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Gasol, Kobe team up to power Lakers to 2-0 series lead


By Bryan Chu, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday May 20, 2010 2:09AM

LOS ANGELES (NBA.com exclusive) -- Knees packed with ice and slumped in his chair, Grant Hill could only scoff and shake his head when asked what the Suns would do with the upcoming four days off between games.

"I have no idea," he said. "Maybe [the time off is] a good thing. Maybe we need to go back to the drawing board. We had two games now to see what they're doing."

And for the second time, the outcome was a similar one.

After demolishing the Suns in the series opener, the Lakers took it to the Suns in the fourth quarter and ran away with a 124-112 victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Wednesday at Staples Center.

"I imagine it must be frustrating so far," said Pau Gasol of what the Suns might be going through after giving up an average of 126 points in the first two games.

Los Angeles has won eight straight games and holds a 2-0 series lead over Phoenix. When winning Game 1 and 2 of the a best-of-seven series, the Lakers are 41-1 all-time, and teams under Lakers coach Phil Jackson are 46-0.

Thus far, defending the Lakers has been an enigma for the Suns.

After shooting 58 percent in Game 1, the Lakers converted 57.7 percent from the field on Wednesday en route to another display of offensive power.

"That's the game they force you to play," said Odom of the high-scoring affair. "We can adapt to it. They know, they know. The strength to our team is our depth and the way we're able to matchup."

This much scoring even has the unlikeliest of sources talking about the other end of the court.

"We've just got to defend better," Steve Nash said.

In Game 1, the bulk of the scoring came from Bryant, who had 40 points. But in Game 2 it came from all areas thanks to Bryant, who switched from scorer to facilitator.

Bryant finished with 21 points and 13 assists, a playoff career-high. Bryant, who had just two turnovers, was the first Laker to have 13 assists in a playoff game since Magic Johnson did it in the first round of the 1996 playoffs.

Five Lakers especially benefitted from Bryant's passing. Gasol had a game-high 29 points, Odom (17 points, 11 rebounds), Ron Artest (18), Andrew Bynum (13) and Jordan Farmar (11).

"You have to make a decision," said Odom of who to guard.

Easier said than done.

"We have enough guys to score points...that was enough," said Hill, who had 23 points on 10-for-17 from the field. "We just have to get them under 105. Somehow, someway."

Added Suns coach Alvin Gentry: "We can't slow them down."

Having lost back-to-back games for the first time since Jan 25-26, the Suns now head back to Phoenix for Game 3 on Sunday.

Bryant anticipates it will be a different series in Phoenix.

"They run much, much better," he said. "It's a different kind of game on the road. We can't play with this kind of tempo in Phoenix."

After fighting to get back into the game, the Suns tied it at 90-90 heading into the final period.

But it was all Lakers the final 12 minutes.

Farmar was instrumental in the Lakers regaining the lead. To start the period, he drilled a 3-pointer and recorded a steal.

"That changed momentum of the game," Bryant said.

Then the Lakers blitzed the Suns with a combo of Bryant, Gasol and Odom.

On one play, with Hill hugging on his waist, Bryant faked as if he were going to drive, but wrapped the ball behind his back and knocked down a 14-foot fallaway from the left wing. That basket was part of an 11-2 run that gave the Lakers a 106-95 lead.

The Lakers never looked back after that basket as Los Angeles continued to punish Phoenix in the paint with Gasol, who had 14 points in the quarter.

The Suns recorded six turnovers to the Lakers' two and were outscored 34-22 in the final quarter.

"We exerted so much energy getting back into the game," Hill said. "We have to play better in the first half and do a better job in the first quarter."

In the loss, Jason Richardson finished with a team-high 27 points on 10-for-17 shooting. It's a rare feat to beat the Suns when Richardson scores 20 or more points. Their record coming into the game was 31-4.

Jared Dudley, who fouled out, chipped in with 15 points and hit five 3-pointers, just one shy of tying his career high.

Nash had 11 points and 15 assists and Amar'e Stoudemire, who was saddled with foul trouble, finished with 18 points and six rebounds.

After the game, the Lakers said they made a concerted effort to attack Stoudemire.

"You have to make sure you're aggressive and make him work on that end of the floor," Gasol said.

Hill and Richardson were huge for the Suns. Hill continued to find the soft spot in the belly of the Laker defense and exploited it. He sank five jumpers in the 15-foot range and ended up with 14 points in the third period. Richardson got his 12 points in the period spotting up from 3-point and slashing to the basket.

