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Kobe, Lakers run sluggish Suns out of the building


By Bryan Chu, for NBA.com
Posted Friday November 13, 2009 2:45AM

LOS ANGELES (NBA.com exclusive) -- In what was billed as the biggest challenge for the Lakers in the early going, the defending champions answered in resounding fashion, thrashing the Suns 121-102 Thursday at the Staples Center.

The Suns did not put up much of a fight, finding themselves down by as many as 27 points.

"We just beat them inside of the paint," said Kobe Bryant, who had a game-high 29 points. "We got a lot of easy opportunities."

After missing consecutive games due to a right elbow strain, Lakers center Andrew Bynum seemed as if he didn't miss a beat, tying a season-high 26 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. He also recorded his sixth double-double.

The 7-footer used his 40-pound weight advantage over Channing Frye en route to making his first four baskets.

"That was the game plan, go inside, do that early and often and that paid off for us," Bynum said. "It wasn't hard getting into a rhythm. I had three good days of practice, treatment."

With both teams sitting atop the Western Conference with the best records in the league, this was an important game, but it didn't live up to the hype. With the victory, the Lakers (7-1), who own the longest winning streak in the league at six, now head to Denver to face a tough Nuggets (6-3) team on Friday.

The Suns (8-2) came in riding a four-game winning streak and had a chance to tie the best 10-game start in franchise history (Phoenix went 9-1 in 1980-81). But even more so, the Suns had a chance to add onto their list of impressive victories, already defeating the Celtics and the Heat.

Phoenix came in averaging a league-best 112 points, but it was held to its second-lowest scoring output this season. The Suns also shot a season-low 36.5 percent when they came in averaging over 50 percent.

"We were a tired team," said Steve Nash, whose team has been in seven cities in the past 10 days. "We came out really flat. We missed a lot of easy shots that we normally knock down. It's been a tough stretch for us and I'm glad it's over."

Phoenix was led by Jared Dudley's 14 points. Nash was held to 13 points and five assists, well below his league-leading 12.6 per game.

Amar'e Stoudemire struggled his way to eight points on 2-for-15 shooting and Jason Richardson scored just five points on 2-for-9 from the field.

The third quarter proved to be the deciding factor in this game.

After a Grant Hill jumper cut the Suns' deficit to 65-55, the Lakers answered with a 15-0 run capped by a beautiful alley-oop from Lamar Odom to Bryant, who flushed it down with a reverse, two-handed dunk to give the Lakers an 80-55 lead with 5:38 remaining in the third quarter.

Phoenix did cobble together mini runs, but Los Angeles, who shot 57.6 percent for the game, had an answer every time.

"They have a really good team and now with Bynum back, I mean it is just tough matchups all around," Phoenix coach Alvin Gentry said. "Like I said, I don't know where their weakness is really. They are going to be a handful for whoever plays them."

Before the game, Suns guard Leandro Barbosa opined that the fast start to the season was because of the return to run-and-gun play.

"We're playing our basketball," Barbosa said. "We're speeding up the offense. I think this is the way we like to play, our defense is getting better so when we get the ball we can really fastbreak."

But against the Lakers, the Suns had just two fastbreak points.

"We just got back, we did a good job communicating with one another," Bryant said. "We had a lot of effort in getting back in transition."

While the Lakers were still without Pau Gasol, who has been out since Oct. 10 with a right hamstring injury, Bynum returned and established himself in the post early. He scored 16 of his 26 points in the first half.

Like O.J. Mayo and Devin Brown, smaller guards like Richardson continue to struggle against Bryant. Things did get chippy between the two at the end of the first half with Richardson drawing a technical after fouling Bryant.

Against the Nuggets, Bryant is expecting a heated competition.

"The next game, I'm sure they're going to be a little more aggressive attacking, but I'll just make my adjustments," Bryant said.

