1980-1981 New York Knicks Schedule

NBA Playoffs - Opening Round

Date Opponent Result Venue Record New York Leaders Chicago Leaders PPP
Mar 31, 1981
v.
Chicago
L, 80 - 90 Madison Square Garden
Opening Round
0-1 PTS: 19. Ray Williams
PTS: 18. Ricky Sobers
304.7 - 342.8
Apr 3, 1981
@
Chicago
L, 115 - 114 Chicago Stadium
Opening Round
0-2 PTS: 29. C. Russell
PTS: 37. Reggie Theus
305.3 - 302.6

Regular Season

Date Opponent Result Venue Record New York Leaders Opponent Leaders PPP
Oct 11, 1980
v.
Milwaukee
W, 114 - 109 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
1-0 PTS: 22. M. Richardson
PTS: 19. M. Johnson
303.7 - 290.4
Oct 14, 1980
v.
Philadelphia
W, 113 - 93 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
2-0 PTS: 25. Ray Williams
PTS: 17. J. Erving
320.3 - 263.6
Oct 17, 1980
@
Atlanta
L, 113 - 101 Omni Coliseum
Regular Season
2-1 PTS: 31. B. Cartwright
PTS: 26. E. Johnson, Jr.
304.3 - 271.9
Oct 21, 1980
v.
Chicago
W, 105 - 97 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
3-1 PTS: 27. Ray Williams
PTS: 19. Reggie Theus
333.0 - 307.6
Oct 23, 1980
@
Boston
W, 107 - 109 XL Center
Regular Season
4-1 PTS: 27. B. Cartwright
PTS: 25. Larry Bird
306.2 - 311.9
Oct 25, 1980
v.
New Jersey
W, 105 - 101 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
5-1 PTS: 26. B. Cartwright
PTS: 25. Foots Walker
316.2 - 304.2
Oct 29, 1980
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Indiana
L, 102 - 95 Market Square Arena
Regular Season
5-2 PTS: 20. B. Cartwright
PTS: 27. Billy Knight
312.8 - 291.4
Oct 30, 1980
v.
Atlanta
W, 116 - 115 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
6-2 PTS: 28. B. Cartwright
PTS: 20. John Drew
296.4 - 293.8
Nov 1, 1980
v.
Washington
W, 111 - 93 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
7-2 PTS: 26. Ray Williams
PTS: 18. Elvin Hayes
329.7 - 276.2
Nov 5, 1980
@
Kansas City
L, 111 - 102 Kemper Arena
Regular Season
7-3 PTS: 23. B. Cartwright
PTS: 29. O. Birdsong
306.0 - 281.1
Nov 7, 1980
@
Denver
W, 115 - 124 McNichols Sports Arena
Regular Season
8-3 PTS: 27. B. Cartwright
PTS: 30. D. Thompson
310.7 - 335.0
Nov 8, 1980
@
Utah
W, 102 - 109 Salt Palace
Regular Season
9-3 PTS: 22. Sly Williams
PTS: 38. A. Dantley
287.6 - 307.3
Nov 11, 1980
v.
Detroit
W, 149 - 118 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
10-3 PTS: 28. C. Russell
PTS: 22. Terry Tyler
332.8 - 263.6
Nov 12, 1980
@
Philadelphia
W, 113 - 125 Spectrum
Regular Season
11-3 PTS: 24. B. Cartwright
PTS: 34. J. Erving
321.6 - 355.7
Nov 14, 1980
@
Milwaukee
L, 125 - 106 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Regular Season
11-4 PTS: 27. B. Cartwright
PTS: 27. S. Moncrief
331.1 - 280.8
Nov 15, 1980
v.
Cleveland
W, 100 - 95 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
12-4 PTS: 29. Mike Glenn
PTS: 24. Randy Smith
358.9 - 341.0
Nov 18, 1980
v.
Philadelphia
L, 99 - 113 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
12-5 PTS: 26. C. Russell
PTS: 30. J. Erving
308.1 - 351.6
Nov 21, 1980
@
Chicago
L, 130 - 121 Chicago Stadium
Regular Season
12-6 PTS: 36. Ray Williams
PTS: 29. A. Gilmore
328.7 - 305.9
Nov 22, 1980
v.
