1996-1997 Phoenix Suns

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Season Overview

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.

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 @ Lakers L 82 - 96
Sat, Nov 2, 1996 vs Rockets L 95 - 110
Tue, Nov 5, 1996 vs Timberwolves L 95 - 98
Thu, Nov 7, 1996 vs SuperSonics L 98 - 103
Sat, Nov 9, 1996 @ 76ers L 95 - 112
Mon, Nov 11, 1996 @ Bulls L 79 - 97
Tue, Nov 12, 1996 @ Bucks L 89 - 99 OT
Thu, Nov 14, 1996 @ Grizzlies L 89 - 92
Sun, Nov 17, 1996 vs Lakers L 88 - 102
Wed, Nov 20, 1996 vs Bulls L 99 - 113
Thu, Nov 21, 1996 @ Rockets L 105 - 115
Sun, Nov 24, 1996 vs Heat L 84 - 87
Tue, Nov 26, 1996 @ Nuggets L 108 - 117
Wed, Nov 27, 1996 vs Nets W 99 - 77
Fri, Nov 29, 1996 @ SuperSonics L 92 - 105
Wed, Dec 4, 1996 vs Warriors W 118 - 87
Fri, Dec 6, 1996 @ Kings W 101 - 95
Sun, Dec 8, 1996 vs Pacers W 106 - 93
Tue, Dec 10, 1996 vs Spurs W 93 - 76
Thu, Dec 12, 1996 @ Jazz W 95 - 87
Fri, Dec 13, 1996 @ Timberwolves L 105 - 108
Sun, Dec 15, 1996 vs Grizzlies W 103 - 84
Mon, Dec 16, 1996 @ Clippers L 121 - 122 OT
Wed, Dec 18, 1996 vs Bullets W 114 - 107
Sat, Dec 21, 1996 @ Spurs L 88 - 101
Mon, Dec 23, 1996 vs Nuggets L 109 - 112 OT
Wed, Dec 25, 1996 vs Lakers L 87 - 108
Sat, Dec 28, 1996 @ Grizzlies W 103 - 98
Mon, Dec 30, 1996 vs Kings W 100 - 88
Thu, Jan 2 @ Cavaliers L 94 - 103
Fri, Jan 3 @ Pacers L 104 - 117
Sun, Jan 5 @ Celtics L 102 - 109
Tue, Jan 7 @ Hawks L 103 - 105 OT
Wed, Jan 8 @ Bullets L 113 - 115 OT
Fri, Jan 10 vs Hornets W 102 - 90
Mon, Jan 13 @ Mavericks W 105 - 98
Tue, Jan 14 vs Nuggets W 110 - 101
Thu, Jan 16 @ Jazz L 91 - 95
Sat, Jan 18 vs Knicks W 105 - 98
Mon, Jan 20 vs Pistons W 89 - 86
Wed, Jan 22 vs Jazz L 99 - 111
Fri, Jan 24 vs Trail Blazers L 105 - 115
Mon, Jan 27 @ Heat L 97 - 125
Wed, Jan 29 @ Magic L 105 - 112
Thu, Jan 30 @ Nets L 101 - 113
Sat, Feb 1 @ Raptors L 86 - 110
Sun, Feb 2 @ Pistons W 106 - 97
Wed, Feb 5 vs Hawks W 99 - 81
Tue, Feb 11 @ Trail Blazers L 108 - 111
Wed, Feb 12 vs Celtics W 131 - 100
Fri, Feb 14 vs Clippers W 110 - 93
Sun, Feb 16 @ Timberwolves L 96 - 107
Tue, Feb 18 @ Knicks L 94 - 95
Wed, Feb 19 @ Hornets L 115 - 123
Fri, Feb 21 vs Cavaliers W 94 - 88
Sun, Feb 23 vs Mavericks L 86 - 88
Wed, Feb 26 vs 76ers W 111 - 104
Sun, Mar 2 @ Mavericks W 109 - 108 OT
Wed, Mar 5 vs Trail Blazers L 99 - 121
Fri, Mar 7 vs Kings W 104 - 87
Sun, Mar 9 vs Magic W 121 - 85
Tue, Mar 11 vs Raptors L 101 - 105
Thu, Mar 13 @ Clippers W 112 - 96
Sat, Mar 15 vs Mavericks W 101 - 76
Mon, Mar 17 @ Warriors W 116 - 95
Tue, Mar 18 vs Clippers L 111 - 121
Thu, Mar 20 vs Spurs W 113 - 106
Sat, Mar 22 @ Rockets W 104 - 99
Tue, Mar 25 vs Bucks W 117 - 112
Wed, Mar 26 @ SuperSonics W 109 - 107
Fri, Mar 28 vs Warriors W 122 - 115 OT
Sun, Mar 30 vs SuperSonics W 107 - 106
Wed, Apr 2 vs Rockets W 109 - 96
Fri, Apr 4 @ Nuggets W 122 - 113
Sat, Apr 5 @ Trail Blazers W 99 - 90
Tue, Apr 8 vs Timberwolves W 115 - 107
Thu, Apr 10 @ Kings W 101 - 99
Fri, Apr 11 @ Lakers L 98 - 114
Sun, Apr 13 @ Warriors W 105 - 97
Tue, Apr 15 vs Jazz L 122 - 127
Fri, Apr 18 @ Spurs W 106 - 95
Sat, Apr 19 vs Grizzlies L 107 - 121
Playoffs
Western Conference First Round
Fri, Apr 25 @ SuperSonics W 106 - 101
Sun, Apr 27 @ SuperSonics L 78 - 122
Tue, Apr 29 vs SuperSonics W 110 - 103
Thu, May 1 vs SuperSonics L 115 - 122 OT
Sat, May 3 @ SuperSonics L 92 - 116

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