1980-81 Indiana Pacers Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 44-38
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 0-2 Lost conference first round
Conference First Round - Lost to Philadelphia 76ers 2-0
Coach: Jack McKinney (44-38)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 409,839, Avg. 9,996 in 41 home dates
1980-81 Indiana Pacers Statistics
1980-81 Indiana Pacers Roster

The Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association ended the 1980-81 season with a record of 44 wins and 38 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Central Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-2.

The Pacers racked up 8,827 points and allowed 8,712. Billy Knight tossed in a team-leading 1,436 points for Indiana, while James Edwards contributed 571 boards. Johnny Davis dished out 480 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Dudley Bradley added 186 steals, and James Edwards blocked 128 shots.

Jack McKinney coached the team. The 1980-81 Indiana Pacers lost in the conference first round.

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Regular Season Points For: 8827
Regular Season Points Against: 8712

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 10, 1980 Indiana Pacers 110 at New Jersey Nets 91 W 0-0 1-0 1-0
October 11, 1980 Detroit Pistons 87 at Indiana Pacers 100 W 1-0 1-0 2-0
October 15, 1980 Chicago Bulls 108 at Indiana Pacers 97 L 1-1 1-0 2-1
October 18, 1980 Boston Celtics 99 at Indiana Pacers 103 W 2-1 1-0 3-1
October 21, 1980 Indiana Pacers 121 at Atlanta Hawks 116 W 2-1 2-0 4-1
October 22, 1980 Milwaukee Bucks 119 at Indiana Pacers 105 L 2-2 2-0 4-2
October 24, 1980 Atlanta Hawks 97 at Indiana Pacers 104 W 3-2 2-0 5-2
October 25, 1980 Indiana Pacers 100 at Cleveland Cavaliers 118 L 3-2 2-1 5-3
October 29, 1980 New York Knicks 95 at Indiana Pacers 102 W 4-2 2-1 6-3
October 31, 1980 Indiana Pacers 121 at Chicago Bulls 114 W 4-2 3-1 7-3
November 1, 1980 New Jersey Nets 100 at Indiana Pacers 113 W 5-2 3-1 8-3
November 2, 1980 Indiana Pacers 121 at Milwaukee Bucks 135 L 5-2 3-2 8-4
November 4, 1980 Indiana Pacers 108 at Phoenix Suns 109 L 5-2 3-3 8-5
November 8, 1980 Indiana Pacers 111 at Golden State Warriors 118 L 5-2 3-4 8-6
November 10, 1980 Indiana Pacers 106 at Utah Jazz 108 L 5-2 3-5 8-7
November 11, 1980 Indiana Pacers 119 at San Antonio Spurs 113 W 5-2 4-5 9-7
November 13, 1980 Philadelphia 76ers 130 at Indiana Pacers 103 L 5-3 4-5 9-8
November 14, 1980 Washington Bullets 108 at Indiana Pacers 118 W 6-3 4-5 10-8
November 18, 1980 Indiana Pacers 102 at Detroit Pistons 97 W 6-3 5-5 11-8
November 19, 1980 Boston Celtics 103 at Indiana Pacers 91 L 6-4 5-5 11-9
November 21, 1980 Indiana Pacers 88 at Philadelphia 76ers 97 L 6-4 5-6 11-10
November 22, 1980 Houston Rockets 120 at Indiana Pacers 129 W 7-4 5-6 12-10
November 26, 1980 Atlanta Hawks 89 at Indiana Pacers 110 W 8-4 5-6 13-10
November 27, 1980 Indiana Pacers 108 at Washington Bullets 123 L 8-4 5-7 13-11
November 29, 1980 Cleveland Cavaliers 101 at Indiana Pacers 117 W 9-4 5-7 14-11
December 2, 1980 Indiana Pacers 113 at New York Knicks 96 W 9-4 6-7 15-11
December 3, 1980 Washington Bullets 115 at Indiana Pacers 128 W 10-4 6-7 16-11
December 5, 1980 Indiana Pacers 100 at Milwaukee Bucks 102 L 10-4 6-8 16-12
December 6, 1980 Kansas City Kings 88 at Indiana Pacers 107 W 11-4 6-8 17-12
December 10, 1980 Phoenix Suns 90 at Indiana Pacers 102 W 12-4 6-8 18-12
December 11, 1980 Indiana Pacers 103 at Cleveland Cavaliers 100 W 12-4 7-8 19-12
December 13, 1980 Indiana Pacers 105 at Washington Bullets 114 L 12-4 7-9 19-13
December 16, 1980 Philadelphia 76ers 109 at Indiana Pacers 107 L 12-5 7-9 19-14
December 19, 1980 Indiana Pacers 106 at Detroit Pistons 109 L 12-5 7-10 19-15
December 20, 1980 Indiana Pacers 107 at Kansas City Kings 103 W 12-5 8-10 20-15