Golden State
L, 110 - 116 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
12-7 PTS: 25. C. Russell
PTS: 30. W. Free
310.2 - 327.1
Nov 24, 1980
v.
Houston
W, 113 - 110 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
13-7 PTS: 32. Ray Williams
PTS: 29. M. Dunleavy, Sr.
349.4 - 340.1
Nov 26, 1980
@
Cleveland
W, 113 - 119 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
14-7 PTS: 37. Ray Williams
PTS: 28. Randy Smith
302.0 - 318.1
Nov 28, 1980
@
Boston
L, 120 - 106 Boston Garden
Regular Season
14-8 PTS: 19. C. Russell
PTS: 23. Larry Bird
326.5 - 288.4
Nov 29, 1980
v.
Portland
W, 111 - 110 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
15-8 PTS: 22. Ray Williams
PTS: 28. Calvin Natt
330.9 - 328.0
Dec 2, 1980
v.
Indiana
L, 96 - 113 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
15-9 PTS: 31. B. Cartwright
PTS: 30. Billy Knight
319.3 - 375.8
Dec 3, 1980
@
Philadelphia
L, 104 - 98 Spectrum
Regular Season
15-10 PTS: 24. C. Russell
PTS: 27. Mo Cheeks
302.3 - 284.9
Dec 6, 1980
v.
Milwaukee
W, 104 - 94 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
16-10 PTS: 24. B. Cartwright
PTS: 21. J. Bridgeman
323.6 - 292.5
Dec 9, 1980
v.
Washington
W, 107 - 104 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
17-10 PTS: 42. Ray Williams
PTS: 21. Greg Ballard
332.9 - 323.6
Dec 10, 1980
@
New Jersey
W, 104 - 106 Izod Center
Regular Season
18-10 PTS: 26. B. Cartwright
PTS: 38. Mike Newlin
317.1 - 323.2
Dec 11, 1980
@
Milwaukee
L, 119 - 107 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Regular Season
18-11 PTS: 22. Mike Woodson
PTS: 22. M. Johnson
339.8 - 305.5
Dec 13, 1980
v.
Detroit
W, 100 - 94 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
19-11 PTS: 21. B. Cartwright
PTS: 22. Phil Hubbard
313.8 - 294.9
Dec 16, 1980
v.
Utah
W, 112 - 97 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
20-11 PTS: 22. C. Russell
PTS: 36. A. Dantley
338.6 - 293.3
Dec 17, 1980
@
Detroit
W, 103 - 119 Silverdome
Regular Season
21-11 PTS: 25. M. Richardson
PTS: 27. Kent Benson
287.7 - 332.4
Dec 19, 1980
@
Washington
W, 96 - 102 US Airways Arena
Regular Season
22-11 PTS: 22. M. Richardson
PTS: 23. Elvin Hayes
297.5 - 316.1
Dec 20, 1980
v.
Denver
W, 120 - 114 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
23-11 PTS: 23. B. Cartwright
PTS: 29. Alex English
308.1 - 292.7
Dec 23, 1980
@
Chicago
L, 117 - 114 Chicago Stadium
Regular Season
23-12 PTS: 26. Ray Williams
PTS: 26. Larry Kenon
288.6 - 281.2
Dec 25, 1980
v.
Boston
L, 108 - 117 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
23-13 PTS: 30. Ray Williams
PTS: 28. Larry Bird
315.7 - 342.1
Dec 27, 1980
v.
Kansas City
W, 100 - 99 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
24-13 PTS: 24. B. Cartwright
PTS: 36. O. Birdsong
319.1 - 315.9
Dec 30, 1980
v.
Dallas
W, 100 - 98 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
25-13 PTS: 21. B. Cartwright
PTS: 26. J. Spanarkel
348.8 - 341.8
Jan 2, 1981
@
Detroit
L, 102 - 100 Silverdome
Regular Season
25-14 PTS: 22. B. Cartwright
PTS: 20. Keith Herron
301.2 - 295.2
Jan 3, 1981
v.
Atlanta
W, 131 - 95 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
26-14 PTS: 27. Ray Williams
PTS: 21. C. Criss
328.5 - 238.2
Jan 6, 1981
v.
