1980-1981 Denver Nuggets Schedule

Regular Season

Date Opponent Result Venue Record Denver Leaders Opponent Leaders PPP
Oct 10, 1980
v.
San Antonio
L, 112 - 113 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
0-1 PTS: 32. D. Thompson
PTS: 19. G. Gervin
289.7 - 292.3
Oct 12, 1980
v.
Utah
L, 121 - 125 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
0-2 PTS: 29. Dan Issel
PTS: 38. A. Dantley
295.5 - 305.3
Oct 15, 1980
v.
Dallas
W, 133 - 98 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
1-2 PTS: 26. Alex English
PTS: 15. J. Spanarkel
306.8 - 226.1
Oct 17, 1980
@
San Diego
W, 116 - 129 Valley View Casino Center
Regular Season
2-2 PTS: 33. D. Thompson
PTS: 35. M. Brooks
294.3 - 327.3
Oct 18, 1980
@
Utah
L, 117 - 115 Salt Palace
Regular Season
2-3 PTS: 26. Alex English
PTS: 42. A. Dantley
316.1 - 310.7
Oct 21, 1980
v.
Houston
L, 117 - 119 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
2-4 PTS: 30. Alex English
PTS: 41. Moses Malone
295.4 - 300.5
Oct 24, 1980
v.
Phoenix
L, 94 - 117 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
2-5 PTS: 21. Alex English
PTS: 23. T. Robinson
278.7 - 346.9
Oct 25, 1980
@
Kansas City
L, 125 - 122 Kemper Arena
Regular Season
2-6 PTS: 30. D. Thompson
PTS: 36. O. Birdsong
311.8 - 304.3
Oct 29, 1980
@
Golden State
L, 115 - 109 Oracle Arena
Regular Season
2-7 PTS: 35. Dan Issel
PTS: 27. Bernard King
294.3 - 279.0
Nov 1, 1980
v.
Seattle
W, 123 - 118 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
3-7 PTS: 43. D. Thompson
PTS: 25. Fred Brown
333.5 - 320.0
Nov 2, 1980
@
L.A. Lakers
W, 121 - 123 The Forum
Regular Season
4-7 PTS: 31. D. Thompson
PTS: 26. J. Wilkes
309.0 - 314.1
Nov 5, 1980
@
Seattle
W, 117 - 125 Kingdome
Regular Season
5-7 PTS: 39. D. Thompson
PTS: 28. Fred Brown
321.9 - 343.9
Nov 7, 1980
v.
New York
L, 115 - 124 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
5-8 PTS: 30. D. Thompson
PTS: 27. B. Cartwright
310.7 - 335.0
Nov 8, 1980
@
Chicago
W, 126 - 130 Chicago Stadium
Regular Season
6-8 PTS: 31. Alex English
PTS: 24. Reggie Theus
307.7 - 317.5
Nov 11, 1980
@
Washington
L, 107 - 92 US Airways Arena
Regular Season
6-9 PTS: 25. Alex English
PTS: 26. Elvin Hayes
315.2 - 271.0
Nov 12, 1980
@
New Jersey
L, 118 - 111 Louis Brown Athletic Center
Regular Season
6-10 PTS: 27. D. Thompson
PTS: 28. Mike O'Koren
304.6 - 286.5
Nov 15, 1980
v.
Portland
W, 125 - 123 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
7-10 PTS: 32. Alex English
PTS: 27. K. Washington
326.0 - 320.8
Nov 18, 1980
@
Portland
L, 122 - 103 Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
7-11 PTS: 20. Alex English
PTS: 25. Jim Paxson
295.1 - 249.1
Nov 21, 1980
v.
Kansas City
W, 134 - 121 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
8-11 PTS: 30. John Roche
PTS: 28. O. Birdsong
335.4 - 302.9
Nov 23, 1980
@
Phoenix
L, 131 - 113 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
8-12 PTS: 40. D. Thompson
PTS: 29. T. Robinson
309.2 - 266.7
Nov 25, 1980
@
San Diego
L, 108 - 94 Valley View Casino Center
Regular Season
8-13 PTS: 20. D. Thompson
PTS: 28. F. Williams
292.4 - 254.5
Nov 26, 1980
v.
