1977-1978 Buffalo Braves Schedule

Regular Season

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Buffalo Leaders Opponent Leaders PPP
Oct 19, 1977
v.
Kansas City
W, 112 - 108 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
1-0 PTS: 31. Billy Knight
PTS: 20. Ron Boone
301.6 - 290.9
Oct 22, 1977
v.
New Jersey
W, 101 - 96 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
2-0 PTS: 29. Billy Knight
PTS: 26. Bernard King
311.8 - 296.4
Oct 25, 1977
@
Portland
L, 107 - 85 Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
2-1 PTS: 19. Billy Knight
PTS: 27. M. Lucas
348.9 - 277.1
Oct 26, 1977
@
Seattle
L, 97 - 92 Kingdome
Regular Season
2-2 PTS: 22. Billy Knight
PTS: 37. Fred Brown
291.6 - 276.6
Oct 28, 1977
@
Golden State
L, 104 - 97 Oracle Arena
Regular Season
2-3 PTS: 20. Randy Smith
PTS: 37. Rick Barry
312.6 - 291.6
Oct 29, 1977
@
Denver
L, 127 - 111 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
2-4 PTS: 29. Randy Smith
PTS: 28. D. Thompson
292.1 - 255.3
Nov 2, 1977
v.
Denver
W, 104 - 100 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
3-4 PTS: 32. Randy Smith
PTS: 20. A. Roberts
324.4 - 311.9
Nov 4, 1977
@
Chicago
W, 92 - 100 Chicago Stadium
Regular Season
4-4 PTS: 27. Randy Smith
PTS: 28. W. Holland
309.5 - 336.4
Nov 5, 1977
v.
San Antonio
L, 101 - 111 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
4-5 PTS: 40. Randy Smith
PTS: 29. G. Gervin
319.5 - 351.2
Nov 9, 1977
v.
New York
W, 124 - 113 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
5-5 PTS: 30. Billy Knight
PTS: 19. S. Haywood
328.0 - 298.9
Nov 11, 1977
@
Boston
L, 109 - 103 Boston Garden
Regular Season
5-6 PTS: 34. Randy Smith
PTS: 23. Jo Jo White
297.7 - 281.3
Nov 12, 1977
v.
Chicago
W, 106 - 103 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
6-6 PTS: 23. Randy Smith
PTS: 33. A. Gilmore
302.9 - 294.3
Nov 15, 1977
v.
Indiana
L, 94 - 100 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
6-7 PTS: 22. Randy Smith
PTS: 23. Ricky Sobers
326.4 - 347.2
Nov 16, 1977
@
Houston
W, 97 - 101 Compaq Center
Regular Season
7-7 PTS: 38. Billy Knight
PTS: 36. Moses Malone
313.6 - 326.5
Nov 17, 1977
@
San Antonio
L, 111 - 108 HemisFair Arena
Regular Season
7-8 PTS: 32. Billy Knight
PTS: 30. Larry Kenon
334.9 - 325.9
Nov 19, 1977
v.
Boston
W, 102 - 98 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
8-8 PTS: 32. Randy Smith
PTS: 16. C. Scott
338.5 - 325.3
Nov 21, 1977
v.
Washington
L, 97 - 114 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
8-9 PTS: 14. Billy Knight
PTS: 21. M. Kupchak
316.9 - 372.5
Nov 22, 1977
@
New York
W, 101 - 102 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
9-9 PTS: 34. Billy Knight
PTS: 36. Bob McAdoo
302.3 - 305.3
Nov 26, 1977
v.
Philadelphia
L, 107 - 112 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
9-10 PTS: 30. Billy Knight
PTS: 20. Doug Collins
302.3 - 316.4
Nov 30, 1977
v.
Atlanta
W, 105 - 93 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
10-10 PTS: 32. Billy Knight
PTS: 19. O. Johnson
320.8 - 284.1
Dec 3, 1977
v.
