1980-81 Phoenix Suns Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 57-25
Finishing 1st in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 3-4 Lost conference semifinals
Conference Semifinals - Lost to Kansas City Kings 4-3
Coach: John MacLeod (57-25)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 482,693, Avg. 11,773 in 41 home dates
1980-81 Phoenix Suns Statistics
1980-81 Phoenix Suns Roster

The Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association ended the 1980-81 season with a record of 57 wins and 25 losses, finishing first in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 3-4.

The Suns poured in 9,019 points and conceded 8,567. Truck Robinson netted a team-leading 1,543 points for Phoenix, while Dennis Johnson scored 18 or more per game also. Truck Robinson accounted for 789 rebounds. Alvan Adams dished out 344 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Dennis Johnson added 136 steals.

John MacLeod coached the team. The 1980-81 Phoenix Suns lost in the conference semifinals.

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Regular Season Points For: 9019
Regular Season Points Against: 8567

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 10, 1980 Golden State Warriors 101 at Phoenix Suns 121 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
October 12, 1980 Kansas City Kings 100 at Phoenix Suns 109 W 2-0 0-0 2-0
October 15, 1980 Phoenix Suns 107 at Utah Jazz 93 W 2-0 1-0 3-0
October 17, 1980 Phoenix Suns 109 at Los Angeles Lakers 116 L 2-0 1-1 3-1
October 19, 1980 Phoenix Suns 102 at San Diego Clippers 84 W 2-0 2-1 4-1
October 21, 1980 Dallas Mavericks 99 at Phoenix Suns 111 W 3-0 2-1 5-1
October 24, 1980 Phoenix Suns 117 at Denver Nuggets 94 W 3-0 3-1 6-1
October 25, 1980 Phoenix Suns 100 at Seattle Supersonics 75 W 3-0 4-1 7-1
October 29, 1980 San Diego Clippers 89 at Phoenix Suns 105 W 4-0 4-1 8-1
October 31, 1980 Phoenix Suns 103 at Detroit Pistons 98 W 4-0 5-1 9-1 OT
November 1, 1980 Phoenix Suns 127 at Kansas City Kings 100 W 4-0 6-1 10-1
November 4, 1980 Indiana Pacers 108 at Phoenix Suns 109 W 5-0 6-1 11-1
November 5, 1980 Phoenix Suns 84 at San Antonio Spurs 114 L 5-0 6-2 11-2
November 8, 1980 Phoenix Suns 116 at Houston Rockets 115 W 5-0 7-2 12-2
November 11, 1980 Phoenix Suns 109 at San Diego Clippers 107 W 5-0 8-2 13-2
November 12, 1980 San Antonio Spurs 127 at Phoenix Suns 130 W 6-0 8-2 14-2
November 15, 1980 Phoenix Suns 108 at Golden State Warriors 119 L 6-0 8-3 14-3
November 16, 1980 Portland Trail Blazers 107 at Phoenix Suns 119 W 7-0 8-3 15-3
November 18, 1980 Phoenix Suns 102 at Dallas Mavericks 91 W 7-0 9-3 16-3
November 20, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 99 at Phoenix Suns 102 W 8-0 9-3 17-3
November 21, 1980 Phoenix Suns 88 at Los Angeles Lakers 116 L 8-0 9-4 17-4
November 23, 1980 Denver Nuggets 113 at Phoenix Suns 131 W 9-0 9-4 18-4
November 26, 1980 Seattle Supersonics 103 at Phoenix Suns 113 W 10-0 9-4 19-4
November 28, 1980 Chicago Bulls 101 at Phoenix Suns 102 W 11-0 9-4 20-4
November 29, 1980 Phoenix Suns 113 at Golden State Warriors 108 W 11-0 10-4 21-4
November 30, 1980 Houston Rockets 114 at Phoenix Suns 117 W 12-0 10-4 22-4
December 2, 1980 Phoenix Suns 122 at San Antonio Spurs 107 W 12-0 11-4 23-4
December 3, 1980 Phoenix Suns 100 at Kansas City Kings 103 L 12-0 11-5 23-5
December 5, 1980 New Jersey Nets 90 at Phoenix Suns 88 L 12-1 11-5 23-6
December 7, 1980 Golden State Warriors 88 at Phoenix Suns 106 W 13-1 11-5 24-6
December 9, 1980 Phoenix Suns 123 at Chicago Bulls 108 W 13-1 12-5 25-6
December 10, 1980 Phoenix Suns 90 at Indiana Pacers 102 L 13-1 12-6 25-7
December 14, 1980 Portland Trail Blazers 116 at Phoenix Suns 110 L 13-2 12-6 25-8
December 17, 1980 Dallas Mavericks 102 at Phoenix Suns 115 W 14-2 12-6 26-8
December 19, 1980 Utah Jazz 90 at Phoenix Suns 108 W 15-2 12-6 27-8
December 21, 1980 Phoenix Suns 111 at Portland Trail Blazers 100 W 15-2 13-6 28-8
December 22, 1980 Phoenix Suns 109 at Seattle Supersonics 98 W 15-2 14-6 29-8
