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1979-80 Denver Nuggets Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 30-52
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference
Coach: Donnie Walsh (30-52)
Location: Denver, Colorado
Attendance: 527,208, Avg. 12,859 in 41 home dates
1979-80 Denver Nuggets Statistics
1979-80 Denver Nuggets Roster

The Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1979-80 season with a record of 30 wins and 52 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

The Nuggets netted 8,878 points and allowed 9,240. Dan Issel tossed in a team-best 1,951 points for Denver and racked up 719 rebounds. John Roche dished out 405 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Bob Wilkerson added 93 steals.

Donnie Walsh coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 8878
Regular Season Points Against: 9240

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 13, 1979 Milwaukee Bucks 125 at Denver Nuggets 96 L 0-1 0-0 0-1
October 14, 1979 Denver Nuggets 93 at Portland Trail Blazers 109 L 0-1 0-1 0-2
October 16, 1979 Golden State Warriors 108 at Denver Nuggets 106 L 0-2 0-1 0-3
October 17, 1979 Denver Nuggets 97 at Milwaukee Bucks 125 L 0-2 0-2 0-4
October 19, 1979 Kansas City Kings 107 at Denver Nuggets 84 L 0-3 0-2 0-5
October 23, 1979 Denver Nuggets 127 at San Diego Clippers 132 L 0-3 0-3 0-6
October 24, 1979 Portland Trail Blazers 88 at Denver Nuggets 87 L 0-4 0-3 0-7
October 27, 1979 Utah Jazz 96 at Denver Nuggets 116 W 1-4 0-3 1-7
October 30, 1979 New York Knicks 112 at Denver Nuggets 121 W 2-4 0-3 2-7
October 31, 1979 Denver Nuggets 89 at Seattle Supersonics 97 L 2-4 0-4 2-8
November 2, 1979 Chicago Bulls 99 at Denver Nuggets 113 W 3-4 0-4 3-8
November 3, 1979 Denver Nuggets 103 at Golden State Warriors 130 L 3-4 0-5 3-9
November 7, 1979 Seattle Supersonics 92 at Denver Nuggets 113 W 4-4 0-5 4-9
November 8, 1979 Denver Nuggets 96 at Utah Jazz 92 W 4-4 1-5 5-9
November 9, 1979 Denver Nuggets 122 at Los Angeles Lakers 126 L 4-4 1-6 5-10 OT
November 11, 1979 Denver Nuggets 91 at Phoenix Suns 116 L 4-4 1-7 5-11
November 13, 1979 Cleveland Cavaliers 110 at Denver Nuggets 116 W 5-4 1-7 6-11
November 15, 1979 Denver Nuggets 102 at Golden State Warriors 120 L 5-4 1-8 6-12
November 16, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 135 at Denver Nuggets 128 L 5-5 1-8 6-13 OT
November 18, 1979 Kansas City Kings 109 at Denver Nuggets 92 L 5-6 1-8 6-14
November 20, 1979 Denver Nuggets 124 at Chicago Bulls 91 W 5-6 2-8 7-14
November 21, 1979 San Diego Clippers 84 at Denver Nuggets 105 W 6-6 2-8 8-14
November 24, 1979 Phoenix Suns 115 at Denver Nuggets 101 L 6-7 2-8 8-15
November 27, 1979 Denver Nuggets 96 at Washington Bullets 91 W 6-7 3-8 9-15
November 28, 1979 Denver Nuggets 97 at Boston Celtics 119 L 6-7 3-9 9-16
November 30, 1979 Denver Nuggets 118 at New Jersey Nets 127 L 6-7 3-10 9-17
December 1, 1979 Denver Nuggets 112 at New York Knicks 121 L 6-7 3-11 9-18
December 5, 1979 Milwaukee Bucks 107 at Denver Nuggets 123 W 7-7 3-11 10-18
December 8, 1979 Utah Jazz 119 at Denver Nuggets 103 L 7-8 3-11 10-19
December 9, 1979 Denver Nuggets 118 at Los Angeles Lakers 131 L 7-8 3-12 10-20
December 11, 1979 San Antonio Spurs 121 at Denver Nuggets 127 W 8-8 3-12 11-20
December 14, 1979 Denver Nuggets 108 at San Diego Clippers 112 L 8-8 3-13 11-21
December 15, 1979 Denver Nuggets 98 at Portland Trail Blazers 106 L 8-8 3-14 11-22
December 16, 1979 Denver Nuggets 121 at Seattle Supersonics 123 L 8-8 3-15 11-23
December 19, 1979 Portland Trail Blazers 106 at Denver Nuggets 114 W 9-8 3-15 12-23
December 22, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 128 at Denver Nuggets 130 W 10-8 3-15 13-23