Seattle
L, 95 - 102 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
10-11 PTS: 28. Randy Smith
PTS: 29. Gus Williams
318.1 - 341.5
Dec 6, 1977
v.
New Orleans
W, 113 - 90 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
11-11 PTS: 32. Billy Knight
PTS: 26. P. Maravich
342.3 - 272.6
Dec 11, 1977
@
L.A. Lakers
L, 124 - 119 The Forum
Regular Season
11-12 PTS: 35. Randy Smith
PTS: 43. K. Abdul-Jabbar
330.3 - 317.0
Dec 13, 1977
@
Portland
L, 111 - 108 Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
11-13 PTS: 31. Billy Knight
PTS: 26. M. Lucas
317.1 - 308.5
Dec 14, 1977
@
Phoenix
L, 113 - 103 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
11-14 PTS: 36. Billy Knight
PTS: 29. P. Westphal
303.7 - 276.8
Dec 17, 1977
@
Detroit
W, 122 - 126 Cobo Center
Regular Season
12-14 PTS: 31. Randy Smith
PTS: 36. Bob Lanier
296.5 - 306.2
Dec 18, 1977
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Milwaukee
L, 111 - 100 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Regular Season
12-15 PTS: 28. Randy Smith
PTS: 22. J. Bridgeman
341.7 - 307.8
Dec 20, 1977
v.
Houston
W, 110 - 104 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
13-15 PTS: 27. Billy Knight
PTS: 21. C. Murphy
324.1 - 306.5
Dec 23, 1977
@
New Jersey
L, 103 - 102 Louis Brown Athletic Center
Regular Season
13-16 PTS: 27. Billy Knight
PTS: 22. H. Porter
298.2 - 295.3
Dec 25, 1977
@
Cleveland
L, 111 - 105 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
13-17 PTS: 26. Billy Knight
PTS: 28. C. Russell
318.9 - 301.6
Dec 27, 1977
v.
Milwaukee
L, 105 - 108 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
13-18 PTS: 41. Billy Knight
PTS: 28. M. Johnson
300.6 - 309.2
Dec 28, 1977
@
Washington
L, 106 - 87 US Airways Arena
Regular Season
13-19 PTS: 22. Randy Smith
PTS: 18. Elvin Hayes
294.9 - 242.1
Dec 30, 1977
v.
Detroit
L, 87 - 103 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
13-20 PTS: 24. Randy Smith
PTS: 30. Bob Lanier
298.0 - 352.9
Jan 4, 1978
v.
L.A. Lakers
W, 94 - 93 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
14-20 PTS: 30. Randy Smith
PTS: 19. A. Dantley
321.2 - 317.8
Jan 7, 1978
v.
Phoenix
L, 97 - 107 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
14-21 PTS: 26. Randy Smith
PTS: 29. P. Westphal
327.0 - 360.8
Jan 12, 1978
v.
Indiana
W, 111 - 92 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
15-21 PTS: 28. Randy Smith
PTS: 22. Ricky Sobers
312.3 - 258.8
Jan 13, 1978
@
Philadelphia
L, 118 - 93 Spectrum
Regular Season
15-22 PTS: 18. Randy Smith
PTS: 25. Doug Collins
334.5 - 263.6
Jan 14, 1978
v.
Washington
W, 130 - 93 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
16-22 PTS: 36. Randy Smith
PTS: 22. B. Dandridge
320.0 - 228.9
Jan 17, 1978
v.
Portland
L, 94 - 96 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
16-23 PTS: 28. Billy Knight
PTS: 17. Bill Walton
326.4 - 333.3
Jan 18, 1978
@
Detroit
L, 113 - 100 Cobo Center
Regular Season
16-24 PTS: 32. Randy Smith
PTS: 30. Bob Lanier
352.3 - 311.8
Jan 22, 1978
@
Indiana
L, 99 - 90 Market Square Arena
Regular Season
16-25 PTS: 18. Billy Knight
PTS: 29. Mike Bantom
295.2 - 268.3
Jan 25, 1978
@
Denver
L, 121 - 119 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
16-26 PTS: 40. Billy Knight
PTS: 34. D. Thompson
325.7 - 320.3
Jan 27, 1978
v.