San Diego
W, 113 - 109 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
9-13 PTS: 28. Alex English
PTS: 30. F. Williams
302.6 - 291.9
Nov 28, 1980
@
Dallas
W, 117 - 119 Reunion Arena
Regular Season
10-13 PTS: 38. D. Thompson
PTS: 22. Tom LaGarde
294.9 - 299.9
Nov 29, 1980
v.
L.A. Lakers
L, 123 - 124 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
10-14 PTS: 37. Alex English
PTS: 30. J. Wilkes
323.0 - 325.7
Dec 2, 1980
v.
Chicago
L, 124 - 129 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
10-15 PTS: 30. D. Thompson
PTS: 26. Reggie Theus
326.8 - 340.0
Dec 4, 1980
@
Utah
L, 122 - 118 Salt Palace
Regular Season
10-16 PTS: 25. Dan Issel
PTS: 40. A. Dantley
305.4 - 295.4
Dec 5, 1980
v.
Golden State
L, 114 - 119 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
10-17 PTS: 31. D. Thompson
PTS: 32. W. Free
325.1 - 339.4
Dec 6, 1980
@
Houston
L, 111 - 108 Compaq Center
Regular Season
10-18 PTS: 26. Alex English
PTS: 48. M. Dunleavy, Sr.
310.6 - 302.2
Dec 10, 1980
v.
Dallas
W, 116 - 107 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
11-18 PTS: 27. Alex English
PTS: 27. Geoff Huston
306.8 - 283.0
Dec 13, 1980
@
San Antonio
L, 147 - 123 HemisFair Arena
Regular Season
11-19 PTS: 27. D. Thompson
PTS: 32. G. Gervin
331.8 - 277.6
Dec 16, 1980
v.
Kansas City
L, 118 - 133 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
11-20 PTS: 29. Alex English
PTS: 36. O. Birdsong
324.2 - 365.4
Dec 18, 1980
@
Cleveland
L, 130 - 122 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
11-21 PTS: 23. Dan Issel
PTS: 31. Kenny Carr
323.2 - 303.3
Dec 20, 1980
@
New York
L, 120 - 114 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
11-22 PTS: 29. Alex English
PTS: 23. B. Cartwright
308.1 - 292.7
Dec 23, 1980
@
Boston
L, 136 - 128 Boston Garden
Regular Season
11-23 PTS: 29. Alex English
PTS: 29. C. Maxwell
315.6 - 297.1
Dec 26, 1980
@
Dallas
L, 119 - 111 Reunion Arena
Regular Season
11-24 PTS: 34. D. Thompson
PTS: 20. A. Jeelani
317.5 - 296.2
Dec 27, 1980
v.
Philadelphia
W, 125 - 121 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
12-24 PTS: 30. Dan Issel
PTS: 20. J. Erving
322.1 - 311.8
Dec 30, 1980
v.
Indiana
W, 127 - 110 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
13-24 PTS: 23. Dan Issel
PTS: 21. G. McGinnis
305.1 - 264.3
Jan 1, 1981
@
Portland
L, 122 - 119 Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
13-25 PTS: 28. D. Thompson
PTS: 29. K. Ransey
293.2 - 286.0
Jan 2, 1981
v.
Phoenix
L, 132 - 133 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
13-26 PTS: 31. D. Thompson
PTS: 34. T. Robinson
328.2 - 330.7
Jan 3, 1981
@
Houston
W, 132 - 134 Compaq Center
Regular Season
14-26 PTS: 31. D. Thompson
PTS: 42. C. Murphy
321.8 - 326.7
Jan 7, 1981
v.
