1978-1979 Phoenix Suns

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Season Overview

50-32 Lost Conf Finals
Record Outcome

1978-79 Phoenix Suns

What was the record of the 1978-79 Phoenix Suns?

The Phoenix Suns finished the regular season with a 50-32 record. They went 32-9 at home and 18-23 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Phoenix Suns went 59-38. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference Finals to the Seattle SuperSonics.

What division did the 1978-79 Phoenix Suns play in?

The 1978-79 Phoenix Suns played in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1978-79 Phoenix Suns record by month?

The 1978-79 Phoenix Suns had their best month in March, when they went 10-4 and had a 71.4% win percentage. Their worst month was February, when they went 6-6 and had a 50% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
October '78 7-3 70% +59
November '78 10-4 71.4% +57
December '78 7-7 50% +29
January '79 7-6 53.8% +29
February '79 6-6 50% +26
March '79 10-4 71.4% +92
April '79 3-2 60% +11

Did the 1978-79 Phoenix Suns make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Phoenix Suns made the Playoffs in 1979. They won their first series against the Kansas City Kings in the Western Conference Semifinals. They eventually lost against the Seattle SuperSonics in the Western Conference Finals.

What was the point differential for the 1978-79 Phoenix Suns?

The Phoenix Suns finished the regular season with a point differential of +303. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Suns could have been expected to have about 50.1 wins, or a 50-32 record in the regular season.

How did the 1978-79 Phoenix Suns perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1978-79 Phoenix Suns went 9-8.

How did the 1978-79 Phoenix Suns perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1978-79 Phoenix Suns went 4-0 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1978-79 Phoenix Suns?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1978-79 Phoenix Suns was a 8 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1978-79 Phoenix Suns?

The longest losing streak that the Phoenix Suns had during the 1978-79 regular season was 4 games, which happened once during the season.

