1979-80 Houston Rockets Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 41-41
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 2-5 Lost conference semifinals
Conference First Round - Defeated San Antonio Spurs 2-1
Conference Semifinals - Lost to Boston Celtics 4-0
Coach: Del Harris (41-41)
Location: Houston, Texas
Attendance: 413,572, Avg. 10,087 in 41 home dates
1979-80 Houston Rockets Statistics
1979-80 Houston Rockets Roster

The Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1979-80 season with a record of 41 wins and 41 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-5.

Houston tossed in 9,084 points and allowed 9,070. Moses Malone scored a team-best 2,119 points for the Rockets, and Calvin Murphy contributed 18 or more per game, too. Moses Malone accounted for 1,190 boards. Allen Leavell dished out 417 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Calvin Murphy added 143 steals.

Del Harris coached the team. The 1979-80 Houston Rockets lost in the conference semifinals.

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Regular Season Points For: 9084
Regular Season Points Against: 9070

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 12, 1979 Houston Rockets 106 at Boston Celtics 114 L 0-0 0-1 0-1
October 13, 1979 Houston Rockets 105 at Philadelphia 76ers 113 L 0-0 0-2 0-2
October 16, 1979 Houston Rockets 121 at New York Knicks 126 L 0-0 0-3 0-3
October 17, 1979 Indiana Pacers 112 at Houston Rockets 116 W 1-0 0-3 1-3
October 20, 1979 Atlanta Hawks 102 at Houston Rockets 107 W 2-0 0-3 2-3
October 24, 1979 Boston Celtics 100 at Houston Rockets 99 L 2-1 0-3 2-4
October 28, 1979 Houston Rockets 115 at New Jersey Nets 120 L 2-1 0-4 2-5
October 30, 1979 Houston Rockets 112 at Cleveland Cavaliers 124 L 2-1 0-5 2-6
October 31, 1979 Houston Rockets 129 at Indiana Pacers 133 L 2-1 0-6 2-7 OT
November 3, 1979 Houston Rockets 114 at Detroit Pistons 111 W 2-1 1-6 3-7
November 7, 1979 New Jersey Nets 101 at Houston Rockets 106 W 3-1 1-6 4-7
November 10, 1979 Detroit Pistons 104 at Houston Rockets 112 W 4-1 1-6 5-7
November 13, 1979 Houston Rockets 128 at Chicago Bulls 127 W 4-1 2-6 6-7
November 14, 1979 Golden State Warriors 92 at Houston Rockets 133 W 5-1 2-6 7-7
November 16, 1979 New York Knicks 130 at Houston Rockets 133 W 6-1 2-6 8-7
November 17, 1979 Houston Rockets 102 at Atlanta Hawks 100 W 6-1 3-6 9-7
November 20, 1979 Houston Rockets 125 at New York Knicks 130 L 6-1 3-7 9-8 OT
November 21, 1979 Philadelphia 76ers 94 at Houston Rockets 97 W 7-1 3-7 10-8
November 23, 1979 Houston Rockets 102 at Philadelphia 76ers 113 L 7-1 3-8 10-9
November 24, 1979 Washington Bullets 105 at Houston Rockets 103 L 7-2 3-8 10-10
November 27, 1979 Houston Rockets 115 at Kansas City Kings 117 L 7-2 3-9 10-11
November 28, 1979 Cleveland Cavaliers 111 at Houston Rockets 113 W 8-2 3-9 11-11 OT
November 30, 1979 Atlanta Hawks 95 at Houston Rockets 106 W 9-2 3-9 12-11
December 1, 1979 Portland Trail Blazers 112 at Houston Rockets 120 W 10-2 3-9 13-11 OT
December 5, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 116 at Houston Rockets 114 L 10-3 3-9 13-12
December 7, 1979 Detroit Pistons 109 at Houston Rockets 124 W 11-3 3-9 14-12
December 8, 1979 Houston Rockets 129 at San Antonio Spurs 138 L 11-3 3-10 14-13
December 12, 1979 Houston Rockets 118 at San Diego Clippers 107 W 11-3 4-10 15-13
December 13, 1979 Houston Rockets 113 at Phoenix Suns 121 L 11-3 4-11 15-14
December 14, 1979 Houston Rockets 101 at Seattle Supersonics 109 L 11-3 4-12 15-15
December 16, 1979 Houston Rockets 101 at Portland Trail Blazers 123 L 11-3 4-13 15-16
December 19, 1979 Chicago Bulls 108 at Houston Rockets 102 L 11-4 4-13 15-17
December 21, 1979 Houston Rockets 106 at Philadelphia 76ers 117 L 11-4 4-14 15-18
December 22, 1979 Houston Rockets 114 at Washington Bullets 122 L 11-4 4-15 15-19
December 26, 1979 San Antonio Spurs 110 at Houston Rockets 143 W 12-4 4-15 16-19
December 27, 1979 Houston Rockets 110 at Atlanta Hawks 112 L 12-4 4-16 16-20
December 29, 1979 Philadelphia 76ers 100 at Houston Rockets 104 W 13-4 4-16 17-20
