1980-81 Kansas City Kings Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 40-42
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 7-8 Lost conference finals
Conference First Round - Defeated Portland Trail Blazers 2-1
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Phoenix Suns 4-3
Conference Finals - Lost to Houston Rockets 4-1
Coach: Cotton Fitzsimmons (40-42)
Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Attendance: 336,585, Avg. 8,209 in 41 home dates
1980-81 Kansas City Kings Statistics
1980-81 Kansas City Kings Roster

The Kansas City Kings of the National Basketball Association ended the 1980-81 season with a record of 40 wins and 42 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 7-8.

The Kings poured in 8,769 points and conceded 8,768. Otis Birdsong scored a team-leading 1,747 points for Kansas City, while Scott Wedman and Phil Ford contributed 17 or more per game also. Reggie King accounted for 786 rebounds. Phil Ford dished out 580 assists for the squad.

Defensively, Reggie King added 102 steals.

Cotton Fitzsimmons coached the team. The 1980-81 Kansas City Kings lost in the conference finals.

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Regular Season Points For: 8769
Regular Season Points Against: 8768

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 11, 1980 Utah Jazz 91 at Kansas City Kings 98 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
October 12, 1980 Kansas City Kings 100 at Phoenix Suns 109 L 1-0 0-1 1-1
October 14, 1980 Kansas City Kings 103 at San Antonio Spurs 109 L 1-0 0-2 1-2
October 15, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 112 at Kansas City Kings 107 L 1-1 0-2 1-3 OT
October 17, 1980 Kansas City Kings 103 at Dallas Mavericks 91 W 1-1 1-2 2-3
October 18, 1980 Seattle Supersonics 127 at Kansas City Kings 122 L 1-2 1-2 2-4
October 21, 1980 Golden State Warriors 116 at Kansas City Kings 111 L 1-3 1-2 2-5
October 23, 1980 Kansas City Kings 105 at Houston Rockets 96 W 1-3 2-2 3-5
October 25, 1980 Denver Nuggets 122 at Kansas City Kings 125 W 2-3 2-2 4-5
October 28, 1980 Kansas City Kings 109 at Atlanta Hawks 119 L 2-3 2-3 4-6
October 29, 1980 Portland Trail Blazers 98 at Kansas City Kings 115 W 3-3 2-3 5-6
October 31, 1980 Kansas City Kings 110 at Boston Celtics 115 L 3-3 2-4 5-7
November 1, 1980 Phoenix Suns 127 at Kansas City Kings 100 L 3-4 2-4 5-8
November 4, 1980 Kansas City Kings 104 at Utah Jazz 107 L 3-4 2-5 5-9
November 5, 1980 New York Knicks 102 at Kansas City Kings 111 W 4-4 2-5 6-9
November 7, 1980 Kansas City Kings 100 at Philadelphia 76ers 117 L 4-4 2-6 6-10
November 8, 1980 Cleveland Cavaliers 106 at Kansas City Kings 111 W 5-4 2-6 7-10
November 11, 1980 Kansas City Kings 102 at Portland Trail Blazers 101 W 5-4 3-6 8-10
November 12, 1980 Kansas City Kings 101 at Golden State Warriors 111 L 5-4 3-7 8-11
November 14, 1980 Kansas City Kings 125 at Seattle Supersonics 127 L 5-4 3-8 8-12
November 15, 1980 Kansas City Kings 96 at San Diego Clippers 94 W 5-4 4-8 9-12
