-- Prior to the 2005 NBA Playoffs, the number of four-game First Round playoff sweeps in NBA history was just one. That number tripled to three when both the Miami Heat and Phoenix Suns, the No. 1 seeds in the East and West, swept through this year's First Round.
Miami had little trouble shaking off New Jersey, achieving a trio of double-digit wins. Next up, the Heat will face either Washington or Chicago, which currently are battling for a spot in the Conference Semifinals.
Phoenix's experience versus Memphis in the First Round was no different, with the league's highest scoring team during the regular season winning by an average of 11 points. The Suns hope to do the same against Dallas or Houston, which are contending for that spot in the Western Semis.
Wade and O'Neal can see their Conference Semifinals opponent on the horizon.
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Inside the Numbers poured through the stat sheets to deliver to you all the key facts and figures of the potential match-ups:
.500 Phoenix's winning percentage in four games with Houston this season. On both occasions that the Suns held the Rockets to sub-40 percent shooting, Phoenix won.
.666 Phoenix's winning percentage in its three game season series with Dallas. That number could have just as easily been .333 had Shawn Marion not blocked Dirk Nowitzki's layup attempt Feb. 26 just seconds after Suns swingman Joe Johnson hit a 124-123 go-ahead jumper.
1 Miami and Phoenix have achieved just one four-game playoff sweep in the history of the respective franchises -- the First Round sweeps were the first for both teams.
2 The total number of points the Suns have outscored the Rockets by in their four regular season meetings.
3 Miami center Shaquille O'Neal's lowest season series averages in three major categories (14.7 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 21.3 mpg) this year have come against the Bulls.
5 Heat reserve forward Christian Laettner set five season-highs versus Chicago Dec. 3, including points (23), field goals (10), field goals attempted (13), three-point field goals (1) and minutes (27).
6 Washington guard Larry Hughes was held six points below his scoring average (22.0) in four meetings with the Heat.
9.9 Difference between Suns center Amare Stoudemire's season series scoring averages against the Mavericks (32.7 ppg, .581 FG percent) and Rockets (22.8, .433).
Stoudemire and Marion have the Suns flying into the West Semis.
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Number of NBA teams other than his current one that Suns guard Jim Jackson
has been with, including potential conference semifinals opponents Dallas and Houston.
11 Consecutive win total Miami has achieved at home versus the Bulls franchise. Overall, the Heat have won seven of the last eight meetings with Chicago.
18 Season-high assist total by Suns guard Steve Nash in his Nov. 16 return to Dallas, where he played six years. Nash turned the ball over an eye-popping 10 times while also scoring 17 points, giving him the unorthodox triple-double.
26.3 Shooting percentage of Bulls leading playoff scorer Kirk Hinrich in four regular season contests with the Heat. Hinrich converted just 15-of-57 field goals and 5-of-21 three-pointers.
49 Number of points Miami outscored Washington by during the regular season series, which Miami won 3-1.
50 Number of points Miami outscored Chicago by during the regular season series, which the Heat swept 4-0.
51 Number of points Miami outscored New Jersey by during the First Round playoff series.