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1996-97 Phoenix Suns Schedule and Results

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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)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Nov 1, 1996 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 82 96 0 1 L 1
2 Sat, Nov 2, 1996 Box Score Houston Rockets L 95 110 0 2 L 2
3 Tue, Nov 5, 1996 Box Score Minnesota Timberwolves L 95 98 0 3 L 3
4 Thu, Nov 7, 1996 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L 98 103 0 4 L 4
5 Sat, Nov 9, 1996 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers L 95 112 0 5 L 5
6 Mon, Nov 11, 1996 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L 79 97 0 6 L 6
7 Tue, Nov 12, 1996 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L OT 89 99 0 7 L 7
8 Thu, Nov 14, 1996 Box Score @ Vancouver Grizzlies L 89 92 0 8 L 8
9 Sun, Nov 17, 1996 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 88 102 0 9 L 9
10 Wed, Nov 20, 1996 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 99 113 0 10 L 10
11 Thu, Nov 21, 1996 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 105 115 0 11 L 11
12 Sun, Nov 24, 1996 Box Score Miami Heat L 84 87 0 12 L 12
13 Tue, Nov 26, 1996 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets L 108 117 0 13 L 13
14 Wed, Nov 27, 1996 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 99 77 1 13 W 1
15 Fri, Nov 29, 1996 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 92 105 1 14 L 1
16 Wed, Dec 4, 1996 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 118 87 2 14 W 1
17 Fri, Dec 6, 1996 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings W 101 95 3 14 W 2
18 Sun, Dec 8, 1996 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 106 93 4 14 W 3
19 Tue, Dec 10, 1996 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 93 76 5 14 W 4
20 Thu, Dec 12, 1996 Box Score @ Utah Jazz W 95 87 6 14 W 5
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Fri, Dec 13, 1996 Box Score @ Minnesota Timberwolves L 105 108 6 15 L 1
22 Sun, Dec 15, 1996 Box Score Vancouver Grizzlies W 103 84 7 15 W 1
23 Mon, Dec 16, 1996 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers L OT 121 122 7 16 L 1 at Anaheim, CA
24 Wed, Dec 18, 1996 Box Score Washington Bullets W 114 107 8 16 W 1
25 Sat, Dec 21, 1996 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs L 88 101 8 17 L 1
26 Mon, Dec 23, 1996 Box Score Denver Nuggets L OT 109 112 8 18 L 2
27 Wed, Dec 25, 1996 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 87 108 8 19 L 3
28 Sat, Dec 28, 1996 Box Score @ Vancouver Grizzlies W 103 98 9 19 W 1
29 Mon, Dec 30, 1996 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 100 88 10 19 W 2
30 Thu, Jan 2, 1997 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers L 94 103 10 20 L 1
31 Fri, Jan 3, 1997 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 104 117 10 21 L 2
32 Sun, Jan 5, 1997 Box Score @ Boston Celtics L 102 109 10 22 L 3
33 Tue, Jan 7, 1997 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks L OT 103 105 10 23 L 4
34 Wed, Jan 8, 1997 Box Score @ Washington Bullets L OT 113 115 10 24 L 5
35 Fri, Jan 10, 1997 Box Score Charlotte Hornets W 102 90 11 24 W 1
36 Mon, Jan 13, 1997 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W 105 98 12 24 W 2
37 Tue, Jan 14, 1997 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 110 101 13 24 W 3
38 Thu, Jan 16, 1997 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 91 95 13 25 L 1
39 Sat, Jan 18, 1997 Box Score New York Knicks W 105 98 14 25 W 1
40 Mon, Jan 20, 1997 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 89 86 15 25 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Wed, Jan 22, 1997 Box Score Utah Jazz L 99 111 15 26 L 1
42 Fri, Jan 24, 1997 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 105 115 15 27 L 2
