 25-39
March 9, 1979 Boston Celtics 117 at Detroit Pistons 160 L 17-16 8-24 25-40
March 11, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 106 at Boston Celtics 108 W 18-16 8-24 26-40
March 14, 1979 Phoenix Suns 126 at Boston Celtics 117 L 18-17 8-24 26-41
March 16, 1979 Detroit Pistons 98 at Boston Celtics 99 W 19-17 8-24 27-41
March 18, 1979 Boston Celtics 111 at Los Angeles Lakers 122 L 19-17 8-25 27-42
March 21, 1979 Boston Celtics 113 at Phoenix Suns 134 L 19-17 8-26 27-43
March 22, 1979 Boston Celtics 110 at Seattle Supersonics 112 L 19-17 8-27 27-44
March 23, 1979 Boston Celtics 113 at Denver Nuggets 137 L 19-17 8-28 27-45
March 25, 1979 Philadelphia 76ers 94 at Boston Celtics 103 W 20-17 8-28 28-45
March 27, 1979 Boston Celtics 109 at Cleveland Cavaliers 111 L 20-17 8-29 28-46
March 28, 1979 Boston Celtics 117 at Milwaukee Bucks 135 L 20-17 8-30 28-47
March 30, 1979 Chicago Bulls 121 at Boston Celtics 105 L 20-18 8-30 28-48
April 1, 1979 San Antonio Spurs 112 at Boston Celtics 110 L 20-19 8-30 28-49
April 3, 1979 Boston Celtics 125 at New Orleans Jazz 141 L 20-19 8-31 28-50
April 4, 1979 Boston Celtics 119 at Washington Bullets 145 L 20-19 8-32 28-51
April 6, 1979 Denver Nuggets 107 at Boston Celtics 101 L 20-20 8-32 28-52
April 7, 1979 Boston Celtics 112 at New Jersey Nets 126 L 20-20 8-33 28-53
April 8, 1979 New Jersey Nets 101 at Boston Celtics 127 W 21-20 8-33 29-53