1975–76 Phoenix Suns season

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The 1975–76 Phoenix Suns season was the eighth season for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association.wikipedia
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1976 NBA Finals

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The 1976 NBA Finals would feature a memorable Game 5 triple-overtime thriller filled with controversies in which the Suns narrowly lost.
The Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics defeated the Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns 4 games to 2.

Golden State Warriors

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The ensuing playoff run took plenty by surprise, including a seven-game series win against the Western Conference's top seed Golden State Warriors, a team that had finished 17 games ahead of the Suns in the divisional standings.
They were upset, however, by the 42–40 Phoenix Suns in seven games in the Western Conference Finals.

Cinderella (sports)

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The team's "Cinderella" season earned them the nickname Sunderella Suns.

1975–76 Seattle SuperSonics season

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The SuperSonics finished the season in second place in the Western Conference with a 43–39 record, the same as the previous year and reached the playoffs for a second consecutive season, where they lost to the Phoenix Suns in the Conference Semifinals in six games.

1975–76 Boston Celtics season

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The 1975–76 Boston Celtics season was their 30th in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and concluded with their 13th championship, defeating the Phoenix Suns in six games in the 1976 NBA Finals.

Phoenix Suns

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The 1975–76 season proved to be a pivotal year for the Suns as they made several key moves, including the offseason trade of former All-Star guard Charlie Scott to the Boston Celtics in exchange for guard Paul Westphal, a member of Boston's 1974 championship team.

National Basketball Association

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The 1975–76 Phoenix Suns season was the eighth season for the Phoenix Suns of the National Basketball Association.

NBA Finals

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The season included an improbable run to the NBA Finals by a team that had never won a playoff series and made the playoffs only one other season in the franchise's existence.

Pacific Division (NBA)

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With a regular season record of 42–40, the Suns had finished third in the Pacific division standings and improved upon last season's win total by 10 games.

1974–75 Phoenix Suns season

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With a regular season record of 42–40, the Suns had finished third in the Pacific division standings and improved upon last season's win total by 10 games.