1978-79 New Jersey Nets Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 37-45
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 0-2 Lost conference first round
Conference First Round - Lost to Philadelphia 76ers 2-0
Coach: Kevin Loughery (37-45)
Location: Piscataway, New Jersey
Attendance: 198,990, Avg. 4,853 in 41 home dates
1978-79 New Jersey Nets Statistics
1978-79 New Jersey Nets Roster

The New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 37 wins and 45 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-2.

The Nets scored 8,832 points and surrendered 9,174. Bernard King tossed in a team-leading 1,769 points for New Jersey, and John Williamson contributed 17 or more per game also. Bernard King accounted for 669 boards. Eddie Jordan dished out 365 assists for the squad.

Defensively, Eddie Jordan added 201 steals, while George Johnson swatted 253 opponent shot attempts.

Kevin Loughery coached the team. The 1978-79 New Jersey Nets lost in the conference first round.

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Regular Season Points For: 8832
Regular Season Points Against: 9174

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 13, 1978 New Jersey Nets 107 at Detroit Pistons 105 W 0-0 1-0 1-0
October 14, 1978 Los Angeles Lakers 100 at New Jersey Nets 102 W 1-0 1-0 2-0
October 17, 1978 New Jersey Nets 109 at Washington Bullets 113 L 1-0 1-1 2-1
October 18, 1978 New Jersey Nets 87 at Houston Rockets 139 L 1-0 1-2 2-2
October 20, 1978 Denver Nuggets 126 at New Jersey Nets 117 L 1-1 1-2 2-3
October 21, 1978 New Jersey Nets 108 at New York Knicks 109 L 1-1 1-3 2-4
October 24, 1978 New Jersey Nets 97 at Indiana Pacers 95 W 1-1 2-3 3-4
October 25, 1978 Golden State Warriors 118 at New Jersey Nets 121 W 2-1 2-3 4-4
October 27, 1978 Cleveland Cavaliers 108 at New Jersey Nets 123 W 3-1 2-3 5-4
October 28, 1978 Boston Celtics 109 at New Jersey Nets 111 W 4-1 2-3 6-4
November 1, 1978 Milwaukee Bucks 110 at New Jersey Nets 131 W 5-1 2-3 7-4
November 3, 1978 Seattle Supersonics 102 at New Jersey Nets 81 L 5-2 2-3 7-5
November 4, 1978 New Jersey Nets 118 at Atlanta Hawks 117 W 5-2 3-3 8-5 OT
November 10, 1978 Portland Trail Blazers 86 at New Jersey Nets 91 W 6-2 3-3 9-5
November 11, 1978 New Jersey Nets 125 at Chicago Bulls 112 W 6-2 4-3 10-5
November 14, 1978 Philadelphia 76ers 108 at New Jersey Nets 124 W 7-2 4-3 11-5
November 17, 1978 Washington Bullets 143 at New Jersey Nets 94 L 7-3 4-3 11-6
November 18, 1978 New Jersey Nets 100 at Kansas City Kings 114 L 7-3 4-4 11-7
November 21, 1978 New Jersey Nets 118 at New Orleans Jazz 140 L 7-3 4-5 11-8
November 22, 1978 Golden State Warriors 92 at New Jersey Nets 100 W 8-3 4-5 12-8
November 24, 1978 New Orleans Jazz 100 at New Jersey Nets 103 W 9-3 4-5 13-8
November 25, 1978 New Jersey Nets 110 at San Antonio Spurs 151 L 9-3 4-6 13-9
November 29, 1978 New Jersey Nets 111 at Seattle Supersonics 125 L 9-3 4-7 13-10
December 1, 1978 New Jersey Nets 120 at Golden State Warriors 110 W 9-3 5-7 14-10
December 3, 1978 New Jersey Nets 107 at Los Angeles Lakers 105 W 9-3 6-7 15-10
December 6, 1978 New Jersey Nets 83 at Denver Nuggets 92 L 9-3 6-8 15-11
December 8, 1978 New Jersey Nets 108 at Washington Bullets 100 W 9-3 7-8 16-11
December 9, 1978 San Diego Clippers 120 at New Jersey Nets 125 W 10-3 7-8 17-11
December 15, 1978 Atlanta Hawks 121 at New Jersey Nets 104 L 10-4 7-8 17-12
December 20, 1978 Houston Rockets 108 at New Jersey Nets 105 L 10-5 7-8 17-13
December 27, 1978 New York Knicks 115 at New Jersey Nets 104 L 10-6 7-8 17-14
December 29, 1978 Kansas City Kings 137 at New Jersey Nets 126 L 10-7 7-8 17-15
December 30, 1978 New Jersey Nets 94 at Cleveland Cavaliers 104 L 10-7 7-9 17-16
January 3, 1979 New Jersey Nets 122 at Houston Rockets 127 L 10-7 7-10 17-17
January 4, 1979 New Jersey Nets 125 at New Orleans Jazz 112 W 10-7 8-10 18-17
January 5, 1979 San Antonio Spurs 110 at New Jersey Nets 104 L 10-8 8-10 18-18
