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1975-76 Phoenix Suns Roster and Stats

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Record: 42-40, Finished 3rd in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John MacLeod (42-40)

PTS/G: 105.1 (8th of 18) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 104.5 (8th of 18)
SRS: 0.59 (6th of 18) ▪ Pace: 105.6 (10th of 18)
Off Rtg: 98.5 (8th of 18) ▪ Def Rtg: 97.9 (7th of 18)
Expected W-L: 43-39 (6th of 18)

Arena: Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1976 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (4-2) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Finals (4-3) versus Golden State Warriors  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-2) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)

Game Results

Height of bar is margin of victory up to 20 points  ▪  Mouseover bar for details  ▪  Click for box score  ▪  Grouped by Month

Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date Exp College
33 Alvan Adams C 6-9 210 July 19, 1954 R University of Oklahoma
21 Dennis Awtrey C 6-10 235 February 22, 1948 5 Santa Clara University
40 Mike Bantom SF 6-9 200 December 3, 1951 2 Saint Joseph's University
14 Keith Erickson SF 6-5 195 April 19, 1944 10 University of California, Los Angeles
32 Nate Hawthorne SG 6-4 190 January 15, 1950 2 Southern Illinois University
24 Gar Heard PF 6-6 219 May 3, 1948 5 University of Oklahoma
10 Phil Lumpkin PG 6-0 165 December 20, 1951 1 Miami University
18 Curtis Perry PF 6-7 220 September 13, 1948 5 Missouri State University
12 Pat Riley SG 6-4 205 March 20, 1945 8 University of Kentucky
30 Fred Saunders SF 6-7 210 June 13, 1951 1 Syracuse University
34 John Shumate PF 6-9 235 April 6, 1952 R University of Notre Dame
4-40 Ricky Sobers SG 6-3 198 January 15, 1953 R University of Nevada, Las Vegas
5 Dick Van Arsdale SG 6-5 210 February 22, 1943 10 Indiana University
44 Paul Westphal PG 6-4 195 November 30, 1950 3 University of Southern California
25 John Wetzel SG 6-5 190 October 22, 1944 6 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Team and Opponent Stats

G MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS PTS/G
Team 82 19880 3420 7251 .472 3420 7251 .472 1780 2337 .762 1108 2558 3666 2083 853 349 1852 2018 8620 105.1
Lg Rank 2 12 17 4 6 6 7 13 15 18 4 3 11 17 11 8 8
Opponent 82 19880 3444 7357 .468 3444 7357 .468 1682 2265 .743 1143 2513 3656 1979 912 336 1746 2163 8570 104.5
Lg Rank 2 9 3 16 11 12 6 7 2 2 12 17 8 5 17 8 8

Team Miscellaneous

Offense Four Factors Defense Four Factors
PW PL MOV SOS SRS ORtg DRtg Pace FTr 3PAr eFG% TOV% ORB% FT/FGA eFG% TOV% DRB% FT/FGA Arena Attendance
Team 43 39 0.61 -0.02 0.59 98.5 97.9 105.6 .322 .472 18.3 30.6 .245 .468 17.3 69.1 .229 Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Lg Rank 6 6 6 12 6 8 7 10 4 4 17 8 3 16 2 12 11

Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Paul Westphal 25 82 2960 657 1329 .494 657 1329 .494 365 440 .830 74 185 259 440 210 38 218 1679
2 Alvan Adams 21 80 2656 629 1341 .469 629 1341 .469 261 355 .735 215 512 727 450 121 116 274 1519
3 Curtis Perry 27 71 2353 386 776 .497 386 776 .497 175 239 .732 197 487 684 182 84 66 269 947
4 Ricky Sobers 23 78 1898 280 623 .449 280 623 .449 158 192 .823 80 179 259 215 106 7 253 718
5 Dick Van Arsdale 32 58 1870 276 570 .484 276 570 .484 195 235 .830 39 98 137 140 52 11 113 747
6 Keith Erickson 31 74 1850 305 649 .470 305 649 .470 134 157 .854 106 226 332 185 79 6 196 744
7 Dennis Awtrey 27 74 1376 142 304 .467 142 304 .467 75 109 .688 93 200 293 159 21 22 153 359
8 Gar Heard 27 36 1220 185 409 .452 185 409 .452 76 113 .673 109 249 358 64 51 41 120 446
9 Nate Hawthorne 26 79 1144 182 423 .430 182 423 .430 115 170 .676 86 123 209 46 33 15 147 479
10 John Shumate 23 43 930 186 338 .550 186 338 .550 115 183 .628 61 179 240 62 44 16 76 487
11 Pat Riley 30 60 790 112 288 .389 112 288 .389 54 74 .730 15 32 47 57 21 5 107 278
12 Phil Lumpkin 24 34 370 22 65 .338 22 65 .338 26 30 .867 7 16 23 48 15 0 26 70
13 John Wetzel 31 37 249 22 46 .478 22 46 .478 20 24 .833 8 30 38 19 9 3 30 64
14 Fred Saunders 24 17 146 28 64 .438 28 64 .438 6 11 .545 11 26 37 13 5 1 23 62
15 Mike Bantom 24 7 68 8 26 .308 8 26 .308 5 5 1.000 7 16 23 3 2 2 13 21

Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Paul Westphal 25 82 36.1 8.0 16.2 .494 8.0 16.2 .494 4.5 5.4 .830 0.9 2.3 3.2 5.4 2.6 0.5 2.7 20.5
2 Gar Heard 27 36 33.9 5.1 11.4 .452 5.1 11.4 .452 2.1 3.1 .673 3.0 6.9 9.9 1.8 1.4 1.1 3.3 12.4
3 Alvan Adams 21 80 33.2 7.9 16.8 .469 7.9 16.8 .469 3.3 4.4 .735 2.7 6.4 9.1 5.6 1.5 1.5 3.4 19.0
4 Curtis Perry 27 71 33.1 5.4 10.9 .497 5.4 10.9 .497 2.5 3.4 .732 2.8 6.9 9.6 2.6 1.2 0.9 3.8 13.3
5 Dick Van Arsdale 32 58 32.2 4.8 9.8 .484 4.8 9.8 .484 3.4 4.1 .830 0.7 1.7 2.4 2.4 0.9 0.2 1.9 12.9
6 Keith Erickson 31 74 25.0 4.1 8.8 .470 4.1 8.8 .470 1.8 2.1 .854 1.4 3.1 4.5 2.5 1.1 0.1 2.6 10.1
7 Ricky Sobers 23 78 24.3 3.6 8.0 .449 3.6 8.0 .449 2.0 2.5 .823 1.0 2.3 3.3 2.8 1.4 0.1 3.2 9.2
8 John Shumate 23 43 21.6 4.3 7.9 .550 4.3 7.9 .550 2.7 4.3 .628 1.4 4.2 5.6 1.4 1.0 0.4 1.8 11.3
9 Dennis Awtrey 27 74 18.6 1.9 4.1 .467 1.9 4.1 .467 1.0 1.5 .688 1.3 2.7 4.0 2.1 0.3 0.3 2.1 4.9
10 Nate Hawthorne 26 79 14.5 2.3 5.4 .430 2.3 5.4 .430 1.5 2.2 .676 1.1 1.6 2.6 0.6 0.4 0.2 1.9 6.1
11 Pat Riley 30 60 13.2 1.9 4.8 .389 1.9 4.8 .389 0.9 1.2 .730 0.3 0.5 0.8 1.0 0.4 0.1 1.8 4.6
12 Phil Lumpkin 24 34 10.9 0.6 1.9 .338 0.6 1.9 .338 0.8 0.9 .867 0.2 0.5 0.7 1.4 0.4 0.0 0.8 2.1
13 Mike Bantom 24 7 9.7 1.1 3.7 .308 1.1 3.7 .308 0.7 0.7 1.000 1.0 2.3 3.3 0.4 0.3 0.3 1.9 3.0
14 Fred Saunders 24 17 8.6 1.6 3.8 .438 1.6 3.8 .438 0.4 0.6 .545 0.6 1.5 2.2 0.8 0.3 0.1 1.4 3.6
15 John Wetzel 31 37 6.7 0.6 1.2 .478 0.6 1.2 .478 0.5 0.6 .833 0.2 0.8 1.0 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.8 1.7

Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Paul Westphal 25 82 2960 8.0 16.2 .494 8.0 16.2 .494 4.4 5.4 .830 0.9 2.3 3.2 5.4 2.6 0.5 2.7 20.4
2 Alvan Adams 21 80 2656 8.5 18.2 .469 8.5 18.2 .469 3.5 4.8 .735 2.9 6.9 9.9 6.1 1.6 1.6 3.7 20.6
3 Curtis Perry 27 71 2353 5.9 11.9 .497 5.9 11.9 .497 2.7 3.7 .732 3.0 7.5 10.5 2.8 1.3 1.0 4.1 14.5
4 Ricky Sobers 23 78 1898 5.3 11.8 .449 5.3 11.8 .449 3.0 3.6 .823 1.5 3.4 4.9 4.1 2.0 0.1 4.8 13.6
5 Dick Van Arsdale 32 58 1870 5.3 11.0 .484 5.3 11.0 .484 3.8 4.5 .830 0.8 1.9 2.6 2.7 1.0 0.2 2.2 14.4
6 Keith Erickson 31 74 1850 5.9 12.6 .470 5.9 12.6 .470 2.6 3.1 .854 2.1 4.4 6.5 3.6 1.5 0.1 3.8 14.5
7 Dennis Awtrey 27 74 1376 3.7 8.0 .467 3.7 8.0 .467 2.0 2.9 .688 2.4 5.2 7.7 4.2 0.5 0.6 4.0 9.4
8 Gar Heard 27 36 1220 5.5 12.1 .452 5.5 12.1 .452 2.2 3.3 .673 3.2 7.3 10.6 1.9 1.5 1.2 3.5 13.2
9 Nate Hawthorne 26 79 1144 5.7 13.3 .430 5.7 13.3 .430 3.6 5.3 .676 2.7 3.9 6.6 1.4 1.0 0.5 4.6 15.1
10 John Shumate 23 43 930 7.2 13.1 .550 7.2 13.1 .550 4.5 7.1 .628 2.4 6.9 9.3 2.4 1.7 0.6 2.9 18.9
11 Pat Riley 30 60 790 5.1 13.1 .389 5.1 13.1 .389 2.5 3.4 .730 0.7 1.5 2.1 2.6 1.0 0.2 4.9 12.7
12 Phil Lumpkin 24 34 370 2.1 6.3 .338 2.1 6.3 .338 2.5 2.9 .867 0.7 1.6 2.2 4.7 1.5 0.0 2.5 6.8
13 John Wetzel 31 37 249 3.2 6.7 .478 3.2 6.7 .478 2.9 3.5 .833 1.2 4.3 5.5 2.7 1.3 0.4 4.3 9.3
14 Fred Saunders 24 17 146 6.9 15.8 .438 6.9 15.8 .438 1.5 2.7 .545 2.7 6.4 9.1 3.2 1.2 0.2 5.7 15.3
15 Mike Bantom 24 7 68 4.2 13.8 .308 4.2 13.8 .308 2.6 2.6 1.000 3.7 8.5 12.2 1.6 1.1 1.1 6.9 11.1

Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Paul Westphal 25 82 2960 19.9 .551 .494 .331 2.7 6.7 4.8 23.3 3.2 0.7 98 6.3 3.2 9.6 .155
2 Alvan Adams 21 80 2656 21.7 .507 .469 .265 8.9 20.7 14.9 27.2 2.1 2.4 95 3.3 3.9 7.2 .130
3 Curtis Perry 27 71 2353 15.8 .537 .497 .308 9.2 22.2 15.8 11.1 1.6 1.5 96 2.8 3.2 6.0 .122
4 Ricky Sobers 23 78 1898 13.1 .507 .449 .308 4.6 10.1 7.4 15.9 2.5 0.2 98 0.9 1.9 2.8 .072
5 Dick Van Arsdale 32 58 1870 12.4 .555 .484 .412 2.3 5.6 4.0 10.5 1.3 0.3 102 3.1 0.9 4.0 .102
6 Keith Erickson 31 74 1850 14.1 .518 .470 .242 6.3 13.1 9.7 14.4 1.9 0.2 99 2.0 1.8 3.8 .098
7 Dennis Awtrey 27 74 1376 11.2 .510 .467 .359 7.4 15.6 11.6 15.3 0.7 0.9 100 0.7 1.1 1.8 .062
8 Gar Heard 27 36 1220 14.1 .486 .452 .276 9.8 21.9 15.9 7.4 1.9 1.8 95 0.6 1.7 2.3 .092
9 Nate Hawthorne 26 79 1144 11.7 .481 .430 .402 8.3 11.6 9.9 5.7 1.3 0.7 100 0.2 0.9 1.1 .046
10 John Shumate 23 43 930 19.0 .582 .550 .541 7.2 20.7 14.0 10.1 2.1 0.9 96 1.8 1.3 3.1 .158
11 Pat Riley 30 60 790 7.6 .434 .389 .257 2.1 4.4 3.2 10.0 1.2 0.3 103 -0.6 0.4 -0.3 -0.017
12 Phil Lumpkin 24 34 370 8.2 .448 .338 .462 2.1 4.6 3.4 16.2 1.8 0.0 102 0.0 0.2 0.2 .022
13 John Wetzel 31 37 249 10.1 .566 .478 .522 3.5 12.9 8.3 9.9 1.6 0.7 99 0.2 0.2 0.4 .083
14 Fred Saunders 24 17 146 12.7 .450 .438 .172 8.3 19.1 13.8 13.3 1.6 0.4 98 -0.1 0.2 0.1 .026
15 Mike Bantom 24 7 68 9.1 .372 .308 .192 11.3 25.3 18.4 5.9 1.3 1.6 95 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.020