December 23, 1980 New Jersey Nets 109 at Indiana Pacers 125 W 13-5 8-10 21-15
December 26, 1980 Indiana Pacers 115 at Los Angeles Lakers 116 L 13-5 8-11 21-16
December 27, 1980 Indiana Pacers 109 at San Diego Clippers 121 L 13-5 8-12 21-17
December 30, 1980 Indiana Pacers 110 at Denver Nuggets 127 L 13-5 8-13 21-18
January 2, 1981 Indiana Pacers 109 at Atlanta Hawks 106 W 13-5 9-13 22-18
January 3, 1981 San Diego Clippers 104 at Indiana Pacers 128 W 14-5 9-13 23-18
January 4, 1981 Indiana Pacers 113 at New Jersey Nets 104 W 14-5 10-13 24-18
January 7, 1981 New Jersey Nets 103 at Indiana Pacers 112 W 15-5 10-13 25-18
January 8, 1981 Indiana Pacers 116 at New York Knicks 115 W 15-5 11-13 26-18 OT
January 10, 1981 Milwaukee Bucks 102 at Indiana Pacers 106 W 16-5 11-13 27-18
January 14, 1981 Detroit Pistons 99 at Indiana Pacers 101 W 17-5 11-13 28-18
January 16, 1981 Seattle Supersonics 95 at Indiana Pacers 94 L 17-6 11-13 28-19
January 18, 1981 Utah Jazz 89 at Indiana Pacers 110 W 18-6 11-13 29-19
January 20, 1981 Indiana Pacers 105 at Chicago Bulls 121 L 18-6 11-14 29-20
January 21, 1981 Indiana Pacers 104 at Philadelphia 76ers 118 L 18-6 11-15 29-21
January 23, 1981 Indiana Pacers 103 at Boston Celtics 104 L 18-6 11-16 29-22
January 24, 1981 Dallas Mavericks 89 at Indiana Pacers 107 W 19-6 11-16 30-22
January 27, 1981 Indiana Pacers 109 at Cleveland Cavaliers 114 L 19-6 11-17 30-23
January 28, 1981 Golden State Warriors 102 at Indiana Pacers 108 W 20-6 11-17 31-23
February 3, 1981 Indiana Pacers 108 at Milwaukee Bucks 99 W 20-6 12-17 32-23
February 4, 1981 Los Angeles Lakers 102 at Indiana Pacers 96 L 20-7 12-17 32-24
February 6, 1981 Indiana Pacers 98 at Boston Celtics 111 L 20-7 12-18 32-25
February 7, 1981 Cleveland Cavaliers 96 at Indiana Pacers 99 W 21-7 12-18 33-25
February 8, 1981 Indiana Pacers 124 at Detroit Pistons 101 W 21-7 13-18 34-25
February 11, 1981 Milwaukee Bucks 107 at Indiana Pacers 101 L 21-8 13-18 34-26
February 13, 1981 Indiana Pacers 100 at New Jersey Nets 103 L 21-8 13-19 34-27
February 15, 1981 Chicago Bulls 107 at Indiana Pacers 113 W 22-8 13-19 35-27
February 18, 1981 Atlanta Hawks 99 at Indiana Pacers 96 L 22-9 13-19 35-28
February 20, 1981 San Antonio Spurs 106 at Indiana Pacers 109 W 23-9 13-19 36-28
February 22, 1981 Portland Trail Blazers 113 at Indiana Pacers 109 L 23-10 13-19 36-29 OT
February 25, 1981 Indiana Pacers 100 at Houston Rockets 101 L 23-10 13-20 36-30
February 27, 1981 Indiana Pacers 118 at Dallas Mavericks 111 W 23-10 14-20 37-30
March 3, 1981 Indiana Pacers 112 at Portland Trail Blazers 117 L 23-10 14-21 37-31
March 4, 1981 Indiana Pacers 93 at Seattle Supersonics 105 L 23-10 14-22 37-32
March 6, 1981 Boston Celtics 104 at Indiana Pacers 110 W 24-10 14-22 38-32
March 8, 1981 Denver Nuggets 119 at Indiana Pacers 129 W 25-10 14-22 39-32
March 10, 1981 Philadelphia 76ers 103 at Indiana Pacers 102 L 25-11 14-22 39-33
March 12, 1981 Indiana Pacers 114 at Washington Bullets 107 W 25-11 15-22 40-33
March 13, 1981 Indiana Pacers 101 at Boston Celtics 94 W 25-11 16-22 41-33 at Hartford, CT
March 14, 1981 Detroit Pistons 101 at Indiana Pacers 94 L 25-12 16-22 41-34
March 17, 1981 Indiana Pacers 89 at New York Knicks 114 L 25-12 16-23 41-35
March 18, 1981 Indiana Pacers 95 at Philadelphia 76ers 107 L 25-12 16-24 41-36
March 20, 1981 New York Knicks 110 at Indiana Pacers 107 L 25-13 16-24 41-37
March 22, 1981 Cleveland Cavaliers 101 at Indiana Pacers 107 W 26-13 16-24 42-37
March 26, 1981 Indiana Pacers 115 at Atlanta Hawks 107 W 26-13 17-24 43-37
March 27, 1981 Washington Bullets 107 at Indiana Pacers 122 W 27-13 17-24 44-37
March 29, 1981 Chicago Bulls 101 at Indiana Pacers 97 L 27-14 17-24 44-38
March 31, 1981 Indiana Pacers 108 at Philadelphia 76ers 124 L 0-0 0-1 0-1
April 2, 1981 Philadelphia 76ers 96 at Indiana Pacers 85 L 0-1 0-1 0-2


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