Artest is quietly forming into shape offensively.

The first quarter was indicative of that. Artest led all scorers with 10 points and sank a 3-pointer from the left corner at the buzzer to give Los Angeles a 36-24 advantage.

After the game, Artest was asked whether this could be the team's best back-to-back games this season.

"Could be, could be," he said. "We fell asleep in the middle of the season and now we woke up."

Suns
Lakers
     
    • 49.4%

    • 57.7%

    • 41.7%

    • 56.2%

    • 76.9%

    • 73.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX LAL
Total Rebounds 11 6
Offensive Rebounds 9 12
Turnovers 17 14
Fast Break Pts: 16 8
Biggest Lead: 2 16
Points in the Paint: 44 52
PHX LAL
p Richardson   27 Gasol   29
rb 2 players   6 Odom   11
a Nash   15 Bryant   13
s
b Stoudemire   2 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 31:32 10-17 0-2 3-3 -6 0 4 4 3 4 0 2 0 0 23
A. Stoudemire F 40:47 7-14 0-1 4-7 -14 3 3 6 1 5 0 5 2 2 18
R. Lopez C 17:45 2-4 0-0 3-3 -8 3 3 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 7
J. Richardson G 36:23 10-17 3-7 4-4 -12 0 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 27
S. Nash G 35:55 4-8 1-3 2-2 -9 0 3 3 15 1 0 5 1 0 11
C. Frye   08:39 0-5 0-2 0-0 -1 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 0
J. Dudley   30:20 5-6 5-5 0-0 +2 1 4 5 4 6 0 1 0 1 15
L. Barbosa   11:37 1-4 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 1 3
L. Amundson   11:29 1-2 0-0 3-5 -7 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 5
G. Dragic   15:33 1-6 0-2 1-2 -5 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
E. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-83 10-24 20-26   9 25 34 29 26 0 17 4 4 112
  49.4% 41.7% 76.9%   team rebs: 11 total to: 17
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 40:14 6-9 3-6 3-4 +6 1 4 5 3 4 0 2 0 0 18
P. Gasol F-C 44:17 11-19 0-0 7-10 +18 3 6 9 5 2 0 3 2 1 29
A. Bynum C 18:25 5-5 0-0 3-4 -2 3 4 7 0 4 0 1 0 0 13
K. Bryant G 43:02 8-19 1-3 4-4 +14 2 3 5 13 2 0 2 1 1 21
D. Fisher G 33:41 2-8 1-3 2-4 +4 0 0 0 5 2 0 2 0 0 7
L. Odom   33:18 7-10 0-0 3-4 +8 3 8 11 4 3 0 2 1 2 17
J. Farmar   14:19 4-5 3-3 0-0 +8 0 1 1 0 4 0 1 0 0 11
S. Brown   12:44 2-3 1-1 3-4 +4 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 8
D. Mbenga DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Powell DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Vujacic DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Walton DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 45-78 9-16 25-34   12 27 39 32 23 0 14 4 4 124
  57.7% 56.2% 73.5%   team rebs: 6 total to: 14

inactive

  • Suns: Griffin, Jones
  • Lakers: Morrison

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Lakers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #17 Joe Crawford, #73 Ed Malloy
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:34
Phoenix Suns (54-29) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bynum vs Lopez (Artest gains possession)
  11:41
[LAL 2-0]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  11:24  
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:23  
Lopez Tip Shot: Missed  11:23  
Jump Ball Bynum vs Lopez (Artest gains possession)  11:21  
  11:21 Team Rebound 
Nash Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:17  
  11:17 Fisher Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:17 Team Rebound 
  11:17 Fisher Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:16  
Stoudemire Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  11:05
[PHX 2-2]
 
  10:51
[LAL 4-2]
Artest Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
Stoudemire Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:42  
  10:30 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:28  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  10:19  
  10:18 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:08
[LAL 7-2]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  09:56
[PHX 4-7]
 
Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:39  
  09:39
[LAL 8-4]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:39
[LAL 9-4]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Stoudemire Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  09:27
[PHX 6-9]
 
  09:12
[LAL 11-6]
Bynum Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  09:00
[PHX 8-11]
 
  08:47 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:46  
Hill Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO)  08:43  
  08:38 Gasol Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:21
[PHX 10-11]
 
  08:21 Bryant Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:21
[PHX 11-11]
 
  08:09 Jump Ball Artest vs Richardson (Stoudemire gains possession) 
  08:09 Artest Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:59 Team Rebound 
  07:45 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:44 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:43 Bynum Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Richardson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  07:34
[PHX 13-11]
 
