1978-79 Phoenix Suns Statistics

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Team Record: 50-32
Finishing 2nd in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference
Postseason: 9-6 Lost conference finals
Conference First Round - Defeated Portland Trail Blazers 2-1
Conference Semifinals - Defeated Kansas City Kings 4-1
Conference Finals - Lost to Seattle Supersonics 4-3
Coach: John MacLeod (50-32)
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Attendance: 465,010, Avg. 11,342 in 41 home dates
1978-79 Phoenix Suns Roster
1978-79 Phoenix Suns Results

The Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association ended the 1978-79 season with a record of 50 wins and 32 losses, finishing second in the NBA's Pacific Division of the Western Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 9-6.

Phoenix poured in 9,459 points and yielded 9,156. Paul Westphal netted a team-leading 1,941 points for the Suns, while Walter Davis scored 18 or more per game, too. Alvan Adams contributed 705 rebounds. Paul Westphal dished out 529 assists for the squad.

On the defensive side of the ball, Don Buse added 156 thefts.

John MacLeod coached the team. The 1978-79 Phoenix Suns lost in the conference finals.

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Player Totals:

Player Pos GP GS Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Paul WestphalG81812641149680140533935124159529111262321591941
Walter DavisG-F797824371362764409340111262373339147262932501868
Alvan AdamsC-F777423641073569289231220485705360110632792461369
Don BuseG828225445762859170441732173561561896149640
Mike BratzG77012975332421701395586141179647135151623
Alvin ScottF-G81281737396212168120104256360126806299139544
Joel KramerF-C821140137018117612513420333792452398224487
Ron LeeG431948383173104744271113132694116138420
Truck RobinsonF-C262075633316912379561692253917129076417
Garfield HeardF63371213367162103719825335160535760141395
Bayard ForrestC7581243272118115621102053151672937107151298
Marty ByrnesF43073422310910073494897611527969291
Ted McClainG360465132624642254469601905451166
Totals845410197807516384700229917651083237934622500915337173819449459


Player Averages:

Player Pos GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Paul WestphalG818132.653.583.70.41.52.06.51.40.32.92.024.0
Walter DavisG-F797830.856.183.11.43.34.74.31.90.33.73.223.6
Alvan AdamsC-F777430.753.079.92.96.39.24.71.40.83.63.217.8
Don BuseG828231.049.576.90.52.12.64.31.90.21.21.87.8
Mike BratzG77016.845.481.80.71.11.82.30.80.11.82.08.1
Alvin ScottF-G812821.453.571.41.33.24.41.61.00.81.21.76.7
Joel KramerF-C82117.148.971.01.62.54.11.10.50.31.22.75.9
Ron LeeG43122.045.271.21.01.72.63.11.60.12.73.29.8
Truck RobinsonF-C262029.150.864.22.26.58.71.50.70.53.52.916.0
Garfield HeardF633719.344.168.91.64.05.61.00.80.91.02.26.3
Bayard ForrestC75816.643.453.91.52.74.22.20.40.51.42.04.0
Marty ByrnesF43017.148.973.01.11.12.31.40.30.01.81.66.8
Ted McClainG36012.947.091.30.71.21.91.70.50.01.51.44.6
Averages84541023.451.276.81.32.84.13.01.10.42.12.311.2

Postseason - Player Totals:

Player Pos GP Min FGA FGM 3PA 3PM FTA FTM Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Paul WestphalG15534287142665272633641553838336
Walter DavisG-F154902441279678244569792656641332
Mike BratzG15293115575945101121301532942159
Truck RobinsonF-C153921395669453883121106123152157
Alvan AdamsC-F123721396631222565905311123641154
Don BuseG15512116473324173855522351531118
Joel KramerF-C15257593236262136571997164490
Garfield HeardF15320863230182482106131226213982
Alvin ScottF-G152175220211314284222616142053
Ted McClainG1410334151613511161360162043
Bayard ForrestC141101810102920291102102122
Totals1603600128960400467338194445639366129932923891546

Postseason Player Averages:

Player Pos GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% Off Def Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Paul WestphalG1535.649.578.80.51.72.24.31.00.32.52.522.4
Walter DavisG-F1532.752.081.31.63.04.65.31.70.34.42.722.1
Mike BratzG1519.549.676.30.70.71.42.01.00.21.92.810.6
Truck RobinsonF-C1526.140.365.22.55.58.10.70.40.82.13.510.5
Alvan AdamsC-F1231.047.571.02.15.47.54.40.91.03.03.412.8
Don BuseG1534.140.572.71.12.53.73.51.50.31.02.17.9
Joel KramerF-C1517.154.272.21.42.43.81.30.60.51.12.96.0
Garfield HeardF1521.337.260.01.65.57.10.90.81.71.42.65.5
Alvin ScottF-G1514.538.561.90.91.92.81.50.41.10.91.33.5
Ted McClainG147.444.181.30.40.81.10.90.40.01.11.43.1
Bayard ForrestC147.955.620.00.61.42.10.80.00.10.71.51.6
Averages84522.546.972.41.22.84.02.30.80.61.82.49.7


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