1980-81 Chicago Bulls Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 45-37
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 2-4 Lost conference semifinals
Conference First Round - Defeated New York Knicks 2-0
Conference Semifinals - Lost to Boston Celtics 4-0
Coach: Jerry Sloan (45-37)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 389,718, Avg. 9,505 in 41 home dates
1980-81 Chicago Bulls Statistics
1980-81 Chicago Bulls Roster

The Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association ended the 1980-81 season with a record of 45 wins and 37 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-4.

Chicago racked up 8,937 points and yielded 8,775. Reggie Theus netted a team-leading 1,549 points for the Bulls, and Artis Gilmore scored 17 or more per game, too. Artis Gilmore contributed 828 rebounds. Reggie Theus dished out 426 assists for the squad.

Defensively, Reggie Theus added 122 steals, while Artis Gilmore blocked 198 shots.

Jerry Sloan coached the team. The 1980-81 Chicago Bulls lost in the conference semifinals.

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Regular Season Points For: 8937
Regular Season Points Against: 8775

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 11, 1980 Chicago Bulls 93 at Atlanta Hawks 101 L 0-0 0-1 0-1
October 15, 1980 Chicago Bulls 108 at Indiana Pacers 97 W 0-0 1-1 1-1
October 17, 1980 Cleveland Cavaliers 79 at Chicago Bulls 98 W 1-0 1-1 2-1
October 18, 1980 New Jersey Nets 107 at Chicago Bulls 90 L 1-1 1-1 2-2
October 21, 1980 Chicago Bulls 97 at New York Knicks 105 L 1-1 1-2 2-3
October 24, 1980 Washington Bullets 96 at Chicago Bulls 104 W 2-1 1-2 3-3
October 25, 1980 Chicago Bulls 93 at Milwaukee Bucks 109 L 2-1 1-3 3-4
October 28, 1980 Milwaukee Bucks 106 at Chicago Bulls 99 L 2-2 1-3 3-5
October 29, 1980 Chicago Bulls 102 at Philadelphia 76ers 115 L 2-2 1-4 3-6
October 31, 1980 Indiana Pacers 121 at Chicago Bulls 114 L 2-3 1-4 3-7
November 1, 1980 Detroit Pistons 100 at Chicago Bulls 122 W 3-3 1-4 4-7
November 5, 1980 Chicago Bulls 120 at New Jersey Nets 105 W 3-3 2-4 5-7
November 7, 1980 Atlanta Hawks 100 at Chicago Bulls 103 W 4-3 2-4 6-7
November 8, 1980 Denver Nuggets 130 at Chicago Bulls 126 L 4-4 2-4 6-8 2OT
November 9, 1980 Chicago Bulls 105 at Boston Celtics 111 L 4-4 2-5 6-9 at Hartford, CT
November 11, 1980 Philadelphia 76ers 121 at Chicago Bulls 80 L 4-5 2-5 6-10
November 14, 1980 Chicago Bulls 99 at Detroit Pistons 106 L 4-5 2-6 6-11
November 16, 1980 Chicago Bulls 114 at Milwaukee Bucks 108 W 4-5 3-6 7-11
November 18, 1980 Boston Celtics 113 at Chicago Bulls 112 L 4-6 3-6 7-12
November 21, 1980 New York Knicks 121 at Chicago Bulls 130 W 5-6 3-6 8-12
November 22, 1980 Washington Bullets 101 at Chicago Bulls 114 W 6-6 3-6 9-12
November 26, 1980 Chicago Bulls 122 at San Antonio Spurs 125 L 6-6 3-7 9-13
November 28, 1980 Chicago Bulls 101 at Phoenix Suns 102 L 6-6 3-8 9-14
November 30, 1980 Chicago Bulls 122 at Los Angeles Lakers 108 W 6-6 4-8 10-14
December 2, 1980 Chicago Bulls 129 at Denver Nuggets 124 W 6-6 5-8 11-14
December 3, 1980 Chicago Bulls 105 at Seattle Supersonics 113 L 6-6 5-9 11-15
December 5, 1980 Chicago Bulls 115 at Portland Trail Blazers 116 L 6-6 5-10 11-16
December 9, 1980 Phoenix Suns 123 at Chicago Bulls 108 L 6-7 5-10 11-17
December 10, 1980 Chicago Bulls 100 at Philadelphia 76ers 113 L 6-7 5-11 11-18
December 12, 1980 Utah Jazz 98 at Chicago Bulls 118 W 7-7 5-11 12-18
December 13, 1980 Boston Celtics 106 at Chicago Bulls 95 L 7-8 5-11 12-19
December 16, 1980 Chicago Bulls 96 at Washington Bullets 94 W 7-8 6-11 13-19
December 17, 1980 Chicago Bulls 98 at Boston Celtics 115 L 7-8 6-12 13-20
December 19, 1980 Milwaukee Bucks 106 at Chicago Bulls 129 W 8-8 6-12 14-20
December 20, 1980 Houston Rockets 109 at Chicago Bulls 133 W 9-8 6-12 15-20
December 23, 1980 New York Knicks 114 at Chicago Bulls 117 W 10-8 6-12 16-20
December 26, 1980 Chicago Bulls 100 at Cleveland Cavaliers 98 W 10-8 7-12 17-20
