Phoenix Suns Knock Off New Orleans Hornets After Dropping Tough One to Lakers. Next up: Timberwolves on Tuesday Night
Steve Nash: Played in his 1,000th game on Sunday.
The Phoenix Suns are 2-2 on their seven-game homestand, and now find themselves with the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoffs after splitting a pair of weekend games.
After six days, the Suns jumped out to a seven-point first-quarter lead against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, only to let the cream of the NBA crop come back for a 102-96 win. And then on Sunday, Amar'e Stoudemire went off, with a 36-point, 12-rebound performance against the New Orleans Hornets. The Suns walked with a 120-106 victory in that game.
Stoudemire now has at least 30 points in four of his past five games. And against the Lakers, he dropped 29 points. That's in addition to his 16 rebounds.
He told reporters after the Hornets game, "I'm back in great shape and feel phenomenal. My explosiveness is back, my quickness is back, my IQ of the game -- everything is back at 100 percent, so I feel great."
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