Phoenix Suns 2013-14: By the Numbers
But when the product is fun to watch, time flies.
That was the case with the 2013-14 Phoenix Suns -- a team that was expected by many NBA experts to be the worst in the league. Instead, they remained in playoff contention until their penultimate game and finished 48-34 on the season.
Since we gave you a look at the Suns on a game-by-game basis all throughout the regular season, we thought we'd do the same for the year as a whole.
Here's the Phoenix Suns' 2013-14 campaign, by the numbers.
Phoenix's 48 wins were the second most ever by a team that didn't qualify for the playoffs. Only the 1971-72 Suns, who won 49 games, had more victories without clinching a playoff berth.
The Suns swept the season series from the Indiana Pacers, marking the first time in team history they've swept the team that ended up being the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Suns averaged 18.7 fast break points per game, the most in the league and the most in team history.
The number of wins predicted for the Suns by Yahoo! Sports' NBA blog "Ball Don't Lie" back in October.
Goran Dragic and Gerald Green both had 40-point games this season for the Suns, making them one of only eight duos in the NBA to accomplish the feat.
15 and 5
Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic each averaged more than 15 points and five assists per game, marking just the sixth time Suns teammates have accomplished that feat. The last time it happened was during the 1992-93 season when Charles Barkley and Kevin Johnson turned the trick.
The Suns lost 34 games, but only seven of those losses were by 10 points or more.
When the Suns shot 50 percent or better from the field, they were a perfect 20-0 on the year.
Phoenix ranked seventh in the league in scoring (105.2 points per game). But when they really cranked up the offense and scored 110 or more points, they had a sterling record of 16-1.
Channing Frye ranked fourth in the league in catch and shoot points with 562. Only Golden State's Klay Thompson, Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki and Atlanta's Kyle Korver had more.
- Suns' Dragic leads Slovenia to Group D win over Mexico at FIBA World Cup
- Suns guard Goran Dragic leads Slovenians to win in World Cup opener
- Phoenix Suns launch a social media campaign to find new fan models
- Former Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa signs with the Golden State Warriors
- Suns guard Goran Dragic limited as Slovenia routed by United States in World Cup exhibition
- Lionel Hollins, head coach Brooklyn Nets - Wednesday August 27The head coach of the Brooklyn Nets joins Doug & Wolf for the ASU Sun Devil Fork Report.
- Kirk Gibson, D-backs manager - Tuesday August 26D-backs manager Kirk Gibson discusses possible changes to a six-man rotation.
- Paul Coro - azcentral sports Suns writer - Tuesday August 26Paul Coro discusses Eric Bledsoe still being a restricted free agent.
- Chris Sheridan- sheridanhoops.com - Tuesday August 19Chris Sheridan believes there is one team that could easily make a max contract offer to Eric Bledso
- Who impressed/who depressed - Monday August 18Dan and Vince look back at who impressed and depressed them over the weekend.