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Bryant's 40 keys Lakers' rout of Suns in Game 1


By Bryan Chu, for NBA.com
Posted Tuesday May 18, 2010 2:13AM

LOS ANGELES (NBA.com exclusive) -- Question marks surrounding Kobe Bryant's knee were put to rest. So were the doubts circling the Lakers bench.

After seven days of rest, the Lakers had an emphatic answer to those uncertainties in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

Behind Bryant's explosive outing and the resurgence of Lamar Odom, the Lakers handed the Suns a 128-107 beatdown Monday at Staples Center.

"This was surprising for us," said Lakers coach Phil Jackson of the lopsided victory, adding later, "Maybe we've peaked."

Despite being plagued by injuries all season and taking an entire week off from practice, Bryant has been having arguably the best postseason of his career.

Bryant scored a game-high 40 points, including a 21-point surge in the third quarter. He went 13-for-23 from the field and 11-for-12 from the line.

This performance marked the first time in his 14 seasons he has scored 30 or more points in six straight playoff contests. His previous high was five (2009, 2008, 2003). Possibly more impressive has been the fact Bryant has been shooting a blistering 52.2 percent during this span.

The key: "Old age," Bryant joked.

"Now I feel like I have two legs to play with. I have better balance on my shot, and shots aren't going short anymore."

Odom was a huge spark off the bench. He finished with 19 points and 19 rebounds, a playoff career-high.

"I didn't want to really wait," said Odom, who was averaging 8.5 points and 8.1 rebounds in the playoffs before Monday. "I said to myself if I'm going to have a bad game, then I'm going to have a bad game going out swinging ... I tried to attack."

The win was the Lakers' seventh straight in these playoffs, with Game 2 set for Wednesday at Staples Center.

The defending champs now have the odds on their side. Teams that have taken a 1-0 series lead in a best-of-seven series have gone on to win 317-of-405 (78.3 percent).

In the loss, six players finished in double figures for Phoenix.

Amar'e Stoudemire scored a team-high 23 points, but only had three rebounds. Steve Nash finished with 13 points and 13 assists.

Robin Lopez was one of the few bright spots for the Suns. Lopez showed little lag in his first game back since missing six weeks with a back injury. He finished with 14 points on 6-for-7 from the field in 24 minutes.

"He played well for us," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said. "Hopefully he'll continue to get better in the series."

The Suns, who came in as the top 3-point shooting team in the playoffs at 41.7 percent, went 5-for-22 from deep. The potent Phoenix bench players struggled as well. They went a combined 13-for-32 and were outscored by the Lakers' bench 44-35.

Nevertheless, Bryant knew not to look into the Suns' struggles after just one game.

"To be honest," Bryant said. "They missed a lot of shots they've made this entire postseason....We've got to do a much better job in Game 2 and the rest of the series."

The Lakers took a page out of the Suns run-and-gun style book. They simply ran the Suns, who still shot 49.4 percent, off the court.

At one point, Los Angeles' lead swelled to as many as 28 points, 117-89. Contributions came from nearly every player. Pau Gasol had an efficient 21-point performance on 10-for-13 shooting and Artest also added 14.

Phoenix had few answers.

"You know," Nash said. "I think our room for error is small. They're a lot bigger than we are...so we've got to try to cut down on some of those transition buckets, offensive rebounds, you know, defensive lapses, whatever it is."

"Our bench wasn't great tonight. Our starters weren't great tonight. We've got to all play better."

Bryant seemingly carried the Lakers from the start of the game to the finish, but left his mark in the third period, with one play standing out in particular.

After being pushed by Suns center Channing Frye, Bryant still managed to lay in a finger-roll. When he landed, he mouthed "yeah, yeah" as he nodded his head.

Bryant tallied 21 of the team's 31 points in the period. He nearly outscored Phoenix, which had 24, by himself. Bryant shrugged off the physical play of Grant Hill and, for the most part, Jared Dudley was ineffective.

"He was more aggressive and assertive than I have seen on film," Dudley said.

The Suns did keep the game within single digits for most of the first half and trailed by just seven, 62-55, at halftime. However, the Lakers outscored the Suns 66-52 in the second half.