Suns
Lakers
     
    • 36.5%

    • 57.6%

    • 34.8%

    • 50.0%

    • 62.1%

    • 38.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX LAL
Total Rebounds 12 10
Offensive Rebounds 24 8
Turnovers 13 15
Fast Break Pts: 2 12
Biggest Lead: 1 27
Points in the Paint: 48 78
PHX LAL
p Dudley   14 Bryant   29
rb Amundson   9 Bynum   15
a Nash   5 Farmar   8
s 2 players   1 5 players   1
b Clark   1 Bynum   3
PHX LAL
p Dudley   14 Bryant   29
rb Amundson   9 Bynum   15
a Nash   5 Farmar   8
s 2 players   1 5 players   1
b Clark   1 Bynum   3
 
  • 10/29 - LAL @ PHX
  • 11/14 - PHX @ LAL
  • 01/05 - LAL @ PHX
  • 03/22 - PHX @ LAL
Phoenix Suns (54-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 22:37 4-8 1-1 0-0 -23 1 6 7 1 0 0 2 0 0 9
A. Stoudemire F 21:54 2-15 0-0 4-5 -11 2 3 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 8
C. Frye C 22:20 3-7 1-3 0-0 -16 0 5 5 0 4 0 2 0 0 7
J. Richardson G 24:52 2-9 0-5 1-2 -25 1 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 5
S. Nash G 24:14 5-10 2-4 1-1 -16 0 0 0 5 2 0 3 0 1 13
L. Barbosa   19:44 4-12 1-3 0-0 -4 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 9
J. Dudley   24:13 5-11 3-4 1-3 -13 4 2 6 0 5 1 1 0 1 14
G. Dragic   20:44 1-7 0-2 4-5 0 1 0 1 3 2 0 2 0 0 6
L. Amundson   13:56 4-8 0-0 2-3 +9 6 3 9 1 2 0 0 0 1 10
E. Clark   21:41 5-9 0-0 0-2 +4 4 4 8 1 0 0 2 1 1 10
J. Collins   17:19 2-3 0-0 0-2 -7 3 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
A. Tucker   06:26 1-5 0-1 5-6 +7 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 7
Total   240 38-104 8-23 18-29   24 31 55 12 20 2 13 1 7 102
  36.5% 34.8% 62.1%   team rebs: 12 total to: 13
Los Angeles Lakers (57-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Artest F 28:00 2-6 0-4 1-4 +19 0 1 1 3 3 1 2 1 0 5
L. Odom F 29:06 4-5 0-0 0-2 +18 1 11 12 7 1 1 1 1 0 8
A. Bynum C 35:45 13-18 0-0 0-3 +17 3 12 15 1 1 0 3 3 0 26
K. Bryant G 32:34 13-21 0-0 3-4 +24 1 3 4 4 4 0 4 0 0 29
D. Fisher G 23:04 3-7 1-3 1-2 +20 0 1 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 8
J. Farmar   21:16 1-6 1-1 0-0 -2 0 4 4 8 1 0 1 0 1 3
S. Vujacic   09:37 2-4 2-3 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 6
J. Powell   20:27 6-10 1-2 1-1 +8 2 5 7 3 2 1 1 0 0 14
L. Walton   09:10 1-2 1-1 0-0 +4 0 1 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 3
D. Mbenga   06:56 2-5 0-0 0-0 -5 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 1 0 4
S. Brown   15:40 4-6 1-1 1-2 -1 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 10
A. Morrison   08:24 2-2 1-1 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 5
Total   240 53-92 8-16 7-18   8 42 50 36 23 5 15 7 1 121
  57.6% 50.0% 38.9%   team rebs: 10 total to: 15

inactive

  • Suns: Griffin, Lopez
  • Lakers: Gasol

technical fouls

  • Suns: Richardson
  • Lakers: Vujacic

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #29 Steve Javie, #12 Violet Palmer, #38 Michael Smith
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:30
Phoenix Suns (21-14) Los Angeles Lakers (28-6)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bynum vs Stoudemire (Frye gains possession)
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  11:32  
  11:30 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:21 Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:18  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  11:09  
  11:07 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:47 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:46 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:44
[LAL 2-0]
Artest Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:44  
  10:44 Artest Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:43  
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  10:30
[PHX 3-2]
 
