1996-1997 Phoenix Suns

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40-42 Lost First Round
Record Outcome

1996-97 Phoenix Suns

What was the record of the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns?

The Phoenix Suns finished the regular season with a 40-42 record. They went 25-16 at home and 15-26 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Phoenix Suns went 42-45. Their final game was a loss in the Western Conference First Round to the Seattle SuperSonics.

What division did the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns play in?

The 1996-97 Phoenix Suns played in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

What was the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns record by month?

The 1996-97 Phoenix Suns had their best month in March, when they went 12-3 and had a 80% win percentage. Their worst month was November, when they went 1-14 and had a 6.7% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
November '96 1-14 6.7% -126
December '96 9-5 64.3% +77
January '97 5-11 31.2% -68
February '97 6-6 50% +39
March '97 12-3 80% +107
April '97 7-3 70% +25

Did the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Phoenix Suns made the Playoffs in 1997. They lost their only series against the Seattle SuperSonics in the Western Conference First Round.

What was the point differential for the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns?

The Phoenix Suns finished the regular season with a point differential of +54. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Suns could have been expected to have about 42.8 wins, or a 43-39 record in the regular season.

How did the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns perform in one-possession games?

In close, one-possession games, or games that went to overtime, the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns went 6-12.

How did the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns went 2-5 in overtime games.

How did the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns perform in overtime games in the playoffs?

In the playoffs, the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns went 0-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns was a 11 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1996-97 Phoenix Suns?

The longest losing streak that the Phoenix Suns had during the 1996-97 regular season was 13 games, which happened once during the season.