Not forgotten in the win was Andrew Bynum's lackluster performance.

Bynum finished with four points and four rebounds in 19 minutes and said the torn meniscus in his right knee is still "painful."

"It's more mental," said Bynum, who has 10 points combined in the past three games. "I just have to trust in myself to go up and dunk the ball, instead of laying stuff up."

Stepping up in his place, however, was Odom. When he checked in at the 5:31 mark of the first quarter, Odom provided a spark.

He drilled a 3-pointer and established himself in the post. He scored seven straight Laker points, which was part of an 18-4 closing rally to push the Lakers up 35-26 at the end of the first quarter.

"(He) jumpstarted us, no doubt about it," Jackson said.

During that rally, Bryant picked up his play too. None was more spectacular than his 18-foot fallaway from the right baseline behind the backboard just as the buzzer sounded.

"It's important in Game 1 to show them that this is going to be a fight," Bryant said.

Grant Hill said it best at the end of the game when it came to figuring out Bryant.

"[Kobe] is the best player in the game," Hill said. "I don't know exactly what we did wrong or right tonight."

Suns
Lakers
     
    • 49.4%

    • 58.0%

    • 22.7%

    • 47.1%

    • 75.0%

    • 81.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX LAL
Total Rebounds 8 5
Offensive Rebounds 10 12
Turnovers 11 9
Fast Break Pts: 4 9
Biggest Lead: 7 28
Points in the Paint: 36 56
PHX LAL
p Stoudemire   23 Bryant   40
rb 3 players   6 Odom   19
a Nash   13 4 players   5
s 6 players   1 2 players   2
b 3 players   1 Gasol   2
 
  • 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 21:45 1-5 0-0 5-6 -2 0 1 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 7
A. Stoudemire F 34:32 8-13 0-0 7-10 -23 1 2 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 23
R. Lopez C 24:04 6-7 0-0 2-2 +2 2 4 6 0 2 0 0 1 1 14
J. Richardson G 36:52 6-12 3-6 0-2 -24 1 5 6 3 3 1 0 0 1 15
S. Nash G 28:19 5-10 0-2 3-3 -13 0 4 4 13 2 0 4 0 0 13
C. Frye   19:43 1-8 1-7 0-0 -13 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 3
J. Dudley   19:07 1-5 1-5 2-2 -11 1 3 4 0 4 1 2 0 0 5
G. Dragic   20:28 5-8 0-1 3-4 -7 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 0 13
L. Barbosa   17:29 5-7 0-1 1-1 -6 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 11
L. Amundson   17:41 1-4 0-0 1-2 -8 4 2 6 0 1 1 0 1 0 3
E. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-79 5-22 24-32   10 24 34 25 23 6 11 3 3 107
  49.4% 22.7% 75.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 12
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 39:34 6-14 1-5 1-2 +12 0 5 5 5 0 2 0 1 0 14
P. Gasol F-C 36:57 10-13 0-0 1-1 +23 1 3 4 5 2 0 1 2 1 21
A. Bynum C 19:10 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 4
K. Bryant G 35:28 13-23 3-6 11-12 +22 0 5 5 5 1 1 2 0 0 40
D. Fisher G 28:52 1-3 0-0 3-4 +17 1 1 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 5
L. Odom   30:33 9-15 1-2 0-0 +24 7 12 19 3 3 1 1 0 2 19
D. Mbenga   04:03 1-2 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. Farmar   18:44 4-6 2-3 0-0 +8 0 0 0 5 5 1 2 0 0 10
S. Brown   18:13 3-6 1-1 2-3 +6 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 9
S. Vujacic   01:23 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Powell   04:19 1-1 0-0 0-0 -3 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
L. Walton   02:44 1-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Total   240 51-88 8-17 18-22   12 30 42 26 21 8 9 3 3 128
  58.0% 47.1% 81.8%   team rebs: 5 total to: 9

inactive

  • Suns: Griffin, Jones
  • Lakers: Morrison

technical fouls

  • Suns: Hill
  • Lakers: Bryant

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #23 Jason Phillips, #57 Greg Willard
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:28
Phoenix Suns (54-29) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bynum vs Lopez (Artest gains possession)
  11:43 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:42  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  11:29
[PHX 2-0]
 