Utah
L, 117 - 121 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
14-27 PTS: 33. Dan Issel
PTS: 51. A. Dantley
332.9 - 344.3
Jan 9, 1981
@
San Diego
W, 116 - 130 Valley View Casino Center
Regular Season
15-27 PTS: 33. D. Thompson
PTS: 26. F. Williams
310.1 - 347.5
Jan 10, 1981
@
Seattle
L, 119 - 116 Kingdome
Regular Season
15-28 PTS: 27. Dan Issel
PTS: 29. Jack Sikma
297.9 - 290.4
Jan 13, 1981
v.
Atlanta
W, 135 - 132 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
16-28 PTS: 36. Alex English
PTS: 33. John Drew
312.0 - 305.1
Jan 14, 1981
@
Phoenix
L, 128 - 102 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
16-29 PTS: 26. Dan Issel
PTS: 18. Walter Davis
295.2 - 235.3
Jan 17, 1981
@
Kansas City
W, 122 - 123 Kemper Arena
Regular Season
17-29 PTS: 30. K. Vandeweghe
PTS: 36. Scott Wedman
305.8 - 308.3
Jan 18, 1981
v.
Houston
L, 97 - 98 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
17-30 PTS: 33. D. Thompson
PTS: 37. Moses Malone
324.8 - 328.1
Jan 21, 1981
v.
San Diego
L, 116 - 125 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
17-31 PTS: 30. D. Thompson
PTS: 23. F. Williams
328.9 - 354.4
Jan 23, 1981
@
L.A. Lakers
L, 110 - 105 The Forum
Regular Season
17-32 PTS: 29. D. Thompson
PTS: 30. J. Wilkes
296.1 - 282.6
Jan 24, 1981
v.
San Antonio
W, 129 - 115 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
18-32 PTS: 32. Dan Issel
PTS: 24. G. Gervin
317.6 - 283.1
Jan 27, 1981
v.
Detroit
W, 143 - 123 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
19-32 PTS: 29. Dan Issel
PTS: 25. Phil Hubbard
327.3 - 281.6
Jan 29, 1981
v.
Milwaukee
W, 131 - 118 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
20-32 PTS: 26. Alex English
PTS: 25. J. Bridgeman
339.9 - 306.1
Feb 3, 1981
@
Houston
L, 135 - 128 Compaq Center
Regular Season
20-33 PTS: 26. Alex English
PTS: 38. Moses Malone
300.7 - 285.1
Feb 4, 1981
v.
San Antonio
L, 132 - 135 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
20-34 PTS: 32. Alex English
PTS: 37. G. Gervin
315.6 - 322.8
Feb 6, 1981
@
Utah
W, 116 - 120 Salt Palace
Regular Season
21-34 PTS: 37. Dan Issel
PTS: 55. A. Dantley
295.8 - 306.0
Feb 7, 1981
v.
Golden State
W, 135 - 125 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
22-34 PTS: 26. D. Thompson
PTS: 31. J. Carroll
315.3 - 291.9
Feb 8, 1981
@
Seattle
L, 133 - 112 Kingdome
Regular Season
22-35 PTS: 32. D. Thompson
PTS: 24. James Bailey
321.6 - 270.8
Feb 10, 1981
v.
Washington
L, 110 - 115 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
22-36 PTS: 26. D. Thompson
PTS: 28. Kevin Porter
AST: 17. Kevin Porter
347.3 - 363.1
Feb 13, 1981
v.
Portland
W, 162 - 143 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
23-36 PTS: 30. D. Thompson
PTS: 25. Calvin Natt
325.0 - 286.9
Feb 15, 1981
v.
Boston
L, 118 - 120 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
23-37 PTS: 27. Dan Issel
PTS: 34. C. Maxwell
306.7 - 311.9
Feb 19, 1981
v.
Phoenix
W, 127 - 126 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
24-37 PTS: 30. Dan Issel
PTS: 25. D. Johnson
302.4 - 300.0
Feb 21, 1981
v.
