The Suns won against the Lakers. I pinched myself, it’s all true. I don’t know how it happened, but it happened. Who performed, who did so less and why Channing Frye is the worst? Here we go!
Marcin Gortat: A+
Marcin scored 21 points on the Lakers for the second game in a row. He also played a murderous 41 minutes, hurt his shoulder, fought through it and grabbed 15 boards effectively outplaying Andrew Bynum. He may not have been picked for the All-Star game, but he certainly deserves consideration should Bynum or Gasol drop out.
Jared Dudley: A+
The Junkyard Dog got busy. He shocked the Lakers with 25 points, and was really the spark the Suns needed to get this win. Nothing else left to do than applaud him.
Steve Nash: A
Steve didn’t shoot the ball well, but he did drop 14 dimes on the Lakers. That’s just good enough.
Grant Hill: A
Not only did Grant play absolutely terrific defence on Kobe (who got his points either way. But these weren’t easy looks), but he also scored 15 points on the other end. When Hill’s healthy, he’s always a joy to watch.
Channing Frye: B
He was solid, but his effort on the boards and on D was often lackadaisical. Classic Channing, taking it easy when he shouldn’t.
Markieff Morris: B
Morris was struggling with his shot, going 2-11 from the floor. He also did everything possible to stop the Lakers on the other end, and got to the line pretty often. That’s just fine, ‘kieff.
The Rest: F
The Suns are lucky the Lakers bench came back to their old selves this time out. Terrible showing, going 3/11 from the field. That’s just… Horrible.