Doing Lines: Trading on Amar'e

Every night there are some stupendous, silly, stupid, or downright outlandish individual lines from around the "lig." Doing Lines lets you know which one tops the list.

Blame the Clippers more than you credit Alvin Gentry, but whatever dude. Amar'e Stoudemire went off for 42 points on 20 FGAs, and added 11 rebounds in a second straight massive win for the Suns over L.A.'s stepchild.

Amar'e dominated the ball, taking eight more FGAs and seven more FTAs than any other Sun. That's smart for Phoenix: Stoudemire and Steve Nash (21 points, 12 assists) should be controlling the offense. And that's exactly what happened Wednesday. Cheers.

Ball control: Limiting your turnovers is important, and underrated as a skill. But plenty of stars answered that call Wednesday. Dwyane Wade scored 37 points and dished 12 assists with only one turnover. Chris Paul dropped 36/10 with one turnover. Kobe Bryant had 30/9 with one turnover. Kevin Martin dropped 32 with two turnovers. Al Thornton went for 33 points with one turnover. Well done, gents. You are all handsome and of clean hands.

Glorious return: The Darius Miles story has disappeared completely as the old hand continues to get burn in Memphis. Few noticed that Miles made his glorious return to Portland on Wednesday. In the post-Blazer debut, Miles had four blocks in 17 minutes. D got LaMarcus Aldridge twice (on one possession), Travis Outlaw and Joel Przybilla. No cheapies on Steve Blake or Michael Ruffin!

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