December 23, 1980 Detroit Pistons 104 at Phoenix Suns 113 W 16-2 14-6 30-8
December 25, 1980 San Antonio Spurs 111 at Phoenix Suns 131 W 17-2 14-6 31-8
December 27, 1980 Los Angeles Lakers 106 at Phoenix Suns 116 W 18-2 14-6 32-8
December 30, 1980 Boston Celtics 116 at Phoenix Suns 97 L 18-3 14-6 32-9
January 2, 1981 Phoenix Suns 133 at Denver Nuggets 132 W 18-3 15-6 33-9
January 6, 1981 Phoenix Suns 113 at Atlanta Hawks 106 W 18-3 16-6 34-9
January 7, 1981 Phoenix Suns 90 at Boston Celtics 108 L 18-3 16-7 34-10
January 9, 1981 Phoenix Suns 112 at New Jersey Nets 95 W 18-3 17-7 35-10
January 11, 1981 Phoenix Suns 109 at Milwaukee Bucks 123 L 18-3 17-8 35-11
January 13, 1981 Seattle Supersonics 99 at Phoenix Suns 104 W 19-3 17-8 36-11
January 14, 1981 Denver Nuggets 102 at Phoenix Suns 128 W 20-3 17-8 37-11
January 16, 1981 Houston Rockets 89 at Phoenix Suns 92 W 21-3 17-8 38-11
January 18, 1981 Atlanta Hawks 86 at Phoenix Suns 120 W 22-3 17-8 39-11
January 20, 1981 Phoenix Suns 112 at San Antonio Spurs 119 L 22-3 17-9 39-12 OT
January 21, 1981 Phoenix Suns 100 at Houston Rockets 106 L 22-3 17-10 39-13
January 23, 1981 Milwaukee Bucks 122 at Phoenix Suns 131 W 23-3 17-10 40-13
January 25, 1981 Phoenix Suns 93 at Philadelphia 76ers 98 L 23-3 17-11 40-14
January 26, 1981 Phoenix Suns 99 at New York Knicks 94 W 23-3 18-11 41-14
January 28, 1981 Phoenix Suns 98 at Washington Bullets 108 L 23-3 18-12 41-15
January 29, 1981 Phoenix Suns 111 at Cleveland Cavaliers 115 L 23-3 18-13 41-16
February 4, 1981 Utah Jazz 89 at Phoenix Suns 114 W 24-3 18-13 42-16
February 6, 1981 Houston Rockets 99 at Phoenix Suns 112 W 25-3 18-13 43-16
February 8, 1981 Washington Bullets 107 at Phoenix Suns 113 W 26-3 18-13 44-16 OT
February 10, 1981 Phoenix Suns 107 at San Diego Clippers 93 W 26-3 19-13 45-16
February 11, 1981 Dallas Mavericks 97 at Phoenix Suns 119 W 27-3 19-13 46-16
February 13, 1981 San Diego Clippers 94 at Phoenix Suns 110 W 28-3 19-13 47-16
February 15, 1981 New York Knicks 115 at Phoenix Suns 101 L 28-4 19-13 47-17
February 17, 1981 Golden State Warriors 109 at Phoenix Suns 118 W 29-4 19-13 48-17
February 19, 1981 Phoenix Suns 126 at Denver Nuggets 127 L 29-4 19-14 48-18
February 20, 1981 Phoenix Suns 111 at Seattle Supersonics 112 L 29-4 19-15 48-19
February 22, 1981 Philadelphia 76ers 110 at Phoenix Suns 116 W 30-4 19-15 49-19
February 27, 1981 Phoenix Suns 117 at Portland Trail Blazers 121 L 30-4 19-16 49-20
March 1, 1981 Phoenix Suns 101 at Los Angeles Lakers 96 W 30-4 20-16 50-20
March 4, 1981 Cleveland Cavaliers 106 at Phoenix Suns 126 W 31-4 20-16 51-20
March 5, 1981 Phoenix Suns 112 at Utah Jazz 100 W 31-4 21-16 52-20
March 6, 1981 Portland Trail Blazers 107 at Phoenix Suns 128 W 32-4 21-16 53-20
March 8, 1981 Phoenix Suns 68 at Kansas City Kings 105 L 32-4 21-17 53-21
March 10, 1981 Phoenix Suns 103 at Dallas Mavericks 107 L 32-4 21-18 53-22
March 18, 1981 Los Angeles Lakers 114 at Phoenix Suns 126 W 33-4 21-18 54-22
March 21, 1981 Phoenix Suns 105 at Golden State Warriors 114 L 33-4 21-19 54-23
March 22, 1981 Seattle Supersonics 91 at Phoenix Suns 107 W 34-4 21-19 55-23
March 24, 1981 Phoenix Suns 111 at Portland Trail Blazers 120 L 34-4 21-20 55-24
March 25, 1981 Kansas City Kings 110 at Phoenix Suns 101 L 34-5 21-20 55-25
March 27, 1981 San Diego Clippers 100 at Phoenix Suns 124 W 35-5 21-20 56-25
March 29, 1981 Utah Jazz 90 at Phoenix Suns 105 W 36-5 21-20 57-25
April 7, 1981 Kansas City Kings 80 at Phoenix Suns 102 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 8, 1981 Kansas City Kings 88 at Phoenix Suns 83 L 1-1 0-0 1-1
April 10, 1981 Phoenix Suns 92 at Kansas City Kings 93 L 1-1 0-1 1-2
April 12, 1981 Phoenix Suns 95 at Kansas City Kings 102 L 1-1 0-2 1-3
April 15, 1981 Kansas City Kings 89 at Phoenix Suns 101 W 2-1 0-2 2-3
April 17, 1981 Phoenix Suns 81 at Kansas City Kings 76 W 2-1 1-2 3-3
April 19, 1981 Kansas City Kings 95 at Phoenix Suns 88 L 2-2 1-2 3-4


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