1980-81 Detroit Pistons Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 21-61
Finishing 6th in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Coach: Scotty Robertson (21-61)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 228,349, Avg. 5,569 in 41 home dates
1980-81 Detroit Pistons Statistics
1980-81 Detroit Pistons Roster

The Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association ended the 1980-81 season with a record of 21 wins and 61 losses, finishing sixth in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference.

The Pistons tossed in 8,174 points, worst in the league and allowed 8,692. Phil Hubbard scored a team-best 1,161 points for Detroit, while Johnny Long netted 16 or more per game, too. Phil Hubbard contributed 586 boards. Ron Lee dished out 362 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Ron Lee added 166 thefts, and Terry Tyler blocked 180 shots.

Scotty Robertson coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 8174
Regular Season Points Against: 8692

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 10, 1980 Washington Bullets 95 at Detroit Pistons 85 L 0-1 0-0 0-1
October 11, 1980 Detroit Pistons 87 at Indiana Pacers 100 L 0-1 0-1 0-2
October 13, 1980 Detroit Pistons 92 at New Jersey Nets 108 L 0-1 0-2 0-3
October 14, 1980 Detroit Pistons 91 at Cleveland Cavaliers 99 L 0-1 0-3 0-4
October 16, 1980 San Antonio Spurs 102 at Detroit Pistons 99 L 0-2 0-3 0-5
October 18, 1980 Atlanta Hawks 125 at Detroit Pistons 123 L 0-3 0-3 0-6 2OT
October 22, 1980 Philadelphia 76ers 94 at Detroit Pistons 93 L 0-4 0-3 0-7
October 25, 1980 Detroit Pistons 112 at Houston Rockets 109 W 0-4 1-3 1-7
October 29, 1980 Boston Celtics 103 at Detroit Pistons 85 L 0-5 1-3 1-8
October 31, 1980 Phoenix Suns 103 at Detroit Pistons 98 L 0-6 1-3 1-9 OT
November 1, 1980 Detroit Pistons 100 at Chicago Bulls 122 L 0-6 1-4 1-10
November 4, 1980 Detroit Pistons 98 at Milwaukee Bucks 96 W 0-6 2-4 2-10
November 5, 1980 Detroit Pistons 103 at Philadelphia 76ers 107 L 0-6 2-5 2-11
November 7, 1980 Detroit Pistons 88 at Washington Bullets 114 L 0-6 2-6 2-12
November 8, 1980 Dallas Mavericks 73 at Detroit Pistons 101 W 1-6 2-6 3-12
November 11, 1980 Detroit Pistons 118 at New York Knicks 149 L 1-6 2-7 3-13
November 12, 1980 Milwaukee Bucks 122 at Detroit Pistons 98 L 1-7 2-7 3-14
November 14, 1980 Chicago Bulls 99 at Detroit Pistons 106 W 2-7 2-7 4-14
November 16, 1980 Detroit Pistons 80 at New Jersey Nets 89 L 2-7 2-8 4-15
November 18, 1980 Indiana Pacers 102 at Detroit Pistons 97 L 2-8 2-8 4-16
November 20, 1980 San Diego Clippers 90 at Detroit Pistons 97 W 3-8 2-8 5-16
November 22, 1980 New Jersey Nets 103 at Detroit Pistons 117 W 4-8 2-8 6-16
November 26, 1980 Utah Jazz 104 at Detroit Pistons 97 L 4-9 2-8 6-17
November 28, 1980 Kansas City Kings 94 at Detroit Pistons 104 W 5-9 2-8 7-17
November 29, 1980 Detroit Pistons 98 at Atlanta Hawks 95 W 5-9 3-8 8-17
December 2, 1980 Boston Celtics 94 at Detroit Pistons 85 L 5-10 3-8 8-18
December 5, 1980 Detroit Pistons 92 at Washington Bullets 103 L 5-10 3-9 8-19
December 6, 1980 Detroit Pistons 100 at Cleveland Cavaliers 101 L 5-10 3-10 8-20
December 10, 1980 Atlanta Hawks 100 at Detroit Pistons 92 L 5-11 3-10 8-21
December 12, 1980 Cleveland Cavaliers 95 at Detroit Pistons 101 W 6-11 3-10 9-21
December 13, 1980 Detroit Pistons 94 at New York Knicks 100 L 6-11 3-11 9-22
December 17, 1980 New York Knicks 119 at Detroit Pistons 103 L 6-12 3-11 9-23
December 18, 1980 Detroit Pistons 104 at Milwaukee Bucks 121 L 6-12 3-12 9-24
December 19, 1980 Indiana Pacers 106 at Detroit Pistons 109 W 7-12 3-12 10-24
December 21, 1980 Detroit Pistons 97 at San Diego Clippers 117 L 7-12 3-13 10-25
