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Lakers get physical to take season series against Suns


By Jerry Brown, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday March 13, 2010 1:45AM

PHOENIX (NBA.com exclusive) -- After the game, a battered and bruised Phoenix forward Lou Amundson said he felt like he'd gone 15 rounds with the champ -- which, of course, he had.

Even with five days off to rest and prepare for the defending NBA champions, Amundson and the Suns didn't have enough in reserve to get over the top against the Lakers, who came off the ropes in the fourth and claimed a unanimous 102-96 victory.

"We just took what they gave us," said Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, who had 21 points, 10 rebounds and cancelled out his seven turnovers with eight assists. "We attacked wherever they put two guys. Wherever they doubled, we did a good job of spacing, out and making shots."

So much for any whispers that the Lakers, who had lost three of their last four and were a pedestrian 5-5 over the last 10 games, were showing signs of a glass jaw. They won the season series 3-1, avenged a December loss here and ruined Phoenix's bid to go undefeated at home against the Pacific Division (they finished 7-1 overall).

Los Angeles did it with some good shooting (49 percent), balanced scoring from their starters (all five scored between 15 and 21 points) and some good old-fashioned physicality against the smaller Suns.

The rough stuff reached its apex with 5:06 left to play when, of all people, Pau Gasol took Amundson to the floor with a hard foul across the face. Incensed a flagrant foul wasn't issued, Suns coach Alvin Gentry charged the floor and was ejected by referee Mike Callahan.

Two minutes later, Amundson was sent to the floor again with a forearm by Lakers center Andrew Bynum but was whistled for the foul himself.

"I felt like a boxer out there," Amundson said afterward, his face puffy in several places. "Every time out, I had to have [Suns trainer Aaron] Nelson come over and patch me up. It was a hard foul, but I don't think [Gasol] is a dirty player or anything. He was just trying to make a play on the ball."

Teammate Ron Artest felt Gasol's past history worked in his favor on the foul. "If it was me, it definitely would have been a Flagrant 2," he said, smiling.

Phoenix's Grant Hill took three stitches in the lip in the first half after taking a Sasha Vujacic forearm to the mouth. Amundson got his licks in as well, contributing 11 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks, getting Gasol and Bynum three seconds apart before a smothering rejection on Bryant at the rim.

"It was really physical all night," Amundson said.

After some initial problems dealing with Phoenix's zone defense, the Lakers gained the lead before halftime and built a 15-point lead in the third, scoring both inside and out.

Amar'e Stoudemire had 17 of Phoenix's first 26 points and finished with 29, barely missing his fourth 30-point game in a row to match a career best. But the Lakers clamped down inside and the Suns had trouble from 3-point range (6-for-21).

"I think we started playing a little bit better on the screen and roll defense," said Bynum, who finished with 18 and nine rebounds. "In the third quarter we really pounded then on the inside and that's what got us back in the game."

The Suns ended the third with a 17-4 run and took an 82-81 lead on Amundson's alley-oop dunk with 9:10 left. But the Lakers immediately responded with 12-1 run and clamped down defensively.

"We played hard, we just couldn't get over the hump," Gentry said. "They're a great team and you can see that. "

Phoenix hoped that the addition of Robin Lopez to the starting lineup would have an impact on the NBA's biggest team. But while Lopez picked up two quick fouls and failed to grab a single rebound in 19 minutes, Amundson and Jarron Collins succeeded where he failed.

But Bryant put the defensive clamps on Jason Richardson (5-for-15 shooting) and tried to get his teammates involved on the other end. Artest, Gasol and Derek Fisher each pitched in 15 points.

The Suns played without key reserves Channing Frye (NBA suspension) and Leandro Barbosa, but it was the Phoenix's starters that the Lakers took advantage of most.

"I was ready. It was a big game for us," said Stoudemire, who also had a game-high 16 rebounds. "They're fighting for home-court advantage and we're trying to move up a few notches. We left it all on the court, but the Lakers are the defending champs and they played extremely well out there."

