1991-92 Phoenix Suns Season
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1991%E2%80%9392 Phoenix Suns Season
1991-92 Phoenix Suns season
Head coachCotton Fitzsimmons
General managerJerry Colangelo
OwnersJerry Colangelo
ArenaArizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Results
Record53–29 (.646)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Pacific)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finishWest Conference Semifinals
(eliminated 1-4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionKUTP
ASPN
RadioKTAR

The 1991–92 NBA season was the 24th season for the Phoenix Suns in the National Basketball Association.[1] The Suns were led by head coach Cotton Fitzsimmons, which would be the last of his four-season second stint as coach of the Suns. All home games were played at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The team got off to a slow 5-9 start, but went on a nine-game winning streak as they won 14 of their next 15 games. The Suns finished third in the Pacific Division with a 53-29 record. In the first round of the playoffs, they swept the San Antonio Spurs in three straight games, but lost 4-1 to the Portland Trail Blazers in the semifinals.

Guard Jeff Hornacek led the Suns in scoring, averaging 20.1 points for the season. Fellow guard mates Kevin Johnson and Dan Majerle were second and third in scoring, with Johnson's 19.7 points and team-leading assist average, 10.7, to go with Majerle's 17.3 scoring average. Tom Chambers, at 32 years of age, appeared in 69 games and averaged 16.3 point per contest. Hornacek finished the season third in three-point field goal percentage, while Johnson's assist average was good for second-best in the league.

Majerle was selected to appear in his first-career All-Star Game along with Hornacek, while by season's end, Johnson was selected to the All-NBA Third Team. Second-year forward Cedric Ceballos won the Slam Dunk Contest during the All-Star Weekend in Orlando. Following the season, Hornacek was traded along with Tim Perry and Andrew Lang to the Philadelphia 76ers for NBA All Star Charles Barkley.[2]

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 32 Chad Gallagher Center  United States Creighton
2 46 Richard Dumas Forward  United States Oklahoma State
2 50 Joey Wright Guard  United States Texas

Roster

Roster Notes

Regular season

Season standings

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Portland Trail Blazers 57 25 .695 -- 33-8 24-17 21-9
x-Golden State Warriors 55 27 .671 2 31-10 24-17 19-11
x-Phoenix Suns 53 29 .646 4 36-5 17-24 17-13
x-Seattle SuperSonics 47 35 .573 10 28-13 19-22 16-14
x-Los Angeles Clippers 45 37 .549 12 29-12 16-25 13-17
x-Los Angeles Lakers 43 39 .524 14 24-17 19-22 13-17
Sacramento Kings 29 53 .354 28 21-20 8-33 6-24
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Portland Trail Blazers 57 25 .695 -
2 y-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 2
3 x-Golden State Warriors 55 27 .671 2
4 x-Phoenix Suns 53 29 .646 4
5 x-San Antonio Spurs 47 35 .573 10
6 x-Seattle SuperSonics 47 35 .573 10
7 x-Los Angeles Clippers 45 37 .549 12
8 x-Los Angeles Lakers 43 39 .524 14
9 Houston Rockets 42 40 .512 15
10 Sacramento Kings 29 53 .354 28
11 Denver Nuggets 24 58 .293 33
12 Dallas Mavericks 22 60 .268 35
13 Minnesota Timberwolves 15 67 .183 42
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