December 27, 1980 Detroit Pistons 97 at Chicago Bulls 104 W 11-8 7-12 18-20
December 30, 1980 New Jersey Nets 110 at Chicago Bulls 121 W 12-8 7-12 19-20
January 2, 1981 Chicago Bulls 92 at Washington Bullets 82 W 12-8 8-12 20-20
January 3, 1981 San Antonio Spurs 119 at Chicago Bulls 111 L 12-9 8-12 20-21
January 6, 1981 San Diego Clippers 93 at Chicago Bulls 108 W 13-9 8-12 21-21
January 9, 1981 Chicago Bulls 111 at Boston Celtics 117 L 13-9 8-13 21-22 OT
January 10, 1981 Philadelphia 76ers 117 at Chicago Bulls 102 L 13-10 8-13 21-23
January 13, 1981 Chicago Bulls 106 at Dallas Mavericks 112 L 13-10 8-14 21-24
January 14, 1981 Chicago Bulls 105 at Houston Rockets 109 L 13-10 8-15 21-25
January 16, 1981 Portland Trail Blazers 113 at Chicago Bulls 112 L 13-11 8-15 21-26
January 17, 1981 Cleveland Cavaliers 110 at Chicago Bulls 98 L 13-12 8-15 21-27
January 20, 1981 Indiana Pacers 105 at Chicago Bulls 121 W 14-12 8-15 22-27
January 22, 1981 Chicago Bulls 125 at Detroit Pistons 92 W 14-12 9-15 23-27
January 23, 1981 Dallas Mavericks 98 at Chicago Bulls 106 W 15-12 9-15 24-27
January 24, 1981 Chicago Bulls 104 at Atlanta Hawks 102 W 15-12 10-15 25-27
January 27, 1981 Golden State Warriors 101 at Chicago Bulls 118 W 16-12 10-15 26-27
January 29, 1981 Boston Celtics 85 at Chicago Bulls 108 W 17-12 10-15 27-27
February 4, 1981 Chicago Bulls 109 at Cleveland Cavaliers 96 W 17-12 11-15 28-27
February 6, 1981 New York Knicks 112 at Chicago Bulls 94 L 17-13 11-15 28-28
February 7, 1981 Detroit Pistons 90 at Chicago Bulls 98 W 18-13 11-15 29-28
February 8, 1981 Chicago Bulls 109 at Milwaukee Bucks 128 L 18-13 11-16 29-29
February 10, 1981 Kansas City Kings 115 at Chicago Bulls 116 W 19-13 11-16 30-29
February 11, 1981 Chicago Bulls 133 at New Jersey Nets 135 L 19-13 11-17 30-30 OT
February 14, 1981 Seattle Supersonics 117 at Chicago Bulls 134 W 20-13 11-17 31-30
February 15, 1981 Chicago Bulls 107 at Indiana Pacers 113 L 20-13 11-18 31-31
February 17, 1981 Chicago Bulls 95 at San Diego Clippers 128 L 20-13 11-19 31-32
February 18, 1981 Chicago Bulls 100 at Golden State Warriors 103 L 20-13 11-20 31-33
February 20, 1981 Chicago Bulls 92 at Utah Jazz 84 W 20-13 12-20 32-33
February 22, 1981 Atlanta Hawks 121 at Chicago Bulls 116 L 20-14 12-20 32-34
February 24, 1981 Los Angeles Lakers 107 at Chicago Bulls 97 L 20-15 12-20 32-35
February 27, 1981 Washington Bullets 100 at Chicago Bulls 112 W 21-15 12-20 33-35
February 28, 1981 Chicago Bulls 101 at New York Knicks 97 W 21-15 13-20 34-35
March 3, 1981 New Jersey Nets 102 at Chicago Bulls 128 W 22-15 13-20 35-35
March 4, 1981 Chicago Bulls 111 at Philadelphia 76ers 100 W 22-15 14-20 36-35
March 8, 1981 Chicago Bulls 99 at Washington Bullets 103 L 22-15 14-21 36-36
March 10, 1981 Chicago Bulls 118 at Atlanta Hawks 116 W 22-15 15-21 37-36
March 13, 1981 Chicago Bulls 117 at New York Knicks 127 L 22-15 15-22 37-37
March 15, 1981 Chicago Bulls 97 at Kansas City Kings 87 W 22-15 16-22 38-37
March 17, 1981 Milwaukee Bucks 106 at Chicago Bulls 116 W 23-15 16-22 39-37
March 19, 1981 Chicago Bulls 116 at Cleveland Cavaliers 111 W 23-15 17-22 40-37
March 20, 1981 Philadelphia 76ers 108 at Chicago Bulls 120 W 24-15 17-22 41-37
March 22, 1981 Chicago Bulls 109 at Detroit Pistons 103 W 24-15 18-22 42-37
March 24, 1981 Cleveland Cavaliers 108 at Chicago Bulls 121 W 25-15 18-22 43-37
March 27, 1981 Atlanta Hawks 83 at Chicago Bulls 108 W 26-15 18-22 44-37
March 29, 1981 Chicago Bulls 101 at Indiana Pacers 97 W 26-15 19-22 45-37
March 31, 1981 Chicago Bulls 90 at New York Knicks 80 W 0-0 1-0 1-0
April 3, 1981 New York Knicks 114 at Chicago Bulls 115 W 1-0 1-0 2-0 OT
April 5, 1981 Chicago Bulls 109 at Boston Celtics 121 L 1-0 1-1 2-1
April 7, 1981 Chicago Bulls 97 at Boston Celtics 106 L 1-0 1-2 2-2
April 10, 1981 Boston Celtics 113 at Chicago Bulls 107 L 1-1 1-2 2-3
April 12, 1981 Boston Celtics 109 at Chicago Bulls 103 L 1-2 1-2 2-4


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