San Antonio
L, 108 - 113 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
26-15 PTS: 34. Ray Williams
PTS: 33. James Silas
306.8 - 321.0
Jan 8, 1981
v.
Indiana
L, 115 - 116 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
26-16 PTS: 26. B. Cartwright
PTS: 25. Billy Knight
342.2 - 345.2
Jan 10, 1981
@
Cleveland
W, 99 - 104 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
27-16 PTS: 32. B. Cartwright
PTS: 28. Kenny Carr
321.4 - 337.6
Jan 13, 1981
v.
Boston
L, 89 - 93 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
27-17 PTS: 26. Ray Williams
PTS: 21. Larry Bird
REB: 11. Larry Bird
AST: 8. Larry Bird
448.4 - 468.5
Jan 14, 1981
@
San Antonio
L, 116 - 105 HemisFair Arena
Regular Season
27-18 PTS: 28. B. Cartwright
PTS: 28. G. Gervin
304.1 - 275.2
Jan 16, 1981
@
Dallas
L, 118 - 110 Reunion Arena
Regular Season
27-19 PTS: 24. B. Cartwright
PTS: 24. Geoff Huston
326.5 - 304.4
Jan 17, 1981
@
Houston
W, 98 - 99 Compaq Center
Regular Season
28-19 PTS: 26. Ray Williams
PTS: 26. Moses Malone
313.4 - 316.6
Jan 20, 1981
v.
Seattle
W, 98 - 97 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
29-19 PTS: 30. Ray Williams
PTS: 19. Fred Brown
353.3 - 349.7
Jan 22, 1981
@
San Diego
W, 93 - 100 Valley View Casino Center
Regular Season
30-19 PTS: 24. Ray Williams
PTS: 20. Phil Smith
324.4 - 348.9
Jan 23, 1981
@
Portland
L, 117 - 90 Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
30-20 PTS: 15. D. Scales
PTS: 27. B. Bates
324.2 - 249.4
Jan 24, 1981
@
Golden State
L, 117 - 110 Oracle Arena
Regular Season
30-21 PTS: 28. B. Cartwright
PTS: 35. W. Free
317.3 - 298.3
Jan 26, 1981
v.
Phoenix
L, 94 - 99 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
30-22 PTS: 21. B. Cartwright
PTS: 20. D. Johnson
302.7 - 318.8
Jan 29, 1981
@
Atlanta
W, 111 - 114 Omni Coliseum
Regular Season
31-22 PTS: 24. Ray Williams
PTS: 29. John Drew
344.7 - 354.0
Feb 3, 1981
v.
San Diego
W, 101 - 98 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
32-22 PTS: 33. B. Cartwright
PTS: 21. F. Williams
325.2 - 315.5
Feb 6, 1981
@
Chicago
W, 94 - 112 Chicago Stadium
Regular Season
33-22 PTS: 24. B. Cartwright
PTS: 22. Reggie Theus
305.2 - 363.7
Feb 7, 1981
v.
New Jersey
W, 113 - 106 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
34-22 PTS: 24. Ray Williams
PTS: 26. C. Robinson
302.1 - 283.4
Feb 8, 1981
@
New Jersey
W, 102 - 116 Louis Brown Athletic Center
Regular Season
35-22 PTS: 24. C. Russell
PTS: 25. C. Robinson
312.2 - 355.0
Feb 12, 1981
@
Cleveland
W, 111 - 122 Richfield Coliseum
Regular Season
36-22 PTS: 24. Ray Williams
PTS: 28. M. Mitchell
308.8 - 339.5
Feb 13, 1981
v.
Detroit
W, 120 - 92 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
37-22 PTS: 27. Sly Williams
PTS: 22. Terry Tyler
327.1 - 250.7
Feb 15, 1981
@
Phoenix
W, 101 - 115 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Regular Season
38-22 PTS: 36. C. Russell
PTS: 39. D. Johnson
309.9 - 352.8
Feb 17, 1981
@
L.A. Lakers
L, 96 - 87 The Forum
Regular Season
38-23 PTS: 27. M. Richardson
PTS: 28. K. Abdul-Jabbar
301.9 - 273.6
Feb 18, 1981
@
Seattle
W, 103 - 105 Kingdome
Regular Season
39-23 PTS: 21. B. Cartwright
PTS: 20. Fred Brown
304.8 - 310.7
Feb 20, 1981
v.