  11:12 Artest Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:10  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  10:59
[PHX 5-0]
 
  10:36 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:35  
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  10:26  
  10:24 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:15 Bynum Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Stoudemire (1 ST) 
  10:10 Fisher Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:10
[PHX 6-0]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:10
[PHX 7-0]
 
  09:59
[LAL 2-7]
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Artest (1 BLK)  09:46  
  09:44 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Richardson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:43  
  09:31
[LAL 4-7]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nash Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:19
[PHX 9-4]
 
  09:03
[LAL 6-9]
Artest Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  08:52
[PHX 11-6]
 
  08:31 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:30  
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Fisher (1 ST)  08:15  
Nash Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:09  
  08:09
[LAL 7-11]
Fisher Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:09
[LAL 8-11]
Fisher Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Hill Layup Shot: Missed  07:45  
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:44  
Lopez Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:44
[PHX 13-8]
 
  07:29
[LAL 11-13]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
  07:23 Gasol Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  07:23  
Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  07:13
[PHX 15-11]
 
  06:56
[LAL 13-15]
Bynum Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST) 
Nash Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:44
[PHX 17-13]
 
  06:24
[LAL 15-17]
Gasol Driving Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  06:09
[PHX 20-15]
 
  05:49 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:48  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:39 Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:31  
  05:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:31 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
  05:31
[LAL 16-20]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:31
[LAL 17-20]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  05:13  
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:11  
Stoudemire Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  05:03
[PHX 22-17]
 
  04:46 Artest Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:45  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:32 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:24
[LAL 19-22]
Odom Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hill Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  04:12  
Hill Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:12  
  04:00
[LAL 22-22]
Odom 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST) 
  03:51 Odom Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  03:51  
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:51
[PHX 23-22]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:51  
  03:51 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:30 Odom Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:25 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:25
[LAL 24-23]
Odom Tip Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:10 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dudley Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:04  
Dudley Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:52  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:52
[LAL 25-23]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:52
[LAL 26-23]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:17 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:16  
Dudley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Artest (1 ST)  02:08  
  01:46 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:43
[LAL 28-23]
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  01:27  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:25  
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:12 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:00
[LAL 30-23]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
  00:41.7 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:34.0
[LAL 33-23]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  00:30.4 Gasol Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic  00:30.4  
  00:30.4 Gasol Substitution replaced by Mbenga 
  00:30.4 Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (1 AST)  00:15.7
[PHX 26-33]
 
  00:01.2
[LAL 35-26]
Bryant Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (54-29) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Brown Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (1 AST)  11:34
[PHX 28-35]
 
  11:15
[LAL 37-28]
Artest Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:53 Team Rebound 
Frye Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  10:53  
  10:46
[LAL 39-28]
Odom Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Artest (3 AST) 
Barbosa Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:30
[PHX 30-39]
 
  10:06 Farmar Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:51
[PHX 32-39]
 
  09:30 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:29 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:28
[LAL 41-32]
Odom Putback Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Barbosa Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:18
[PHX 34-41]
 
  09:18 Bynum Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Barbosa Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  09:18
[PHX 35-41]
 
  09:07 Odom Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:05 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:05
[LAL 43-35]
Bynum Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:47 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:27 Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Amundson (1 ST) 
  08:21 Farmar Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:21  
Frye Substitution replaced by Lopez  08:21  
  08:21 Artest Substitution replaced by Bryant 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill  08:21  
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:21
[PHX 36-43]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:21  
  08:21 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:04
[LAL 46-36]
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST) 
Lopez Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  07:39
[PHX 38-46]
 
  07:17
[LAL 48-38]
Farmar Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST) 
Barbosa Running Layup Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:57 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:49 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:48  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  06:42  
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:40  
  06:31 Brown Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Amundson Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  06:31  
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:31
[PHX 39-48]
 
  06:31 Brown Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
Barbosa Substitution replaced by Richardson  06:31  
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:31
[PHX 40-48]
 