Lakers
Suns
     
    • 49.4%

    • 42.5%

    • 36.0%

    • 28.6%

    • 59.1%

    • 81.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAL PHX
Total Rebounds 13 5
Offensive Rebounds 12 14
Turnovers 14 12
Fast Break Pts: 12 28
Biggest Lead: 15 9
Points in the Paint: 40 44
LAL PHX
p Bryant   21 Stoudemire   29
rb Bryant   10 Stoudemire   16
a Bryant   8 Nash   8
s 4 players   2 Lopez   2
b Gasol   4 Amundson   4
 
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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 34:04 6-13 3-8 0-0 +5 1 2 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 15
P. Gasol F-C 37:20 7-11 0-0 1-5 +14 3 5 8 3 3 2 1 4 1 15
A. Bynum C 33:50 8-12 0-0 2-4 +6 5 4 9 1 4 2 0 1 1 18
K. Bryant G 42:20 7-16 1-5 6-9 +15 1 9 10 8 2 1 7 0 2 21
D. Fisher G 33:13 5-9 3-6 2-2 +11 0 4 4 4 3 2 1 0 0 15
L. Odom   19:11 2-8 0-1 0-0 -7 2 2 4 1 4 0 2 1 1 4
S. Brown   16:42 3-5 1-2 2-2 -7 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 9
J. Farmar   02:54 0-2 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Morrison   02:54 0-1 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Powell   05:17 1-2 0-0 0-0 -1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
S. Vujacic   12:15 1-2 1-1 0-0 -4 0 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 0 3
D. Mbenga   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 40-81 9-25 13-22   12 28 40 21 25 8 14 6 5 102
  49.4% 36.0% 59.1%   team rebs: 13 total to: 14
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 38:25 3-8 0-1 7-8 -20 2 2 4 2 2 1 3 0 0 13
A. Stoudemire F 37:22 10-22 0-0 9-11 -6 5 11 16 0 3 0 3 0 2 29
R. Lopez C 18:27 3-6 0-0 0-0 -14 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2 6
J. Richardson G 32:34 5-15 2-8 4-4 -8 1 4 5 0 2 1 1 0 0 16
S. Nash G 34:34 6-14 2-7 0-0 -2 0 2 2 8 0 0 4 0 2 14
J. Collins   11:52 0-0 0-0 0-0 +11 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
J. Dudley   22:29 1-4 1-3 0-0 +15 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 3
G. Dragic   16:20 1-4 1-2 1-2 -3 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 4
L. Amundson   27:57 5-7 0-0 1-2 -3 3 7 10 1 2 1 0 4 0 11
E. Clark   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Frye   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Griffin   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 34-80 6-21 22-27   14 29 43 18 13 6 12 5 6 96
  42.5% 28.6% 81.5%   team rebs: 5 total to: 13

inactive

  • Lakers: Walton
  • Suns: Barbosa

technical fouls

  • Lakers: --
  • Suns: Gentry, Gentry

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #19 James Capers, #39 Kevin Fehr
  • Attendance: 18422
  • Duration: 2:20
Los Angeles Lakers (48-18) Phoenix Suns (40-26)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lopez vs Bynum (Artest gains possession)
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:41
[LAL 2-0]
 
  11:41 Richardson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  11:41
[LAL 3-0]
 
  11:25 Stoudemire Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  11:23 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:23
[PHX 2-3]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:57 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:49
[PHX 4-3]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  10:28  
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:27  
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:26
[LAL 5-4]
 
  10:07 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:05  
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST)  09:59
[LAL 7-4]
 
  09:45 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:43  
  09:35 Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:35  
Team Rebound  09:35  
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:35  
  09:34 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:16
[PHX 6-7]
Stoudemire Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Stoudemire Violation:Defensive Goaltending  08:59  
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST)  08:59
[LAL 9-6]
 
  08:46 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:44  
Bynum Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  08:37  
  08:33 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Bryant Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:26  
  08:17 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:15 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:15
[PHX 8-9]
Stoudemire Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Artest Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:54
[LAL 11-8]
 