1991-92 NBA records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta -- 3-1 2-2 0-5 0-5 2-0 2-0 1-4 1-1 2-0 1-4 1-1 0-2 2-2 3-1 2-0 3-1 2-2 2-2 2-2 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 2-2
Boston 1-3 -- 3-1 1-3 3-1 1-1 1-1 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-2 2-0 2-0 3-2 2-2 0-2 2-3 3-2 5-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 3-1
Charlotte 2-2 1-3 -- 0-4 2-3 1-1 1-1 1-4 1-1 0-2 3-2 0-2 1-1 1-3 2-3 1-1 1-3 0-4 3-1 3-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 0-2 2-2
Chicago 5-0 3-1 4-0 -- 3-2 2-0 2-0 4-1 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-0 1-1 4-0 3-2 2-0 4-0 4-0 3-1 3-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 4-0
Cleveland 5-0 1-3 3-2 2-3 -- 1-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 5-0 1-1 2-0 3-1 3-1 2-0 2-2 4-0 3-1 4-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 4-0
Dallas 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 -- 3-2 0-2 0-4 4-2 1-1 1-3 0-4 1-1 1-1 3-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-2 0-4 1-3 0-5 0-4 1-4 0-2
Denver 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-3 -- 0-2 0-4 2-3 0-2 0-4 1-3 0-2 1-1 2-3 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-3 1-3 2-2 1-4 1-3 1-5 1-1
Detroit 4-1 0-4 4-1 1-4 1-3 2-0 2-0 -- 1-1 2-0 2-2 0-2 2-0 2-2 3-2 1-1 2-2 2-2 4-0 3-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1
Golden State 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 4-0 4-0 1-1 -- 2-2 2-0 3-2 3-2 1-1 2-0 4-0 2-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 3-2 2-3 5-0 2-2 3-2 1-3 2-0
Houston 0-2 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 2-4 3-2 0-2 2-2 -- 1-1 2-2 2-2 2-0 1-1 3-2 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-3 3-1 3-1 3-2 1-3 1-4 2-0
Indiana 4-1 2-2 2-3 1-3 0-5 1-1 2-0 2-2 0-2 1-1 -- 0-2 2-0 3-1 4-1 2-0 2-2 1-3 2-2 2-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 2-0 0-2 1-1 2-2
L.A. Clippers 1-1 0-2 2-0 0-2 1-1 3-1 4-0 2-0 2-3 2-2 2-0 -- 2-3 2-0 2-0 4-0 1-1 0-2 2-0 1-1 3-2 2-3 2-3 2-2 2-3 1-3 0-2
L.A. Lakers 2-0 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 4-0 3-1 0-2 2-3 2-2 0-2 3-2 -- 2-0 1-1 3-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-0 2-3 1-4 4-1 1-3 1-4 1-3 1-1
Miami 2-2 2-3 3-1 0-4 1-3 1-1 2-0 2-2 1-1 0-2 1-3 0-2 0-2 -- 4-0 2-0 2-2 1-4 3-1 1-4 0-2 0-2 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1 5-0
Milwaukee 1-3 2-2 3-2 2-3 1-3 1-1 1-1 2-3 0-2 1-1 1-4 0-2 1-1 0-4 -- 2-0 0-4 1-3 3-1 3-1 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 3-1
Minnesota 0-2 2-0 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-3 3-2 1-1 0-4 2-3 0-2 0-4 1-3 0-2 0-2 -- 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 0-4 0-4 1-3 0-6 0-4 2-3 0-2
New Jersey 1-3 3-2 3-1 0-4 2-2 2-0 1-1 2-2 0-2 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 2-2 4-0 2-0 -- 2-3 3-1 3-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 0-2 2-3
New York 2-2 2-3 4-0 0-4 0-4 2-0 2-0 2-2 1-1 1-1 3-1 2-0 0-2 4-1 3-1 2-0 3-2 -- 4-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-0 2-0 4-0
Orlando 2-2 0-5 1-3 1-3 1-3 1-1 0-2 0-4 0-2 0-2 2-2 0-2 0-2 1-3 1-3 2-0 1-3 1-4 -- 3-2 0-2 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-1 0-2 2-3
Philadelphia 2-2 1-3 1-3 1-3 0-4 2-0 0-2 1-3 1-1 1-1 2-2 1-1 0-2 4-1 1-3 2-0 2-3 1-3 2-3 -- 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 0-2 5-0
Phoenix 0-2 1-1 1-1 1-1 1-1 2-2 3-1 2-0 2-3 3-1 1-1 2-3 3-2 2-0 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 2-0 -- 3-2 4-1 3-1 3-2 2-2 2-0
Portland 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 2-0 4-0 3-1 0-2 3-2 1-3 2-0 3-2 4-1 2-0 2-0 4-0 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 2-3 -- 5-0 2-2 4-1 2-2 2-0
Sacramento 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 0-2 3-1 2-2 0-2 0-5 1-3 1-1 3-2 1-4 0-2 2-0 3-1 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-4 0-5 -- 1-3 1-4 1-3 2-0
San Antonio 2-0 1-1 0-2 1-1 1-1 5-0 4-1 1-1 2-2 2-3 0-2 2-2 3-1 1-1 1-1 6-0 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-3 2-2 3-1 -- 3-1 1-4 0-2
Seattle 1-1 0-2 1-1 0-2 1-1 4-0 3-1 1-1 2-3 3-1 2-0 3-2 4-1 1-1 1-1 4-0 2-0 0-2 1-1 0-2 2-3 1-4 4-1 1-3 -- 3-1 2-0
Utah 1-1 1-1 2-0 1-1 1-1 4-1 5-1 1-1 3-1 4-1 1-1 3-1 3-1 1-1 1-1 3-2 2-0 0-2 2-0 2-0 2-2 2-2 3-1 4-1 1-3 -- 2-0
Washington 2-2 1-3 2-2 0-4 0-4 2-0 1-1 1-3 0-2 0-2 2-2 2-0 1-1 0-5 1-3 2-0 3-2 0-4 3-2 0-5 0-2 0-2 0-2 2-0 0-2 0-2 --

