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1978-79 Phoenix Suns Schedule and Results

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Record: 50-32, Finished 2nd in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John MacLeod (50-32)

PTS/G: 115.4 (2nd of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 111.7 (14th of 22)
SRS: 3.55 (3rd of 22) ▪ Pace: 108.5 (4th of 22)
Off Rtg: 105.7 (7th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 102.4 (6th of 22)
Expected W-L: 50-32 (3rd of 22)

Arena: Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1979 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Finals (3-4) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (1-4) versus Kansas City Kings  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (1-2) versus Portland Trail Blazers  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Oct 13, 1978 Box Score San Diego Clippers W 128 114 1 0 W 1
2 Sun, Oct 15, 1978 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 129 110 2 0 W 2
3 Tue, Oct 17, 1978 Box Score San Antonio Spurs L 107 110 2 1 L 1
4 Wed, Oct 18, 1978 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 122 112 3 1 W 1
5 Sun, Oct 22, 1978 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 124 116 4 1 W 2
6 Tue, Oct 24, 1978 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 124 116 5 1 W 3
7 Wed, Oct 25, 1978 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 104 108 5 2 L 1
8 Fri, Oct 27, 1978 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls W OT 115 110 6 2 W 1
9 Sat, Oct 28, 1978 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 102 112 6 3 L 1
10 Tue, Oct 31, 1978 Box Score New York Knicks W 120 108 7 3 W 1
11 Thu, Nov 2, 1978 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz W 106 99 8 3 W 2
12 Sat, Nov 4, 1978 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 103 110 8 4 L 1
13 Wed, Nov 8, 1978 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 118 96 9 4 W 1
14 Fri, Nov 10, 1978 Box Score Denver Nuggets L 132 150 9 5 L 1
15 Sun, Nov 12, 1978 Box Score New Orleans Jazz W 128 122 10 5 W 1
16 Wed, Nov 15, 1978 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 125 119 11 5 W 2
17 Fri, Nov 17, 1978 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 94 95 11 6 L 1
18 Sat, Nov 18, 1978 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 119 105 12 6 W 1
19 Tue, Nov 21, 1978 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 110 108 13 6 W 2
20 Wed, Nov 22, 1978 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers W 115 110 14 6 W 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Fri, Nov 24, 1978 Box Score Houston Rockets W 120 113 15 6 W 4
22 Sun, Nov 26, 1978 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 125 109 16 6 W 5
23 Tue, Nov 28, 1978 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 112 124 16 7 L 1
24 Thu, Nov 30, 1978 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 119 109 17 7 W 1
25 Fri, Dec 1, 1978 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 122 130 17 8 L 1
26 Sat, Dec 2, 1978 Box Score Golden State Warriors L 108 116 17 9 L 2
27 Wed, Dec 6, 1978 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 136 109 18 9 W 1
28 Fri, Dec 8, 1978 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 124 104 19 9 W 2
29 Sat, Dec 9, 1978 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 98 101 19 10 L 1
30 Tue, Dec 12, 1978 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 114 120 19 11 L 2
31 Sat, Dec 16, 1978 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 119 100 20 11 W 1
32 Sun, Dec 17, 1978 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers L 110 116 20 12 L 1
33 Wed, Dec 20, 1978 Box Score Washington Bullets L 129 137 20 13 L 2
34 Fri, Dec 22, 1978 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 123 103 21 13 W 1
35 Tue, Dec 26, 1978 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 106 102 22 13 W 2
36 Thu, Dec 28, 1978 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W OT 129 127 23 13 W 3
37 Fri, Dec 29, 1978 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 92 119 23 14 L 1
38 Sat, Dec 30, 1978 Box Score Boston Celtics W 112 109 24 14 W 1
39 Tue, Jan 2, 1979 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 114 102 25 14 W 2
40 Fri, Jan 5, 1979 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L 94 104 25 15 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Sat, Jan 6, 1979 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W OT 143 139 26 15 W 1
42 Sun, Jan 7, 1979 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 112 117 26 16 L 1
43 Thu, Jan 11, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 106 109 26 17 L 2
44 Sat, Jan 13, 1979 Box Score Indiana Pacers L 99 102 26 18 L 3