1996-97 Phoenix Suns Schedule

= Playoff Team

Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
Fri, Nov 1, 1996 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 82 - 96
Sat, Nov 2, 1996 vs Houston Rockets Loss 95 - 110
Tue, Nov 5, 1996 vs Minnesota Timberwolves Loss 95 - 98
Thu, Nov 7, 1996 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 98 - 103
Sat, Nov 9, 1996 @ Philadelphia 76ers Loss 95 - 112
Mon, Nov 11, 1996 @ Chicago Bulls Loss 79 - 97
Tue, Nov 12, 1996 @ Milwaukee Bucks Loss 89 - 99 OT
Thu, Nov 14, 1996 @ Vancouver Grizzlies Loss 89 - 92
Sun, Nov 17, 1996 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 88 - 102
Wed, Nov 20, 1996 vs Chicago Bulls Loss 99 - 113
Thu, Nov 21, 1996 @ Houston Rockets Loss 105 - 115
Sun, Nov 24, 1996 vs Miami Heat Loss 84 - 87
Tue, Nov 26, 1996 @ Denver Nuggets Loss 108 - 117
Wed, Nov 27, 1996 vs New Jersey Nets Win 99 - 77
Fri, Nov 29, 1996 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 92 - 105
Wed, Dec 4, 1996 vs Golden State Warriors Win 118 - 87
Fri, Dec 6, 1996 @ Sacramento Kings Win 101 - 95
Sun, Dec 8, 1996 vs Indiana Pacers Win 106 - 93
Tue, Dec 10, 1996 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 93 - 76
Thu, Dec 12, 1996 @ Utah Jazz Win 95 - 87
Fri, Dec 13, 1996 @ Minnesota Timberwolves Loss 105 - 108
Sun, Dec 15, 1996 vs Vancouver Grizzlies Win 103 - 84
Mon, Dec 16, 1996 @ Los Angeles Clippers Loss 121 - 122 OT
Wed, Dec 18, 1996 vs Washington Bullets Win 114 - 107
Sat, Dec 21, 1996 @ San Antonio Spurs Loss 88 - 101
Mon, Dec 23, 1996 vs Denver Nuggets Loss 109 - 112 OT
Wed, Dec 25, 1996 vs Los Angeles Lakers Loss 87 - 108
Sat, Dec 28, 1996 @ Vancouver Grizzlies Win 103 - 98
Mon, Dec 30, 1996 vs Sacramento Kings Win 100 - 88
Thu, Jan 2, 1997 @ Cleveland Cavaliers Loss 94 - 103
Fri, Jan 3, 1997 @ Indiana Pacers Loss 104 - 117
Sun, Jan 5, 1997 @ Boston Celtics Loss 102 - 109
Tue, Jan 7, 1997 @ Atlanta Hawks Loss 103 - 105 OT
Wed, Jan 8, 1997 @ Washington Bullets Loss 113 - 115 OT
Fri, Jan 10, 1997 vs Charlotte Hornets Win 102 - 90
Mon, Jan 13, 1997 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 105 - 98
Tue, Jan 14, 1997 vs Denver Nuggets Win 110 - 101
Thu, Jan 16, 1997 @ Utah Jazz Loss 91 - 95
Sat, Jan 18, 1997 vs New York Knicks Win 105 - 98
Mon, Jan 20, 1997 vs Detroit Pistons Win 89 - 86
Wed, Jan 22, 1997 vs Utah Jazz Loss 99 - 111
Fri, Jan 24, 1997 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 105 - 115
Mon, Jan 27, 1997 @ Miami Heat Loss 97 - 125
Wed, Jan 29, 1997 @ Orlando Magic Loss 105 - 112
Thu, Jan 30, 1997 @ New Jersey Nets Loss 101 - 113
Sat, Feb 1, 1997 @ Toronto Raptors Loss 86 - 110
Sun, Feb 2, 1997 @ Detroit Pistons Win 106 - 97
Wed, Feb 5, 1997 vs Atlanta Hawks Win 99 - 81
Tue, Feb 11, 1997 @ Portland Trail Blazers Loss 108 - 111
Wed, Feb 12, 1997 vs Boston Celtics Win 131 - 100
Fri, Feb 14, 1997 vs Los Angeles Clippers Win 110 - 93
Sun, Feb 16, 1997 @ Minnesota Timberwolves Loss 96 - 107
Tue, Feb 18, 1997 @ New York Knicks Loss 94 - 95
Wed, Feb 19, 1997 @ Charlotte Hornets Loss 115 - 123
Fri, Feb 21, 1997 vs Cleveland Cavaliers Win 94 - 88
Sun, Feb 23, 1997 vs Dallas Mavericks Loss 86 - 88
Wed, Feb 26, 1997 vs Philadelphia 76ers Win 111 - 104
Sun, Mar 2, 1997 @ Dallas Mavericks Win 109 - 108 OT
Wed, Mar 5, 1997 vs Portland Trail Blazers Loss 99 - 121
Fri, Mar 7, 1997 vs Sacramento Kings Win 104 - 87
Sun, Mar 9, 1997 vs Orlando Magic Win 121 - 85
Tue, Mar 11, 1997 vs Toronto Raptors Loss 101 - 105
Thu, Mar 13, 1997 @ Los Angeles Clippers Win 112 - 96
Sat, Mar 15, 1997 vs Dallas Mavericks Win 101 - 76
Mon, Mar 17, 1997 @ Golden State Warriors Win 116 - 95
Tue, Mar 18, 1997 vs Los Angeles Clippers Loss 111 - 121
Thu, Mar 20, 1997 vs San Antonio Spurs Win 113 - 106
Sat, Mar 22, 1997 @ Houston Rockets Win 104 - 99
Tue, Mar 25, 1997 vs Milwaukee Bucks Win 117 - 112
Wed, Mar 26, 1997 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 109 - 107
Fri, Mar 28, 1997 vs Golden State Warriors Win 122 - 115 OT
Sun, Mar 30, 1997 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 107 - 106
Wed, Apr 2, 1997 vs Houston Rockets Win 109 - 96
Fri, Apr 4, 1997 @ Denver Nuggets Win 122 - 113
Sat, Apr 5, 1997 @ Portland Trail Blazers Win 99 - 90
Tue, Apr 8, 1997 vs Minnesota Timberwolves Win 115 - 107
Thu, Apr 10, 1997 @ Sacramento Kings Win 101 - 99
Fri, Apr 11, 1997 @ Los Angeles Lakers Loss 98 - 114
Sun, Apr 13, 1997 @ Golden State Warriors Win 105 - 97
Tue, Apr 15, 1997 vs Utah Jazz Loss 122 - 127
Fri, Apr 18, 1997 @ San Antonio Spurs Win 106 - 95
Sat, Apr 19, 1997 vs Vancouver Grizzlies Loss 107 - 121
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round (Lost 2 - 3)
Fri, Apr 25, 1997 @ Seattle SuperSonics Win 106 - 101
Sun, Apr 27, 1997 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 78 - 122
Tue, Apr 29, 1997 vs Seattle SuperSonics Win 110 - 103
Thu, May 1, 1997 vs Seattle SuperSonics Loss 115 - 122 OT
Sat, May 3, 1997 @ Seattle SuperSonics Loss 92 - 116

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