Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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PHOENIX -- For maximizing available resources, it's difficult to beat the guy on "Survivorman" who can whip up lasagna out of generic bugs and build a camp fires with nothing more than a paper clip. His NBA equivalent could be Phoenix Suns swingman Jared Dudley, who -- depending on the height and skill level at your rec center -- may not be an early pick when choosing sides for a pick-up game. With the speed of a refund check and a vertical that's not much higher than his jersey number, JD still managed to knock in 23 points and collect 7 rebounds in Friday's 109-101 triumph over the Detroit Pistons. "He's got a real good rhythm going," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said of good ol' No. 3. "He's playing with a lot of confidence." Well, the entire team is playing with some (dare we call it?) swagger these days. Now a gaudy 8-2 since the All-Star break, the Suns (22-22) have reached .500 for the first time since they were a modest 4-4 on Jan. 8. With the Minnesota Timberwolves losing t...
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