Golden State
L, 94 - 101 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
16-27 PTS: 29. Billy Knight
PTS: 25. Rick Barry
307.2 - 330.1
Jan 29, 1978
@
Atlanta
L, 107 - 102 Omni Coliseum
Regular Season
16-28 PTS: 21. Randy Smith
PTS: 45. John Drew
287.6 - 274.2
Jan 31, 1978
@
New Orleans
L, 114 - 95 Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Regular Season
16-29 PTS: 33. Randy Smith
PTS: 28. T. Robinson
358.4 - 298.6
Feb 3, 1978
v.
Cleveland
L, 101 - 104 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
16-30 PTS: 35. Swen Nater
PTS: 22. Bingo Smith
313.0 - 322.3
Feb 7, 1978
v.
L.A. Lakers
L, 105 - 132 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
16-31 PTS: 18. M. Barnes
PTS: 27. Lou Hudson
293.8 - 369.3
Feb 8, 1978
@
Milwaukee
L, 104 - 103 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Regular Season
16-32 PTS: 22. L. McNeill
PTS: 37. B. Winters
322.2 - 319.1
Feb 10, 1978
v.
Philadelphia
W, 116 - 110 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
17-32 PTS: 24. M. Barnes
PTS: 31. Doug Collins
305.2 - 289.4
Feb 14, 1978
v.
Seattle
W, 101 - 100 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
18-32 PTS: 31. Swen Nater
PTS: 20. Fred Brown
345.1 - 341.6
Feb 16, 1978
@
Washington
L, 123 - 109 US Airways Arena
Regular Season
18-33 PTS: 20. Swen Nater
PTS: 25. Elvin Hayes
310.5 - 275.1
Feb 17, 1978
v.
Kansas City
L, 100 - 108 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
18-34 PTS: 25. Randy Smith
PTS: 20. R. Washington
331.9 - 358.4
Feb 18, 1978
@
New York
W, 112 - 122 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
19-34 PTS: 29. Randy Smith
PTS: 33. Bob McAdoo
298.9 - 325.6
Feb 21, 1978
v.
Phoenix
L, 111 - 114 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
19-35 PTS: 30. Randy Smith
PTS: 32. Walter Davis
306.6 - 314.9
Feb 24, 1978
v.
Boston
L, 99 - 106 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
19-36 PTS: 27. Randy Smith
PTS: 26. Sidney Wicks
325.1 - 348.1
Feb 25, 1978
v.
Houston
L, 106 - 110 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
19-37 PTS: 30. Billy Knight
PTS: 27. Mike Newlin
338.2 - 351.0
Feb 26, 1978
@
Atlanta
L, 119 - 117 Omni Coliseum
Regular Season
19-38 PTS: 31. Randy Smith
PTS: 38. John Drew
283.7 - 278.9
Feb 28, 1978
@
New Orleans
L, 125 - 108 Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Regular Season
19-39 PTS: 27. Randy Smith
PTS: 26. Jim McElroy
319.2 - 275.8
Mar 1, 1978
@
Houston
W, 104 - 114 Compaq Center
Regular Season
20-39 PTS: 27. Randy Smith
PTS: 30. C. Murphy
322.9 - 354.0
Mar 2, 1978
@
San Antonio
L, 128 - 107 HemisFair Arena
Regular Season
20-40 PTS: 20. Randy Smith
PTS: 27. G. Gervin
331.4 - 277.1
Mar 4, 1978
v.
New Jersey
W, 111 - 107 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
21-40 PTS: 27. Swen Nater
PTS: 40. J. Williamson
307.2 - 296.1
Mar 5, 1978
@
New Jersey
L, 109 - 103 Louis Brown Athletic Center
Regular Season
21-41 PTS: 24. Bird Averitt
PTS: 38. J. Williamson
308.4 - 291.4
Mar 8, 1978
v.
