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1996-97 Phoenix Suns Team Game Log

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Record: 40-42, Finished 4th in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Cotton Fitzsimmons (0-8), Danny Ainge (40-34)

PTS/G: 102.8 (3rd of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 102.2 (25th of 29)
SRS: 0.21 (15th of 29) ▪ Pace: 93.2 (3rd of 29)
Off Rtg: 109.3 (6th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 108.6 (20th of 29)
Expected W-L: 43-39 (15th of 29)

Arena: America West Arena ▪ Attendance: 779,940 (7th of 29)

NBA 1997 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference First Round (2-3) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)

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Regular Season

Turnovers do not include team turnovers
Team Opponent
Rk G Date Opp W/L Tm Opp FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1 1 1996-11-01 @ LAL L 82 96 32 91 .352 3 13 .231 15 21 .714 15 36 21 11 4 12 25 31 63 .492 6 18 .333 28 40 .700 11 51 26 6 8 23 26
2 2 1996-11-02 HOU L 95 110 35 87 .402 6 20 .300 19 26 .731 8 30 18 8 4 5 18 39 84 .464 13 32 .406 19 27 .704 19 58 30 3 4 17 24
3 3 1996-11-05 MIN L 95 98 37 81 .457 3 10 .300 18 26 .692 19 42 26 7 3 14 28 35 65 .538 4 8 .500 24 34 .706 7 33 22 6 6 16 23
4 4 1996-11-07 SEA L 98 103 35 82 .427 4 19 .211 24 29 .828 13 42 27 8 7 19 29 35 80 .438 9 33 .273 24 42 .571 18 51 21 13 7 22 28
5 5 1996-11-09 @ PHI L 95 112 34 83 .410 3 17 .176 24 34 .706 13 33 24 8 5 18 33 37 72 .514 9 22 .409 29 39 .744 13 44 27 8 8 27 32
6 6 1996-11-11 @ CHI L 79 97 29 74 .392 3 13 .231 18 27 .667 11 46 17 5 2 17 19 39 90 .433 7 24 .292 12 17 .706 15 48 28 8 3 11 19
7 7 1996-11-12 @ MIL L (1 OT) 89 99 38 89 .427 4 18 .222 9 14 .643 10 40 22 7 4 19 22 39 95 .411 2 9 .222 19 24 .792 22 60 16 8 6 17 16
8 8 1996-11-14 @ VAN L 89 92 34 82 .415 6 19 .316 15 19 .789 15 49 23 5 3 22 20 37 88 .420 6 27 .222 12 16 .750 12 36 26 12 6 11 17
9 9 1996-11-17 LAL L 88 102 36 85 .424 4 19 .211 12 15 .800 11 38 24 12 1 14 18 34 69 .493 10 24 .417 24 35 .686 6 42 26 9 2 20 19
10 10 1996-11-20 CHI L 99 113 40 93 .430 5 16 .313 14 21 .667 15 46 21 10 0 16 29 45 92 .489 9 20 .450 14 22 .636 16 49 28 8 9 17 25
11 11 1996-11-21 @ HOU L 105 115 44 89 .494 8 19 .421 9 12 .750 10 32 26 11 3 14 25 40 77 .519 7 26 .269 28 37 .757 13 45 21 9 4 18 16
12 12 1996-11-24 MIA L 84 87 24 68 .353 2 12 .167 34 38 .895 6 34 12 8 7 14 25 33 80 .413 7 24 .292 14 19 .737 14 48 22 6 3 20 33
13 13 1996-11-26 @ DEN L 108 117 40 86 .465 7 16 .438 21 31 .677 11 36 15 14 4 12 19 44 83 .530 9 18 .500 20 24 .833 11 46 28 5 7 19 25
