1971-1972 Phoenix Suns

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Season Overview

49-33 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1971-72 Phoenix Suns

What was the record of the 1971-72 Phoenix Suns?

The Phoenix Suns finished the regular season with a 49-33 record. They went 30-11 at home and 19-22 on the road.

What division did the 1971-72 Phoenix Suns play in?

The 1971-72 Phoenix Suns played in the Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1971-72 Phoenix Suns record by month?

The 1971-72 Phoenix Suns had their best month in December, when they went 11-5 and had a 68.8% win percentage. Their worst month was October, when they went 3-4 and had a 42.9% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '71 3-4 42.9% +21
November '71 8-7 53.3% +46
December '71 11-5 68.8% +201
January '72 9-8 52.9% +22
February '72 11-5 68.8% +103
March '72 7-4 63.6% +58

Did the 1971-72 Phoenix Suns make the Playoffs?

No, the Suns didn't make the Playoffs in 1972.

What was the point differential for the 1971-72 Phoenix Suns?

The Phoenix Suns finished the regular season with a point differential of +451. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Suns could have been expected to have about 54.3 wins, or a 54-28 record in the regular season.

How did the 1971-72 Phoenix Suns perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1971-72 Phoenix Suns went 8-12.

How did the 1971-72 Phoenix Suns perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1971-72 Phoenix Suns went 3-4 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1971-72 Phoenix Suns?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1971-72 Phoenix Suns was a 9 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1971-72 Phoenix Suns?

The longest losing streak that the Phoenix Suns had during the 1971-72 regular season was 4 games, which occured 2 separate times.

1971-72 Phoenix Suns Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Thu, Oct 14, 1971 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 97 - 110
Sat, Oct 16, 1971 vs Houston Rockets Win 128 - 108
Fri, Oct 22, 1971 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 109 - 116
Sun, Oct 24, 1971 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 104 - 105
Tue, Oct 26, 1971 vs Cincinnati Royals Win 126 - 99
Fri, Oct 29, 1971 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 137 - 135 OT2
Sat, Oct 30, 1971 @ Baltimore Bullets Loss 94 - 101
Tue, Nov 2, 1971 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 101 - 108
Wed, Nov 3, 1971 @ Buffalo Braves Win 100 - 98
Fri, Nov 5, 1971 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 107 - 87
Sat, Nov 6, 1971 @ Cincinnati Royals Loss 95 - 110
Tue, Nov 9, 1971 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 113 - 118
Fri, Nov 12, 1971 vs Boston Celtics Win 128 - 119
Sun, Nov 14, 1971 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 119 - 105
Tue, Nov 16, 1971 @ New York Knicks Loss 111 - 112
Wed, Nov 17, 1971 @ Boston Celtics Loss 121 - 140
Thu, Nov 18, 1971 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 126 - 128
Sat, Nov 20, 1971 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 109 - 115
Tue, Nov 23, 1971 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 128 - 107
Thu, Nov 25, 1971 vs Detroit Pistons Win 122 - 103
Sun, Nov 28, 1971 @ Houston Rockets Win 116 - 110
Tue, Nov 30, 1971 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 121 - 111 OT
Wed, Dec 1, 1971 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 139 - 103
Sat, Dec 4, 1971 @ Golden State Warriors Win 128 - 92
Sun, Dec 5, 1971 vs Golden State Warriors Win 120 - 87
Thu, Dec 9, 1971 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 135 - 115
Fri, Dec 10, 1971 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 117 - 126 OT
Sat, Dec 11, 1971 vs Houston Rockets Loss 110 - 111
Tue, Dec 14, 1971 @ New York Knicks Win 110 - 100
Wed, Dec 15, 1971 @ Cincinnati Royals Win 127 - 108
Fri, Dec 17, 1971 vs Detroit Pistons Win 123 - 102
Sat, Dec 18, 1971 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 106 - 132
Sun, Dec 19, 1971 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 127 - 130 OT
Tue, Dec 21, 1971 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 124 - 119
Thu, Dec 23, 1971 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 108 - 117 OT
Sat, Dec 25, 1971 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 116 - 86
Wed, Dec 29, 1971 @ Houston Rockets Win 124 - 106
Thu, Dec 30, 1971 vs Buffalo Braves Win 123 - 102
Sat, Jan 1, 1972 vs Boston Celtics Win 114 - 104
Sun, Jan 2, 1972 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 111 - 116
Tue, Jan 4, 1972 @ Chicago Bulls Win 112 - 108
Fri, Jan 7, 1972 @ Buffalo Braves Win 123 - 110
Sat, Jan 8, 1972 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 119 - 130
Sun, Jan 9, 1972 @ Baltimore Bullets Loss 103 - 109
Tue, Jan 11, 1972 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 115 - 114
Fri, Jan 14, 1972 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 117 - 107
Sat, Jan 15, 1972 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 110 - 118
Sun, Jan 16, 1972 vs Baltimore Bullets Loss 104 - 107
Thu, Jan 20, 1972 vs New York Knicks Win 130 - 109
Fri, Jan 21, 1972 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 128 - 113
Sat, Jan 22, 1972 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 116 - 102
Tue, Jan 25, 1972 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 119 - 129
Fri, Jan 28, 1972 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 102 - 116
Sat, Jan 29, 1972 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 100 - 111
Sun, Jan 30, 1972 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 105 - 103
Tue, Feb 1, 1972 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 129 - 117
Wed, Feb 2, 1972 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 103 - 106
Fri, Feb 4, 1972 vs Golden State Warriors Win 113 - 105
Sat, Feb 5, 1972 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 118 - 117 OT
Sun, Feb 6, 1972 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 107 - 94
Tue, Feb 8, 1972 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 120 - 108
Thu, Feb 10, 1972 vs Baltimore Bullets Win 131 - 98
Sat, Feb 12, 1972 vs Cincinnati Royals Win 117 - 95
Wed, Feb 16, 1972 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 110 - 109
Fri, Feb 18, 1972 vs Boston Celtics Win 126 - 115
Sun, Feb 20, 1972 @ Detroit Pistons Win 121 - 107
Tue, Feb 22, 1972 @ Boston Celtics Loss 103 - 114
Wed, Feb 23, 1972 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 118 - 120
Fri, Feb 25, 1972 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 107 - 115
Sat, Feb 26, 1972 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 117 - 119 OT
Sun, Feb 27, 1972 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 127 - 125
Wed, Mar 1, 1972 vs Baltimore Bullets Loss 90 - 95
Sun, Mar 5, 1972 vs Buffalo Braves Win 131 - 103
Tue, Mar 7, 1972 @ Detroit Pistons Win 129 - 121
Wed, Mar 8, 1972 @ Cincinnati Royals Loss 105 - 122
Sat, Mar 11, 1972 @ New York Knicks Win 110 - 106
Wed, Mar 15, 1972 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 110 - 106
Fri, Mar 17, 1972 vs New York Knicks Win 111 - 106
Sat, Mar 18, 1972 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 116 - 134
Tue, Mar 21, 1972 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 160 - 128
Fri, Mar 24, 1972 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 110 - 112
Sat, Mar 25, 1972 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 118 - 99

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