Suns Dominant in 125-92 Rout of Hawks

Yao, Rockets fend off Warriors, Bulls run over Timberwolves
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2008 12:46 AM CST
Phoenix Suns center Amare Stoudemire, right, swats the ball out of the hands of Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2008, in Phoenix....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Phoenix Suns got 24 points from Amare Stoudemire en route to a 125-92 beat down of the Atlanta Hawks. Phoenix played arguably their best game of the season, dominating both ends of the floor. The statistics showed this dominance as the Suns set a season-high in field goal percentage (64.2) and a season-low in field goal percentage allowed (33.7), reports the Associated Press. Elsewhere in the Association:

  • Houston beat Golden State 111-107 and has now won five of their last six. Yao Ming was brilliant, scoring 36 points and grabbing 19 rebounds.
  • Kirk Hinrich continued his recent good play by scoring 27 points in Chicago’s 96-85 win over Minnesota. Timberwolves guard Randy Foye scored 11 points in 17 minutes in his season debut.