Suns’ blog Bright Side of the Sun know that Amare Stoudamire has been hearing it for a while now. Tonight’s 42-point performance in Phoenix’s 118-109 win over Los Angeles quieted the doubts and the naysayers.
Amare has heard just about enough from all you (us) doubters. He brought his Bully Ball to the game tonight and finished with 42 points and 11 rebounds to shut up a lot of haters.
The Suns got it done despite only shooting 25% from three thanks in large part to aggressively attacking the paint which lead to 41 FTA’s; Robin Lopez’ incredibly awesome play; and a zone defense that managed to keep the Lakers out of the paint and off the line.
A sweet, sweet win for sure and you can easily take solace in the fact that the Suns were able to win without hot long range bombing. On the other hand, can that much zone really work for three more wins?