The Stat Line of the Night – 5/5/10 – Amare Stoudemire
The Suns were looking to maintain home court advantage against the Spurs as game 2 went down in Phoenix Wednesday night. This is no easy task as the Spurs have owned the Suns in playoff basketball for years.
So Amare Stoudemire stepped in and basically gave the basketball equivalent of saying “My house”. Stoudemire ripped down board after board to help Phoenix control the floor and the Suns took game 2 110-102. They now lead the series 2-0.
Stoudemire lead all players with 11 rebounds, 4 of them swiped off the offensive glass. The Suns out-rebounded the Spurs 49-37, and that proved to be a huge difference. Stoudemire also led the Suns with 23 points. He shot only 6-15 from the field, but he kept getting to the line. He led all players in free throws and attempts, hitting 11-13 from the foul line. He added a blocked shot and stayed out of foul trouble.
It’s over to San Antonio for game 3. If the Suns can take a game in Texas, they may finally get the Spurs playoff monkey off their back. Amare Stoudemire has The Stat Line of the Night for 5/5/10.