  10:18
[LAL 4-3]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed  10:01  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:00  
Stoudemire Tip Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:58 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:44 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:43  
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:31 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:20 Bryant Hook Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:17  
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:08 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:57
[LAL 6-3]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Stoudemire Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:31
[PHX 5-6]
 
  08:31 Bynum Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:31
[PHX 6-6]
 
  08:21
[LAL 8-6]
Odom Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:54
[LAL 10-6]
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Hook Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:34 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:28
[LAL 12-6]
Bynum Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Odom (2 AST) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:10 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Richardson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:03  
  06:56 Artest Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:39 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:31
[LAL 14-6]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Nash Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:20
[PHX 8-14]
 
  06:04
[LAL 16-8]
Bryant Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:57
[PHX 10-16]
 
  05:37
[LAL 18-10]
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Odom (3 AST) 
  05:16 Bynum Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
  05:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nash Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  05:16
[PHX 11-18]
 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:11 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:57 Bynum Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:52  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:44  
Stoudemire Hook Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:31 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:23
[LAL 20-11]
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:06 Bynum Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa  04:06  
Frye Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:59
[PHX 13-20]
 
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  03:42  
  03:36
[LAL 22-13]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Frye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:31  
  03:24
[LAL 24-13]
Odom Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:10
[PHX 16-24]
 
  03:05 Bryant Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:05 Bryant Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:42 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:29
[LAL 26-16]
Odom Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:22  
  02:22 Bynum Substitution replaced by Farmar 
  02:22 Fisher Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  02:17
[PHX 19-26]
 
  02:06 Bryant Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:01  
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dudley Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:47  
  01:34 Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:33  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed  01:21  
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:19  
  01:12 Artest Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:12
[PHX 20-26]
 
Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic  01:12  
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:12  
Dudley Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:10  
Dudley Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Vujacic (1 ST)  01:09  
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:06  
  01:06
[LAL 27-20]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Frye Substitution replaced by Amundson  01:06  
  01:06 Artest Substitution replaced by Bynum 
  01:06
[LAL 28-20]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Stoudemire Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO)  00:50.0  
  00:38.3
[LAL 31-20]
Vujacic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST) 
  00:29.8 Vujacic Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:29.8
[PHX 21-31]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:29.8
[PHX 22-31]
 
  00:07.9 Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:01.1  
Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:01.1
[PHX 24-31]
 
  00:00.1 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (21-14) Los Angeles Lakers (28-6)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Walton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barbosa (1 ST) 
Clark Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:30  
  11:20 Walton Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:20  
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  11:03  
Clark Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:01  
Clark Tip Shot: Missed  11:01  
Clark Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:58  
Clark Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:58
[PHX 26-31]
 
Amundson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:55  
  10:50 Bynum Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  10:49 Team Rebound 
Dudley Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  10:49  
  10:38 Powell Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:37 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:35
[LAL 33-26]
Bynum Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  10:21 Farmar Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Clark Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:21  
Team Rebound  10:21  
Clark Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:21  
  10:20 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:02 Bynum Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Clark (1 AST)  09:45
[PHX 29-33]
 
  09:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Amundson Substitution replaced by Collins  09:37  
  09:26 Vujacic Jump Shot: Missed 
Clark Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:25  
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  09:12  
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:12  
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:01  
Dudley Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  09:00  
Dudley Tip Shot: Missed  08:59  
Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:58  
Collins Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:57
[PHX 31-33]
 
