Christmas and the NBA make a perfect pairing. The holiday has long been a featured part of the league's regular-season schedule, leading to some memorable moments.
One team that's no stranger to Christmas Day action is the Phoenix Suns. Here's everything you need to know about the Suns' history on Christmas.
Suns Christmas Game History
The NBA made its Christmas Day debut in 1947, and the holiday has been a constant part of the league's regular-season schedule ever since.
Phoenix's first Christmas appearance came in 1968. The Suns hosted the Los Angeles Lakers, but fell at home 119-99. The team returned on Dec. 25th the very next year and got its first-ever win on the holiday, defeating the Boston Celtics 127-116.
Given the success of the franchise, it's no surprise Phoenix has had a consistent presence on Christmas Day. The Suns have made 20 appearances all-time on Christmas. Their most recent Dec. 25th game was in 2022 against the Denver Nuggets, though they fell 128-125 in that one.
Suns All-Time Christmas Record and Results
The Suns are 12-8 all-time on Christmas Day. Check out the franchise's full Christmas results below.
- 1968: Los Angeles Lakers 119, Phoenix Suns 99
- 1969: Boston Celtics 116, Phoenix Suns 127
- 1970: Atlanta Hawks 115, Phoenix Suns 127
- 1971: Seattle SuperSonics 86, Phoenix Suns 116
- 1972: Chicago Bulls 108, Phoenix Suns 115
- 1973: Los Angeles Lakers 100, Phoenix Suns 135
- 1974: Boston Celtics 96, Phoenix Suns 110
- 1975: Kansas City Kings 111, Phoenix Suns 122
- 1976: Los Angeles Lakers 96, Phoenix Suns 113
- 1980: San Antonio Spurs 111, Phoenix Suns 131
- 1981: Los Angeles Lakers 104, Phoenix Suns 101
- 1982: Phoenix Suns 111, Utah Jazz 101
- 1993: Houston Rockets 91, Phoenix Suns 111
- 1995: San Antonio Spurs 105, Phoenix Suns 100
- 1996: Los Angeles Lakers 108, Phoenix Suns 87
- 2007: Phoenix Suns 115, Los Angeles Lakers 122
- 2008: San Antonio Spurs 91, Phoenix Suns 90
- 2009: Los Angeles Clippers 93, Phoenix Suns 124
- 2021: Golden State Warriors 116, Phoenix Suns 107
- 2022: Phoenix Suns 125, Denver Nuggets 128
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