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Marcus Banks Is Gunnin'?

Suns 137, Nuggets 115.

Marcus Banks: 7-for-8 from the field, 7-for-8 from deep, 2-for-2 from the line, 23 points.

Seriously, dude?

Last I remember in Boston, this was the kid with the great speed, beautiful penetration abilities and defensive potential, but this was also the kid who wasn't going to succeed because he had rocks in his head and couldn't shoot a lick.

The jury is still out on the rocks.  But as of late, it hasn't been on the shooting.

Banks came into last night's game against the Nugs shooting 43.8 percent (14-of-32) from behind the arc.   The 7-of-8 performance pushed him to an even sweeter 52.5 percent from downtown.  Unreal.

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Meanwhile, the Nuggets' can expect some of those numbers that pushed them to third in basketball in defensive efficiency to decline, effective immediately.  The fastest-paced team in basketball got destroyed at what it believes is its own game, as the Suns astounded offensively.  The Nashty crew went for 53.8 percent shooting from the field, an absurd 20-for-31 from deep and had four 20-point scorers to boot.  Just a tour de force performance for the purple and orange.

And the former Celtics head case helped spearhead it all.  Of course, if there were ever a season to allow me to take those sorts of stats in stride, this would be it.

Keep up the good work, Marcus. 

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