14 14 1996-11-27 NJN W 99 77 40 83 .482 3 8 .375 16 19 .842 10 47 28 4 4 17 21 28 88 .318 4 16 .250 17 27 .630 15 44 15 10 6 12 16
15 15 1996-11-29 @ SEA L 92 105 36 82 .439 5 16 .313 15 16 .938 13 46 24 5 1 18 25 40 80 .500 7 22 .318 18 30 .600 9 40 29 13 3 13 16
16 16 1996-12-04 GSW W 118 87 41 79 .519 6 12 .500 30 39 .769 11 50 36 9 4 16 22 31 87 .356 1 12 .083 24 28 .857 13 39 17 9 5 13 27
17 17 1996-12-06 @ SAC W 101 95 35 68 .515 6 11 .545 25 36 .694 9 37 25 8 3 23 18 38 84 .452 5 13 .385 14 19 .737 17 44 17 9 1 19 26
18 18 1996-12-08 IND W 106 93 37 73 .507 10 20 .500 22 32 .688 11 38 25 5 4 14 28 33 76 .434 5 14 .357 22 33 .667 12 41 19 7 1 13 32
19 19 1996-12-10 SAS W 93 76 40 89 .449 4 19 .211 9 15 .600 15 38 28 15 4 13 16 28 67 .418 6 14 .429 14 16 .875 10 39 15 8 2 25 20
20 20 1996-12-12 @ UTA W 95 87 31 72 .431 9 18 .500 24 26 .923 8 41 17 8 2 19 25 34 75 .453 4 12 .333 15 19 .789 8 40 25 12 7 20 25
Team Opponent
Rk G Date Opp W/L Tm Opp FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
21 21 1996-12-13 @ MIN L 105 108 40 79 .506 7 16 .438 18 21 .857 13 38 19 6 4 21 21 43 88 .489 7 15 .467 15 16 .938 15 37 27 9 8 12 22
22 22 1996-12-15 VAN W 103 84 41 79 .519 7 17 .412 14 21 .667 9 41 33 12 6 11 18 35 79 .443 2 14 .143 12 19 .632 9 39 19 6 1 15 17
23 23 1996-12-16 @ LAC L (1 OT) 121 122 44 92 .478 4 15 .267 29 41 .707 13 45 20 7 2 11 24 49 91 .538 6 14 .429 18 24 .750 11 45 26 5 8 11 31
24 24 1996-12-18 WSB W 114 107 40 74 .541 2 7 .286 32 44 .727 12 42 29 4 3 13 22 42 89 .472 6 16 .375 17 22 .773 14 40 28 8 5 12 34
25 25 1996-12-21 @ SAS L 88 101 37 81 .457 4 15 .267 10 16 .625 8 39 18 8 3 13 21 37 80 .463 6 19 .316 21 26 .808 12 48 27 9 1 11 16
26 26 1996-12-23 DEN L (1 OT) 109 112 49 113 .434 8 19 .421 3 9 .333 17 52 35 4 1 12 20 44 92 .478 11 24 .458 13 19 .684 8 45 28 6 7 15 19
27 27 1996-12-25 LAL L 87 108 26 74 .351 4 14 .286 31 41 .756 8 39 19 7 3 12 25 41 84 .488 8 17 .471 18 30 .600 9 53 22 9 3 11 27
28 28 1996-12-28 @ VAN W 103 98 38 85 .447 5 21 .238 22 25 .880 22 46 28 8 4 15 16 38 70 .543 5 13 .385 17 22 .773 6 30 24 7 8 15 18
29 29 1996-12-30 SAC W 100 88 38 74 .514 5 10 .500 19 28 .679 8 37 24 12 1 12 24 34 83 .410 4 15 .267 16 20 .800 16 45 19 4 1 16 24
30 30 1997-01-02 @ CLE L 94 103 34 69 .493 4 15 .267 22 26 .846 9 26 25 8 3 20 20 40 74 .541 7 20 .350 16 21 .762 12 36 28 12 2 19 27
31 31 1997-01-03 @ IND L 104 117 39 82 .476 7 13 .538 19 25 .760 11 35 21 7 2 11 27 37 70 .529 10 21 .476 33 40 .825 13 45 22 4 4 16 28
32 32 1997-01-05 @ BOS L 102 109 41 76 .539 1 11 .091 19 24 .792 6 41 20 6 6 26 24 39 85 .459 3 11 .273 28 31 .903 8 34 20 18 5 13 22
