1979-80 Phoenix Suns Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 55-27
Finishing 3rd in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 3-5 Lost conference semifinals
Conference First Round - Defeated Kansas City Kings 2-1
Conference Semifinals - Lost to Los Angeles Lakers 4-1
Coach: John MacLeod (55-27)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 480,659, Avg. 11,723 in 41 home dates
1979-80 Phoenix Suns Statistics
1979-80 Phoenix Suns Roster

The Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association ended the 1979-80 season with a record of 55 wins and 27 losses, finishing third in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-5.

Phoenix tossed in 9,114 points and gave up 8,819. Paul Westphal netted a team-leading 1,792 points for the Suns, while Walter Davis scored 18 or more per game, too. Truck Robinson accounted for 770 rebounds. Paul Westphal dished out 416 assists for the squad.

Defensively, Don Buse added 132 thefts.

John MacLeod coached the team. The 1979-80 Phoenix Suns lost in the conference semifinals.

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Regular Season Points For: 9114
Regular Season Points Against: 8819

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 12, 1979 Golden State Warriors 89 at Phoenix Suns 97 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
October 14, 1979 Chicago Bulls 102 at Phoenix Suns 112 W 2-0 0-0 2-0
October 16, 1979 Seattle Supersonics 86 at Phoenix Suns 102 W 3-0 0-0 3-0
October 19, 1979 Phoenix Suns 94 at Milwaukee Bucks 95 L 3-0 0-1 3-1
October 20, 1979 Phoenix Suns 104 at Chicago Bulls 116 L 3-0 0-2 3-2
October 21, 1979 Phoenix Suns 85 at Kansas City Kings 122 L 3-0 0-3 3-3
October 23, 1979 Milwaukee Bucks 114 at Phoenix Suns 108 L 3-1 0-3 3-4
October 24, 1979 Phoenix Suns 110 at Golden State Warriors 108 W 3-1 1-3 4-4 OT
October 26, 1979 Phoenix Suns 92 at Seattle Supersonics 86 W 3-1 2-3 5-4
October 28, 1979 Phoenix Suns 89 at Portland Trail Blazers 88 W 3-1 3-3 6-4
October 30, 1979 San Antonio Spurs 109 at Phoenix Suns 142 W 4-1 3-3 7-4
November 2, 1979 Phoenix Suns 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 112 L 4-1 3-4 7-5
November 6, 1979 Phoenix Suns 120 at Utah Jazz 107 W 4-1 4-4 8-5
November 7, 1979 San Diego Clippers 114 at Phoenix Suns 102 L 4-2 4-4 8-6
November 9, 1979 Cleveland Cavaliers 106 at Phoenix Suns 110 W 5-2 4-4 9-6
November 11, 1979 Denver Nuggets 91 at Phoenix Suns 116 W 6-2 4-4 10-6
November 14, 1979 Indiana Pacers 100 at Phoenix Suns 104 W 7-2 4-4 11-6
November 16, 1979 Portland Trail Blazers 97 at Phoenix Suns 98 W 8-2 4-4 12-6
November 18, 1979 Golden State Warriors 99 at Phoenix Suns 95 L 8-3 4-4 12-7
November 20, 1979 Phoenix Suns 110 at San Diego Clippers 117 L 8-3 4-5 12-8
November 21, 1979 Kansas City Kings 120 at Phoenix Suns 128 W 9-3 4-5 13-8
November 23, 1979 Los Angeles Lakers 112 at Phoenix Suns 126 W 10-3 4-5 14-8
November 24, 1979 Phoenix Suns 115 at Denver Nuggets 101 W 10-3 5-5 15-8
November 25, 1979 Phoenix Suns 87 at Portland Trail Blazers 86 W 10-3 6-5 16-8
November 28, 1979 Phoenix Suns 116 at Seattle Supersonics 127 L 10-3 6-6 16-9
December 1, 1979 Chicago Bulls 86 at Phoenix Suns 99 W 11-3 6-6 17-9
December 4, 1979 Phoenix Suns 114 at New York Knicks 118 L 11-3 6-7 17-10
December 5, 1979 Phoenix Suns 100 at New Jersey Nets 115 L 11-3 6-8 17-11
December 7, 1979 Phoenix Suns 92 at Boston Celtics 100 L 11-3 6-9 17-12
December 8, 1979 Phoenix Suns 96 at Philadelphia 76ers 117 L 11-3 6-10 17-13
December 11, 1979 Phoenix Suns 123 at Washington Bullets 99 W 11-3 7-10 18-13
December 13, 1979 Houston Rockets 113 at Phoenix Suns 121 W 12-3 7-10 19-13
December 15, 1979 Detroit Pistons 105 at Phoenix Suns 126 W 13-3 7-10 20-13
December 19, 1979 Utah Jazz 99 at Phoenix Suns 117 W 14-3 7-10 21-13
December 21, 1979 Phoenix Suns 127 at Chicago Bulls 117 W 14-3 8-10 22-13
December 22, 1979 Phoenix Suns 115 at Kansas City Kings 111 W 14-3 9-10 23-13
December 23, 1979 Milwaukee Bucks 103 at Phoenix Suns 106 W 15-3 9-10 24-13
December 26, 1979 Portland Trail Blazers 99 at Phoenix Suns 119 W 16-3 9-10 25-13
