1986-87 Phoenix Suns Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 36-46
Finishing 5th in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Coach: John MacLeod (22-34)
Coach: Dick Van Arsdale (14-12)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 471,172, Avg. 11,492 in 41 home dates
1986-87 Phoenix Suns Statistics
1986-87 Phoenix Suns Roster

The Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association ended the 1986-87 season with a record of 36 wins and 46 losses, finishing fifth in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

Phoenix scored 9,111 points and allowed 9,311. Walter Davis netted a team-leading 1,867 points for the Suns, and Larry Nance contributed 18 or more per game, too. Larry Nance accounted for 599 rebounds. Jay Humphries dished out 632 assists for the squad.

Defensively, Jay Humphries added 112 steals, while Larry Nance blocked 148 shots.

John MacLeod and Dick Van Arsdale coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 9111
Regular Season Points Against: 9311

Date Game Res Home Road Record
October 31, 1986 Golden State Warriors 123 at Phoenix Suns 127 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
November 1, 1986 Phoenix Suns 111 at Los Angeles Clippers 117 L 1-0 0-1 1-1
November 4, 1986 Portland Trail Blazers 120 at Phoenix Suns 126 W 2-0 0-1 2-1
November 7, 1986 Phoenix Suns 86 at Atlanta Hawks 106 L 2-0 0-2 2-2
November 8, 1986 Phoenix Suns 96 at Chicago Bulls 101 L 2-0 0-3 2-3
November 11, 1986 Phoenix Suns 105 at New York Knicks 111 L 2-0 0-4 2-4
November 12, 1986 Phoenix Suns 100 at Detroit Pistons 108 L 2-0 0-5 2-5
November 14, 1986 Philadelphia 76ers 97 at Phoenix Suns 127 W 3-0 0-5 3-5
November 15, 1986 Phoenix Suns 116 at San Antonio Spurs 109 W 3-0 1-5 4-5
November 19, 1986 New Jersey Nets 101 at Phoenix Suns 111 W 4-0 1-5 5-5
November 21, 1986 Dallas Mavericks 130 at Phoenix Suns 122 L 4-1 1-5 5-6 OT
November 22, 1986 Phoenix Suns 120 at Denver Nuggets 132 L 4-1 1-6 5-7
November 25, 1986 Phoenix Suns 102 at Sacramento Kings 123 L 4-1 1-7 5-8
November 26, 1986 Atlanta Hawks 106 at Phoenix Suns 120 W 5-1 1-7 6-8
November 28, 1986 Seattle Supersonics 117 at Phoenix Suns 104 L 5-2 1-7 6-9
December 2, 1986 New York Knicks 100 at Phoenix Suns 124 W 6-2 1-7 7-9
December 5, 1986 Chicago Bulls 112 at Phoenix Suns 114 W 7-2 1-7 8-9
December 6, 1986 Phoenix Suns 111 at Los Angeles Clippers 109 W 7-2 2-7 9-9
December 9, 1986 Phoenix Suns 109 at Golden State Warriors 94 W 7-2 3-7 10-9
December 10, 1986 Houston Rockets 117 at Phoenix Suns 109 L 7-3 3-7 10-10
December 12, 1986 Phoenix Suns 116 at Denver Nuggets 128 L 7-3 3-8 10-11
December 13, 1986 Denver Nuggets 110 at Phoenix Suns 123 W 8-3 3-8 11-11
December 16, 1986 Phoenix Suns 106 at Houston Rockets 102 W 8-3 4-8 12-11
December 17, 1986 Phoenix Suns 81 at San Antonio Spurs 94 L 8-3 4-9 12-12
December 19, 1986 Seattle Supersonics 108 at Phoenix Suns 106 L 8-4 4-9 12-13
December 20, 1986 Phoenix Suns 114 at Sacramento Kings 122 L 8-4 4-10 12-14
December 23, 1986 Dallas Mavericks 119 at Phoenix Suns 120 W 9-4 4-10 13-14
December 26, 1986 Boston Celtics 122 at Phoenix Suns 112 L 9-5 4-10 13-15
December 27, 1986 Phoenix Suns 97 at Dallas Mavericks 123 L 9-5 4-11 13-16
December 30, 1986 Phoenix Suns 105 at Portland Trail Blazers 120 L 9-5 4-12 13-17
January 2, 1987 Phoenix Suns 118 at Los Angeles Lakers 155 L 9-5 4-13 13-18
January 4, 1987 Phoenix Suns 104 at Golden State Warriors 101 W 9-5 5-13 14-18
January 6, 1987 Phoenix Suns 108 at Seattle Supersonics 138 L 9-5 5-14 14-19
January 9, 1987 San Antonio Spurs 115 at Phoenix Suns 100 L 9-6 5-14 14-20
January 10, 1987 Phoenix Suns 120 at Denver Nuggets 127 L 9-6 5-15 14-21 OT