43 Mon, Jan 27, 1997 Box Score @ Miami Heat L 97 125 15 28 L 3
44 Wed, Jan 29, 1997 Box Score @ Orlando Magic L 105 112 15 29 L 4
45 Thu, Jan 30, 1997 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 101 113 15 30 L 5
46 Sat, Feb 1, 1997 Box Score @ Toronto Raptors L 86 110 15 31 L 6
47 Sun, Feb 2, 1997 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons W 106 97 16 31 W 1
48 Wed, Feb 5, 1997 Box Score Atlanta Hawks W 99 81 17 31 W 2
49 Tue, Feb 11, 1997 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 108 111 17 32 L 1
50 Wed, Feb 12, 1997 Box Score Boston Celtics W 131 100 18 32 W 1
51 Fri, Feb 14, 1997 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 110 93 19 32 W 2
52 Sun, Feb 16, 1997 Box Score @ Minnesota Timberwolves L 96 107 19 33 L 1
53 Tue, Feb 18, 1997 Box Score @ New York Knicks L 94 95 19 34 L 2
54 Wed, Feb 19, 1997 Box Score @ Charlotte Hornets L 115 123 19 35 L 3
55 Fri, Feb 21, 1997 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 94 88 20 35 W 1
56 Sun, Feb 23, 1997 Box Score Dallas Mavericks L 86 88 20 36 L 1
57 Wed, Feb 26, 1997 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 111 104 21 36 W 1
58 Sun, Mar 2, 1997 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W OT 109 108 22 36 W 2
59 Wed, Mar 5, 1997 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers L 99 121 22 37 L 1
60 Fri, Mar 7, 1997 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 104 87 23 37 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Sun, Mar 9, 1997 Box Score Orlando Magic W 121 85 24 37 W 2
62 Tue, Mar 11, 1997 Box Score Toronto Raptors L 101 105 24 38 L 1
63 Thu, Mar 13, 1997 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers W 112 96 25 38 W 1
64 Sat, Mar 15, 1997 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 101 76 26 38 W 2
65 Mon, Mar 17, 1997 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 116 95 27 38 W 3
66 Tue, Mar 18, 1997 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers L 111 121 27 39 L 1
67 Thu, Mar 20, 1997 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 113 106 28 39 W 1
68 Sat, Mar 22, 1997 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 104 99 29 39 W 2
69 Tue, Mar 25, 1997 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 117 112 30 39 W 3
70 Wed, Mar 26, 1997 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 109 107 31 39 W 4
71 Fri, Mar 28, 1997 Box Score Golden State Warriors W OT 122 115 32 39 W 5
72 Sun, Mar 30, 1997 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 107 106 33 39 W 6
73 Wed, Apr 2, 1997 Box Score Houston Rockets W 109 96 34 39 W 7
74 Fri, Apr 4, 1997 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 122 113 35 39 W 8
75 Sat, Apr 5, 1997 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 99 90 36 39 W 9
76 Tue, Apr 8, 1997 Box Score Minnesota Timberwolves W 115 107 37 39 W 10
77 Thu, Apr 10, 1997 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings W 101 99 38 39 W 11
78 Fri, Apr 11, 1997 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 98 114 38 40 L 1
79 Sun, Apr 13, 1997 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 105 97 39 40 W 1
80 Tue, Apr 15, 1997 Box Score Utah Jazz L 122 127 39 41 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Fri, Apr 18, 1997 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 106 95 40 41 W 1
82 Sat, Apr 19, 1997 Box Score Vancouver Grizzlies L 107 121 40 42 L 1

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Apr 25, 1997 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics W 106 101 1 0 W 1
2 Sun, Apr 27, 1997 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 78 122 1 1 L 1
3 Tue, Apr 29, 1997 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics W 110 103 2 1 W 1
4 Thu, May 1, 1997 Box Score Seattle SuperSonics L OT 115 122 2 2 L 1
5 Sat, May 3, 1997 Box Score @ Seattle SuperSonics L 92 116 2 3 L 2