December 28, 1979 Kansas City Kings 112 at Phoenix Suns 118 W 17-3 9-10 26-13
December 30, 1979 Phoenix Suns 105 at Los Angeles Lakers 113 L 17-3 9-11 26-14
January 2, 1980 Phoenix Suns 109 at San Antonio Spurs 118 L 17-3 9-12 26-15
January 5, 1980 Phoenix Suns 110 at Houston Rockets 111 L 17-3 9-13 26-16
January 9, 1980 Golden State Warriors 100 at Phoenix Suns 113 W 18-3 9-13 27-16
January 12, 1980 Phoenix Suns 96 at Golden State Warriors 107 L 18-3 9-14 27-17
January 13, 1980 Utah Jazz 103 at Phoenix Suns 106 W 19-3 9-14 28-17
January 15, 1980 Phoenix Suns 107 at Denver Nuggets 99 W 19-3 10-14 29-17
January 16, 1980 Phoenix Suns 115 at Utah Jazz 108 W 19-3 11-14 30-17
January 17, 1980 Atlanta Hawks 99 at Phoenix Suns 101 W 20-3 11-14 31-17
January 19, 1980 San Diego Clippers 123 at Phoenix Suns 137 W 21-3 11-14 32-17
January 23, 1980 New York Knicks 119 at Phoenix Suns 109 L 21-4 11-14 32-18
January 25, 1980 Milwaukee Bucks 96 at Phoenix Suns 110 W 22-4 11-14 33-18
January 27, 1980 Philadelphia 76ers 118 at Phoenix Suns 125 W 23-4 11-14 34-18
January 29, 1980 Phoenix Suns 121 at San Diego Clippers 133 L 23-4 11-15 34-19
January 30, 1980 Denver Nuggets 114 at Phoenix Suns 122 W 24-4 11-15 35-19
February 6, 1980 Kansas City Kings 95 at Phoenix Suns 97 W 25-4 11-15 36-19
February 8, 1980 Phoenix Suns 113 at Chicago Bulls 109 W 25-4 12-15 37-19
February 10, 1980 Phoenix Suns 107 at Milwaukee Bucks 109 L 25-4 12-16 37-20
February 13, 1980 Boston Celtics 134 at Phoenix Suns 135 W 26-4 12-16 38-20
February 15, 1980 Washington Bullets 104 at Phoenix Suns 116 W 27-4 12-16 39-20
February 17, 1980 New Jersey Nets 98 at Phoenix Suns 128 W 28-4 12-16 40-20
February 19, 1980 Phoenix Suns 109 at Cleveland Cavaliers 128 L 28-4 12-17 40-21
February 21, 1980 Phoenix Suns 125 at Detroit Pistons 116 W 28-4 13-17 41-21
February 22, 1980 Phoenix Suns 104 at Atlanta Hawks 111 L 28-4 13-18 41-22
February 24, 1980 Phoenix Suns 113 at Indiana Pacers 105 W 28-4 14-18 42-22
February 26, 1980 Phoenix Suns 112 at Denver Nuggets 121 L 28-4 14-19 42-23
February 27, 1980 Milwaukee Bucks 119 at Phoenix Suns 110 L 28-5 14-19 42-24 OT
February 28, 1980 Phoenix Suns 111 at Utah Jazz 101 W 28-5 15-19 43-24
March 2, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 115 at Phoenix Suns 123 W 29-5 15-19 44-24
March 5, 1980 Seattle Supersonics 111 at Phoenix Suns 127 W 30-5 15-19 45-24
March 7, 1980 Utah Jazz 94 at Phoenix Suns 110 W 31-5 15-19 46-24
March 9, 1980 Chicago Bulls 103 at Phoenix Suns 113 W 32-5 15-19 47-24 OT
March 12, 1980 Phoenix Suns 122 at Golden State Warriors 113 W 32-5 16-19 48-24
March 15, 1980 Phoenix Suns 109 at San Diego Clippers 120 L 32-5 16-20 48-25
March 16, 1980 Phoenix Suns 106 at Los Angeles Lakers 128 L 32-5 16-21 48-26
March 18, 1980 Phoenix Suns 112 at Kansas City Kings 109 W 32-5 17-21 49-26
March 19, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 108 at Phoenix Suns 112 W 33-5 17-21 50-26
March 21, 1980 Phoenix Suns 111 at Portland Trail Blazers 100 W 33-5 18-21 51-26
March 23, 1980 Denver Nuggets 102 at Phoenix Suns 118 W 34-5 18-21 52-26
March 25, 1980 Phoenix Suns 95 at Seattle Supersonics 104 L 34-5 18-22 52-27
March 26, 1980 Seattle Supersonics 99 at Phoenix Suns 109 W 35-5 18-22 53-27
March 28, 1980 Portland Trail Blazers 100 at Phoenix Suns 114 W 36-5 18-22 54-27
March 30, 1980 San Diego Clippers 104 at Phoenix Suns 122 W 37-5 18-22 55-27
April 2, 1980 Kansas City Kings 93 at Phoenix Suns 96 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 4, 1980 Phoenix Suns 96 at Kansas City Kings 106 L 1-0 0-1 1-1
April 6, 1980 Kansas City Kings 99 at Phoenix Suns 114 W 2-0 0-1 2-1
April 8, 1980 Phoenix Suns 110 at Los Angeles Lakers 119 L 2-0 0-2 2-2
April 9, 1980 Phoenix Suns 128 at Los Angeles Lakers 131 L 2-0 0-3 2-3 OT
April 11, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 108 at Phoenix Suns 105 L 2-1 0-3 2-4
April 13, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 101 at Phoenix Suns 127 W 3-1 0-3 3-4
April 15, 1980 Phoenix Suns 101 at Los Angeles Lakers 126 L 3-1 0-4 3-5


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