45 Wed, Jan 17, 1979 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 118 123 26 19 L 4
46 Thu, Jan 18, 1979 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 97 87 27 19 W 1
47 Sat, Jan 20, 1979 Box Score Houston Rockets W 116 97 28 19 W 2
48 Wed, Jan 24, 1979 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 101 94 29 19 W 3
49 Fri, Jan 26, 1979 Box Score New York Knicks W 108 107 30 19 W 4
50 Sun, Jan 28, 1979 Box Score New Jersey Nets L 114 117 30 20 L 1
51 Wed, Jan 31, 1979 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 123 118 31 20 W 1
52 Fri, Feb 2, 1979 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 133 108 32 20 W 2
53 Tue, Feb 6, 1979 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 93 110 32 21 L 1
54 Fri, Feb 9, 1979 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 102 105 32 22 L 2
55 Sun, Feb 11, 1979 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 136 101 33 22 W 1
56 Thu, Feb 15, 1979 Box Score Washington Bullets W 119 108 34 22 W 2
57 Fri, Feb 16, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 104 119 34 23 L 1
58 Sat, Feb 17, 1979 Box Score New Orleans Jazz W 136 112 35 23 W 1
59 Tue, Feb 20, 1979 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 117 107 36 23 W 2
60 Wed, Feb 21, 1979 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 112 123 36 24 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Fri, Feb 23, 1979 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 112 121 36 25 L 2
62 Sat, Feb 24, 1979 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L 85 110 36 26 L 3
63 Wed, Feb 28, 1979 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 103 102 37 26 W 1
64 Fri, Mar 2, 1979 Box Score Denver Nuggets L 105 119 37 27 L 1
65 Sun, Mar 4, 1979 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 119 94 38 27 W 1
66 Thu, Mar 8, 1979 Box Score Chicago Bulls W 132 117 39 27 W 2
67 Sun, Mar 11, 1979 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 111 112 39 28 L 1
68 Tue, Mar 13, 1979 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 124 120 40 28 W 1
69 Wed, Mar 14, 1979 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 126 117 41 28 W 2
70 Fri, Mar 16, 1979 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 128 122 42 28 W 3
71 Sat, Mar 17, 1979 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 122 134 42 29 L 1
72 Sun, Mar 18, 1979 Box Score @ New Orleans Jazz L 117 121 42 30 L 2
73 Wed, Mar 21, 1979 Box Score Boston Celtics W 134 113 43 30 W 1
74 Fri, Mar 23, 1979 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 126 107 44 30 W 2
75 Sun, Mar 25, 1979 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 111 95 45 30 W 3
76 Wed, Mar 28, 1979 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers W 112 106 46 30 W 4
77 Fri, Mar 30, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W OT 113 111 47 30 W 5
78 Sun, Apr 1, 1979 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 116 105 48 30 W 6
79 Wed, Apr 4, 1979 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 106 95 49 30 W 7
80 Fri, Apr 6, 1979 Box Score San Diego Clippers W 118 117 50 30 W 8
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Sat, Apr 7, 1979 Box Score @ San Diego Clippers L 116 120 50 31 L 1
82 Sun, Apr 8, 1979 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 103 111 50 32 L 2

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Tue, Apr 10, 1979 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 107 103 1 0 W 1
2 Fri, Apr 13, 1979 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 92 96 1 1 L 1
3 Sun, Apr 15, 1979 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 101 91 2 1 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
4 Tue, Apr 17, 1979 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 102 99 3 1 W 2
5 Fri, Apr 20, 1979 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings L 91 111 3 2 L 1
6 Sun, Apr 22, 1979 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 108 93 4 2 W 1 at Tempe, AZ
7 Wed, Apr 25, 1979 Box Score @ Kansas City Kings W 108 94 5 2 W 2
8 Fri, Apr 27, 1979 Box Score Kansas City Kings W 120 99 6 2 W 3
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
9 Tue, May 1, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 93 108 6 3 L 1
10 Fri, May 4, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 97 103 6 4 L 2
11 Sun, May 6, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 113 103 7 4 W 1
12 Tue, May 8, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 100 91 8 4 W 2
13 Fri, May 11, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 99 93 9 4 W 3
14 Sun, May 13, 1979 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 105 106 9 5 L 1
15 Thu, May 17, 1979 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 110 114 9 6 L 2