As Mark Twain reportedly once said: “There are lies, damned lies and statistics.” Still, whether you are a qualitative or quantitative person, we think the following stats are pretty remarkable in regards to the 2013-14 Phoenix Suns.
Click through to find out what they are.
On a Roll
Over the past four games, totaling 192 minutes, the Suns have trailed for only one minute and 59 seconds (all in the first quarter of games).
Need for Speed
The Suns rank 1st in the NBA with 18.6 fast break points per game (Detroit is next with 18.1) and have scored at least 20 fast break points in 23 of the first 47 games of the season.
In 2012-13, Phoenix scored 20+ fast break points 12 times all season.
A Comeback of Epic Proportions
The Suns erased a 20-point deficit at Cleveland on Jan. 26; their second time this season coming back from 20+ on the road to win (21 at Denver, Dec. 20). By allowing 61 points in the first half, followed by 29 in the second half, the 32-point swing in opponent points is the Suns’ largest since March 6, 2006 at New Orleans/Oklahoma City when the Suns allowed 61 in the first half and 27 in the second half for a 34-point difference (Elias Sports Bureau).
The Suns have completed a season-sweep against the Indiana Pacers, currently in line for the East’s top seed.
Never in franchise history have the Suns swept a season series against the team that ended up as the No. 1 seed from the Eastern Conference.
The Suns rank 8th in the NBA with an Offensive Rating (points scored per 100 possessions) of 106.8 (29th at 98.2 last season).
The Suns also rank 12th in Defensive Rating at 102.6 (24th at 105.7 last season) and rank 8th in Net Rating at +4.2 (28th at -7.5 last season).
Phoenix also ranks 4th in the NBA with 37.6 bench points per game and are 13-2 at home this season (22-7 overall) when outscoring the opponent’s bench.