33 33 1997-01-07 @ ATL L (1 OT) 103 105 38 90 .422 9 23 .391 18 26 .692 12 45 24 5 4 12 27 36 88 .409 8 25 .320 25 34 .735 13 51 18 8 5 15 21
34 34 1997-01-08 @ WSB L (1 OT) 113 115 46 87 .529 5 11 .455 16 20 .800 6 32 25 10 2 18 27 45 90 .500 2 6 .333 23 29 .793 16 48 27 10 2 18 19
35 35 1997-01-10 CHH W 102 90 37 86 .430 5 16 .313 23 30 .767 13 49 27 8 3 7 17 33 78 .423 5 12 .417 19 22 .864 4 40 19 5 5 12 26
36 36 1997-01-13 @ DAL W 105 98 38 81 .469 2 10 .200 27 34 .794 13 44 19 12 5 18 24 40 90 .444 4 18 .222 14 21 .667 15 42 22 11 5 18 22
37 37 1997-01-14 DEN W 110 101 46 91 .505 2 7 .286 16 20 .800 12 43 27 7 3 13 20 39 89 .438 11 28 .393 12 16 .750 11 37 27 6 5 16 23
38 38 1997-01-16 @ UTA L 91 95 29 63 .460 3 10 .300 30 40 .750 7 42 23 8 5 24 22 38 89 .427 1 7 .143 18 24 .750 16 43 26 11 5 15 28
39 39 1997-01-18 NYK W 105 98 33 80 .413 4 9 .444 35 41 .854 16 47 21 7 1 12 21 36 81 .444 6 18 .333 20 26 .769 15 46 20 6 11 16 30
40 40 1997-01-20 DET W 89 86 33 73 .452 5 14 .357 18 24 .750 11 40 18 7 0 14 13 32 75 .427 11 23 .478 11 14 .786 9 39 16 10 2 13 22
Team Opponent
Rk G Date Opp W/L Tm Opp FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
41 41 1997-01-22 UTA L 99 111 35 73 .479 6 17 .353 23 27 .852 10 37 24 10 3 19 20 44 80 .550 5 13 .385 18 21 .857 7 29 27 12 4 15 20
42 42 1997-01-24 POR L 105 115 43 83 .518 2 15 .133 17 26 .654 11 40 29 4 3 14 27 41 83 .494 8 16 .500 25 37 .676 13 45 27 8 5 10 21
43 43 1997-01-27 @ MIA L 97 125 37 74 .500 10 13 .769 13 21 .619 6 32 21 9 5 18 18 48 76 .632 13 20 .650 16 19 .842 3 31 33 13 8 13 19
44 44 1997-01-29 @ ORL L 105 112 42 87 .483 7 19 .368 14 16 .875 11 32 24 6 0 10 23 40 80 .500 8 24 .333 24 29 .828 14 41 27 6 4 15 17
45 45 1997-01-30 @ NJN L 101 113 38 87 .437 7 20 .350 18 25 .720 14 49 24 3 10 11 26 38 89 .427 9 18 .500 28 32 .875 17 49 25 4 7 7 21
46 46 1997-02-01 @ TOR L 86 110 32 86 .372 6 21 .286 16 24 .667 16 43 23 5 3 16 21 42 86 .488 11 25 .440 15 22 .682 13 51 34 10 15 14 20
47 47 1997-02-02 @ DET W 106 97 44 75 .587 7 15 .467 11 20 .550 12 38 29 12 4 16 19 39 75 .520 6 20 .300 13 20 .650 8 24 27 10 3 18 17
48 48 1997-02-05 ATL W 99 81 38 81 .469 4 14 .286 19 24 .792 14 48 26 8 8 9 19 31 88 .352 7 22 .318 12 13 .923 11 39 20 4 2 14 22
49 49 1997-02-11 @ POR L 108 111 38 81 .469 8 24 .333 24 30 .800 7 32 19 8 1 9 28 38 74 .514 5 18 .278 30 40 .750 9 39 24 5 3 11 24
50 50 1997-02-12 BOS W 131 100 48 82 .585 5 10 .500 30 36 .833 14 54 33 11 8 15 26 35 90 .389 4 18 .222 26 34 .765 8 31 24 15 3 12 24
51 51 1997-02-14 LAC W 110 93 46 87 .529 5 14 .357 13 16 .813 18 48 31 10 5 16 22 37 80 .463 8 18 .444 11 17 .647 13 31 28 7 4 19 22
