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1996-97 Seattle SuperSonics Schedule and Results

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Record: 57-25, Finished 1st in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: George Karl (57-25)

PTS/G: 100.9 (4th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 93.2 (7th of 29)
SRS: 6.91 (3rd of 29) ▪ Pace: 90.3 (16th of 29)
Off Rtg: 111.2 (3rd of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 102.7 (6th of 29)
Expected W-L: 62-20 (3rd of 29)

Arena: KeyArena at Seattle Center ▪ Attendance: 699,952 (13th of 29)

NBA 1997 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Semifinals (3-4) versus Houston Rockets  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (2-3) versus Phoenix Suns  (Series Stats)

Regular Season

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Nov 1, 1996 Box Score @ Utah Jazz L 91 99 0 1 L 1
2 Sat, Nov 2, 1996 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 104 93 1 1 W 1
3 Tue, Nov 5, 1996 Box Score Atlanta Hawks L 95 117 1 2 L 1
4 Thu, Nov 7, 1996 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W 103 98 2 2 W 1
5 Fri, Nov 8, 1996 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 87 75 3 2 W 2
6 Mon, Nov 11, 1996 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings W 110 94 4 2 W 3
7 Tue, Nov 12, 1996 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 121 102 5 2 W 4
8 Thu, Nov 14, 1996 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers W 94 78 6 2 W 5
9 Sat, Nov 16, 1996 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 108 96 7 2 W 6
10 Sun, Nov 17, 1996 Box Score Vancouver Grizzlies W 91 81 8 2 W 7
11 Tue, Nov 19, 1996 Box Score @ Toronto Raptors W 106 98 9 2 W 8
12 Wed, Nov 20, 1996 Box Score @ Washington Bullets W 2OT 115 110 10 2 W 9
13 Fri, Nov 22, 1996 Box Score @ Boston Celtics W 118 91 11 2 W 10
14 Sun, Nov 24, 1996 Box Score @ New York Knicks W 102 92 12 2 W 11
15 Tue, Nov 26, 1996 Box Score @ Charlotte Hornets L 89 97 12 3 L 1
16 Wed, Nov 27, 1996 Box Score @ Minnesota Timberwolves W 106 98 13 3 W 1
17 Fri, Nov 29, 1996 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 105 92 14 3 W 2
18 Sun, Dec 1, 1996 Box Score Utah Jazz L 90 96 14 4 L 1
19 Tue, Dec 3, 1996 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers L 106 110 14 5 L 2
20 Thu, Dec 5, 1996 Box Score Minnesota Timberwolves W 117 86 15 5 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
21 Sat, Dec 7, 1996 Box Score Charlotte Hornets L 92 94 15 6 L 1
22 Mon, Dec 9, 1996 Box Score @ Philadelphia 76ers W 118 94 16 6 W 1
23 Wed, Dec 11, 1996 Box Score @ New Jersey Nets L 101 110 16 7 L 1
24 Thu, Dec 12, 1996 Box Score @ Milwaukee Bucks L 97 100 16 8 L 2
25 Sat, Dec 14, 1996 Box Score Houston Rockets L 100 109 16 9 L 3
26 Tue, Dec 17, 1996 Box Score Golden State Warriors W 123 83 17 9 W 1
27 Wed, Dec 18, 1996 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers W 106 102 18 9 W 2
28 Fri, Dec 20, 1996 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 102 86 19 9 W 3
29 Sun, Dec 22, 1996 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 93 79 20 9 W 4
30 Thu, Dec 26, 1996 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 94 86 21 9 W 5
31 Sat, Dec 28, 1996 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks L 90 95 21 10 L 1
32 Mon, Dec 30, 1996 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 91 99 21 11 L 2
33 Thu, Jan 2, 1997 Box Score Philadelphia 76ers W 96 82 22 11 W 1
34 Fri, Jan 3, 1997 Box Score @ Vancouver Grizzlies W 108 94 23 11 W 2
35 Tue, Jan 7, 1997 Box Score Miami Heat W 94 85 24 11 W 3
36 Wed, Jan 8, 1997 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 109 99 25 11 W 4
37 Sat, Jan 11, 1997 Box Score Indiana Pacers W 92 82 26 11 W 5
38 Wed, Jan 15, 1997 Box Score Toronto Raptors W 122 78 27 11 W 6
39 Fri, Jan 17, 1997 Box Score Cleveland Cavaliers W 96 84 28 11 W 7
40 Mon, Jan 20, 1997 Box Score Vancouver Grizzlies W 112 96 29 11 W 8
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