  06:17
[LAL 50-40]
Odom Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST) 
  05:58 Odom Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:58 Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol 
  05:58 Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher 
  05:58 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Artest 
Hill Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  05:58
[PHX 41-50]
 
Stoudemire Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST)  05:49
[PHX 43-50]
 
  05:32
[LAL 52-43]
Odom Running Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:01 Hill Violation:Kicked Ball 
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  05:01  
  04:49 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:48  
Stoudemire Driving Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Richardson (2 AST)  04:40
[PHX 45-52]
 
  04:07 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:06  
Lopez Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  03:57
[PHX 47-52]
 
Lopez Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:39  
  03:25
[LAL 54-47]
Artest Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
  03:16 Fisher Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:16
[PHX 48-54]
 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:16
[PHX 49-54]
 
  03:04
[LAL 56-49]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:51 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:45 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:44  
Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:36  
Team Rebound  02:36  
  02:36 Odom Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:36  
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:36
[PHX 50-56]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:20 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK) 
  02:20 Jump Ball Gasol vs Lopez (Odom gains possession) 
  02:20 Team Rebound 
  02:12
[LAL 58-50]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST) 
Nash Floating Jump shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:54 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Richardson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:35  
  01:35 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:35 Team Rebound 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  01:35  
  01:35 Odom Substitution replaced by Powell 
  01:35 Gasol Substitution replaced by Mbenga 
  01:35
[LAL 59-50]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:11  
  00:55.9 Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST) 
  00:46.7 Bryant Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:46.7  
Team Rebound  00:46.7  
Richardson Substitution replaced by Dragic  00:46.7  
  00:46.7 Mbenga Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:46.7
[PHX 51-59]
 
Nash Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:38.9  
  00:38.9 Fisher Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:38.9 Team Rebound 
  00:38.9
[LAL 60-51]
Fisher Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Fisher Violation:Kicked Ball  00:31.8  
  00:31.8 Fisher Substitution replaced by Brown 
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  00:24.6
[PHX 53-60]
 
  00:04.4 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:04.4 Powell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:04.4
[LAL 62-53]
Powell Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  00:00.6 Vujacic Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  00:00.6  
Team Rebound  00:00.6  
Hill Free Throw 2 of 3 (6 PTS)  00:00.6
[PHX 54-62]
 
Hill Free Throw 3 of 3 (7 PTS)  00:00.6
[PHX 55-62]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (54-29) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Nash Layup Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Hill Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:29  
  11:13
[LAL 64-55]
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST)  10:59
[PHX 57-64]
 
Stoudemire Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:41  
  10:29
[LAL 66-57]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST)  10:16
[PHX 59-66]
 
  10:05
[LAL 68-59]
Bryant Floating Jump shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:57  
  09:37
[LAL 71-59]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Artest (4 AST) 
Nash Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:23
[PHX 61-71]
 
  09:05 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:04  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST)  08:53
[PHX 63-71]
 
  08:33
[LAL 73-63]
Artest Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hill Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  08:03  
  07:53 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:53 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:53 Bynum Tip Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:52  
  07:48 Bryant Technical 
Nash Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  07:48
[PHX 64-73]
 
Richardson Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST)  07:41
[PHX 66-73]
 
  07:26
[LAL 75-66]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST)  07:15
[PHX 68-75]
 
  06:53 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:50 Fisher Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Lopez Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:50  
Hill Foul : Personal (4 PF)  06:45  
Hill Technical  06:45  
  06:45
[LAL 76-68]
Bryant Free Throw Technical (24 PTS) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  06:45  
  06:45
[LAL 77-68]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  06:45
[LAL 78-68]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nash (11 AST)  06:36
[PHX 70-78]
 
  06:21 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:20  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK)  06:08  
  06:07 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:03
[LAL 80-70]
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Fisher (2 ST)  05:53  
  05:42 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:40  
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:34 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:21 Bynum Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  05:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  05:21  
  05:21 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST)  05:07  
  04:52
[LAL 82-70]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Nash Driving Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:32
[PHX 72-82]
 