Washington
W, 124 - 112 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
40-23 PTS: 21. Mike Glenn
PTS: 23. Kevin Grevey
332.6 - 300.4
Feb 22, 1981
v.
L.A. Lakers
L, 93 - 96 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
40-24 PTS: 19. Mike Glenn
PTS: 32. K. Abdul-Jabbar
309.9 - 319.9
Feb 24, 1981
@
Atlanta
W, 117 - 120 Omni Coliseum
Regular Season
41-24 PTS: 28. B. Cartwright
PTS: 25. E. Johnson, Jr.
291.6 - 299.0
Feb 25, 1981
@
Washington
L, 120 - 105 US Airways Arena
Regular Season
41-25 PTS: 26. Ray Williams
PTS: 31. Elvin Hayes
336.9 - 294.8
Feb 28, 1981
v.
Chicago
L, 97 - 101 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
41-26 PTS: 20. M. Richardson
PTS: 20. Larry Kenon
300.7 - 313.1
Mar 3, 1981
v.
Atlanta
L, 93 - 100 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
41-27 PTS: 17. Ray Williams
PTS: 30. John Drew
REB: 11. John Drew
526.9 - 566.6
Mar 5, 1981
@
Detroit
W, 101 - 104 Silverdome
Regular Season
42-27 PTS: 27. B. Cartwright
PTS: 20. Terry Tyler
323.7 - 333.3
Mar 6, 1981
v.
Milwaukee
L, 111 - 122 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
42-28 PTS: 22. M. Richardson
PTS: 34. J. Bridgeman
311.1 - 342.0
Mar 8, 1981
@
Boston
L, 115 - 94 Boston Garden
Regular Season
42-29 PTS: 16. Sly Williams
PTS: 23. Larry Bird
340.7 - 278.5
Mar 11, 1981
@
Philadelphia
L, 115 - 95 Spectrum
Regular Season
42-30 PTS: 21. B. Cartwright
PTS: 23. J. Erving
313.5 - 259.0
Mar 13, 1981
v.
Chicago
W, 127 - 117 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
43-30 PTS: 27. Ray Williams
PTS: 23. Ricky Sobers
317.4 - 292.4
Mar 15, 1981
v.
Philadelphia
W, 120 - 109 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
44-30 PTS: 25. Ray Williams
PTS: 31. J. Erving
319.6 - 290.3
Mar 17, 1981
v.
Indiana
W, 114 - 89 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
45-30 PTS: 20. Ray Williams
PTS: 28. J. Edwards
324.9 - 253.7
Mar 18, 1981
@
Milwaukee
W, 103 - 116 UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena
Regular Season
46-30 PTS: 28. M. Richardson
PTS: 27. J. Bridgeman
307.1 - 345.9
Mar 20, 1981
@
Indiana
W, 107 - 110 Market Square Arena
Regular Season
47-30 PTS: 26. M. Richardson
PTS: 29. J. Edwards
316.6 - 325.4
Mar 21, 1981
v.
Cleveland
W, 119 - 105 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
48-30 PTS: 27. M. Richardson
PTS: 30. Kenny Carr
332.3 - 293.2
Mar 24, 1981
v.
Boston
L, 116 - 118 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
48-31 PTS: 36. Ray Williams
PTS: 26. R. Parish
REB: 9. R. Parish
767.5 - 780.7
Mar 25, 1981
@
Washington
L, 105 - 84 US Airways Arena
Regular Season
48-32 PTS: 12. M. Richardson
PTS: 28. M. Kupchak
328.1 - 262.5
Mar 28, 1981
@
New Jersey
W, 88 - 90 Louis Brown Athletic Center
Regular Season
49-32 PTS: 22. M. Richardson
PTS: 22. C. Robinson
317.3 - 324.6
Mar 29, 1981
v.
New Jersey
W, 103 - 95 Madison Square Garden
Regular Season
50-32 PTS: 19. Ray Williams
PTS: 23. Mike Newlin
325.2 - 300.0