December 25, 1979 Denver Nuggets 111 at Utah Jazz 122 L 10-8 3-16 13-24
December 26, 1979 Golden State Warriors 94 at Denver Nuggets 99 W 11-8 3-16 14-24
December 28, 1979 Denver Nuggets 98 at Detroit Pistons 114 L 11-8 3-17 14-25
December 29, 1979 Denver Nuggets 106 at Cleveland Cavaliers 124 L 11-8 3-18 14-26
January 2, 1980 Detroit Pistons 116 at Denver Nuggets 135 W 12-8 3-18 15-26
January 5, 1980 Indiana Pacers 105 at Denver Nuggets 111 W 13-8 3-18 16-26
January 6, 1980 Denver Nuggets 101 at Kansas City Kings 120 L 13-8 3-19 16-27
January 8, 1980 Denver Nuggets 134 at San Antonio Spurs 137 L 13-8 3-20 16-28
January 9, 1980 Denver Nuggets 112 at Houston Rockets 114 L 13-8 3-21 16-29
January 11, 1980 Denver Nuggets 99 at Kansas City Kings 112 L 13-8 3-22 16-30 at St Louis, MO
January 12, 1980 Seattle Supersonics 105 at Denver Nuggets 102 L 13-9 3-22 16-31
January 15, 1980 Phoenix Suns 107 at Denver Nuggets 99 L 13-10 3-22 16-32
January 16, 1980 Denver Nuggets 99 at Indiana Pacers 117 L 13-10 3-23 16-33
January 18, 1980 Denver Nuggets 120 at Milwaukee Bucks 111 W 13-10 4-23 17-33
January 19, 1980 Denver Nuggets 108 at Chicago Bulls 117 L 13-10 4-24 17-34
January 23, 1980 Philadelphia 76ers 118 at Denver Nuggets 93 L 13-11 4-24 17-35
January 26, 1980 Portland Trail Blazers 96 at Denver Nuggets 100 W 14-11 4-24 18-35
January 29, 1980 Kansas City Kings 121 at Denver Nuggets 111 L 14-12 4-24 18-36
January 30, 1980 Denver Nuggets 114 at Phoenix Suns 122 L 14-12 4-25 18-37
January 31, 1980 New Jersey Nets 126 at Denver Nuggets 127 W 15-12 4-25 19-37
February 6, 1980 Chicago Bulls 111 at Denver Nuggets 122 W 16-12 4-25 20-37
February 9, 1980 San Diego Clippers 104 at Denver Nuggets 123 W 17-12 4-25 21-37
February 12, 1980 Washington Bullets 128 at Denver Nuggets 111 L 17-13 4-25 21-38
February 14, 1980 Denver Nuggets 84 at Seattle Supersonics 93 L 17-13 4-26 21-39
February 15, 1980 Atlanta Hawks 98 at Denver Nuggets 111 W 18-13 4-26 22-39
February 17, 1980 Houston Rockets 99 at Denver Nuggets 112 W 19-13 4-26 23-39
February 20, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 116 at Denver Nuggets 103 L 19-14 4-26 23-40
February 22, 1980 Denver Nuggets 122 at Golden State Warriors 121 W 19-14 5-26 24-40 OT
February 23, 1980 Boston Celtics 124 at Denver Nuggets 105 L 19-15 5-26 24-41
February 26, 1980 Phoenix Suns 112 at Denver Nuggets 121 W 20-15 5-26 25-41
February 29, 1980 Denver Nuggets 103 at Philadelphia 76ers 104 L 20-15 5-27 25-42
March 2, 1980 Denver Nuggets 93 at Atlanta Hawks 100 L 20-15 5-28 25-43
March 5, 1980 Milwaukee Bucks 109 at Denver Nuggets 112 W 21-15 5-28 26-43
March 7, 1980 Denver Nuggets 104 at Portland Trail Blazers 113 L 21-15 5-29 26-44
March 8, 1980 Seattle Supersonics 104 at Denver Nuggets 97 L 21-16 5-29 26-45
March 11, 1980 Golden State Warriors 87 at Denver Nuggets 96 W 22-16 5-29 27-45
March 13, 1980 Denver Nuggets 102 at San Diego Clippers 116 L 22-16 5-30 27-46
March 14, 1980 Denver Nuggets 126 at Los Angeles Lakers 132 L 22-16 5-31 27-47
March 16, 1980 San Diego Clippers 107 at Denver Nuggets 127 W 23-16 5-31 28-47
March 18, 1980 Utah Jazz 94 at Denver Nuggets 96 W 24-16 5-31 29-47
March 20, 1980 Denver Nuggets 105 at Kansas City Kings 121 L 24-16 5-32 29-48
March 21, 1980 Denver Nuggets 134 at Chicago Bulls 128 W 24-16 6-32 30-48 3OT
March 23, 1980 Denver Nuggets 102 at Phoenix Suns 118 L 24-16 6-33 30-49
March 25, 1980 Denver Nuggets 91 at Utah Jazz 109 L 24-16 6-34 30-50
March 26, 1980 Chicago Bulls 122 at Denver Nuggets 115 L 24-17 6-34 30-51
March 27, 1980 Denver Nuggets 95 at Milwaukee Bucks 143 L 24-17 6-35 30-52