December 23, 1980 Detroit Pistons 104 at Phoenix Suns 113 L 7-12 3-14 10-26
December 26, 1980 Houston Rockets 114 at Detroit Pistons 94 L 7-13 3-14 10-27
December 27, 1980 Detroit Pistons 97 at Chicago Bulls 104 L 7-13 3-15 10-28
December 30, 1980 Detroit Pistons 89 at Atlanta Hawks 96 L 7-13 3-16 10-29
January 2, 1981 New York Knicks 100 at Detroit Pistons 102 W 8-13 3-16 11-29
January 6, 1981 Detroit Pistons 90 at Portland Trail Blazers 110 L 8-13 3-17 11-30
January 7, 1981 Detroit Pistons 94 at Seattle Supersonics 99 L 8-13 3-18 11-31
January 10, 1981 Detroit Pistons 103 at Golden State Warriors 105 L 8-13 3-19 11-32
January 11, 1981 Detroit Pistons 108 at Los Angeles Lakers 117 L 8-13 3-20 11-33
January 13, 1981 Milwaukee Bucks 119 at Detroit Pistons 96 L 8-14 3-20 11-34
January 14, 1981 Detroit Pistons 99 at Indiana Pacers 101 L 8-14 3-21 11-35
January 15, 1981 Washington Bullets 106 at Detroit Pistons 89 L 8-15 3-21 11-36
January 17, 1981 New Jersey Nets 116 at Detroit Pistons 104 L 8-16 3-21 11-37
January 19, 1981 Detroit Pistons 90 at Boston Celtics 92 L 8-16 3-22 11-38 at Hartford, CT
January 20, 1981 Philadelphia 76ers 75 at Detroit Pistons 83 W 9-16 3-22 12-38
January 22, 1981 Chicago Bulls 125 at Detroit Pistons 92 L 9-17 3-22 12-39
January 24, 1981 Cleveland Cavaliers 94 at Detroit Pistons 117 W 10-17 3-22 13-39
January 26, 1981 Detroit Pistons 99 at Utah Jazz 102 L 10-17 3-23 13-40
January 27, 1981 Detroit Pistons 123 at Denver Nuggets 143 L 10-17 3-24 13-41
January 29, 1981 Golden State Warriors 117 at Detroit Pistons 112 L 10-18 3-24 13-42
February 3, 1981 Detroit Pistons 99 at San Antonio Spurs 102 L 10-18 3-25 13-43
February 4, 1981 Detroit Pistons 90 at Kansas City Kings 91 L 10-18 3-26 13-44
February 6, 1981 Los Angeles Lakers 111 at Detroit Pistons 102 L 10-19 3-26 13-45
February 7, 1981 Detroit Pistons 90 at Chicago Bulls 98 L 10-19 3-27 13-46
February 8, 1981 Indiana Pacers 124 at Detroit Pistons 101 L 10-20 3-27 13-47
February 10, 1981 Detroit Pistons 101 at Dallas Mavericks 95 W 10-20 4-27 14-47
February 13, 1981 Detroit Pistons 92 at New York Knicks 120 L 10-20 4-28 14-48
February 14, 1981 Washington Bullets 103 at Detroit Pistons 105 W 11-20 4-28 15-48
February 17, 1981 Detroit Pistons 108 at Cleveland Cavaliers 109 L 11-20 4-29 15-49
February 18, 1981 Detroit Pistons 97 at Philadelphia 76ers 111 L 11-20 4-30 15-50
February 19, 1981 Portland Trail Blazers 115 at Detroit Pistons 106 L 11-21 4-30 15-51
February 21, 1981 Boston Celtics 130 at Detroit Pistons 119 L 11-22 4-30 15-52
February 27, 1981 Cleveland Cavaliers 109 at Detroit Pistons 118 W 12-22 4-30 16-52
March 1, 1981 Detroit Pistons 117 at New Jersey Nets 104 W 12-22 5-30 17-52
March 3, 1981 Detroit Pistons 98 at Milwaukee Bucks 115 L 12-22 5-31 17-53
March 5, 1981 New York Knicks 104 at Detroit Pistons 101 L 12-23 5-31 17-54
March 7, 1981 Denver Nuggets 121 at Detroit Pistons 109 L 12-24 5-31 17-55
March 11, 1981 Atlanta Hawks 97 at Detroit Pistons 100 W 13-24 5-31 18-55
March 13, 1981 Seattle Supersonics 102 at Detroit Pistons 100 L 13-25 5-31 18-56
March 14, 1981 Detroit Pistons 101 at Indiana Pacers 94 W 13-25 6-31 19-56
March 18, 1981 New Jersey Nets 115 at Detroit Pistons 118 W 14-25 6-31 20-56
March 20, 1981 Milwaukee Bucks 104 at Detroit Pistons 86 L 14-26 6-31 20-57
March 22, 1981 Chicago Bulls 109 at Detroit Pistons 103 L 14-27 6-31 20-58
March 24, 1981 Detroit Pistons 91 at Atlanta Hawks 96 L 14-27 6-32 20-59
March 25, 1981 Detroit Pistons 75 at Philadelphia 76ers 114 L 14-27 6-33 20-60
March 27, 1981 Detroit Pistons 115 at Boston Celtics 90 W 14-27 7-33 21-60
March 28, 1981 Detroit Pistons 103 at Washington Bullets 108 L 14-27 7-34 21-61


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