52 52 1997-02-16 @ MIN L 96 107 34 84 .405 6 16 .375 22 30 .733 11 36 20 11 4 13 20 41 77 .532 4 12 .333 21 28 .750 7 42 30 8 9 15 25
53 53 1997-02-18 @ NYK L 94 95 36 81 .444 13 19 .684 9 13 .692 14 39 26 9 3 17 19 38 79 .481 5 16 .313 14 19 .737 16 47 21 8 2 17 10
54 54 1997-02-19 @ CHH L 115 123 39 72 .542 7 19 .368 30 33 .909 10 30 29 4 3 14 24 46 83 .554 14 22 .636 17 26 .654 15 31 34 9 3 11 24
55 55 1997-02-21 CLE W 94 88 35 64 .547 9 16 .563 15 26 .577 7 36 23 8 2 18 21 30 73 .411 7 15 .467 21 26 .808 13 36 23 10 1 14 22
56 56 1997-02-23 DAL L 86 88 34 81 .420 7 19 .368 11 12 .917 10 33 27 7 4 12 14 36 80 .450 3 11 .273 13 18 .722 16 45 21 5 3 14 12
57 57 1997-02-26 PHI W 111 104 41 87 .471 8 15 .533 21 23 .913 12 42 26 9 2 12 25 42 86 .488 5 15 .333 15 24 .625 13 37 22 5 2 18 21
58 58 1997-03-02 @ DAL W (1 OT) 109 108 38 83 .458 9 25 .360 24 32 .750 8 40 22 4 7 12 23 43 99 .434 5 24 .208 17 23 .739 18 53 21 9 8 14 27
59 59 1997-03-05 POR L 99 121 34 83 .410 2 16 .125 29 38 .763 15 47 26 7 2 20 21 41 78 .526 16 24 .667 23 30 .767 6 38 28 12 3 16 26
60 60 1997-03-07 SAC W 104 87 38 84 .452 4 15 .267 24 30 .800 10 46 27 12 6 13 20 31 75 .413 7 18 .389 18 31 .581 12 43 17 6 4 23 24
Team Opponent
Rk G Date Opp W/L Tm Opp FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
61 61 1997-03-09 ORL W 121 85 46 80 .575 11 18 .611 18 21 .857 11 45 34 14 4 14 17 34 86 .395 5 18 .278 12 13 .923 13 35 22 6 3 16 18
62 62 1997-03-11 TOR L 101 105 37 89 .416 10 27 .370 17 20 .850 18 47 29 7 6 10 21 41 95 .432 10 19 .526 13 23 .565 24 52 25 7 7 10 17
63 63 1997-03-13 @ LAC W 112 96 41 80 .513 8 18 .444 22 26 .846 8 41 24 7 9 13 16 41 98 .418 4 16 .250 10 11 .909 18 44 18 8 4 12 20
64 64 1997-03-15 DAL W 101 76 36 78 .462 8 24 .333 21 24 .875 12 45 24 6 6 11 20 30 76 .395 1 10 .100 15 26 .577 11 38 19 5 3 14 22
65 65 1997-03-17 @ GSW W 116 95 42 81 .519 16 28 .571 16 24 .667 11 40 28 10 2 15 27 40 80 .500 1 14 .071 14 27 .519 16 43 20 4 4 15 19
66 66 1997-03-18 LAC L 111 121 37 87 .425 6 22 .273 31 36 .861 15 43 19 7 4 17 24 44 85 .518 10 19 .526 23 29 .793 11 47 33 10 5 17 31
67 67 1997-03-20 SAS W 113 106 42 83 .506 6 14 .429 23 30 .767 11 38 36 8 4 7 15 43 82 .524 8 18 .444 12 14 .857 8 37 27 5 6 10 20
68 68 1997-03-22 @ HOU W 104 99 42 82 .512 10 21 .476 10 13 .769 5 41 33 5 2 14 12 42 97 .433 5 17 .294 10 12 .833 17 49 30 9 1 9 15
69 69 1997-03-25 MIL W 117 112 39 74 .527 6 19 .316 33 38 .868 7 37 29 8 9 11 15 48 92 .522 6 18 .333 10 16 .625 13 43 34 7 1 12 30
70 70 1997-03-26 @ SEA W 109 107 38 75 .507 13 31 .419 20 29 .690 7 33 27 8 4 17 17 42 81 .519 5 21 .238 18 21 .857 10 39 25 15 5 16 26