Playoffs Totals

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Gar Heard 27 19 721 105 238 .441 105 238 .441 55 81 .679 53 144 197 33 39 37 56 265
2 Paul Westphal 25 19 685 165 323 .511 165 323 .511 71 93 .763 14 33 47 96 34 9 61 401
3 Alvan Adams 21 19 668 137 303 .452 137 303 .452 67 82 .817 54 137 191 98 24 20 60 341
4 Curtis Perry 27 19 615 99 218 .454 99 218 .454 44 68 .647 63 83 146 36 12 17 78 242
5 Ricky Sobers 23 19 563 96 205 .468 96 205 .468 55 66 .833 20 43 63 79 18 6 77 247
6 Dick Van Arsdale 32 19 472 61 125 .488 61 125 .488 40 46 .870 10 13 23 38 13 2 41 162
7 Keith Erickson 31 19 426 80 173 .462 80 173 .462 55 68 .809 15 52 67 35 11 4 61 215
8 Dennis Awtrey 27 19 286 21 45 .467 21 45 .467 18 33 .545 17 46 63 25 5 9 38 60
9 Phil Lumpkin 24 17 136 10 30 .333 10 30 .333 11 14 .786 5 8 13 21 2 0 8 31
10 Nate Hawthorne 26 15 81 9 26 .346 9 26 .346 8 11 .727 5 11 16 4 5 1 20 26
11 Pat Riley 30 5 27 6 15 .400 6 15 .400 1 1 1.000 0 0 0 5 0 0 3 13
12 John Wetzel 31 2 5 0 0 0 0 2 2 1.000 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 2

