Will The Phoenix Suns Continue To Shine in Game 4?

May 25th, 2010 by Thomas Jarrell Leave a reply »
The Phoenix Suns won a game on their home court and took a step towards evening the series at two apiece. 

Their winning effort against the Los Angeles Lakers in game 3 was made much more impressive by Amar'e Stoudemire, who surged for 42 points and 11 rebounds. His point total on Sunday was greater than his both of his point totals in each of his previous two games combined and proved to be the boost that Phoenix needed to top L.A. in game 3.

Fellow Phoenix big man, Robin Lopez, complimented Stoudemire on the inside. Lopez contributed a solid 20-point performance to the winning effort. Combined, the pair impressively accumulated more than half of the Suns' 118 points. Although the offensive dominance of the Suns' big men was key to their game 3 victory, the Suns' zone defense stole the show. Their defense was smothering and therefore able to hold the Lakers to under 110 points. This hadn't been done since the Jazz held the Lakers to 104 points in the first game of the Western Conference Semifinals three weeks ago. The Suns' zone defense made it difficult for the Lakers to utilize their big men and limited the ...

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