1988-89 Phoenix Suns Game-by-Game Results

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 55-27
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 7-5 Lost conference finals
Conference First Round - Defeated Denver Nuggets 3-0
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Golden State Warriors 4-1
Conference Finals - Lost to Los Angeles Lakers 4-0
Coach: Cotton Fitzsimmons (55-27)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 511,076, Avg. 12,465 in 41 home dates
1988-89 Phoenix Suns Statistics
1988-89 Phoenix Suns Roster

The Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association ended the 1988-89 season with a record of 55 wins and 27 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 7-5.

Phoenix netted 9,727 points, tops in the circuit. The team yielded 9,096 points. Tom Chambers tossed in a team-leading 2,085 points for the Suns, while Kevin Johnson and Eddie Johnson scored 19 or more per game, too. Tom Chambers contributed 684 rebounds. Kevin Johnson dished out 991 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Kevin Johnson added 135 steals, and Mark West rejected 187 opposing shots.

Cotton Fitzsimmons coached the team. The 1988-89 Phoenix Suns lost in the conference finals.

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Regular Season Points For: 9727
Regular Season Points Against: 9096

Date Game Res Home Road Record
November 4, 1988 Phoenix Suns 105 at Portland Trail Blazers 120 L 0-0 0-1 0-1
November 5, 1988 Phoenix Suns 104 at Golden State Warriors 117 L 0-0 0-2 0-2
November 9, 1988 Dallas Mavericks 103 at Phoenix Suns 111 W 1-0 0-2 1-2
November 11, 1988 Golden State Warriors 103 at Phoenix Suns 141 W 2-0 0-2 2-2
November 12, 1988 Phoenix Suns 127 at Los Angeles Clippers 138 L 2-0 0-3 2-3 OT
November 15, 1988 Phoenix Suns 119 at Sacramento Kings 89 W 2-0 1-3 3-3
November 16, 1988 Indiana Pacers 104 at Phoenix Suns 123 W 3-0 1-3 4-3
November 18, 1988 Detroit Pistons 121 at Phoenix Suns 105 L 3-1 1-3 4-4
November 19, 1988 Phoenix Suns 121 at Utah Jazz 134 L 3-1 1-4 4-5
November 23, 1988 New Jersey Nets 133 at Phoenix Suns 129 L 3-2 1-4 4-6
November 25, 1988 Seattle Supersonics 105 at Phoenix Suns 110 W 4-2 1-4 5-6
November 26, 1988 Phoenix Suns 104 at San Antonio Spurs 117 L 4-2 1-5 5-7
November 29, 1988 Phoenix Suns 124 at Houston Rockets 107 W 4-2 2-5 6-7
December 2, 1988 Houston Rockets 95 at Phoenix Suns 110 W 5-2 2-5 7-7
December 3, 1988 Los Angeles Clippers 106 at Phoenix Suns 114 W 6-2 2-5 8-7 OT
December 6, 1988 Washington Bullets 92 at Phoenix Suns 130 W 7-2 2-5 9-7
December 7, 1988 Phoenix Suns 111 at Los Angeles Lakers 125 L 7-2 2-6 9-8
December 9, 1988 Golden State Warriors 105 at Phoenix Suns 110 W 8-2 2-6 10-8
December 13, 1988 Phoenix Suns 116 at Seattle Supersonics 126 L 8-2 2-7 10-9
December 16, 1988 Portland Trail Blazers 125 at Phoenix Suns 132 W 9-2 2-7 11-9