1978-79 Phoenix Suns Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Oct 13, 1978 vs San Diego Clippers Win 128 - 114
Sun, Oct 15, 1978 vs Golden State Warriors Win 129 - 110
Tue, Oct 17, 1978 vs San Antonio Spurs Loss 107 - 110
Wed, Oct 18, 1978 @ Golden State Warriors Win 122 - 112
Sun, Oct 22, 1978 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 124 - 116
Tue, Oct 24, 1978 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 124 - 116
Wed, Oct 25, 1978 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 104 - 108
Fri, Oct 27, 1978 @ Chicago Bulls Win 115 - 110 OT
Sat, Oct 28, 1978 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 102 - 112
Tue, Oct 31, 1978 vs New York Knicks Win 120 - 108
Thu, Nov 2, 1978 @ New Orleans Jazz Win 106 - 99
Sat, Nov 4, 1978 @ Houston Rockets Loss 103 - 110
Wed, Nov 8, 1978 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 118 - 96
Fri, Nov 10, 1978 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 132 - 150
Sun, Nov 12, 1978 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 128 - 122
Wed, Nov 15, 1978 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 125 - 119
Fri, Nov 17, 1978 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 94 - 95
Sat, Nov 18, 1978 @ Detroit Pistons Win 119 - 105
Tue, Nov 21, 1978 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 110 - 108
Wed, Nov 22, 1978 @ Indiana Pacers Win 115 - 110
Fri, Nov 24, 1978 vs Houston Rockets Win 120 - 113
Sun, Nov 26, 1978 vs Chicago Bulls Win 125 - 109
Tue, Nov 28, 1978 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 112 - 124
Thu, Nov 30, 1978 vs Detroit Pistons Win 119 - 109
Fri, Dec 1, 1978 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 122 - 130
Sat, Dec 2, 1978 vs Golden State Warriors Loss 108 - 116
Wed, Dec 6, 1978 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 136 - 109
Fri, Dec 8, 1978 @ Boston Celtics Win 124 - 104
Sat, Dec 9, 1978 @ Washington Bullets Loss 98 - 101
Tue, Dec 12, 1978 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 114 - 120
Sat, Dec 16, 1978 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 119 - 100
Sun, Dec 17, 1978 @ San Diego Clippers Loss 110 - 116
Wed, Dec 20, 1978 vs Washington Bullets Loss 129 - 137
Fri, Dec 22, 1978 vs Kansas City Kings Win 123 - 103
Tue, Dec 26, 1978 @ Denver Nuggets Win 106 - 102
Thu, Dec 28, 1978 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 129 - 127 OT
Fri, Dec 29, 1978 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 92 - 119
Sat, Dec 30, 1978 vs Boston Celtics Win 112 - 109
Tue, Jan 2, 1979 @ New York Knicks Win 114 - 102
Fri, Jan 5, 1979 @ Washington Bullets Loss 94 - 104
Sat, Jan 6, 1979 @ Philadelphia 76ers Win 143 - 139 OT
Sun, Jan 7, 1979 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 112 - 117
Thu, Jan 11, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 106 - 109
Sat, Jan 13, 1979 vs Indiana Pacers Loss 99 - 102
Wed, Jan 17, 1979 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 118 - 123
Thu, Jan 18, 1979 @ Detroit Pistons Win 97 - 87
Sat, Jan 20, 1979 vs Houston Rockets Win 116 - 97
Wed, Jan 24, 1979 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 101 - 94
Fri, Jan 26, 1979 vs New York Knicks Win 108 - 107
Sun, Jan 28, 1979 vs New Jersey Nets Loss 114 - 117
Wed, Jan 31, 1979 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 123 - 118
Fri, Feb 2, 1979 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 133 - 108
Tue, Feb 6, 1979 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 93 - 110
Fri, Feb 9, 1979 vs Atlanta Hawks Loss 102 - 105
Sun, Feb 11, 1979 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 136 - 101
Thu, Feb 15, 1979 vs Washington Bullets Win 119 - 108
Fri, Feb 16, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 104 - 119
Sat, Feb 17, 1979 vs New Orleans Jazz Win 136 - 112
Tue, Feb 20, 1979 @ New York Knicks Win 117 - 107
Wed, Feb 21, 1979 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 112 - 123
Fri, Feb 23, 1979 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 112 - 121
Sat, Feb 24, 1979 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 85 - 110
Wed, Feb 28, 1979 vs Indiana Pacers Win 103 - 102
Fri, Mar 2, 1979 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 105 - 119
Sun, Mar 4, 1979 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 119 - 94
Thu, Mar 8, 1979 vs Chicago Bulls Win 132 - 117
Sun, Mar 11, 1979 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 111 - 112
Tue, Mar 13, 1979 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Win 124 - 120
Wed, Mar 14, 1979 @ Boston Celtics Win 126 - 117
Fri, Mar 16, 1979 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 128 - 122
Sat, Mar 17, 1979 @ Houston Rockets Loss 122 - 134
Sun, Mar 18, 1979 @ New Orleans Jazz Loss 117 - 121
Wed, Mar 21, 1979 vs Boston Celtics Win 134 - 113
Fri, Mar 23, 1979 vs Kansas City Kings Win 126 - 107
Sun, Mar 25, 1979 @ Golden State Warriors Win 111 - 95
Wed, Mar 28, 1979 vs Los Angeles Lakers Win 112 - 106
Fri, Mar 30, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 113 - 111 OT
Sun, Apr 1, 1979 vs Detroit Pistons Win 116 - 105
Wed, Apr 4, 1979 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 106 - 95
Fri, Apr 6, 1979 vs San Diego Clippers Win 118 - 117
Sat, Apr 7, 1979 @ San Diego Clippers Loss 116 - 120
Sun, Apr 8, 1979 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 103 - 111
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Won 2 - 1)
Tue, Apr 10, 1979 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 107 - 103
Fri, Apr 13, 1979 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 92 - 96
Sun, Apr 15, 1979 vs Portland Trail Blazers Win 101 - 91
Western Conference Semifinals (Won 4 - 1)
Tue, Apr 17, 1979 vs Kansas City Kings Win 102 - 99
Fri, Apr 20, 1979 @ Kansas City Kings Loss 91 - 111
Sun, Apr 22, 1979 vs Kansas City Kings Win 108 - 93
Wed, Apr 25, 1979 @ Kansas City Kings Win 108 - 94
Fri, Apr 27, 1979 vs Kansas City Kings Win 120 - 99
Western Conference Finals (Lost 3 - 4)
Tue, May 1, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 93 - 108
Fri, May 4, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 97 - 103
Sun, May 6, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 113 - 103
Tue, May 8, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 100 - 91
Fri, May 11, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 99 - 93
Sun, May 13, 1979 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 105 - 106
Thu, May 17, 1979 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 110 - 114

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