January 2, 1980 Boston Celtics 111 at Houston Rockets 103 L 13-5 4-16 17-21
January 4, 1980 Houston Rockets 101 at New Jersey Nets 104 L 13-5 4-17 17-22
January 5, 1980 Phoenix Suns 110 at Houston Rockets 111 W 14-5 4-17 18-22
January 8, 1980 Houston Rockets 118 at Cleveland Cavaliers 115 W 14-5 5-17 19-22 OT
January 9, 1980 Denver Nuggets 112 at Houston Rockets 114 W 15-5 5-17 20-22
January 12, 1980 Cleveland Cavaliers 96 at Houston Rockets 112 W 16-5 5-17 21-22
January 13, 1980 Houston Rockets 121 at Milwaukee Bucks 117 W 16-5 6-17 22-22
January 16, 1980 New Jersey Nets 122 at Houston Rockets 112 L 16-6 6-17 22-23
January 18, 1980 Washington Bullets 111 at Houston Rockets 134 W 17-6 6-17 23-23
January 19, 1980 Houston Rockets 110 at Detroit Pistons 122 L 17-6 6-18 23-24
January 22, 1980 Houston Rockets 106 at Boston Celtics 112 L 17-6 6-19 23-25
January 23, 1980 San Diego Clippers 110 at Houston Rockets 111 W 18-6 6-19 24-25 2OT
January 26, 1980 Seattle Supersonics 111 at Houston Rockets 123 W 19-6 6-19 25-25
January 29, 1980 Houston Rockets 112 at Indiana Pacers 133 L 19-6 6-20 25-26
January 30, 1980 San Antonio Spurs 118 at Houston Rockets 111 L 19-7 6-20 25-27
January 31, 1980 Philadelphia 76ers 110 at Houston Rockets 105 L 19-8 6-20 25-28
February 6, 1980 New Jersey Nets 114 at Houston Rockets 115 W 20-8 6-20 26-28
February 8, 1980 Cleveland Cavaliers 104 at Houston Rockets 105 W 21-8 6-20 27-28
February 9, 1980 Utah Jazz 95 at Houston Rockets 117 W 22-8 6-20 28-28
February 12, 1980 Houston Rockets 120 at San Antonio Spurs 118 W 22-8 7-20 29-28
February 13, 1980 New York Knicks 117 at Houston Rockets 122 W 23-8 7-20 30-28
February 15, 1980 Milwaukee Bucks 114 at Houston Rockets 103 L 23-9 7-20 30-29
February 17, 1980 Houston Rockets 99 at Denver Nuggets 112 L 23-9 7-21 30-30
February 20, 1980 Houston Rockets 102 at Golden State Warriors 115 L 23-9 7-22 30-31
February 22, 1980 Houston Rockets 94 at Utah Jazz 82 W 23-9 8-22 31-31
February 24, 1980 Houston Rockets 100 at Los Angeles Lakers 112 L 23-9 8-23 31-32
February 26, 1980 Indiana Pacers 88 at Houston Rockets 93 W 24-9 8-23 32-32
February 27, 1980 Washington Bullets 97 at Houston Rockets 110 W 25-9 8-23 33-32
February 28, 1980 Houston Rockets 99 at Washington Bullets 105 L 25-9 8-24 33-33
March 2, 1980 Kansas City Kings 94 at Houston Rockets 91 L 25-10 8-24 33-34
March 4, 1980 Houston Rockets 93 at Atlanta Hawks 83 W 25-10 9-24 34-34
March 5, 1980 Boston Celtics 103 at Houston Rockets 99 L 25-11 9-24 34-35 OT
March 7, 1980 Houston Rockets 111 at New Jersey Nets 110 W 25-11 10-24 35-35 2OT
March 8, 1980 Atlanta Hawks 97 at Houston Rockets 79 L 25-12 10-24 35-36
March 11, 1980 Houston Rockets 109 at New York Knicks 129 L 25-12 10-25 35-37
March 12, 1980 Houston Rockets 105 at Boston Celtics 121 L 25-12 10-26 35-38
March 14, 1980 Houston Rockets 85 at Washington Bullets 92 L 25-12 10-27 35-39
March 16, 1980 Houston Rockets 102 at Detroit Pistons 99 W 25-12 11-27 36-39
March 19, 1980 New York Knicks 113 at Houston Rockets 139 W 26-12 11-27 37-39
March 20, 1980 Houston Rockets 96 at Cleveland Cavaliers 109 L 26-12 11-28 37-40
March 22, 1980 Indiana Pacers 110 at Houston Rockets 125 W 27-12 11-28 38-40
March 25, 1980 Houston Rockets 107 at San Antonio Spurs 126 L 27-12 11-29 38-41
March 26, 1980 San Antonio Spurs 101 at Houston Rockets 113 W 28-12 11-29 39-41
March 28, 1980 Detroit Pistons 112 at Houston Rockets 128 W 29-12 11-29 40-41
March 30, 1980 Houston Rockets 121 at Indiana Pacers 106 W 29-12 12-29 41-41
April 2, 1980 San Antonio Spurs 85 at Houston Rockets 95 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 4, 1980 Houston Rockets 101 at San Antonio Spurs 106 L 1-0 0-1 1-1
April 6, 1980 San Antonio Spurs 120 at Houston Rockets 141 W 2-0 0-1 2-1
April 9, 1980 Houston Rockets 101 at Boston Celtics 119 L 2-0 0-2 2-2
April 11, 1980 Houston Rockets 75 at Boston Celtics 95 L 2-0 0-3 2-3
April 13, 1980 Boston Celtics 100 at Houston Rockets 81 L 2-1 0-3 2-4
April 14, 1980 Boston Celtics 138 at Houston Rockets 121 L 2-2 0-3 2-5


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