  08:44 Farmar Jump Shot: Missed 
Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:42  
Barbosa Layup Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:25
[LAL 36-31]
Vujacic 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Farmar (2 AST) 
Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:10 Vujacic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:08
[LAL 38-31]
Bynum Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Farmar (3 AST) 
Collins Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:08  
  08:08 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Bryant 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Hill  08:08  
Clark Substitution replaced by Richardson  08:08  
  08:08 Bynum Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  08:05  
Barbosa Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:54
[PHX 33-38]
 
  07:33 Powell Hook Shot: Missed 
Collins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:29  
Barbosa Layup Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Walton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:21
[LAL 40-33]
Powell Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Walton (1 AST) 
Hill Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:14
[PHX 35-40]
 
  06:59 Bynum Hook Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:54  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:47 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:38 Powell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  06:36  
Hill Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:28
[PHX 37-40]
 
  06:08
[LAL 42-37]
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Walton (2 AST) 
Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:51 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:43
[LAL 45-37]
Walton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Farmar (4 AST) 
Hill Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:28 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:12
[LAL 47-37]
Bryant Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Walton (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:06  
Barbosa Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  05:06  
Dudley Substitution replaced by Nash  05:06  
Collins Substitution replaced by Frye  05:06  
  05:06 Farmar Substitution replaced by Odom 
  05:06 Powell Substitution replaced by Artest 
  05:06 Walton Substitution replaced by Fisher 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:46 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  04:41
[LAL 49-37]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:26
[PHX 40-49]
 
  03:58 Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:54  
Richardson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  03:45
[PHX 42-49]
 
  03:26 Bryant Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Stoudemire Slam Dunk Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:07 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:04
[LAL 51-42]
Artest Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Fisher (4 AST) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:04  
  03:04 Artest Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:03  
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:48  
  02:48 Timeout : Official 
  02:33 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:32  
Nash Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (1 BLK)  02:14  
Team Rebound  02:14  
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:08  
  01:57 Odom Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:56 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:51 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:49  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:40  
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:38  
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  01:33
[PHX 45-51]
 
  01:16
[LAL 53-45]
Bynum Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:54.9 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:47.9
[LAL 55-45]
Fisher Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nash Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:47.9  
Frye Substitution replaced by Collins  00:47.9  
  00:47.9 Bynum Substitution replaced by Mbenga 
  00:47.9
[LAL 56-45]
Fisher Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Richardson Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Odom (1 BLK)  00:39.9  
  00:36.9 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  00:35.0
[LAL 58-45]
Bryant Driving Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Odom (4 AST) 
  00:17.5 Odom Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Collins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:17.5  
Team Rebound  00:17.5  
  00:17.5 Mbenga Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Dudley  00:17.5  
Collins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:17.5  
  00:16.9 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
Richardson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:04.3  
  00:04.3 Double Technical - Vujacic, Richardson 
  00:04.3 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:04.3 Team Rebound 
  00:04.3
[LAL 59-45]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:04.3  
Dudley Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  00:04.3  
  00:04.3 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Bynum 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (21-14) Los Angeles Lakers (28-6)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:42  
Hill Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Fisher (1 ST)  11:28  
  11:22
[LAL 61-45]
Bryant Pullup Jump shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  11:07 Artest Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  11:07
[PHX 46-61]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  11:07
[PHX 47-61]
 
  10:54 Bynum Hook Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:51  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  10:36 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:36  
  10:36 Bryant Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Jump Ball Bynum vs Stoudemire (Richardson gains possession)  10:18  
Nash Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  10:09
[PHX 49-61]
 
  09:58 Odom Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Richardson Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:46
[PHX 51-61]
 
  09:29
[LAL 63-51]
Fisher Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Odom (5 AST) 
  09:15 Fisher Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Frye Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  09:09
[PHX 53-63]
 
  08:47
[LAL 65-53]
Bynum Slam Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST) 
Hill Pullup Bank shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:23
[PHX 55-65]
 