Game log

Playoffs

Game log

Awards and honors

Week/Month

All-Star

Season

Player statistics

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Steve Burtt 31 2 11.5 .463 .167 .704 1.1 1.9 .5 .1 6.0
Cedric Ceballos 64 4 11.3 .482 .167 .736 2.4 0.8 .3 .2 7.2
Tom Chambers 69 66 28.2 .431 .367 .830 5.8 2.1 .8 .5 16.3
Jeff Hornacek 81 81 38.0 .512 .439 .886 5.0 5.1 2.0 .4 20.1
Kevin Johnson 78 78 37.2 .479 .217 .807 3.7 10.7 1.5 .3 19.7
Negele Knight 42 1 15.0 .475 .308 .688 1.1 2.7 .6 .1 5.8
Andrew Lang 81 71 24.3 .522 .000 .768 6.7 0.5 .6 2.5 7.7
Dan Majerle 82 15 34.8 .478 .382 .756 5.9 3.3 1.6 .5 17.3
Jerrod Mustaf 52 3 10.5 .477 . .690 2.8 0.9 .4 .3 4.5
Ed Nealy 52 4 9.7 .512 .400 .667 2.1 0.7 .3 .0 3.1
Tim Perry 80 69 31.0 .523 .375 .712 6.9 1.7 .6 1.5 12.3
Kurt Rambis 28 5 13.6 .463 . .778 3.8 1.3 .4 .5 3.2
Mark West 82 11 17.5 .632 . .637 4.5 0.3 .2 1.0 6.1

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Steve Burtt 8 0 13.0 .421 .000 .857 1.5 1.8 .6 .0 6.3
Cedric Ceballos 8 8 23.5 .550 . .667 6.4 1.5 .8 .8 13.5
Tom Chambers 7 0 27.7 .459 .571^ .844 4.4 2.7 .3 .7 15.6
Jeff Hornacek 8 8 42.9 .484 .471^ .912 6.4 5.3 1.8 .3 20.4
Kevin Johnson 8 8 41.9 .484 .500^ .861 4.1 11.6 1.5 .3 23.6
Andrew Lang 8 8 24.0 .375 . .789 4.0 0.3 .4 1.9 5.6
Dan Majerle 7 0 38.0 .432 .273 .962+ 6.3 2.9 1.4 .0 18.6
Ed Nealy 8 0 8.4 .389 .385 1.000+ 2.3 0.5 .4 .0 2.9
Tim Perry 8 8 23.1 .603+ . .719 4.9 1.4 .4 .8 12.4
Mark West 8 0 12.0 .737+ . .500 2.1 0.3 .3 .5 4.0

+ - Minimum 20 field goals made.
^ - Minimum 5 three-pointers made.
+ - Minimum 10 free throws made.

Transactions

Trades

Free agents

Additions

Date Player Contract Old Team
February 14, 1992 Steve Burtt Signed two 10-day contracts Oklahoma City Cavalry (CBA)
March 5, 1992 Steve Burtt Signed for rest of season Phoenix Suns

Subtractions

Date Player Reason Left New Team
August 6, 1991 Ian Lockhart Free agent Cholet Basket (France)
October 29, 1991 Joey Wright Waived Pensacola HotShots (GBA)
October 30, 1991 Joe Barry Carroll Waived N/A (Retired)
November 15, 1991 Trent Tucker Waived San Antonio Spurs

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/PHO/1992.html
  2. ^ "Suns Trade 3 For Barkley 76ers Get Hornacek, Perry, Lang". Sun Sentinel. June 18, 1992. Retrieved 2017.

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