1979-80 Detroit Pistons Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 16-66
Finishing 6th in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Coach: Dick Vitale (4-8)
Coach: Richie Adubato (12-58)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 333,233, Avg. 8,128 in 41 home dates
1979-80 Detroit Pistons Statistics
1979-80 Detroit Pistons Roster

The Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1979-80 season with a record of 16 wins and 66 losses, finishing sixth in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

Detroit scored 8,933 points and gave up 9,609. Johnny Long tossed in a team-best 1,337 points for the Pistons, and Bob McAdoo contributed 17 or more per game, too. Terry Tyler accounted for 627 boards. Eric Money dished out 238 assists for the squad.

On defense, Johnny Long added 129 steals, while Terry Tyler blocked 220 shots.

Dick Vitale and Richie Adubato coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 8933
Regular Season Points Against: 9609

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 12, 1979 Indiana Pacers 105 at Detroit Pistons 114 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
October 13, 1979 Detroit Pistons 112 at San Antonio Spurs 110 W 1-0 1-0 2-0
October 16, 1979 Detroit Pistons 117 at Cleveland Cavaliers 137 L 1-0 1-1 2-1
October 18, 1979 New York Knicks 115 at Detroit Pistons 129 W 2-0 1-1 3-1
October 19, 1979 Detroit Pistons 104 at Philadelphia 76ers 112 L 2-0 1-2 3-2
October 20, 1979 Detroit Pistons 106 at Washington Bullets 117 L 2-0 1-3 3-3
October 24, 1979 Washington Bullets 103 at Detroit Pistons 104 W 3-0 1-3 4-3
October 26, 1979 San Antonio Spurs 129 at Detroit Pistons 113 L 3-1 1-3 4-4
October 27, 1979 Detroit Pistons 118 at Milwaukee Bucks 132 L 3-1 1-4 4-5
November 1, 1979 Cleveland Cavaliers 127 at Detroit Pistons 125 L 3-2 1-4 4-6
November 3, 1979 Houston Rockets 114 at Detroit Pistons 111 L 3-3 1-4 4-7
November 7, 1979 Atlanta Hawks 115 at Detroit Pistons 107 L 3-4 1-4 4-8
November 9, 1979 Philadelphia 76ers 98 at Detroit Pistons 106 W 4-4 1-4 5-8
November 10, 1979 Detroit Pistons 104 at Houston Rockets 112 L 4-4 1-5 5-9
November 14, 1979 Detroit Pistons 111 at Boston Celtics 115 L 4-4 1-6 5-10
November 17, 1979 New Jersey Nets 98 at Detroit Pistons 93 L 4-5 1-6 5-11
November 20, 1979 Detroit Pistons 105 at Atlanta Hawks 109 L 4-5 1-7 5-12
November 21, 1979 Utah Jazz 93 at Detroit Pistons 98 W 5-5 1-7 6-12
November 23, 1979 Milwaukee Bucks 100 at Detroit Pistons 119 W 6-5 1-7 7-12
November 24, 1979 Detroit Pistons 97 at Indiana Pacers 115 L 6-5 1-8 7-13
November 27, 1979 Detroit Pistons 114 at New York Knicks 116 L 6-5 1-9 7-14 OT
November 28, 1979 Detroit Pistons 89 at New Jersey Nets 98 L 6-5 1-10 7-15
November 29, 1979 Kansas City Kings 105 at Detroit Pistons 95 L 6-6 1-10 7-16
December 1, 1979 San Antonio Spurs 124 at Detroit Pistons 134 W 7-6 1-10 8-16
December 4, 1979 Boston Celtics 118 at Detroit Pistons 114 L 7-7 1-10 8-17 OT
December 5, 1979 Detroit Pistons 93 at Kansas City Kings 109 L 7-7 1-11 8-18
December 7, 1979 Detroit Pistons 109 at Houston Rockets 124 L 7-7 1-12 8-19
December 8, 1979 Detroit Pistons 102 at Indiana Pacers 103 L 7-7 1-13 8-20
December 12, 1979 Detroit Pistons 114 at Golden State Warriors 96 W 7-7 2-13 9-20
December 14, 1979 Detroit Pistons 122 at Los Angeles Lakers 138 L 7-7 2-14 9-21
December 15, 1979 Detroit Pistons 105 at Phoenix Suns 126 L 7-7 2-15 9-22
December 16, 1979 Detroit Pistons 126 at San Diego Clippers 133 L 7-7 2-16 9-23
December 18, 1979 Philadelphia 76ers 114 at Detroit Pistons 102 L 7-8 2-16 9-24
December 20, 1979 Atlanta Hawks 122 at Detroit Pistons 103 L 7-9 2-16 9-25
December 22, 1979 Detroit Pistons 112 at San Antonio Spurs 141 L 7-9 2-17 9-26