  08:00 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:58  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: Artest (1 BLK)  07:51  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:49  
Stoudemire Tip Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:46 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:38
[LAL 67-55]
Bynum Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:21 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  06:59
[LAL 70-55]
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST) 
Nash Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:59  
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Dudley  06:59  
  06:59 Bynum Substitution replaced by Powell 
  06:59 Fisher Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  06:57 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  06:56
[LAL 72-55]
Odom Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Artest (1 ST)  06:47  
Frye Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:43  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:43  
  06:43 Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:43 Team Rebound 
  06:43
[LAL 73-55]
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Hill Layup Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:28 Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:22 Powell Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:20 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:20
[LAL 75-55]
Powell Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:20  
  06:20
[LAL 76-55]
Powell Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Frye Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Odom (1 ST)  06:07  
  06:00
[LAL 78-55]
Powell Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Odom (6 AST) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  05:49  
Hill Substitution replaced by Clark  05:49  
  05:37
[LAL 80-55]
Bryant Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Odom (7 AST) 
Nash Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (13 PTS)  05:13
[PHX 57-80]
 
  04:58 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST) 
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  04:52
[PHX 59-80]
 
  04:52 Fisher Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Frye Substitution replaced by Amundson  04:52  
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:52  
  04:50 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:32 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:31 Powell Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:31
[LAL 82-59]
Powell Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:22  
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:20  
Clark Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Amundson (1 AST)  04:16
[PHX 61-82]
 
Richardson Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:01  
  03:53 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:52  
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  03:43  
Team Rebound  03:42  
  03:40 Powell Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:40  
Team Rebound  03:40  
Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic  03:40  
  03:40 Fisher Substitution replaced by Brown 
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:40
[PHX 62-82]
 
  03:23
[LAL 85-62]
Powell 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Artest (3 AST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:10 Team Rebound 
  03:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa  03:10  
  03:10 Bryant Substitution replaced by Bynum 
  03:10 Powell Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
  02:55 Bynum Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Amundson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Vujacic (1 BLK)  02:41  
  02:39 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  02:30 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:30 Team Rebound 
Dudley Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:28  
  02:28 Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:28 Team Rebound 
  02:28 Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:28 Team Rebound 
  02:14 Artest Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  02:14 Artest Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Dragic Layup Shot: Missed  02:02  
Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:01  
Amundson Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:01
[PHX 64-85]
 
  01:48 Jump Ball Brown vs Dragic 
  01:48 Dudley Violation:Jump Ball 
Amundson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:46  
  01:46 Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:46 Team Rebound 
  01:46 Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Clark Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:45  
Amundson Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:33 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  01:20
[LAL 87-64]
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  01:13  
Barbosa Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:12  
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  01:03
[PHX 67-87]
 
  00:40.4
[LAL 89-67]
Bynum Jump Hook Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Barbosa Driving Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  00:32.6
[PHX 69-89]
 
Dragic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:21.5  
  00:21.5 Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:21.5 Team Rebound 
  00:21.5
[LAL 90-69]
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:21.1 Brown Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:21.1
[PHX 70-90]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:21.1
[PHX 71-90]
 
  00:03.9 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:01.9 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  00:01.2
[LAL 92-71]
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Clark Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (2 BLK)  11:46  
Team Rebound  11:44  
Clark Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:40 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:31
[LAL 94-71]
Bynum Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Farmar (5 AST) 
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed  11:13  
Clark Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  11:12  
Clark Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:07
[PHX 73-94]
 
Dudley Foul : Personal (4 PF)  10:52  
  10:37
[LAL 96-73]
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (1 AST)  10:23
[PHX 75-96]
 
Dudley Foul : Personal (5 PF)  10:03  
  09:56
[LAL 98-75]
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Powell (1 AST) 
  09:47 Bynum Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Dragic Free Throw Technical Missed  09:47  
Team Rebound  09:47  
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:35 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  09:27 Farmar Jump Shot: Missed 
Clark Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  09:26  
  09:26 Bryant Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Clark Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:10
[LAL 100-75]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST) 
Dudley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (3 BLK)  08:57  
  08:55 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:11) 
  08:48 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:46  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  08:39
[PHX 78-100]
 
