Michael Redd Travels Back in Time, Drops 25 Points on 13 Shots in 18 Minutes

Holly MacKenzieNBA Lead BloggerMarch 19, 2012

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 09:  Michael Redd #22 of the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game against the Houston Rockets at US Airways Center on February 9, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Rockets defeated the Suns 96-89. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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Ah, Michael Redd.

The sharpshooter who was as deadly beyond the arc as he was kind off of the court. Remember him? I do. I miss that Michael Redd. The one we probably took for granted before a twice-torn ACL kept him out of action for the better part of three seasons.

The one who bought his father a church and once hit eight three-pointers in the fourth quarter of an NBA game. The one who explained to Scoop Jackson that the only thing he prayed for before a game is for everyone to stay healthy. Funny, sometimes, how certain prayers are not answered.

While Redd has worked hard to get back onto the basketball court, he's been quiet and a fraction of the scorer he once was. Until last night.

In a Phoenix Suns victory against the Houston Rockets, Redd entered the game and started shooting. And hitting. And shooting some more.

After a stretch in the second quarter that saw him score 15 straight for the Suns, Redd finished the game with a season-high 25 points on just 13 field goal attempts, in just 18 minutes of play. He hit from deep, he connected from mid-range and he got to the hoop. He was all over the floor and it was glorious.

A little trip down memory lane. I want more.

Would it be too much to ask the basketball Gods for a little more of this Michael Redd? Please?