For some reason, the Fieldhouse brings out the best in Stoudemire or maybe it's just the Pacers' defense but regardless, in their last two visits to Indy, the dynamic forward has led the Suns to two high-flying and highly entertaining wins.
Last season, Stoudemire pumped in a season-high 49 points in the Suns 113-103 win and the Pacers simply had no answer for the big guy. He was draining mid-range shots which simply made it unfair when combined with a few furious finishes at the rim.
Back in the 2007-08 season, Stoudemire also logged his season-high at the Fieldhouse when he dropped 42 in a wild 121-117 win by the Suns.
Heading into the game tonight, Amar'e's is averaging just over 20 points per game and delivered pretty consistently all season. His season-high is 35 points, so hopefully the Pacers can make that number stick and find a way to slow down Stoudemire and the Suns for another win.
After the jump, a few links of interest.
PACERS: Scouting Report: Pacers vs. Suns
Bruno focuses on the small lineup options the Pacers have at their disposal now that the roster is relatively healthy.
Price giving 'em something to talk about
Bruno's Caught in the Web Daily hits on A.J. Price, the Joneses, trade offer denials out of Minny and Granger's T against Toronto that seemed to fire up the All-Star and his team as well.
Hansbrough still feeling effects of inner ear infection
Jeff Rabjohns reports on the rookie trying to shake the effects of the viral ear infection.
NBA Power Rankings: Where Super Contenders Drop Back Into The Pack
The Pacers just sneak into the mediorcre level of teams in the latest SB Nation power rankings.
Decade Of Change: 10 Ways To Usher In Another NBA Golden Era - SB Nation
Andrew Feinsten offers up some intriguing suggestions take the NBA to another level.
C’mon. They’re Not *THAT* Bad
Jared Wade over at 8.9 takes issues with SI's latest power rankings by Chris Mannix. It only feels like the Pacers have lost that many games.
Basketball Prospectus - Buyers and Sellers
Kevin Pelton runs through where each team stands with regard to the trading deadline next month.