1986-87 Washington Bullets Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 42-40
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference
Postseason: 0-3 Lost conference first round
Conference First Round - Lost to Detroit Pistons 3-0
Coach: Kevin Loughery (42-40)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Attendance: 485,352, Avg. 11,838 in 41 home dates
1986-87 Washington Bullets Statistics
1986-87 Washington Bullets Roster

The Washington Bullets of the National Basketball Association ended the 1986-87 season with a record of 42 wins and 40 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-3.

Washington scored 8,690 points and allowed 8,802. Moses Malone scored a team-best 1,760 points for the Bullets, while Jeff Malone netted 17 or more per game, too. Moses Malone contributed 824 rebounds. Ennis Whatley dished out 392 assists for the squad.

On defense, John Williams added 129 steals, and Manute Bol blocked 302 shots.

Kevin Loughery coached the team. The 1986-87 Washington Bullets lost in the conference first round.

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Regular Season Points For: 8690
Regular Season Points Against: 8802

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 31, 1986 Washington Bullets 102 at Boston Celtics 120 L 0-0 0-1 0-1
November 1, 1986 Washington Bullets 106 at Cleveland Cavaliers 113 L 0-0 0-2 0-2
November 4, 1986 New Jersey Nets 101 at Washington Bullets 102 W 1-0 0-2 1-2
November 5, 1986 Washington Bullets 85 at Detroit Pistons 109 L 1-0 0-3 1-3
November 7, 1986 Boston Celtics 88 at Washington Bullets 86 L 1-1 0-3 1-4
November 8, 1986 Washington Bullets 91 at Atlanta Hawks 110 L 1-1 0-4 1-5
November 12, 1986 Chicago Bulls 99 at Washington Bullets 101 W 2-1 0-4 2-5
November 15, 1986 Washington Bullets 97 at New York Knicks 104 L 2-1 0-5 2-6
November 16, 1986 Indiana Pacers 111 at Washington Bullets 124 W 3-1 0-5 3-6
November 19, 1986 Detroit Pistons 105 at Washington Bullets 119 W 4-1 0-5 4-6
November 21, 1986 Houston Rockets 99 at Washington Bullets 115 W 5-1 0-5 5-6
November 22, 1986 Washington Bullets 84 at Chicago Bulls 93 L 5-1 0-6 5-7
November 25, 1986 Portland Trail Blazers 99 at Washington Bullets 111 W 6-1 0-6 6-7
November 26, 1986 Washington Bullets 103 at Milwaukee Bucks 122 L 6-1 0-7 6-8
November 29, 1986 San Antonio Spurs 103 at Washington Bullets 116 W 7-1 0-7 7-8
December 2, 1986 Washington Bullets 117 at Boston Celtics 109 W 7-1 1-7 8-8 at Hartford, CT
December 3, 1986 Washington Bullets 103 at Indiana Pacers 116 L 7-1 1-8 8-9
December 5, 1986 Milwaukee Bucks 91 at Washington Bullets 87 L 7-2 1-8 8-10
December 10, 1986 New York Knicks 105 at Washington Bullets 106 W 8-2 1-8 9-10
December 12, 1986 Washington Bullets 116 at Detroit Pistons 115 W 8-2 2-8 10-10
December 13, 1986 Boston Celtics 105 at Washington Bullets 98 L 8-3 2-8 10-11
December 16, 1986 Utah Jazz 109 at Washington Bullets 106 L 8-4 2-8 10-12
December 18, 1986 Washington Bullets 128 at Golden State Warriors 110 W 8-4 3-8 11-12
December 20, 1986 Washington Bullets 113 at Los Angeles Clippers 101 W 8-4 4-8 12-12
December 21, 1986 Washington Bullets 101 at Portland Trail Blazers 128 L 8-4 4-9 12-13
December 25, 1986 Washington Bullets 102 at Philadelphia 76ers 97 W 8-4 5-9 13-13
December 27, 1986 Detroit Pistons 107 at Washington Bullets 105 L 8-5 5-9 13-14
December 29, 1986 Golden State Warriors 105 at Washington Bullets 125 W 9-5 5-9 14-14
December 30, 1986 Washington Bullets 97 at New York Knicks 103 L 9-5 5-10 14-15
January 2, 1987 Atlanta Hawks 118 at Washington Bullets 101 L 9-6 5-10 14-16
January 6, 1987 Los Angeles Clippers 97 at Washington Bullets 112 W 10-6 5-10 15-16
January 7, 1987 Washington Bullets 96 at New Jersey Nets 118 L 10-6 5-11 15-17
January 9, 1987 Washington Bullets 100 at Milwaukee Bucks 92 W 10-6 6-11 16-17
January 10, 1987 Philadelphia 76ers 111 at Washington Bullets 117 W 11-6 6-11 17-17
January 12, 1987 Sacramento Kings 109 at Washington Bullets 113 W 12-6 6-11 18-17
January 14, 1987 New Jersey Nets 100 at Washington Bullets 118 W 13-6 6-11 19-17