January 7, 1979 Phoenix Suns 112 at New Jersey Nets 117 W 11-8 8-10 19-18
January 10, 1979 Chicago Bulls 120 at New Jersey Nets 116 L 11-9 8-10 19-19
January 12, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 117 at New Jersey Nets 116 L 11-10 8-10 19-20
January 14, 1979 New Jersey Nets 110 at Boston Celtics 100 W 11-10 9-10 20-20
January 17, 1979 Detroit Pistons 99 at New Jersey Nets 106 W 12-10 9-10 21-20
January 24, 1979 Cleveland Cavaliers 123 at New Jersey Nets 114 L 12-11 9-10 21-21
January 26, 1979 New Orleans Jazz 104 at New Jersey Nets 110 W 13-11 9-10 22-21 at Princeton, NJ
January 28, 1979 New Jersey Nets 117 at Phoenix Suns 114 W 13-11 10-10 23-21
January 30, 1979 New Jersey Nets 108 at Los Angeles Lakers 127 L 13-11 10-11 23-22
January 31, 1979 New Jersey Nets 104 at San Diego Clippers 112 L 13-11 10-12 23-23
February 1, 1979 New Jersey Nets 102 at Seattle Supersonics 107 L 13-11 10-13 23-24
February 2, 1979 New Jersey Nets 100 at Portland Trail Blazers 117 L 13-11 10-14 23-25
February 6, 1979 New Jersey Nets 100 at Cleveland Cavaliers 119 L 13-11 10-15 23-26
February 7, 1979 New Jersey Nets 90 at Indiana Pacers 84 W 13-11 11-15 24-26
February 8, 1979 New Jersey Nets 106 at Detroit Pistons 105 W 13-11 12-15 25-26
February 11, 1979 San Diego Clippers 98 at New Jersey Nets 104 W 14-11 12-15 26-26
February 13, 1979 Kansas City Kings 102 at New Jersey Nets 111 W 15-11 12-15 27-26
February 14, 1979 New Jersey Nets 94 at Milwaukee Bucks 115 L 15-11 12-16 27-27
February 16, 1979 Indiana Pacers 105 at New Jersey Nets 100 L 15-12 12-16 27-28
February 18, 1979 Houston Rockets 124 at New Jersey Nets 126 W 16-12 12-16 28-28 OT
February 21, 1979 Phoenix Suns 112 at New Jersey Nets 123 W 17-12 12-16 29-28
February 23, 1979 Portland Trail Blazers 99 at New Jersey Nets 110 W 18-12 12-16 30-28
February 24, 1979 New Jersey Nets 107 at New York Knicks 111 L 18-12 12-17 30-29
February 25, 1979 New York Knicks 102 at New Jersey Nets 116 W 19-12 12-17 31-29
March 2, 1979 Milwaukee Bucks 91 at New Jersey Nets 99 W 20-12 12-17 32-29
March 6, 1979 San Antonio Spurs 103 at New Jersey Nets 99 L 20-13 12-17 32-30
March 7, 1979 New Jersey Nets 98 at Milwaukee Bucks 133 L 20-13 12-18 32-31
March 9, 1979 Seattle Supersonics 108 at New Jersey Nets 100 L 20-14 12-18 32-32
March 11, 1979 Philadelphia 76ers 103 at New Jersey Nets 104 W 21-14 12-18 33-32
March 13, 1979 New Jersey Nets 102 at Chicago Bulls 105 L 21-14 12-19 33-33
March 14, 1979 New Jersey Nets 100 at Denver Nuggets 120 L 21-14 12-20 33-34
March 16, 1979 New Jersey Nets 102 at Golden State Warriors 117 L 21-14 12-21 33-35
March 17, 1979 New Jersey Nets 113 at Portland Trail Blazers 124 L 21-14 12-22 33-36
March 18, 1979 New Jersey Nets 98 at San Diego Clippers 110 L 21-14 12-23 33-37
March 20, 1979 Detroit Pistons 110 at New Jersey Nets 117 W 22-14 12-23 34-37
March 23, 1979 New Jersey Nets 98 at Philadelphia 76ers 110 L 22-14 12-24 34-38
March 23, 1979 New Jersey Nets 117 at Philadelphia 76ers 123 L 22-14 12-25 34-39 at protested Nov 8 1978 game
March 25, 1979 Chicago Bulls 88 at New Jersey Nets 99 W 23-14 12-25 35-39
March 28, 1979 Washington Bullets 127 at New Jersey Nets 108 L 23-15 12-25 35-40
March 30, 1979 Atlanta Hawks 106 at New Jersey Nets 117 W 24-15 12-25 36-40
April 1, 1979 New Jersey Nets 98 at Atlanta Hawks 109 L 24-15 12-26 36-41
April 3, 1979 Denver Nuggets 110 at New Jersey Nets 97 L 24-16 12-26 36-42
April 4, 1979 New Jersey Nets 103 at San Antonio Spurs 110 L 24-16 12-27 36-43
April 6, 1979 New Jersey Nets 114 at Kansas City Kings 117 L 24-16 12-28 36-44 OT
April 7, 1979 Boston Celtics 112 at New Jersey Nets 126 W 25-16 12-28 37-44
April 8, 1979 New Jersey Nets 101 at Boston Celtics 127 L 25-16 12-29 37-45
April 11, 1979 New Jersey Nets 114 at Philadelphia 76ers 122 L 0-0 0-1 0-1
April 13, 1979 Philadelphia 76ers 111 at New Jersey Nets 101 L 0-1 0-1 0-2