The Bullets would get started on a strong note as they won 9 straight games in November. The Bullets would finish with a record of 50–32. In a competitive Eastern Division, the Bullets finished the season 3rd place.
In the playoffs, the Bullets were matched up against the New York Knicks for the 2nd consecutive season. After losing the first 2 games on the road, the Bullets battled back to win the next 2 games at home. After the Knicks captured Game 5 in New York, the Bullets forced a 7th game with a 96–87 win at the Civic Center. However, the Bullets would fall in Game 7. The Knicks would go on to win the NBA Championship.