November 18, 1980 Kansas City Kings 94 at Los Angeles Lakers 107 L 5-4 4-9 9-13
November 21, 1980 Kansas City Kings 121 at Denver Nuggets 134 L 5-4 4-10 9-14
November 26, 1980 New Jersey Nets 100 at Kansas City Kings 118 W 6-4 4-10 10-14
November 28, 1980 Kansas City Kings 94 at Detroit Pistons 104 L 6-4 4-11 10-15
November 29, 1980 San Antonio Spurs 106 at Kansas City Kings 104 L 6-5 4-11 10-16
December 2, 1980 Kansas City Kings 103 at Washington Bullets 107 L 6-5 4-12 10-17
December 3, 1980 Phoenix Suns 100 at Kansas City Kings 103 W 7-5 4-12 11-17
December 5, 1980 Houston Rockets 100 at Kansas City Kings 108 W 8-5 4-12 12-17
December 6, 1980 Kansas City Kings 88 at Indiana Pacers 107 L 8-5 4-13 12-18
December 10, 1980 San Diego Clippers 100 at Kansas City Kings 112 W 9-5 4-13 13-18
December 11, 1980 Kansas City Kings 104 at San Antonio Spurs 122 L 9-5 4-14 13-19
December 13, 1980 Dallas Mavericks 107 at Kansas City Kings 114 W 10-5 4-14 14-19
December 16, 1980 Kansas City Kings 133 at Denver Nuggets 118 W 10-5 5-14 15-19
December 17, 1980 Kansas City Kings 94 at Seattle Supersonics 101 L 10-5 5-15 15-20
December 20, 1980 Indiana Pacers 107 at Kansas City Kings 103 L 10-6 5-15 15-21
December 23, 1980 Kansas City Kings 102 at Cleveland Cavaliers 100 W 10-6 6-15 16-21
December 26, 1980 Philadelphia 76ers 113 at Kansas City Kings 103 L 10-7 6-15 16-22
December 27, 1980 Kansas City Kings 99 at New York Knicks 100 L 10-7 6-16 16-23
December 28, 1980 Kansas City Kings 102 at New Jersey Nets 99 W 10-7 7-16 17-23
December 30, 1980 Golden State Warriors 106 at Kansas City Kings 104 L 10-8 7-16 17-24
January 2, 1981 Utah Jazz 95 at Kansas City Kings 101 W 11-8 7-16 18-24
January 7, 1981 Kansas City Kings 114 at Houston Rockets 108 W 11-8 8-16 19-24
January 8, 1981 Washington Bullets 118 at Kansas City Kings 136 W 12-8 8-16 20-24
January 10, 1981 Kansas City Kings 99 at Utah Jazz 92 W 12-8 9-16 21-24
January 11, 1981 San Diego Clippers 115 at Kansas City Kings 105 L 12-9 9-16 21-25
January 14, 1981 Portland Trail Blazers 110 at Kansas City Kings 91 L 12-10 9-16 21-26
January 16, 1981 Kansas City Kings 112 at Milwaukee Bucks 118 L 12-10 9-17 21-27 OT
January 17, 1981 Denver Nuggets 123 at Kansas City Kings 122 L 12-11 9-17 21-28
January 20, 1981 Kansas City Kings 104 at Dallas Mavericks 91 W 12-11 10-17 22-28
January 21, 1981 San Antonio Spurs 108 at Kansas City Kings 115 W 13-11 10-17 23-28
January 23, 1981 Houston Rockets 107 at Kansas City Kings 113 W 14-11 10-17 24-28
January 27, 1981 Kansas City Kings 114 at San Diego Clippers 119 L 14-11 10-18 24-29
January 29, 1981 Kansas City Kings 104 at Los Angeles Lakers 118 L 14-11 10-19 24-30
February 3, 1981 Kansas City Kings 121 at Dallas Mavericks 100 W 14-11 11-19 25-30
February 4, 1981 Detroit Pistons 90 at Kansas City Kings 91 W 15-11 11-19 26-30
February 6, 1981 Kansas City Kings 102 at Seattle Supersonics 92 W 15-11 12-19 27-30
February 8, 1981 Kansas City Kings 123 at Portland Trail Blazers 129 L 15-11 12-20 27-31 OT
