Suns Complete Home/Away Sweep VS. LA Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers

The Suns completed a Away/Home sweep on consecutive nights against the short-handed LA Clippers on Friday night.  After blowing the Clippers out in LA on Thursday, the Suns were primed for a letdown, but they held tough in the 4th quarter at home for the 2nd win. 

A second consecutive strong offensive & defensive game by Amare Stoudemire has been the key.  Let's hope he continues to play hard and get better as the season continues. 

The Suns' Raja Bell fouled out late in the game w/ only 2 points, but he still played well enough for Phoenix to get the win. Barbosa also struggled on offense, but you tend to overlook that when the team wins.  Shawn Marion played a decent game, but he didn't fill the stat sheet like he normally does - only 1 assist, block & steal tonight for "The Matrix".

Phoenix recorded a record 16 blocks in the victory tonight, including 3 by Amare & Grant Hill, and 4 from reserve Brian Skinner.  The defense was exceptional on this night - LA was held to 35% shooting from the field, including only 11% from 3-pt range.

The Suns have had a renewed energy the past few games... I don't think it's just Amare.  The entire team seems a bit re-energized and is recovering from their recent struggles.

Published Friday, December 28, 2007 11:37 PM by chowell

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