Playoffs Per Game

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Gar Heard 27 19 37.9 5.5 12.5 .441 5.5 12.5 .441 2.9 4.3 .679 2.8 7.6 10.4 1.7 2.1 1.9 2.9 13.9
2 Paul Westphal 25 19 36.1 8.7 17.0 .511 8.7 17.0 .511 3.7 4.9 .763 0.7 1.7 2.5 5.1 1.8 0.5 3.2 21.1
3 Alvan Adams 21 19 35.2 7.2 15.9 .452 7.2 15.9 .452 3.5 4.3 .817 2.8 7.2 10.1 5.2 1.3 1.1 3.2 17.9
4 Curtis Perry 27 19 32.4 5.2 11.5 .454 5.2 11.5 .454 2.3 3.6 .647 3.3 4.4 7.7 1.9 0.6 0.9 4.1 12.7
5 Ricky Sobers 23 19 29.6 5.1 10.8 .468 5.1 10.8 .468 2.9 3.5 .833 1.1 2.3 3.3 4.2 0.9 0.3 4.1 13.0
6 Dick Van Arsdale 32 19 24.8 3.2 6.6 .488 3.2 6.6 .488 2.1 2.4 .870 0.5 0.7 1.2 2.0 0.7 0.1 2.2 8.5
7 Keith Erickson 31 19 22.4 4.2 9.1 .462 4.2 9.1 .462 2.9 3.6 .809 0.8 2.7 3.5 1.8 0.6 0.2 3.2 11.3
8 Dennis Awtrey 27 19 15.1 1.1 2.4 .467 1.1 2.4 .467 0.9 1.7 .545 0.9 2.4 3.3 1.3 0.3 0.5 2.0 3.2
9 Phil Lumpkin 24 17 8.0 0.6 1.8 .333 0.6 1.8 .333 0.6 0.8 .786 0.3 0.5 0.8 1.2 0.1 0.0 0.5 1.8
10 Pat Riley 30 5 5.4 1.2 3.0 .400 1.2 3.0 .400 0.2 0.2 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 2.6
11 Nate Hawthorne 26 15 5.4 0.6 1.7 .346 0.6 1.7 .346 0.5 0.7 .727 0.3 0.7 1.1 0.3 0.3 0.1 1.3 1.7
12 John Wetzel 31 2 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.000 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Rk Player Age G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1 Gar Heard 27 19 721 5.2 11.9 .441 5.2 11.9 .441 2.7 4.0 .679 2.6 7.2 9.8 1.6 1.9 1.8 2.8 13.2
2 Paul Westphal 25 19 685 8.7 17.0 .511 8.7 17.0 .511 3.7 4.9 .763 0.7 1.7 2.5 5.0 1.8 0.5 3.2 21.1
3 Alvan Adams 21 19 668 7.4 16.3 .452 7.4 16.3 .452 3.6 4.4 .817 2.9 7.4 10.3 5.3 1.3 1.1 3.2 18.4
4 Curtis Perry 27 19 615 5.8 12.8 .454 5.8 12.8 .454 2.6 4.0 .647 3.7 4.9 8.5 2.1 0.7 1.0 4.6 14.2
5 Ricky Sobers 23 19 563 6.1 13.1 .468 6.1 13.1 .468 3.5 4.2 .833 1.3 2.7 4.0 5.1 1.2 0.4 4.9 15.8
6 Dick Van Arsdale 32 19 472 4.7 9.5 .488 4.7 9.5 .488 3.1 3.5 .870 0.8 1.0 1.8 2.9 1.0 0.2 3.1 12.4
7 Keith Erickson 31 19 426 6.8 14.6 .462 6.8 14.6 .462 4.6 5.7 .809 1.3 4.4 5.7 3.0 0.9 0.3 5.2 18.2
8 Dennis Awtrey 27 19 286 2.6 5.7 .467 2.6 5.7 .467 2.3 4.2 .545 2.1 5.8 7.9 3.1 0.6 1.1 4.8 7.6
9 Phil Lumpkin 24 17 136 2.6 7.9 .333 2.6 7.9 .333 2.9 3.7 .786 1.3 2.1 3.4 5.6 0.5 0.0 2.1 8.2
10 Nate Hawthorne 26 15 81 4.0 11.6 .346 4.0 11.6 .346 3.6 4.9 .727 2.2 4.9 7.1 1.8 2.2 0.4 8.9 11.6
11 Pat Riley 30 5 27 8.0 20.0 .400 8.0 20.0 .400 1.3 1.3 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.7 0.0 0.0 4.0 17.3
12 John Wetzel 31 2 5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.4 14.4 1.000 0.0 14.4 14.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 14.4 14.4

Playoffs Advanced

Rk Player Age G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1 Gar Heard 27 19 721 15.0 .484 .441 .340 7.7 21.9 14.7 6.6 2.5 2.8 94 0.3 1.2 1.5 .103
2 Paul Westphal 25 19 685 19.1 .551 .511 .288 2.1 5.3 3.7 23.3 2.3 0.7 101 1.3 0.6 1.9 .134
3 Alvan Adams 21 19 668 19.8 .503 .452 .271 8.5 22.5 15.4 23.0 1.7 1.6 96 0.7 0.9 1.7 .122
4 Curtis Perry 27 19 615 13.2 .488 .454 .312 10.8 14.8 12.7 8.6 0.9 1.5 100 0.3 0.6 0.9 .070
5 Ricky Sobers 23 19 563 14.7 .528 .468 .322 3.7 8.4 6.0 20.9 1.5 0.6 102 0.5 0.4 0.9 .080
6 Dick Van Arsdale 32 19 472 10.9 .558 .488 .368 2.2 3.0 2.6 11.3 1.3 0.2 104 0.6 0.2 0.8 .084
7 Keith Erickson 31 19 426 14.7 .530 .462 .393 3.7 13.4 8.4 12.6 1.2 0.5 101 0.4 0.4 0.8 .090
8 Dennis Awtrey 27 19 286 9.7 .504 .467 .733 6.2 17.7 11.8 11.4 0.8 1.7 99 0.0 0.3 0.3 .051
9 Phil Lumpkin 24 17 136 9.2 .429 .333 .467 3.9 6.5 5.1 20.1 0.7 0.0 105 0.0 0.1 0.0 .011
10 Nate Hawthorne 26 15 81 8.7 .422 .346 .423 6.5 14.9 10.6 6.8 2.8 0.7 97 -0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.018
11 Pat Riley 30 5 27 10.5 .421 .400 .067 0.0 0.0 0.0 29.9 0.0 0.0 108 0.0 0.0 0.0 -0.069
12 John Wetzel 31 2 5 13.8 1.136 0.0 43.9 21.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 94 0.0 0.0 0.0 .160