Suns rout Clippers 140-100Posted: Updated:
PHOENIX (AP) -- The run and fun Suns are back.
Leandro Barbosa scored 24 points and Amare Stoudemire added 23 to help Phoenix rout the Los Angeles Clippers 140-100 in Alvin Gentry's debut as the Suns interim coach on Tuesday night.
One day after Gentry replaced Terry Porter, who was fired after a 28-23 start, the Suns wasted little time blowing out the woeful Clippers. Reverting to its favored up-tempo style, Phoenix (29-23) raced to an 81-49 halftime lead -- matching a U.S. Airways Center record for points in a half -- and coasted from there.
Eric Gordon had 24 points for the Clippers.
The Clippers' Zach Randolph was ejected in the first quarter for punching Phoenix's Louis Amundson.