  04:15
[LAL 84-72]
Gasol Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Artest (5 AST) 
  04:15 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  04:03 Fisher Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:50 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:35
[LAL 86-72]
Bryant Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:35  
  03:35
[LAL 87-72]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 1 (31 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Odom (1 ST)  03:18  
  03:15
[LAL 89-72]
Bryant Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (33 PTS) Assist: Odom (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:14  
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:07 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  02:45
[LAL 91-72]
Gasol Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Nash Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (2 AST)  02:29
[PHX 74-91]
 
  02:06 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:05 Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  02:01 Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  01:31 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:30  
Richardson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Nash (12 AST)  01:19
[PHX 76-91]
 
  01:01 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:59.9  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Nash (13 AST)  00:55.0
[PHX 79-91]
 
  00:43.9 Artest Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:41.8 Odom Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  00:19.9 Odom Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:18.6  
Frye Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  00:11.8  
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson  00:11.8  
Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic  00:11.8  
  00:11.8 Artest Substitution replaced by Farmar 
  00:11.8 Gasol Substitution replaced by Brown 
Dudley Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:03.6  
  00:03.6
[LAL 92-79]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS) 
  00:03.6 Fisher Substitution replaced by Vujacic 
  00:03.6
[LAL 93-79]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (35 PTS) 
  00:01.2 Farmar Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (54-29) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Odom Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:39
[PHX 81-93]
 
  11:23
[LAL 95-81]
Brown Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Barbosa Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:23  
  11:23
[LAL 96-81]
Brown Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Dragic Layup Shot: Missed  11:04  
Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  11:02  
Amundson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:02
[PHX 83-96]
 
  10:42
[LAL 99-83]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (38 PTS) Assist: Farmar (2 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:16 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:15 Odom Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
Dragic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:15  
Frye Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  10:15  
  10:04 Odom Layup Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (1 BLK) 
  10:03 Odom Rebound (Off:6 Def:8) 
  10:02 Odom Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (1 BLK) 
  10:01 Odom Rebound (Off:7 Def:8) 
  10:01 Stoudemire Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  10:01
[LAL 101-83]
Odom Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  09:50 Odom Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  09:50
[PHX 84-101]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  09:50
[PHX 85-101]
 
  09:35
[LAL 103-85]
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (40 PTS) Assist: Farmar (3 AST) 
  09:25 Farmar Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Richardson (3 AST)  09:21
[PHX 87-103]
 
Dragic Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:13  
  09:09
[LAL 105-87]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST) 
Amundson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:09  
  09:09
[LAL 106-87]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS) 
Barbosa Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST)  08:58  
Richardson Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:53  
  08:53 Timeout : Official 
  08:53 Bryant Substitution replaced by Artest 
  08:53 Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:53 Team Rebound 
  08:53
[LAL 107-87]
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Odom Rebound (Off:7 Def:9) 
  08:26
[LAL 110-87]
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  08:11  
Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  08:10  
Amundson Tip Shot: Missed  08:10  
Amundson Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  08:09  
Amundson Tip Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:58
[LAL 113-87]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Farmar (4 AST) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:32
[PHX 89-113]
 
  07:17
[LAL 115-89]
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Odom (3 AST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:03 Odom Rebound (Off:7 Def:10) 
  06:51
[LAL 117-89]
Farmar Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
Stoudemire Floating Jump shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (2 AST)  06:36
[PHX 91-117]
 
  06:07 Artest Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:06  
  06:02 Farmar Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Lopez  06:02  
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:02  
Team Rebound  06:02  
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Odom Rebound (Off:7 Def:11) 
  05:46 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  05:45  
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  05:37  
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:36  
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:30
[PHX 93-117]
 
  05:11 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  05:09  
Barbosa Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:55
[PHX 95-117]
 
  04:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Dudley  04:52  
  04:31 Farmar Jump Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:30  
Barbosa Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:22
[PHX 97-117]
 
  04:02
[LAL 119-97]
Odom Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST) 
Amundson Jump Shot: Missed  03:47  
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:46  
Dudley Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Artest (2 ST)  03:44  
  03:36 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:35 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:32
[LAL 121-97]
Artest Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gasol (5 AST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  03:20
[PHX 100-121]
 