41 Wed, Jan 22, 1997 Box Score Portland Trail Blazers W 98 97 30 11 W 9
42 Thu, Jan 23, 1997 Box Score @ Los Angeles Clippers L 100 102 30 12 L 1 at Anaheim, CA
43 Sun, Jan 26, 1997 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 103 104 30 13 L 2
44 Wed, Jan 29, 1997 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 111 86 31 13 W 1
45 Fri, Jan 31, 1997 Box Score Washington Bullets W 97 95 32 13 W 2
46 Sun, Feb 2, 1997 Box Score Chicago Bulls L 84 91 32 14 L 1
47 Wed, Feb 5, 1997 Box Score Utah Jazz L 95 99 32 15 L 2
48 Tue, Feb 11, 1997 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 108 81 33 15 W 1
49 Fri, Feb 14, 1997 Box Score Houston Rockets W 105 85 34 15 W 2
50 Sun, Feb 16, 1997 Box Score @ Los Angeles Lakers W 102 91 35 15 W 3
51 Mon, Feb 17, 1997 Box Score Boston Celtics W 113 108 36 15 W 4
52 Fri, Feb 21, 1997 Box Score New York Knicks W 84 64 37 15 W 5
53 Sun, Feb 23, 1997 Box Score @ Utah Jazz W OT 89 87 38 15 W 6
54 Tue, Feb 25, 1997 Box Score @ Cleveland Cavaliers W 72 66 39 15 W 7
55 Wed, Feb 26, 1997 Box Score @ Indiana Pacers L 78 92 39 16 L 1
56 Fri, Feb 28, 1997 Box Score @ Miami Heat W 96 95 40 16 W 1
57 Sun, Mar 2, 1997 Box Score @ Orlando Magic W 109 101 41 16 W 2
58 Tue, Mar 4, 1997 Box Score Orlando Magic L 89 101 41 17 L 1
59 Fri, Mar 7, 1997 Box Score New Jersey Nets W 109 90 42 17 W 1
60 Sun, Mar 9, 1997 Box Score @ Portland Trail Blazers L 93 103 42 18 L 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
61 Tue, Mar 11, 1997 Box Score Detroit Pistons W 93 80 43 18 W 1
62 Thu, Mar 13, 1997 Box Score @ Minnesota Timberwolves W 108 92 44 18 W 2
63 Fri, Mar 14, 1997 Box Score @ Atlanta Hawks W 97 91 45 18 W 3
64 Sun, Mar 16, 1997 Box Score @ Detroit Pistons L 83 86 45 19 L 1
65 Tue, Mar 18, 1997 Box Score @ Chicago Bulls L OT 87 89 45 20 L 2
66 Thu, Mar 20, 1997 Box Score Denver Nuggets W 123 97 46 20 W 1
67 Sat, Mar 22, 1997 Box Score Sacramento Kings W 113 99 47 20 W 2
68 Sun, Mar 23, 1997 Box Score @ Vancouver Grizzlies W 106 92 48 20 W 3
69 Tue, Mar 25, 1997 Box Score @ Golden State Warriors W 126 89 49 20 W 4
70 Wed, Mar 26, 1997 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 107 109 49 21 L 1
71 Fri, Mar 28, 1997 Box Score Minnesota Timberwolves W 92 81 50 21 W 1
72 Sun, Mar 30, 1997 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 106 107 50 22 L 1
73 Tue, Apr 1, 1997 Box Score Los Angeles Lakers L 97 99 50 23 L 2
74 Thu, Apr 3, 1997 Box Score Milwaukee Bucks W 103 80 51 23 W 1
75 Sat, Apr 5, 1997 Box Score Dallas Mavericks W 103 84 52 23 W 2
76 Sun, Apr 6, 1997 Box Score @ Sacramento Kings L 101 113 52 24 L 1
77 Thu, Apr 10, 1997 Box Score @ Dallas Mavericks W 90 82 53 24 W 1
78 Sat, Apr 12, 1997 Box Score @ San Antonio Spurs W 96 91 54 24 W 2
79 Sun, Apr 13, 1997 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 73 113 54 25 L 1
80 Tue, Apr 15, 1997 Box Score San Antonio Spurs W 108 88 55 25 W 1
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
81 Thu, Apr 17, 1997 Box Score @ Denver Nuggets W 108 104 56 25 W 2
82 Sat, Apr 19, 1997 Box Score Los Angeles Clippers W 125 100 57 25 W 3

Playoffs

G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
1 Fri, Apr 25, 1997 Box Score Phoenix Suns L 101 106 0 1 L 1
2 Sun, Apr 27, 1997 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 122 78 1 1 W 1
3 Tue, Apr 29, 1997 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns L 103 110 1 2 L 1
4 Thu, May 1, 1997 Box Score @ Phoenix Suns W OT 122 115 2 2 W 1
5 Sat, May 3, 1997 Box Score Phoenix Suns W 116 92 3 2 W 2
G Date Opponent Tm Opp W L Streak Notes
6 Mon, May 5, 1997 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 102 112 3 3 L 1
7 Wed, May 7, 1997 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 106 101 4 3 W 1
8 Fri, May 9, 1997 Box Score Houston Rockets L 93 97 4 4 L 1
9 Sun, May 11, 1997 Box Score Houston Rockets L OT 106 110 4 5 L 2
10 Tue, May 13, 1997 Box Score @ Houston Rockets W 100 94 5 5 W 1
11 Thu, May 15, 1997 Box Score Houston Rockets W 99 96 6 5 W 2
12 Sat, May 17, 1997 Box Score @ Houston Rockets L 91 96 6 6 L 1