January 13, 1987 Phoenix Suns 100 at Houston Rockets 118 L 9-6 5-16 14-22
January 15, 1987 Utah Jazz 107 at Phoenix Suns 123 W 10-6 5-16 15-22
January 17, 1987 Los Angeles Clippers 101 at Phoenix Suns 132 W 11-6 5-16 16-22
January 19, 1987 Phoenix Suns 104 at Philadelphia 76ers 107 L 11-6 5-17 16-23
January 21, 1987 Phoenix Suns 114 at New Jersey Nets 120 L 11-6 5-18 16-24
January 23, 1987 Phoenix Suns 90 at Washington Bullets 109 L 11-6 5-19 16-25
January 24, 1987 Phoenix Suns 104 at Indiana Pacers 103 W 11-6 6-19 17-25
January 26, 1987 Detroit Pistons 118 at Phoenix Suns 120 W 12-6 6-19 18-25 OT
January 28, 1987 Golden State Warriors 104 at Phoenix Suns 131 W 13-6 6-19 19-25
January 30, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 114 at Phoenix Suns 102 L 13-7 6-19 19-26
January 31, 1987 Phoenix Suns 112 at Seattle Supersonics 118 L 13-7 6-20 19-27 OT
February 3, 1987 Phoenix Suns 103 at Portland Trail Blazers 117 L 13-7 6-21 19-28
February 5, 1987 Denver Nuggets 100 at Phoenix Suns 113 W 14-7 6-21 20-28
February 10, 1987 Phoenix Suns 102 at Utah Jazz 98 W 14-7 7-21 21-28
February 11, 1987 Indiana Pacers 121 at Phoenix Suns 105 L 14-8 7-21 21-29
February 13, 1987 Utah Jazz 98 at Phoenix Suns 105 W 15-8 7-21 22-29
February 16, 1987 Washington Bullets 124 at Phoenix Suns 110 L 15-9 7-21 22-30
February 19, 1987 Portland Trail Blazers 124 at Phoenix Suns 108 L 15-10 7-21 22-31
February 21, 1987 Milwaukee Bucks 115 at Phoenix Suns 107 L 15-11 7-21 22-32
February 24, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 97 at Phoenix Suns 93 L 15-12 7-21 22-33
February 25, 1987 Phoenix Suns 91 at Los Angeles Lakers 99 L 15-12 7-22 22-34
February 28, 1987 Seattle Supersonics 112 at Phoenix Suns 105 L 15-13 7-22 22-35
March 2, 1987 Phoenix Suns 112 at Dallas Mavericks 135 L 15-13 7-23 22-36
March 5, 1987 Cleveland Cavaliers 102 at Phoenix Suns 126 W 16-13 7-23 23-36
March 7, 1987 Sacramento Kings 102 at Phoenix Suns 105 W 17-13 7-23 24-36
March 9, 1987 Phoenix Suns 110 at Milwaukee Bucks 118 L 17-13 7-24 24-37
March 11, 1987 Phoenix Suns 109 at Boston Celtics 118 L 17-13 7-25 24-38
March 12, 1987 Phoenix Suns 109 at Cleveland Cavaliers 116 L 17-13 7-26 24-39
March 14, 1987 Phoenix Suns 108 at San Antonio Spurs 121 L 17-13 7-27 24-40
March 18, 1987 Houston Rockets 113 at Phoenix Suns 91 L 17-14 7-27 24-41
March 20, 1987 Phoenix Suns 105 at Portland Trail Blazers 134 L 17-14 7-28 24-42
March 21, 1987 Golden State Warriors 105 at Phoenix Suns 102 L 17-15 7-28 24-43
March 24, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 93 at Phoenix Suns 108 W 18-15 7-28 25-43
March 26, 1987 Phoenix Suns 115 at Sacramento Kings 124 L 18-15 7-29 25-44
March 27, 1987 Los Angeles Clippers 117 at Phoenix Suns 130 W 19-15 7-29 26-44
March 31, 1987 Phoenix Suns 95 at Utah Jazz 110 L 19-15 7-30 26-45
April 1, 1987 Houston Rockets 104 at Phoenix Suns 117 W 20-15 7-30 27-45
April 3, 1987 Utah Jazz 98 at Phoenix Suns 112 W 21-15 7-30 28-45
April 4, 1987 Phoenix Suns 128 at Los Angeles Clippers 123 W 21-15 8-30 29-45 OT
April 6, 1987 Dallas Mavericks 110 at Phoenix Suns 118 W 22-15 8-30 30-45 OT
April 7, 1987 Phoenix Suns 127 at Seattle Supersonics 125 W 22-15 9-30 31-45 OT
April 9, 1987 Portland Trail Blazers 122 at Phoenix Suns 128 W 23-15 9-30 32-45
April 11, 1987 San Antonio Spurs 116 at Phoenix Suns 136 W 24-15 9-30 33-45
April 12, 1987 Phoenix Suns 104 at Los Angeles Lakers 119 L 24-15 9-31 33-46
April 14, 1987 Sacramento Kings 123 at Phoenix Suns 132 W 25-15 9-31 34-46
April 15, 1987 Phoenix Suns 119 at Golden State Warriors 116 W 25-15 10-31 35-46
April 18, 1987 Los Angeles Clippers 106 at Phoenix Suns 121 W 26-15 10-31 36-46


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