  08:24 Bryant Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  08:24 Bryant Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:24  
  08:24 Bryant Substitution replaced by Morrison 
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Powell (1 ST)  08:14  
  08:10
[LAL 102-78]
Brown Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Powell (2 AST) 
Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:00 Morrison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:52
[LAL 104-78]
Brown Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Farmar (6 AST) 
Clark Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:29
[PHX 80-104]
 
  07:00
[LAL 107-80]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Barbosa Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:44 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:12) 
  06:37 Farmar Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed  06:26  
Team Rebound  06:26  
  06:26 Morrison Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  06:26 Bynum Substitution replaced by Mbenga 
Barbosa Substitution replaced by Tucker  06:26  
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:26
[PHX 81-107]
 
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Powell Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:06 Mbenga Jump Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:05  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  05:52  
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:50  
Tucker Layup Shot: Missed  05:48  
Dudley Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  05:46  
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:45
[PHX 83-107]
 
  05:35 Powell Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
  05:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Amundson  05:35  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  05:18  
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  05:17  
Amundson Layup Shot: Missed  05:14  
Collins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:13  
Collins Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:10
[PHX 85-107]
 
  04:58
[LAL 109-85]
Morrison Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Powell (3 AST) 
  04:50 Powell Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:50
[PHX 86-109]
 
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:50
[PHX 87-109]
 
  04:38 Farmar Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:35  
Clark Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  04:26  
  04:11 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:10  
Tucker Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:02
[PHX 89-109]
 
  03:48
[LAL 111-89]
Powell Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Farmar (7 AST) 
Collins Layup Shot: Missed  03:36  
  03:35 Powell Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  03:29 Mbenga Slam Dunk Shot: Missed 
Collins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:25  
Dragic Layup Shot: Missed  03:22  
Amundson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  03:21  
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:19
[PHX 91-111]
 
  03:07 Farmar Layup Shot: Missed Block: Clark (1 BLK) 
Clark Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  03:05  
Amundson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:59
[PHX 93-111]
 
  02:41
[LAL 113-93]
Mbenga Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Farmar (8 AST) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  02:31  
Clark Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  02:29  
Clark Putback Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:28
[PHX 95-113]
 
  02:16 Mbenga Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:16 Mbenga Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:16  
  02:16 Powell Substitution replaced by Walton 
Dragic Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  02:03  
  01:41 Mbenga Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  01:39  
  01:37 Walton Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:37
[PHX 96-113]
 
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:37
[PHX 97-113]
 
  01:27
[LAL 116-97]
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Walton (4 AST) 
Tucker Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Mbenga (1 BLK)  01:20  
Collins Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:16  
  01:16 Morrison Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:16  
Team Rebound  01:16  
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:16
[PHX 98-116]
 
  01:10 Foul : Double Personal - Brown (2 PF), Dragic (2 PF) 
  01:07 Mbenga Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Tucker Jump Shot: Missed  01:02  
Amundson Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  01:01  
  01:01 Morrison Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:01
[PHX 99-116]
 
Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:01  
  00:59.7 Mbenga Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:42.0
[LAL 119-99]
Morrison 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST) 
Amundson Jump Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
Amundson Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  00:33.4  
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:31.4
[PHX 101-119]
 
  00:31.4 Mbenga Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  00:31.4
[PHX 102-119]
 
  00:10.2 Farmar Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:10.2 Mbenga Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:10.2
[LAL 121-102]
Mbenga Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:10.2  
End of 4th Quarter
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country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
LAL
1st Pacific
57
25
4-6
34-7
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3
LAL
Bryant 33.7
Gasol 14.5
Bryant 8.3
Gasol 2.8
Bryant 2.1

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