1971-72 Phoenix Suns Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 49-33
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference
Coach: Cotton Fitzsimmons (49-33)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 342,922, Avg. 8,364 in 41 home dates
1971-72 Phoenix Suns Statistics
1971-72 Phoenix Suns Roster

The Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association ended the 1971-72 season with a record of 49 wins and 33 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Midwest Division of the Western Conference.

The Suns tossed in 9,534 points and surrendered 9,083. Dick Van Arsdale netted a team-leading 1,619 points for Phoenix, and Connie Hawkins scored 19 or more per game also. Paul Silas contributed 955 rebounds. Paul Silas dished out 343 assists for the squad.

Cotton Fitzsimmons coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 9534
Regular Season Points Against: 9083

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 14, 1971 Milwaukee Bucks 110 at Phoenix Suns 97 L 0-1 0-0 0-1
October 16, 1971 Houston Rockets 108 at Phoenix Suns 128 W 1-1 0-0 1-1
October 22, 1971 Detroit Pistons 116 at Phoenix Suns 109 L 1-2 0-0 1-2
October 24, 1971 Chicago Bulls 105 at Phoenix Suns 104 L 1-3 0-0 1-3
October 26, 1971 Cincinnati Royals 99 at Phoenix Suns 126 W 2-3 0-0 2-3
October 29, 1971 Phoenix Suns 137 at Philadelphia 76ers 135 W 2-3 1-0 3-3 2OT
October 30, 1971 Phoenix Suns 94 at Baltimore Bullets 101 L 2-3 1-1 3-4
November 2, 1971 Phoenix Suns 101 at Chicago Bulls 108 L 2-3 1-2 3-5
November 3, 1971 Phoenix Suns 100 at Buffalo Braves 98 W 2-3 2-2 4-5
November 5, 1971 Phoenix Suns 107 at Cleveland Cavaliers 87 W 2-3 3-2 5-5
November 6, 1971 Phoenix Suns 95 at Cincinnati Royals 110 L 2-3 3-3 5-6
November 9, 1971 Phoenix Suns 113 at Milwaukee Bucks 118 L 2-3 3-4 5-7
November 12, 1971 Boston Celtics 119 at Phoenix Suns 128 W 3-3 3-4 6-7
November 14, 1971 Cleveland Cavaliers 105 at Phoenix Suns 119 W 4-3 3-4 7-7
November 16, 1971 Phoenix Suns 111 at New York Knicks 112 L 4-3 3-5 7-8
November 17, 1971 Phoenix Suns 121 at Boston Celtics 140 L 4-3 3-6 7-9
November 18, 1971 Phoenix Suns 126 at Detroit Pistons 128 L 4-3 3-7 7-10
November 20, 1971 Phoenix Suns 109 at Atlanta Hawks 115 L 4-3 3-8 7-11
November 23, 1971 Philadelphia 76ers 107 at Phoenix Suns 128 W 5-3 3-8 8-11
November 25, 1971 Detroit Pistons 103 at Phoenix Suns 122 W 6-3 3-8 9-11
November 28, 1971 Phoenix Suns 116 at Houston Rockets 110 W 6-3 4-8 10-11
November 30, 1971 Phoenix Suns 121 at Portland Trail Blazers 111 W 6-3 5-8 11-11 OT
December 1, 1971 Portland Trail Blazers 103 at Phoenix Suns 139 W 7-3 5-8 12-11
December 4, 1971 Phoenix Suns 128 at Golden State Warriors 92 W 7-3 6-8 13-11 at Oakland, CA
December 5, 1971 Golden State Warriors 87 at Phoenix Suns 120 W 8-3 6-8 14-11
December 9, 1971 Atlanta Hawks 115 at Phoenix Suns 135 W 9-3 6-8 15-11
December 10, 1971 Phoenix Suns 117 at Los Angeles Lakers 126 L 9-3 6-9 15-12 OT
December 11, 1971 Houston Rockets 111 at Phoenix Suns 110 L 9-4 6-9 15-13
December 14, 1971 Phoenix Suns 110 at New York Knicks 100 W 9-4 7-9 16-13
December 15, 1971 Phoenix Suns 127 at Cincinnati Royals 108 W 9-4 8-9 17-13
December 17, 1971 Detroit Pistons 102 at Phoenix Suns 123 W 10-4 8-9 18-13
December 18, 1971 Los Angeles Lakers 132 at Phoenix Suns 106 L 10-5 8-9 18-14
December 19, 1971 Phoenix Suns 127 at Seattle Supersonics 130 L 10-5 8-10 18-15 OT
December 21, 1971 Philadelphia 76ers 119 at Phoenix Suns 124 W 11-5 8-10 19-15
December 23, 1971 Chicago Bulls 117 at Phoenix Suns 108 L 11-6 8-10 19-16 OT
December 25, 1971 Seattle Supersonics 86 at Phoenix Suns 116 W 12-6 8-10 20-16