February 10, 1981 Kansas City Kings 115 at Chicago Bulls 116 L 15-11 12-21 27-32
February 11, 1981 Utah Jazz 87 at Kansas City Kings 99 W 16-11 12-21 28-32
February 13, 1981 Atlanta Hawks 106 at Kansas City Kings 113 W 17-11 12-21 29-32
February 15, 1981 Seattle Supersonics 105 at Kansas City Kings 107 W 18-11 12-21 30-32
February 18, 1981 Boston Celtics 113 at Kansas City Kings 114 W 19-11 12-21 31-32
February 20, 1981 Milwaukee Bucks 109 at Kansas City Kings 112 W 20-11 12-21 32-32
February 21, 1981 Kansas City Kings 109 at Denver Nuggets 129 L 20-11 12-22 32-33
February 22, 1981 Kansas City Kings 96 at Golden State Warriors 104 L 20-11 12-23 32-34
February 26, 1981 Dallas Mavericks 102 at Kansas City Kings 105 W 21-11 12-23 33-34
February 28, 1981 Golden State Warriors 110 at Kansas City Kings 101 L 21-12 12-23 33-35
March 3, 1981 Los Angeles Lakers 99 at Kansas City Kings 98 L 21-13 12-23 33-36
March 4, 1981 Kansas City Kings 111 at San Antonio Spurs 97 W 21-13 13-23 34-36
March 5, 1981 Portland Trail Blazers 100 at Kansas City Kings 106 W 22-13 13-23 35-36
March 8, 1981 Phoenix Suns 68 at Kansas City Kings 105 W 23-13 13-23 36-36
March 10, 1981 Kansas City Kings 107 at San Diego Clippers 100 W 23-13 14-23 37-36
March 13, 1981 Kansas City Kings 101 at Los Angeles Lakers 116 L 23-13 14-24 37-37
March 15, 1981 Chicago Bulls 97 at Kansas City Kings 87 L 23-14 14-24 37-38
March 18, 1981 Denver Nuggets 126 at Kansas City Kings 124 L 23-15 14-24 37-39 2OT
March 20, 1981 San Antonio Spurs 114 at Kansas City Kings 111 L 23-16 14-24 37-40 OT
March 22, 1981 Houston Rockets 114 at Kansas City Kings 108 L 23-17 14-24 37-41
March 24, 1981 Kansas City Kings 105 at Utah Jazz 92 W 23-17 15-24 38-41
March 25, 1981 Kansas City Kings 110 at Phoenix Suns 101 W 23-17 16-24 39-41
March 27, 1981 Kansas City Kings 84 at Houston Rockets 91 L 23-17 16-25 39-42
March 29, 1981 Dallas Mavericks 104 at Kansas City Kings 113 W 24-17 16-25 40-42
April 1, 1981 Kansas City Kings 98 at Portland Trail Blazers 97 W 0-0 1-0 1-0 OT
April 3, 1981 Portland Trail Blazers 124 at Kansas City Kings 119 L 0-1 1-0 1-1 OT
April 5, 1981 Kansas City Kings 104 at Portland Trail Blazers 95 W 0-1 2-0 2-1
April 7, 1981 Kansas City Kings 80 at Phoenix Suns 102 L 0-1 2-1 2-2
April 8, 1981 Kansas City Kings 88 at Phoenix Suns 83 W 0-1 3-1 3-2
April 10, 1981 Phoenix Suns 92 at Kansas City Kings 93 W 1-1 3-1 4-2
April 12, 1981 Phoenix Suns 95 at Kansas City Kings 102 W 2-1 3-1 5-2
April 15, 1981 Kansas City Kings 89 at Phoenix Suns 101 L 2-1 3-2 5-3
April 17, 1981 Phoenix Suns 81 at Kansas City Kings 76 L 2-2 3-2 5-4
April 19, 1981 Kansas City Kings 95 at Phoenix Suns 88 W 2-2 4-2 6-4
April 21, 1981 Houston Rockets 97 at Kansas City Kings 78 L 2-3 4-2 6-5
April 22, 1981 Houston Rockets 79 at Kansas City Kings 88 W 3-3 4-2 7-5
April 24, 1981 Kansas City Kings 88 at Houston Rockets 92 L 3-3 4-3 7-6
April 26, 1981 Kansas City Kings 89 at Houston Rockets 100 L 3-3 4-4 7-7
April 29, 1981 Houston Rockets 97 at Kansas City Kings 88 L 3-4 4-4 7-8