Amare Stoudemire’s Come Out Party: Phoenix Suns Get One

May 24th, 2010 by Samuel Bell Jr Leave a reply »
It was the underwhelming performance heard around the world.

Amare Stoudemire had just nine rebounds in the first two games of the Western Conference Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers, both losses.

As the primary rebounding force for the Suns, Stoudemire's lackluster rebounding performance simply wasn't enough, especially against the bigger Lakers.

Phoenix was dominated on the boards in the first two games, being out rebounded 81 to 68 and being beat at their own game, the three-point shot.

L.A shot 17-33 in the first two games from the three-point line, while the Suns shot 15-46.

For a team that relied heavily on three's, that statistic would have to change. So would the 252 points the Lakers hung on Phoenix, a team that was supposed to be recommitted to the defensive end.

So what did Phoenix do for an encore at home Sunday night?

Alvin Gentry and his staff made the adjustments, and the players followed suit as the Suns corrected all of the ailments on their way to a 118-109 victory.

How did Gentry and the Suns correct their issues in Game Three?


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