Among the 16 teams entering the NBA playoffs, one stands out: The Phoenix Suns are the best in the league, and their record proves it. Phoenix went 64-18 and finished eight games ahead of the Memphis Grizzlies atop the NBA standings.
That is the largest differential between the league's top two team records in a season since 1999-2000, when the Los Angeles Lakers finished eight games ahead of the Portland Trail Blazers. And while much of the media attention followed the dysfunctions of the teetering superteams in New York and Los Angeles, the Suns were busy dominating everyone.
The Suns enter the playoffs as the favorites to win it all. But what exactly makes them so good? Here are the top 10 reasons the Suns are the best team in the NBA right now.