1977-1978 Phoenix Suns

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Season Overview

49-33 Lost First Round
Record Outcome

1977-78 Phoenix Suns

What was the record of the 1977-78 Phoenix Suns?

The Phoenix Suns finished the regular season with a 49-33 record. They went 34-7 at home and 15-26 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Phoenix Suns went 49-35. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference First Round to the Milwaukee Bucks.

What division did the 1977-78 Phoenix Suns play in?

The 1977-78 Phoenix Suns played in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1977-78 Phoenix Suns record by month?

The 1977-78 Phoenix Suns had their best month in January, when they went 12-2 and had a 85.7% win percentage. Their worst month was February, when they went 5-8 and had a 38.5% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '77 3-3 50% +5
November '77 8-4 66.7% +46
December '77 10-6 62.5% +72
January '78 12-2 85.7% +163
February '78 5-8 38.5% -8
March '78 9-7 56.2% +35
April '78 2-3 40% -7

Did the 1977-78 Phoenix Suns make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Phoenix Suns made the Playoffs in 1978. They lost their only series against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Western Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1977-78 Phoenix Suns?

The Phoenix Suns finished the regular season with a point differential of +306. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Suns could have been expected to have about 50.5 wins, or a 50-32 record in the regular season.

How did the 1977-78 Phoenix Suns perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1977-78 Phoenix Suns went 4-5.

How did the 1977-78 Phoenix Suns perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1977-78 Phoenix Suns went 1-2 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1977-78 Phoenix Suns?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1977-78 Phoenix Suns was a 6 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1977-78 Phoenix Suns?

The longest losing streak that the Phoenix Suns had during the 1977-78 regular season was 5 games, which happened once during the season.

1977-78 Phoenix Suns Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Tue, Oct 18, 1977 vs Golden State Warriors Win 100 - 83
Sun, Oct 23, 1977 @ Los Angeles Lakers Win 104 - 101
Tue, Oct 25, 1977 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 93 - 86
Fri, Oct 28, 1977 @ New Orleans Jazz Loss 107 - 114
Sat, Oct 29, 1977 @ Houston Rockets Loss 112 - 125
Mon, Oct 31, 1977 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 143 - 145
Thu, Nov 3, 1977 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 110 - 89
Fri, Nov 4, 1977 @ Washington Bullets Loss 96 - 113
Sat, Nov 5, 1977 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 94 - 111
Thu, Nov 10, 1977 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 127 - 111
Sun, Nov 13, 1977 vs Indiana Pacers Win 116 - 107
Fri, Nov 18, 1977 vs Chicago Bulls Win 103 - 101
Sun, Nov 20, 1977 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 134 - 112
Tue, Nov 22, 1977 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 118 - 107
Thu, Nov 24, 1977 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 82 - 97
Fri, Nov 25, 1977 @ Indiana Pacers Win 118 - 110
Sun, Nov 27, 1977 vs Denver Nuggets Win 115 - 97
Tue, Nov 29, 1977 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 96 - 108
Fri, Dec 2, 1977 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 103 - 106
Sun, Dec 4, 1977 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 89 - 96
Tue, Dec 6, 1977 @ Kansas City Kings Win 103 - 92
Wed, Dec 7, 1977 @ Detroit Pistons Win 113 - 107 OT
Sat, Dec 10, 1977 vs Houston Rockets Win 110 - 93
Wed, Dec 14, 1977 vs Buffalo Braves Win 113 - 103
Fri, Dec 16, 1977 @ New Orleans Jazz Win 126 - 113
Sat, Dec 17, 1977 @ Houston Rockets Win 101 - 97
Sun, Dec 18, 1977 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 129 - 134 OT2
Tue, Dec 20, 1977 @ New York Knicks Win 110 - 99
Wed, Dec 21, 1977 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 119 - 125
Fri, Dec 23, 1977 vs Boston Celtics Win 129 - 110
Mon, Dec 26, 1977 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 108 - 127
Tue, Dec 27, 1977 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 131 - 105
Thu, Dec 29, 1977 vs Kansas City Kings Win 110 - 104
Fri, Dec 30, 1977 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 110 - 121
Tue, Jan 3, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Win 125 - 103
Wed, Jan 4, 1978 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 83 - 115
Thu, Jan 5, 1978 @ Boston Celtics Win 121 - 111
Sat, Jan 7, 1978 @ Buffalo Braves Win 107 - 97
Wed, Jan 11, 1978 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 142 - 99
Fri, Jan 13, 1978 vs Detroit Pistons Win 111 - 100
Sun, Jan 15, 1978 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 113 - 104
Thu, Jan 19, 1978 vs New York Knicks Win 134 - 114
Fri, Jan 20, 1978 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 104 - 119
Sun, Jan 22, 1978 vs Washington Bullets Win 114 - 101
Wed, Jan 25, 1978 vs Houston Rockets Win 118 - 96
Fri, Jan 27, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 110 - 101
Sun, Jan 29, 1978 vs New Jersey Nets Win 131 - 100
Tue, Jan 31, 1978 @ Kansas City Kings Win 112 - 102
Wed, Feb 1, 1978 @ Detroit Pistons Loss 120 - 127
Fri, Feb 3, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 115 - 105
Thu, Feb 9, 1978 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 125 - 98
Sun, Feb 12, 1978 vs Washington Bullets Win 121 - 109
Tue, Feb 14, 1978 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 100 - 113
Thu, Feb 16, 1978 vs Boston Celtics Loss 95 - 98
Fri, Feb 17, 1978 @ Golden State Warriors Loss 92 - 111
Sat, Feb 18, 1978 vs Indiana Pacers Win 114 - 101
Tue, Feb 21, 1978 @ Buffalo Braves Win 114 - 111
Wed, Feb 22, 1978 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 95 - 107
Fri, Feb 24, 1978 @ Washington Bullets Loss 120 - 121 OT
Sat, Feb 25, 1978 @ New York Knicks Loss 115 - 122
Tue, Feb 28, 1978 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 115 - 126
Wed, Mar 1, 1978 vs Detroit Pistons Loss 102 - 115
Fri, Mar 3, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 132 - 126
Sun, Mar 5, 1978 vs Philadelphia 76ers Loss 92 - 104
Tue, Mar 7, 1978 @ Denver Nuggets Win 126 - 112
Thu, Mar 9, 1978 vs Chicago Bulls Win 112 - 103
Sat, Mar 11, 1978 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 120 - 114
Sun, Mar 12, 1978 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 112 - 128
Tue, Mar 14, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 106 - 121
Wed, Mar 15, 1978 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 98 - 117
Fri, Mar 17, 1978 @ Boston Celtics Loss 108 - 115
Sun, Mar 19, 1978 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 123 - 112
Tue, Mar 21, 1978 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 115 - 119
Thu, Mar 23, 1978 vs New York Knicks Win 120 - 108
Sat, Mar 25, 1978 vs Buffalo Braves Win 112 - 106
Wed, Mar 29, 1978 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 127 - 94
Fri, Mar 31, 1978 vs Kansas City Kings Win 136 - 112
Sun, Apr 2, 1978 vs Golden State Warriors Win 105 - 99
Tue, Apr 4, 1978 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 119 - 125
Thu, Apr 6, 1978 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 105 - 111
Fri, Apr 7, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 83 - 95
Sat, Apr 8, 1978 vs New Jersey Nets Win 120 - 109
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Lost 0 - 2)
Tue, Apr 11, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Loss 103 - 111
Fri, Apr 14, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 90 - 94

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