December 17, 1988 Phoenix Suns 97 at Portland Trail Blazers 115 L 9-2 2-8 11-10
December 20, 1988 San Antonio Spurs 110 at Phoenix Suns 128 W 10-2 2-8 12-10
December 22, 1988 Phoenix Suns 126 at Denver Nuggets 118 W 10-2 3-8 13-10
December 23, 1988 Denver Nuggets 107 at Phoenix Suns 119 W 11-2 3-8 14-10
December 26, 1988 Los Angeles Lakers 96 at Phoenix Suns 111 W 12-2 3-8 15-10
December 28, 1988 Phoenix Suns 100 at Detroit Pistons 106 L 12-2 3-9 15-11
December 30, 1988 Phoenix Suns 116 at New Jersey Nets 109 W 12-2 4-9 16-11
January 2, 1989 Phoenix Suns 125 at Washington Bullets 122 W 12-2 5-9 17-11
January 4, 1989 Phoenix Suns 106 at Boston Celtics 104 W 12-2 6-9 18-11
January 6, 1989 Dallas Mavericks 111 at Phoenix Suns 120 W 13-2 6-9 19-11
January 7, 1989 Miami Heat 99 at Phoenix Suns 107 W 14-2 6-9 20-11
January 9, 1989 Phoenix Suns 124 at Golden State Warriors 130 L 14-2 6-10 20-12
January 11, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 124 at Phoenix Suns 121 L 14-3 6-10 20-13
January 13, 1989 Sacramento Kings 90 at Phoenix Suns 111 W 15-3 6-10 21-13
January 16, 1989 Phoenix Suns 110 at Cleveland Cavaliers 126 L 15-3 6-11 21-14
January 19, 1989 Phoenix Suns 126 at Charlotte Hornets 112 W 15-3 7-11 22-14
January 21, 1989 Phoenix Suns 116 at Chicago Bulls 107 W 15-3 8-11 23-14
January 24, 1989 Charlotte Hornets 103 at Phoenix Suns 106 W 16-3 8-11 24-14
January 27, 1989 New York Knicks 130 at Phoenix Suns 132 W 17-3 8-11 25-14
January 28, 1989 Phoenix Suns 138 at Denver Nuggets 142 L 17-3 8-12 25-15
January 30, 1989 Denver Nuggets 100 at Phoenix Suns 126 W 18-3 8-12 26-15
February 1, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 97 at Phoenix Suns 114 W 19-3 8-12 27-15
February 3, 1989 Phoenix Suns 117 at Dallas Mavericks 121 L 19-3 8-13 27-16
February 4, 1989 Atlanta Hawks 118 at Phoenix Suns 116 L 19-4 8-13 27-17 OT
February 6, 1989 Utah Jazz 87 at Phoenix Suns 104 W 20-4 8-13 28-17
February 9, 1989 Los Angeles Clippers 113 at Phoenix Suns 120 W 21-4 8-13 29-17
February 15, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 112 at Phoenix Suns 135 W 22-4 8-13 30-17
February 17, 1989 Boston Celtics 126 at Phoenix Suns 135 W 23-4 8-13 31-17
February 18, 1989 Phoenix Suns 120 at Sacramento Kings 101 W 23-4 9-13 32-17
February 20, 1989 Phoenix Suns 92 at Utah Jazz 118 L 23-4 9-14 32-18
February 21, 1989 Golden State Warriors 121 at Phoenix Suns 139 W 24-4 9-14 33-18
February 24, 1989 Philadelphia 76ers 95 at Phoenix Suns 120 W 25-4 9-14 34-18
February 26, 1989 Phoenix Suns 122 at Los Angeles Lakers 134 L 25-4 9-15 34-19
February 28, 1989 Phoenix Suns 134 at Portland Trail Blazers 139 L 25-4 9-16 34-20
March 2, 1989 Sacramento Kings 90 at Phoenix Suns 110 W 26-4 9-16 35-20
March 4, 1989 Los Angeles Clippers 91 at Phoenix Suns 133 W 27-4 9-16 36-20