Kansas City
W, 129 - 109 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
25-37 PTS: 36. Alex English
PTS: 20. Phil Ford
315.0 - 266.2
Feb 22, 1981
@
San Antonio
L, 133 - 129 HemisFair Arena
Regular Season
25-38 PTS: 31. D. Thompson
PTS: 26. R. Johnson
311.6 - 302.2
Feb 24, 1981
v.
New Jersey
W, 140 - 123 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
26-38 PTS: 27. Dave Robisch
PTS: 32. C. Robinson
325.9 - 286.3
Feb 27, 1981
v.
Golden State
W, 137 - 130 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
27-38 PTS: 29. D. Thompson
PTS: 34. Bernard King
347.6 - 329.8
Mar 1, 1981
v.
Cleveland
W, 137 - 127 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
28-38 PTS: 44. D. Thompson
PTS: 36. M. Mitchell
329.7 - 305.6
Mar 4, 1981
v.
L.A. Lakers
W, 123 - 114 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
29-38 PTS: 31. Alex English
PTS: 26. K. Abdul-Jabbar
302.8 - 280.7
Mar 6, 1981
@
Philadelphia
L, 131 - 112 Spectrum
Regular Season
29-39 PTS: 34. D. Thompson
PTS: 26. J. Erving
305.9 - 261.5
Mar 7, 1981
@
Detroit
W, 109 - 121 Silverdome
Regular Season
30-39 PTS: 30. Dan Issel
PTS: 19. Terry Tyler
282.3 - 313.4
Mar 8, 1981
@
Indiana
L, 129 - 119 Market Square Arena
Regular Season
30-40 PTS: 36. Dan Issel
PTS: 28. Johnny Davis
326.1 - 300.8
Mar 10, 1981
v.
Portland
L, 137 - 142 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
30-41 PTS: 27. G. Gondrezick
PTS: 35. K. Ransey
337.3 - 349.6
Mar 12, 1981
@
Milwaukee
L, 131 - 113 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Regular Season
30-42 PTS: 27. Dan Issel
PTS: 23. M. Johnson
326.2 - 281.3
Mar 13, 1981
@
Atlanta
L, 119 - 117 Omni Coliseum
Regular Season
30-43 PTS: 27. D. Thompson
PTS: 22. Wes Matthews
296.4 - 291.4
Mar 15, 1981
v.
Houston
W, 138 - 127 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
31-43 PTS: 27. D. Thompson
PTS: 31. Moses Malone
328.5 - 302.3
Mar 17, 1981
v.
Seattle
W, 124 - 112 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
32-43 PTS: 26. Dave Robisch
PTS: 21. James Bailey
360.4 - 325.5
Mar 18, 1981
@
Kansas City
W, 124 - 126 Kemper Arena
Regular Season
33-43 PTS: 42. Alex English
PTS: 41. Scott Wedman
323.9 - 329.1
Mar 20, 1981
@
Dallas
L, 126 - 125 Reunion Arena
Regular Season
33-44 PTS: 28. D. Thompson
PTS: 22. Marty Byrnes
320.2 - 317.6
Mar 22, 1981
v.
Utah
W, 113 - 108 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
34-44 PTS: 28. D. Thompson
PTS: 21. D. Griffith
349.5 - 334.0
Mar 24, 1981
@
San Antonio
W, 123 - 125 HemisFair Arena
Regular Season
35-44 PTS: 33. Alex English
PTS: 30. G. Gervin
309.0 - 314.0
Mar 25, 1981
v.
Dallas
L, 115 - 126 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
35-45 PTS: 29. Alex English
PTS: 25. Brad Davis
299.4 - 328.0
Mar 28, 1981
@
Golden State
W, 139 - 142 Oracle Arena
Regular Season
36-45 PTS: 38. D. Thompson
PTS: 33. Bernard King
328.7 - 335.8
Mar 29, 1981
@
L.A. Lakers
W, 146 - 148 The Forum
Regular Season
37-45 PTS: 43. D. Thompson
PTS: 33. M. Johnson
306.9 - 311.1