December 29, 1971 Phoenix Suns 124 at Houston Rockets 106 W 12-6 9-10 21-16
December 30, 1971 Buffalo Braves 102 at Phoenix Suns 123 W 13-6 9-10 22-16
January 1, 1972 Boston Celtics 104 at Phoenix Suns 114 W 14-6 9-10 23-16
January 2, 1972 Atlanta Hawks 116 at Phoenix Suns 111 L 14-7 9-10 23-17
January 4, 1972 Phoenix Suns 112 at Chicago Bulls 108 W 14-7 10-10 24-17
January 7, 1972 Phoenix Suns 123 at Buffalo Braves 110 W 14-7 11-10 25-17
January 8, 1972 Phoenix Suns 119 at Philadelphia 76ers 130 L 14-7 11-11 25-18
January 9, 1972 Baltimore Bullets 109 at Phoenix Suns 103 L 14-8 11-11 25-19 at College Park, MD
January 11, 1972 Phoenix Suns 115 at Milwaukee Bucks 114 W 14-8 12-11 26-19
January 14, 1972 Cleveland Cavaliers 107 at Phoenix Suns 117 W 15-8 12-11 27-19
January 15, 1972 Phoenix Suns 110 at Seattle Supersonics 118 L 15-8 12-12 27-20
January 16, 1972 Baltimore Bullets 107 at Phoenix Suns 104 L 15-9 12-12 27-21
January 20, 1972 New York Knicks 109 at Phoenix Suns 130 W 16-9 12-12 28-21
January 21, 1972 Phoenix Suns 128 at Seattle Supersonics 113 W 16-9 13-12 29-21
January 22, 1972 Los Angeles Lakers 102 at Phoenix Suns 116 W 17-9 13-12 30-21
January 25, 1972 Phoenix Suns 119 at Los Angeles Lakers 129 L 17-9 13-13 30-22
January 28, 1972 Chicago Bulls 116 at Phoenix Suns 102 L 17-10 13-13 30-23
January 29, 1972 Phoenix Suns 100 at Golden State Warriors 111 L 17-10 13-14 30-24 at Oakland, CA
January 30, 1972 Atlanta Hawks 103 at Phoenix Suns 105 W 18-10 13-14 31-24
February 1, 1972 Phoenix Suns 129 at Portland Trail Blazers 117 W 18-10 14-14 32-24
February 2, 1972 Milwaukee Bucks 106 at Phoenix Suns 103 L 18-11 14-14 32-25
February 4, 1972 Golden State Warriors 105 at Phoenix Suns 113 W 19-11 14-14 33-25
February 5, 1972 Phoenix Suns 118 at Portland Trail Blazers 117 W 19-11 15-14 34-25 OT
February 6, 1972 Portland Trail Blazers 94 at Phoenix Suns 107 W 20-11 15-14 35-25
February 8, 1972 Philadelphia 76ers 108 at Phoenix Suns 120 W 21-11 15-14 36-25
February 10, 1972 Baltimore Bullets 98 at Phoenix Suns 131 W 22-11 15-14 37-25
February 12, 1972 Cincinnati Royals 95 at Phoenix Suns 117 W 23-11 15-14 38-25
February 16, 1972 Los Angeles Lakers 109 at Phoenix Suns 110 W 24-11 15-14 39-25
February 18, 1972 Boston Celtics 115 at Phoenix Suns 126 W 25-11 15-14 40-25
February 20, 1972 Phoenix Suns 121 at Detroit Pistons 107 W 25-11 16-14 41-25
February 22, 1972 Phoenix Suns 103 at Boston Celtics 114 L 25-11 16-15 41-26
February 23, 1972 Phoenix Suns 118 at Atlanta Hawks 120 L 25-11 16-16 41-27
February 25, 1972 Phoenix Suns 107 at Chicago Bulls 115 L 25-11 16-17 41-28
February 26, 1972 Milwaukee Bucks 119 at Phoenix Suns 117 L 25-12 16-17 41-29 OT at Madison, WI
February 27, 1972 Phoenix Suns 127 at Cleveland Cavaliers 125 W 25-12 17-17 42-29
March 1, 1972 Baltimore Bullets 95 at Phoenix Suns 90 L 25-13 17-17 42-30
March 5, 1972 Buffalo Braves 103 at Phoenix Suns 131 W 26-13 17-17 43-30
March 7, 1972 Phoenix Suns 129 at Detroit Pistons 121 W 26-13 18-17 44-30
March 8, 1972 Phoenix Suns 105 at Cincinnati Royals 122 L 26-13 18-18 44-31
March 11, 1972 Phoenix Suns 110 at New York Knicks 106 W 26-13 19-18 45-31
March 15, 1972 Milwaukee Bucks 106 at Phoenix Suns 110 W 27-13 19-18 46-31
March 17, 1972 New York Knicks 106 at Phoenix Suns 111 W 28-13 19-18 47-31
March 18, 1972 Phoenix Suns 116 at Golden State Warriors 134 L 28-13 19-19 47-32
March 21, 1972 Portland Trail Blazers 128 at Phoenix Suns 160 W 29-13 19-19 48-32
March 24, 1972 Phoenix Suns 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 112 L 29-13 19-20 48-33
March 25, 1972 Seattle Supersonics 99 at Phoenix Suns 118 W 30-13 19-20 49-33


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