January 15, 1987 Washington Bullets 105 at Indiana Pacers 113 L 13-6 6-12 19-18
January 18, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 115 at Washington Bullets 101 L 13-7 6-12 19-19
January 23, 1987 Phoenix Suns 90 at Washington Bullets 109 W 14-7 6-12 20-19
January 24, 1987 Washington Bullets 92 at Houston Rockets 115 L 14-7 6-13 20-20
January 27, 1987 Washington Bullets 118 at Dallas Mavericks 113 W 14-7 7-13 21-20
January 29, 1987 Washington Bullets 101 at Detroit Pistons 112 L 14-7 7-14 21-21
January 31, 1987 Philadelphia 76ers 105 at Washington Bullets 106 W 15-7 7-14 22-21
February 2, 1987 New York Knicks 98 at Washington Bullets 104 W 16-7 7-14 23-21
February 3, 1987 Washington Bullets 91 at Chicago Bulls 98 L 16-7 7-15 23-22
February 5, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 85 at Washington Bullets 94 W 17-7 7-15 24-22
February 11, 1987 Washington Bullets 133 at San Antonio Spurs 108 W 17-7 8-15 25-22
February 12, 1987 Washington Bullets 121 at Denver Nuggets 115 W 17-7 9-15 26-22
February 14, 1987 Washington Bullets 111 at Sacramento Kings 136 L 17-7 9-16 26-23
February 16, 1987 Washington Bullets 124 at Phoenix Suns 110 W 17-7 10-16 27-23
February 17, 1987 Washington Bullets 114 at Los Angeles Lakers 99 W 17-7 11-16 28-23
February 20, 1987 Washington Bullets 118 at Utah Jazz 113 W 17-7 12-16 29-23
February 21, 1987 Washington Bullets 93 at Seattle Supersonics 110 L 17-7 12-17 29-24
February 23, 1987 Washington Bullets 105 at Cleveland Cavaliers 109 L 17-7 12-18 29-25
February 26, 1987 Indiana Pacers 94 at Washington Bullets 100 W 18-7 12-18 30-25
February 28, 1987 New York Knicks 117 at Washington Bullets 137 W 19-7 12-18 31-25
March 2, 1987 Washington Bullets 99 at Atlanta Hawks 121 L 19-7 12-19 31-26
March 4, 1987 New Jersey Nets 114 at Washington Bullets 117 W 20-7 12-19 32-26
March 6, 1987 Washington Bullets 113 at Philadelphia 76ers 123 L 20-7 12-20 32-27
March 10, 1987 Washington Bullets 79 at New Jersey Nets 121 L 20-7 12-21 32-28
March 11, 1987 Milwaukee Bucks 115 at Washington Bullets 107 L 20-8 12-21 32-29
March 14, 1987 Chicago Bulls 105 at Washington Bullets 106 W 21-8 12-21 33-29 OT
March 15, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 89 at Washington Bullets 97 W 22-8 12-21 34-29
March 17, 1987 Washington Bullets 98 at Atlanta Hawks 118 L 22-8 12-22 34-30
March 19, 1987 Seattle Supersonics 106 at Washington Bullets 110 W 23-8 12-22 35-30
March 21, 1987 Denver Nuggets 117 at Washington Bullets 107 L 23-9 12-22 35-31
March 23, 1987 Washington Bullets 92 at Indiana Pacers 101 L 23-9 12-23 35-32
March 24, 1987 Atlanta Hawks 96 at Washington Bullets 87 L 23-10 12-23 35-33
March 26, 1987 Boston Celtics 103 at Washington Bullets 106 W 24-10 12-23 36-33
March 28, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 114 at Washington Bullets 107 L 24-11 12-23 36-34
March 31, 1987 Washington Bullets 75 at Chicago Bulls 101 L 24-11 12-24 36-35
April 1, 1987 Washington Bullets 86 at Boston Celtics 103 L 24-11 12-25 36-36
April 3, 1987 Chicago Bulls 118 at Washington Bullets 122 W 25-11 12-25 37-36
April 4, 1987 Washington Bullets 127 at Cleveland Cavaliers 111 W 25-11 13-25 38-36
April 7, 1987 Milwaukee Bucks 95 at Washington Bullets 94 L 25-12 13-25 38-37
April 8, 1987 Washington Bullets 118 at New Jersey Nets 109 W 25-12 14-25 39-37
April 10, 1987 Indiana Pacers 115 at Washington Bullets 101 L 25-13 14-25 39-38
April 12, 1987 Detroit Pistons 98 at Washington Bullets 103 W 26-13 14-25 40-38
April 13, 1987 Washington Bullets 105 at Philadelphia 76ers 113 L 26-13 14-26 40-39
April 15, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 101 at Washington Bullets 110 W 27-13 14-26 41-39
April 17, 1987 Washington Bullets 142 at New York Knicks 110 W 27-13 15-26 42-39
April 19, 1987 Philadelphia 76ers 108 at Washington Bullets 102 L 27-14 15-26 42-40
April 24, 1987 Washington Bullets 92 at Detroit Pistons 106 L 0-0 0-1 0-1
April 26, 1987 Washington Bullets 85 at Detroit Pistons 128 L 0-0 0-2 0-2
April 29, 1987 Detroit Pistons 97 at Washington Bullets 96 L 0-1 0-2 0-3


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