December 25, 1979 Detroit Pistons 101 at Cleveland Cavaliers 111 L 7-9 2-18 9-27
December 26, 1979 Indiana Pacers 98 at Detroit Pistons 97 L 7-10 2-18 9-28
December 28, 1979 Denver Nuggets 98 at Detroit Pistons 114 W 8-10 2-18 10-28
December 29, 1979 Detroit Pistons 104 at Atlanta Hawks 115 L 8-10 2-19 10-29
January 2, 1980 Detroit Pistons 116 at Denver Nuggets 135 L 8-10 2-20 10-30
January 4, 1980 Detroit Pistons 105 at Seattle Supersonics 123 L 8-10 2-21 10-31
January 6, 1980 Detroit Pistons 102 at Portland Trail Blazers 119 L 8-10 2-22 10-32
January 8, 1980 Detroit Pistons 110 at Utah Jazz 124 L 8-10 2-23 10-33
January 11, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 123 at Detroit Pistons 100 L 8-11 2-23 10-34
January 12, 1980 Detroit Pistons 109 at Indiana Pacers 122 L 8-11 2-24 10-35
January 13, 1980 Chicago Bulls 102 at Detroit Pistons 107 W 9-11 2-24 11-35
January 17, 1980 Washington Bullets 107 at Detroit Pistons 110 W 10-11 2-24 12-35
January 19, 1980 Houston Rockets 110 at Detroit Pistons 122 W 11-11 2-24 13-35
January 22, 1980 Detroit Pistons 131 at Chicago Bulls 145 L 11-11 2-25 13-36
January 23, 1980 Boston Celtics 131 at Detroit Pistons 104 L 11-12 2-25 13-37
January 25, 1980 Detroit Pistons 119 at New Jersey Nets 116 W 11-12 3-25 14-37
January 27, 1980 New York Knicks 98 at Detroit Pistons 93 L 11-13 3-25 14-38
January 29, 1980 Golden State Warriors 111 at Detroit Pistons 100 L 11-14 3-25 14-39
January 30, 1980 Detroit Pistons 108 at Philadelphia 76ers 121 L 11-14 3-26 14-40
February 7, 1980 Seattle Supersonics 119 at Detroit Pistons 102 L 11-15 3-26 14-41
February 9, 1980 Detroit Pistons 107 at New York Knicks 114 L 11-15 3-27 14-42
February 10, 1980 Detroit Pistons 111 at Boston Celtics 128 L 11-15 3-28 14-43
February 13, 1980 Cleveland Cavaliers 107 at Detroit Pistons 102 L 11-16 3-28 14-44
February 15, 1980 Philadelphia 76ers 114 at Detroit Pistons 104 L 11-17 3-28 14-45
February 16, 1980 Detroit Pistons 104 at Cleveland Cavaliers 123 L 11-17 3-29 14-46
February 17, 1980 Atlanta Hawks 108 at Detroit Pistons 99 L 11-18 3-29 14-47
February 21, 1980 Phoenix Suns 125 at Detroit Pistons 116 L 11-19 3-29 14-48
February 23, 1980 Portland Trail Blazers 130 at Detroit Pistons 107 L 11-20 3-29 14-49
February 27, 1980 San Diego Clippers 129 at Detroit Pistons 113 L 11-21 3-29 14-50
February 29, 1980 New Jersey Nets 128 at Detroit Pistons 137 W 12-21 3-29 15-50 OT
March 2, 1980 Detroit Pistons 115 at Boston Celtics 118 L 12-21 3-30 15-51
March 4, 1980 Detroit Pistons 107 at Washington Bullets 135 L 12-21 3-31 15-52
March 5, 1980 New York Knicks 113 at Detroit Pistons 120 W 13-21 3-31 16-52
March 7, 1980 Washington Bullets 106 at Detroit Pistons 105 L 13-22 3-31 16-53
March 8, 1980 Detroit Pistons 104 at New York Knicks 110 L 13-22 3-32 16-54
March 9, 1980 Detroit Pistons 100 at New Jersey Nets 140 L 13-22 3-33 16-55
March 12, 1980 New Jersey Nets 137 at Detroit Pistons 119 L 13-23 3-33 16-56
March 14, 1980 San Antonio Spurs 113 at Detroit Pistons 102 L 13-24 3-33 16-57
March 16, 1980 Houston Rockets 102 at Detroit Pistons 99 L 13-25 3-33 16-58
March 17, 1980 Detroit Pistons 109 at Philadelphia 76ers 123 L 13-25 3-34 16-59
March 18, 1980 Cleveland Cavaliers 108 at Detroit Pistons 107 L 13-26 3-34 16-60 OT
March 20, 1980 Boston Celtics 124 at Detroit Pistons 106 L 13-27 3-34 16-61
March 21, 1980 Detroit Pistons 95 at Atlanta Hawks 108 L 13-27 3-35 16-62
March 23, 1980 Detroit Pistons 114 at Washington Bullets 119 L 13-27 3-36 16-63
March 26, 1980 Indiana Pacers 124 at Detroit Pistons 114 L 13-28 3-36 16-64
March 28, 1980 Detroit Pistons 112 at Houston Rockets 128 L 13-28 3-37 16-65
March 30, 1980 Detroit Pistons 124 at San Antonio Spurs 144 L 13-28 3-38 16-66


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