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.
- Chris Sheridan - Tuesday July 22Chris Sheridan weighs in on if Kevin Love will join LeBron in Cleveland.
- Ryan McDonough, Phoenix Suns general manager - Monday July 21General manager Ryan McDonough talks about the Phoenix Suns' offseason plans.
- Isaiah Thomas, Phoenix Suns point guard - Monday July 21Isaiah Thomas talks about his skill set and what he brings to the franchise.
- Marc Spears, Yahoo NBA writer - Friday July 18Yahoo NBA writer Marc Spears says the Warriors are backing out from a Kevin Love trade.
- Paul Coro, AZCentral Sports Suns beat writer - Thursday July 17AZCentral Sports Suns beat writer Paul Coro talks about the continuing free agency of Eric Bledsoe.