  07:39 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST)  07:31  
  07:27
[PHX 10-11]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST) 
  07:15 Lopez Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:15  
Team Rebound  07:15  
  07:15 Lopez Substitution replaced by Collins 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:15
[LAL 12-10]
 
  07:02 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK) 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:00  
Bynum Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST)  06:57
[LAL 14-10]
 
Bynum Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:44  
  06:40 Stoudemire Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Fisher (1 ST) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:28 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:24
[PHX 13-14]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:59
[LAL 16-13]
 
  05:53
[PHX 15-16]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST) 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:53  
  05:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Odom  05:53  
  05:53
[PHX 16-16]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  05:29  
Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:27  
Bynum Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:27
[LAL 18-16]
 
  05:11
[PHX 18-18]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:56  
  04:56 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
Team Rebound  04:44  
Bynum Jump Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:34 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Bryant Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:34  
Bryant Substitution replaced by Brown  04:34  
Odom Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:21  
  04:21
[PHX 19-18]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:21
[PHX 20-18]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  04:01  
  03:59 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:53
[PHX 22-18]
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Artest Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:07 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:05 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:03
[PHX 24-18]
Stoudemire Jump Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
  02:54 Richardson Substitution replaced by Dragic 
Artest Substitution replaced by Gasol  02:54  
Bynum Substitution replaced by Farmar  02:54  
Fisher Substitution replaced by Morrison  02:54  
Gasol Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  02:48  
Gasol Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:48  
  02:31 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:29  
Morrison 3pt Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:05 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Odom Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:02  
  02:02
[PHX 25-18]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  02:02
[PHX 26-18]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Brown Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:42
[LAL 20-26]
 
  01:24 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:22 Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:17
[PHX 29-20]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:49.9  
Odom Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:49.9
[LAL 22-29]
 
  00:32.6 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Farmar Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:15.2  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:15.2  
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:15.2
[LAL 24-29]
 
  00:15.2 Collins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Odom Substitution replaced by Powell  00:15.2  
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:15.2  
  00:14.8 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  00:07.1
[PHX 31-24]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (48-18) Phoenix Suns (40-26)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:37  
Powell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST)  11:26
[LAL 26-31]
 
  11:05 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:04  
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Vujacic (1 AST)  10:53
[LAL 29-31]
 
Brown Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:28  
  10:28
[PHX 32-29]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:28 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  10:28
[PHX 33-29]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  10:12  
  10:04 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bynum (1 ST) 
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lopez (1 ST)  09:55  
  09:51
[PHX 35-29]
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  09:24  
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:22  
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Lopez (2 ST)  09:20  
Bynum Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:11  
  09:11
[PHX 36-29]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:11
[PHX 37-29]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Vujacic Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:45 Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:43 Hill Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Timeout : Official  08:43  
Vujacic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bynum (1 AST)  08:37
[LAL 32-37]
 
Vujacic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:31  
  08:07 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (1 BLK) 
  08:07 Team Rebound 
  08:07 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST)  07:48  
  07:41 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:39  
Bynum Hook Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:22 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Brown Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:21  
  07:21
[PHX 38-32]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Brown Substitution replaced by Fisher  07:21  
Powell Substitution replaced by Gasol  07:21  
Vujacic Substitution replaced by Artest  07:21  
  07:21 Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:19  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  07:03  
Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  07:01  
  06:57 Amundson Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  06:57 Dudley Substitution replaced by Richardson 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:57  
Team Rebound  06:57  
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:57
[LAL 33-38]
 
  06:37 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:35  
  06:21 Hill Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (1 BLK)  06:12  
Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  06:09  
Bynum Layup Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (2 BLK)  06:09  
  06:07 Amundson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:07 Jump Ball Amundson vs Gasol (Dragic gains possession) 
  05:52 Hill Dunk Shot: Missed 
  05:50 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:48 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:46 Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:35 Amundson Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:33 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:26
[PHX 40-33]
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST) 
  05:25 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  05:08
[LAL 36-40]
 
  04:56 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  04:54  
Bynum Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:34
[LAL 38-40]
 
