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Suns NBA Finals History: Recap of 1993 and 1976 Finals Appearances

Isaiah De Los Santos
Phoenix Suns NBA Finals history including championship appearances in 1993 and 1976.
Phoenix Suns NBA Finals history including championship appearances in 1993 and 1976. / BRIAN BAHR/Getty Images

The Phoenix Suns aren't a perennial NBA Finals participant, which makes their appearance this year even more exciting. Phoenix went up 1-0 in their Finals matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Suns are now just three games away from winning the NBA championship. A potential title would make history for the franchise.

Suns Finals History

Here's everything you need to know about the Suns' NBA Finals history.

Suns Finals Appearances

The Suns had been to the NBA Finals twice in their history prior to 2021. Their first Finals appearance was in 1976.

When Was the Last Time the Phoenix Suns Went to the NBA Finals?

Phoenix last appeared in the NBA Finals in 1993.

1993 Finals

The 1993 NBA Finals featured a matchup between the Suns and Chicago Bulls. Despite the best efforts by regular season MVP Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan and the Bulls won 4-2. The 1993 Finals win sealed a three-peat for Chicago, the first of two occasions during the Jordan era where the team won three straight championships.

1976 Finals

Phoenix's first NBA Finals appearance occurred in 1976 against the Boston Celtics. The Suns lost that series 4-2 as well.

Have the Phoenix Suns Ever Won a Championship?

No, the Suns have never won an NBA title. They are 0-2 all-time in the NBA Finals, though that could change in 2021.

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