New Orleans
W, 120 - 108 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
22-41 PTS: 28. Swen Nater
PTS: 24. G. Goodrich
325.5 - 292.9
Mar 10, 1978
v.
Cleveland
W, 118 - 117 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
23-41 PTS: 30. Swen Nater
PTS: 25. C. Russell
307.7 - 305.1
Mar 12, 1978
v.
Portland
W, 96 - 90 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
24-41 PTS: 27. Randy Smith
PTS: 18. Bob Gross
303.2 - 284.3
Mar 14, 1978
v.
San Antonio
W, 123 - 115 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
25-41 PTS: 38. Randy Smith
PTS: 33. G. Gervin
321.3 - 300.4
Mar 15, 1978
@
Indiana
L, 111 - 106 Market Square Arena
Regular Season
25-42 PTS: 38. Randy Smith
PTS: 31. J. Edwards
346.1 - 330.5
Mar 17, 1978
v.
Milwaukee
W, 136 - 127 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
26-42 PTS: 31. Randy Smith
PTS: 28. B. Winters
290.5 - 271.3
Mar 19, 1978
@
Kansas City
L, 122 - 108 Kemper Arena
Regular Season
26-43 PTS: 30. Randy Smith
PTS: 35. Scott Wedman
323.7 - 286.5
Mar 21, 1978
@
Golden State
L, 111 - 104 Oracle Arena
Regular Season
26-44 PTS: 28. Swen Nater
PTS: 30. Phil Smith
311.7 - 292.0
Mar 22, 1978
@
Seattle
L, 97 - 92 Kingdome
Regular Season
26-45 PTS: 31. Randy Smith
PTS: 25. Gus Williams
319.8 - 303.3
Mar 24, 1978
@
L.A. Lakers
L, 120 - 115 The Forum
Regular Season
26-46 PTS: 33. Randy Smith
PTS: 30. K. Abdul-Jabbar
342.0 - 327.7
Mar 25, 1978
@
Phoenix
L, 112 - 106 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
26-47 PTS: 34. Randy Smith
PTS: 27. Alvan Adams
342.1 - 323.8
Mar 28, 1978
v.
Detroit
L, 118 - 123 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
26-48 PTS: 29. Randy Smith
PTS: 31. Eric Money
314.8 - 328.2
Mar 29, 1978
@
Philadelphia
L, 149 - 118 Spectrum
Regular Season
26-49 PTS: 37. Randy Smith
PTS: 25. G. McGinnis
322.8 - 255.6
Apr 1, 1978
v.
Chicago
L, 102 - 110 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
26-50 PTS: 25. Swen Nater
PTS: 27. W. Holland
322.7 - 348.0
Apr 3, 1978
v.
Denver
L, 95 - 104 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
26-51 PTS: 39. Randy Smith
PTS: 27. Dan Issel
298.8 - 327.1
Apr 4, 1978
@
Cleveland
L, 116 - 105 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
26-52 PTS: 20. Swen Nater
PTS: 24. Austin Carr
326.9 - 295.9
Apr 5, 1978
v.
Atlanta
L, 74 - 87 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
26-53 PTS: 17. Bird Averitt
PTS: 21. John Drew
312.0 - 366.8
Apr 7, 1978
@
Chicago
W, 103 - 113 Chicago Stadium
Regular Season
27-53 PTS: 28. Randy Smith
PTS: 27. A. Gilmore
303.5 - 333.0
Apr 8, 1978
v.
New York
L, 107 - 118 Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
Regular Season
27-54 PTS: 23. Randy Smith
PTS: 31. Bob McAdoo
308.0 - 339.7
Apr 9, 1978
@
Boston
L, 131 - 114 Boston Garden
Regular Season
27-55 PTS: 28. Swen Nater
PTS: 29. J. Havlicek
323.1 - 281.2