Paying some quick homage today to two individual performers last night, both of whom absolutely had career nights:
In Phoenix, Chris Bosh kept the Raps in it with the Suns, going for a career-high 42 points and 13 rebounds. The most awing part of the stat line? That Bosh worked his way to the foul line for a whopping 24 attempts, making 22. The Suns as a team shot just 29 free throws on the evening. Of course, the Suns did come out victorious, but given that they won this game by 19 points, one would have to wonder just how much trouble the Raps would have been in without Bosh putting forth his gargantuan effort last night.
On the other hand, the team of one other far, far Eastern power forward had no such troubles. The Bucks hung on to top the Bobcats, 103-99, and Yi Jianlian did nothing short of abusing the Charlotte Bobcats' frontcourt. In a performance that he is wholly unlikely to match anytime soon, not only did Yi go for 29 points and 10 boards, but he did his scoring on 14-for-17 shooting from the field. That, folks, is efficiency personified.
Props to Bosh and Yi. And better luck next time for the Raps.
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