1. Milwaukee Bucks 114, Phoenix Suns 122 – January 12, 2008
Also in January of 2008, but this time on his home court in Phoenix, Amar’e Stoudemire would record the highest points total of any of his matchups with the Bucks throughout his career.
Andrew Bogut put on a dominant inside performance of his own with 29 points and 11 rebounds but Stoudemire still managed to do enough for his Suns to have the last laugh.
Steve Nash once again outscored Stoudemire on this occasion, a testament to not just how good Nash was but also how consistent. The Canadian finished the game with 35 points on a night when the Suns required the very best from both of their stars to overcome Milwaukee.
Stoudemire was good for 31 points of his own, while making 12 of his 16 field goal attempts, grabbing eight rebounds, dishing three assists and swatting away two of Milwaukee’s shots.
History may not be as kind to Amar’e Stoudemire as his talent deserved, but he certainly left his mark on the league and there’s never a bad time to remind ourselves of just how special he once was.