March 6, 1989 Phoenix Suns 110 at Philadelphia 76ers 106 W 27-4 10-16 37-20
March 7, 1989 Phoenix Suns 119 at New York Knicks 124 L 27-4 10-17 37-21
March 10, 1989 Phoenix Suns 116 at Indiana Pacers 121 L 27-4 10-18 37-22
March 11, 1989 Phoenix Suns 93 at Milwaukee Bucks 100 L 27-4 10-19 37-23
March 13, 1989 Phoenix Suns 112 at Miami Heat 104 W 27-4 11-19 38-23
March 14, 1989 Phoenix Suns 114 at Atlanta Hawks 112 W 27-4 12-19 39-23
March 17, 1989 Portland Trail Blazers 124 at Phoenix Suns 129 W 28-4 12-19 40-23
March 18, 1989 Seattle Supersonics 104 at Phoenix Suns 122 W 29-4 12-19 41-23
March 20, 1989 Miami Heat 97 at Phoenix Suns 115 W 30-4 12-19 42-23
March 22, 1989 Chicago Bulls 112 at Phoenix Suns 111 L 30-5 12-19 42-24
March 23, 1989 Phoenix Suns 154 at Golden State Warriors 124 W 30-5 13-19 43-24
March 25, 1989 Phoenix Suns 123 at Los Angeles Clippers 103 W 30-5 14-19 44-24
March 26, 1989 Phoenix Suns 116 at Los Angeles Lakers 118 L 30-5 14-20 44-25
March 28, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 104 at Phoenix Suns 127 W 31-5 14-20 45-25
March 30, 1989 Phoenix Suns 123 at Sacramento Kings 135 L 31-5 14-21 45-26
March 31, 1989 Milwaukee Bucks 104 at Phoenix Suns 122 W 32-5 14-21 46-26
April 5, 1989 Utah Jazz 104 at Phoenix Suns 114 W 33-5 14-21 47-26
April 6, 1989 Phoenix Suns 126 at Seattle Supersonics 119 W 33-5 15-21 48-26
April 8, 1989 Phoenix Suns 115 at Los Angeles Clippers 97 W 33-5 16-21 49-26
April 12, 1989 Phoenix Suns 109 at Dallas Mavericks 94 W 33-5 17-21 50-26
April 13, 1989 Phoenix Suns 119 at Houston Rockets 111 W 33-5 18-21 51-26
April 15, 1989 San Antonio Spurs 91 at Phoenix Suns 137 W 34-5 18-21 52-26
April 17, 1989 Sacramento Kings 85 at Phoenix Suns 140 W 35-5 18-21 53-26
April 19, 1989 Phoenix Suns 117 at Miami Heat 91 W 35-5 19-21 54-26
April 21, 1989 Houston Rockets 112 at Phoenix Suns 101 L 35-6 19-21 54-27
April 22, 1989 Phoenix Suns 121 at San Antonio Spurs 111 W 35-6 20-21 55-27
April 28, 1989 Denver Nuggets 103 at Phoenix Suns 104 W 1-0 0-0 1-0
April 30, 1989 Denver Nuggets 114 at Phoenix Suns 132 W 2-0 0-0 2-0
May 2, 1989 Phoenix Suns 130 at Denver Nuggets 121 W 2-0 1-0 3-0
May 6, 1989 Golden State Warriors 103 at Phoenix Suns 130 W 3-0 1-0 4-0
May 9, 1989 Golden State Warriors 127 at Phoenix Suns 122 L 3-1 1-0 4-1
May 11, 1989 Phoenix Suns 113 at Golden State Warriors 104 W 3-1 2-0 5-1
May 13, 1989 Phoenix Suns 135 at Golden State Warriors 99 W 3-1 3-0 6-1
May 16, 1989 Golden State Warriors 104 at Phoenix Suns 116 W 4-1 3-0 7-1
May 20, 1989 Phoenix Suns 119 at Los Angeles Lakers 127 L 4-1 3-1 7-2
May 23, 1989 Phoenix Suns 95 at Los Angeles Lakers 101 L 4-1 3-2 7-3
May 26, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 110 at Phoenix Suns 107 L 4-2 3-2 7-4
May 28, 1989 Los Angeles Lakers 122 at Phoenix Suns 117 L 4-3 3-2 7-5


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