71 71 1997-03-28 GSW W (1 OT) 122 115 40 89 .449 10 26 .385 32 36 .889 9 39 29 11 10 13 21 43 90 .478 8 18 .444 21 29 .724 12 50 30 6 5 19 31
72 72 1997-03-30 SEA W 107 106 39 73 .534 15 28 .536 14 25 .560 7 31 29 10 2 20 18 43 79 .544 8 17 .471 12 16 .750 13 44 28 14 2 22 25
73 73 1997-04-02 HOU W 109 96 42 85 .494 9 23 .391 16 22 .727 6 42 28 11 4 8 18 39 87 .448 9 25 .360 9 14 .643 12 46 23 4 2 17 18
74 74 1997-04-04 @ DEN W 122 113 49 96 .510 9 19 .474 15 16 .938 14 36 32 12 6 8 15 41 95 .432 10 28 .357 21 21 1.000 28 54 18 3 6 18 16
75 75 1997-04-05 @ POR W 99 90 33 79 .418 8 25 .320 25 30 .833 10 38 23 11 7 13 13 37 87 .425 4 16 .250 12 15 .800 15 47 20 8 1 19 23
76 76 1997-04-08 MIN W 115 107 40 81 .494 7 21 .333 28 37 .757 12 43 27 9 4 11 18 39 89 .438 6 13 .462 23 29 .793 15 44 19 6 3 14 31
77 77 1997-04-10 @ SAC W 101 99 44 84 .524 5 18 .278 8 15 .533 8 38 30 7 4 16 21 38 82 .463 8 21 .381 15 24 .625 11 43 29 11 3 18 18
78 78 1997-04-11 @ LAL L 98 114 33 83 .398 8 22 .364 24 36 .667 17 40 21 3 5 13 22 46 96 .479 8 20 .400 14 19 .737 19 49 25 8 12 12 24
79 79 1997-04-13 @ GSW W 105 97 36 83 .434 10 29 .345 23 25 .920 7 39 24 8 3 8 17 38 90 .422 5 17 .294 16 25 .640 19 51 15 7 3 13 19
80 80 1997-04-15 UTA L 122 127 47 87 .540 9 20 .450 19 25 .760 10 35 34 8 3 8 26 45 78 .577 5 13 .385 32 39 .821 9 37 33 8 2 13 20
Team Opponent
Rk G Date Opp W/L Tm Opp FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
81 81 1997-04-18 @ SAS W 106 95 42 83 .506 8 18 .444 14 21 .667 7 38 36 6 6 8 7 40 97 .412 6 17 .353 9 10 .900 20 51 18 8 2 12 18
82 82 1997-04-19 VAN L 107 121 43 93 .462 9 27 .333 12 22 .545 12 34 28 9 5 7 14 50 84 .595 10 13 .769 11 18 .611 11 44 40 4 8 15 20
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Playoffs

Turnovers do not include team turnovers
Team Opponent
Rk G Date Opp W/L Tm Opp FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF
1 1 1997-04-25 @ SEA W 106 101 33 72 .458 13 31 .419 27 37 .730 7 33 24 11 5 17 17 38 88 .432 8 16 .500 17 19 .895 18 45 17 9 3 17 29
2 2 1997-04-27 @ SEA L 78 122 21 78 .269 5 24 .208 31 38 .816 16 49 16 7 5 22 27 45 92 .489 9 28 .321 23 30 .767 14 50 24 14 9 12 30
3 3 1997-04-29 SEA W 110 103 37 79 .468 11 29 .379 25 32 .781 11 42 22 9 9 12 18 35 83 .422 12 30 .400 21 26 .808 14 42 24 8 6 13 23
4 4 1997-05-01 SEA L (1 OT) 115 122 44 97 .454 10 30 .333 17 23 .739 7 43 33 9 4 15 24 38 89 .427 16 33 .485 30 36 .833 11 53 33 10 5 17 22
5 5 1997-05-03 @ SEA L 92 116 37 87 .425 12 31 .387 6 9 .667 9 35 19 5 3 14 24 41 82 .500 9 25 .360 25 31 .806 13 43 29 8 1 11 18