  04:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:27 Lopez Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
  04:27 Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom  04:27  
  04:18
[PHX 42-38]
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST)  04:02
[LAL 41-42]
 
  03:45 Richardson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:43 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:43
[PHX 44-41]
Amundson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:33  
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:22
[LAL 43-44]
 
  02:56 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:54 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  02:54
[PHX 46-43]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Odom 3pt Shot: Missed  02:34  
Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:32  
Artest Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:31
[LAL 45-46]
 
  02:14 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:12  
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST)  02:05
[LAL 47-46]
 
  01:42 Stoudemire Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:40  
  01:30 Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:30  
Team Rebound  01:30  
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:30
[LAL 48-46]
 
  01:18 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed Block: Odom (1 BLK) 
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:15  
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST)  01:11
[LAL 51-46]
 
  00:57.9 Nash Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK) 
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:55.5  
Fisher Jump Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
  00:48.9 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:45.9 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:42.8  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.8  
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:30.8  
  00:22.4 Richardson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:22.4
[LAL 52-46]
 
  00:22.4 Amundson Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Vujacic  00:22.4  
Odom Substitution replaced by Powell  00:22.4  
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:22.4
[LAL 53-46]
 
  00:04.9 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:02.9  
Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:02.3  
  00:02.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:00.1 Stoudemire Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (48-18) Phoenix Suns (40-26)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:36 Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Artest (1 ST) 
Artest Jump Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:29 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Fisher Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:26  
  11:26
[PHX 47-53]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:26
[PHX 48-53]
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bynum Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST)  11:07
[LAL 55-48]
 
  10:46
[PHX 50-55]
Richardson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Bynum Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST)  10:31
[LAL 57-50]
 
Fisher Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:21  
  10:21 Team Timeout : Short 
  10:10 Lopez Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:07  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  09:51  
Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  09:49  
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST)  09:37
[LAL 60-50]
 
Fisher Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:29  
  09:12 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:09 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  09:09
[PHX 52-60]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Bynum Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Fisher (4 AST)  08:54
[LAL 62-52]
 
  08:35 Hill Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Artest (2 ST) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:27 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  08:21 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:19  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:05 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  07:52
[PHX 54-62]
Hill Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:29
[LAL 64-54]
 
  07:02 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  07:00  
Bryant Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:52
[LAL 66-54]
 
  06:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:32 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (3 BLK) 
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:29  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:26
[LAL 69-54]
 
  06:05 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  05:58  
  05:56 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
Bynum Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:45  
  05:45 Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:45 Team Rebound 
  05:45 Richardson Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  05:45 Lopez Substitution replaced by Amundson 
  05:45 Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  05:43  
Artest Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  05:33  
Artest Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:30  
  05:30
[PHX 55-69]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  05:30
[PHX 56-69]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:05
[LAL 71-56]
 
  04:56
[PHX 58-71]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Bryant Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (3 BLK)  04:32  
  04:30 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:27 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (4 BLK) 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:26  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:15 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:11
[PHX 60-71]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:08  
Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom  04:08  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bryant (6 AST)  03:51
[LAL 73-60]
 
  03:35
[PHX 62-73]
Nash Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Fisher Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  03:06
[LAL 75-62]
 
  02:55
[PHX 65-75]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Odom Layup Shot: Missed  02:27  
Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:26  
Odom Tip Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:24 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Odom Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:17  
  02:17
[PHX 66-75]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Fisher Substitution replaced by Vujacic  02:17  
  02:17
[PHX 67-75]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Vujacic Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  01:59  
Vujacic Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:59  
  01:59 Hill Substitution replaced by Richardson 
Vujacic Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:46  
  01:46
[PHX 68-75]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  01:46
[PHX 69-75]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Odom Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  01:27  
  01:07 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:06  
Bryant Substitution replaced by Brown  01:06  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:41.9 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Artest Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:38.5  
  00:38.5
[PHX 70-75]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:38.5 Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  00:38.5 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Collins 
  00:38.5
[PHX 71-75]
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Odom Layup Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:25.9 Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:22.5
[PHX 73-75]
Richardson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST) 
Odom Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:02.9
[LAL 77-73]
 