Dudley Foul : Personal (4 PF)  03:07  
  03:07
[LAL 122-100]
Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  03:07 Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:06  
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:57 Odom Rebound (Off:7 Def:12) 
  02:44 Gasol Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
  02:44 Artest Substitution replaced by Walton 
  02:44 Gasol Substitution replaced by Powell 
  02:44 Odom Substitution replaced by Mbenga 
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Farmar (1 ST)  02:28  
  02:27 Farmar Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST) 
  02:27 Powell Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:27
[PHX 101-122]
 
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:27
[PHX 102-122]
 
  02:04 Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:03  
  02:00 Farmar Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:00
[PHX 103-122]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:00
[PHX 104-122]
 
  01:41 Mbenga Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:40  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:30 Mbenga Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:28
[LAL 124-104]
Brown Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mbenga (1 AST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:07  
Team Rebound  01:07  
  01:07 Walton Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:07  
Team Rebound  01:07  
Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:07
[PHX 105-124]
 
  00:44.7
[LAL 126-105]
Mbenga Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Farmar (5 AST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.5  
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:29.5  
  00:29.5 Brown Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:29.5
[PHX 106-126]
 
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:29.5
[PHX 107-126]
 
  00:12.7
[LAL 128-107]
Walton Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa TNT National 9:00 pm ET
canada TSN national 9:00 pm ET
 
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
Lakers Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .457 .502
FT% .765 .779
Points 101.7 113.5
Rebounds 44.3 41.3
Assists 21.1 24.8
Steals 7.5 6.7
Blocks 4.9 5.5
3-Point % .341 .369
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Suns Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .492 .479
FT% .770 .774
Points 110.2 109.3
Rebounds 43.0 38.3
Assists 23.3 22.3
Steals 5.8 6.2
Blocks 5.1 4.3
3-Point % .412 .329
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 6
Los Angeles Lakers (4-2)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Artest, Ron 227:59 34-74 11-33 7-10 7 21 28 13 16 10 7 2 3 86
Brown, Shannon 74:55 9-27 3-12 5-7 1 6 7 7 9 2 4 3 1 26
Bryant, Kobe 249:28 73-140 19-44 37-42 10 33 43 50 13 5 15 7 2 202
Bynum, Andrew 108:27 17-29 0-0 9-12 16 18 34 1 21 1 6 7 1 43
Farmar, Jordan 87:49 13-25 9-16 0-0 0 7 7 16 15 6 6 0 0 35
Fisher, Derek 199:29 24-50 6-20 17-20 3 9 12 18 23 8 7 0 1 71
Gasol, Pau 243:52 47-83 0-0 24-32 15 28 43 22 19 1 9 11 8 118
Ilunga-Mbenga, Didier 4:03 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Odom, Lamar 206:02 36-75 2-10 10-17 26 45 71 19 21 7 9 3 10 84
Powell, Josh 5:14 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
Vujacic, Sasha 23:56 4-7 2-5 0-0 0 1 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 10
Walton, Luke 8:48 1-5 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
Phoenix Suns (2-4)
field goalsrebounds
  min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
Amundson, Louis 70:13 8-13 0-0 5-11 13 11 24 0 7 2 4 3 0 21
Barbosa, Leandro 91:28 15-34 4-13 5-6 0 3 3 11 11 0 5 0 3 39
Collins, Jarron 1:17 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dragic, Goran 94:04 16-38 1-13 12-15 5 8 13 16 7 2 8 0 3 45
Dudley, Jared 142:22 15-30 11-22 7-11 5 20 25 9 12 8 4 3 1 48
Frye, Channing 153:03 14-45 10-34 6-7 6 28 34 4 16 3 4 3 1 44
Hill, Grant 156:06 21-48 3-8 14-15 3 23 26 13 19 5 6 5 2 59
Lopez, Robin 103:33 19-35 0-0 9-9 12 12 24 0 11 2 3 1 7 47
Nash, Steve 198:11 37-70 6-22 26-29 3 18 21 71 9 1 16 1 2 106
Richardson, Jason 202:53 35-72 14-35 13-18 5 19 24 7 10 7 2 1 3 97
Stoudemire, Amar'e 226:50 50-95 0-2 50-69 15 21 36 3 20 7 16 9 11 150

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