  00:00.1 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Amundson (1 ST)  11:51  
  11:37 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  11:35  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dudley (1 BLK)  11:22  
Team Rebound  11:22  
Bryant Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Vujacic (2 AST)  11:20
[LAL 79-73]
 
Bynum Foul : Personal (4 PF)  11:00  
  10:47 Richardson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:45 Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  10:45
[PHX 75-79]
Amundson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Brown Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  10:23  
Brown Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:23  
  10:09
[PHX 78-79]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Collins (1 AST) 
Bryant Jump Bank Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST)  09:52
[LAL 81-78]
 
  09:35
[PHX 80-81]
Amundson Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST) 
Odom Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  09:20  
Odom Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:20  
Odom Substitution replaced by Gasol  09:20  
  09:20 Richardson Substitution replaced by Hill 
  09:10
[PHX 82-81]
Amundson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Collins (2 AST) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:49 Collins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:37 Amundson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  08:34  
Brown Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bryant (7 AST)  08:28
[LAL 83-82]
 
  08:11 Collins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bynum (2 ST) 
  08:01 Dudley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:01  
  08:01 Collins Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  08:01
[LAL 84-82]
 
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:01  
  08:00 Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  07:46 Dudley Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:44 Dragic Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:25 Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST) 
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:15
[LAL 86-82]
 
Vujacic Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:03  
  07:03 Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:03 Team Rebound 
Vujacic Substitution replaced by Fisher  07:03  
  07:03 Amundson Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  07:03
[PHX 83-86]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bryant Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (7 TO)  06:46  
  06:46 Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash 
  06:30 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:28  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  06:08  
Bynum Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  06:07  
  06:02 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:02
[LAL 87-83]
 
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:02
[LAL 88-83]
 
  05:43 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:40 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:40 Hill Tip Shot: Missed 
  05:38 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:37 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:37  
  05:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:37 Lopez Substitution replaced by Amundson 
  05:37 Dudley Substitution replaced by Richardson 
Brown Substitution replaced by Artest  05:37  
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST)  05:22
[LAL 91-83]
 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:06  
  05:06 Gentry Technical 
  05:06 Gentry Technical 
  05:06 Gentry Ejection:Second Technical 
Fisher Free Throw Technical (11 PTS)  05:06
[LAL 92-83]
 
Fisher Free Throw Technical (12 PTS)  05:06
[LAL 93-83]
 
  05:06
[PHX 84-93]
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  05:06 Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:05  
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:43
[LAL 95-84]
 
  04:23
[PHX 86-95]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:00 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
  03:54
[PHX 89-95]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bryant (8 AST)  03:34
[LAL 98-89]
 
  03:20
[PHX 91-98]
Nash Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:51 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:42 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  02:41  
  02:41 Amundson Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom  02:41  
Artest Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:17
[LAL 100-91]
 
  02:04
[PHX 94-100]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Amundson (1 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:38 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:26
[PHX 96-100]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST) 
Odom Jump Bank Shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:07 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:00 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:58.9  
Odom Jump Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (4 BLK)  00:42.9  
  00:41.3 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:5 Def:11) 
  00:36.9 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Gasol (2 ST) 
  00:16.5 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:16.5  
Team Rebound  00:16.5  
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:16.5
[LAL 101-96]
 
  00:16.5 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:13.9 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  00:12.2  
  00:12.2 Stoudemire Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:12.2  
Team Rebound  00:12.2  
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:12.2
[LAL 102-96]
 
  00:01.9 Richardson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Fisher (2 ST) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- KUTP Local 9:00 pm ET
-- KCAL-LAL Local 9:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAL
1st Pacific
57
25
4-6
34-7
23-18
PHX
2nd Pacific
54
28
8-2
32-9
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAL
Bryant 33.7
Gasol 14.5
Bryant 8.3
Gasol 2.8
Bryant 2.1
PHX
Stoudemire 25.0
Stoudemire 9.3
Nash 11.8
Stoudemire 1.7
Dudley 1.3

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