  07:22 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:21 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:12
[LAL 13-13]
Bryant Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  06:59  
  06:58 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:49
[LAL 15-13]
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  06:38  
  06:36 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:25 Bryant Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  06:24 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:23 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:22  
  06:18 Fisher Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  06:18  
  06:18 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
Frye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:09  
  06:06 Fisher Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:03 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:03
[LAL 17-13]
Odom Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:57  
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  05:47  
  05:46 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:29 Gasol Hook Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:27  
Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  05:26  
Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:26  
Frye Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:14  
  05:05
[LAL 19-13]
Artest Running Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:53 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:39
[LAL 21-13]
Gasol Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST) 
  04:26 Odom Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Nash Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  04:26
[PHX 14-21]
 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  04:10  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:09  
Stoudemire Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:08
[PHX 16-21]
 
  03:44 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:43  
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:38  
  03:34
[LAL 23-16]
Gasol Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST) 
Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO)  03:24  
Frye Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:21  
  03:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
Frye Substitution replaced by Dudley  03:21  
Hill Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:10  
  03:10
[LAL 24-16]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  03:10
[LAL 25-16]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:50 Fisher Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  02:50 Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar 
  02:45 Odom Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:34
[PHX 19-25]
 
Dudley Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:15  
  02:15
[LAL 26-19]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Lopez  02:15  
  02:15 Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:14 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:10 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:08  
  01:57 Artest Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  01:57  
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:57
[PHX 20-26]
 
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:57
[PHX 21-26]
 
  01:36
[LAL 29-21]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:19
[PHX 24-29]
 
  01:01
[LAL 31-24]
Gasol Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:46.6  
Dudley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:44.9  
  00:36.4
[LAL 33-24]
Odom Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
  00:16.8 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:00.6
[LAL 36-24]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bryant (6 AST) 
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
Amundson Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:36  
Lopez Tip Shot: Missed  11:36  
  11:34 Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:24
[LAL 38-24]
Farmar Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST) 
  11:12 Odom Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:12  
Team Rebound  11:12  
Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:12  
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:11  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  11:06
[PHX 27-38]
 
Barbosa Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:45  
  10:45
[LAL 39-27]
Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  10:45
[LAL 40-27]
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:32 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Barbosa Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:29  
  10:29
[LAL 41-27]
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  10:29  
  10:29 Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:28  
  10:17 Farmar Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:02 Farmar Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:48 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:31 Odom Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:10
[PHX 30-41]
 
  08:47 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:46  
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (1 AST)  08:38
[PHX 32-41]
 
  08:21 Odom Layup Shot: Missed Block: Amundson (1 BLK) 
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:19  
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (2 AST)  08:17
[PHX 34-41]
 
  08:17 Farmar Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:17  
  08:17 Artest Substitution replaced by Gasol 
  08:17 Bynum Substitution replaced by Bryant 
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:17
[PHX 35-41]
 
  08:00 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:59  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (3 AST)  07:53
[PHX 38-41]
 
Amundson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:41  
  07:25
[LAL 44-38]
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:11 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:54
[LAL 46-38]
Brown Step Back Jump shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:43 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:33 Brown Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:32 Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:30 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:29  
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed  06:23  
Team Rebound  06:23  
  06:23 Brown Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  06:14
[PHX 41-46]
 
Frye Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:02  
  06:02 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:02 Team Rebound 
Frye Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  06:02  
  06:02
[LAL 47-41]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Barbosa Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  05:49  
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:49 Odom Substitution replaced by Fisher 
  05:49 Farmar Substitution replaced by Bynum 
  05:41 Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  05:27 Bynum Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:27  
Team Rebound  05:27  
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:27
[PHX 42-47]
 
  05:04 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:03 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  05:02
[LAL 49-42]
Bynum Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  04:46  
  04:42 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:37
[LAL 52-42]
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bryant (7 AST) 
  04:27 Bynum Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:27  
Team Rebound  04:27  
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:27
[PHX 43-52]
 
  04:24 Fisher Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:14 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:07 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:06  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  04:06  
Barbosa Substitution replaced by Richardson  04:06  
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:50 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Amundson Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:39  
  03:39 Brown Substitution replaced by Artest 
  03:39 Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:39 Team Rebound 
Amundson Substitution replaced by Lopez  03:39  
  03:39
[LAL 53-43]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Stoudemire Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  03:23
[PHX 45-53]
 
  03:06
[LAL 56-45]
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bryant (8 AST) 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:47 Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:25
[LAL 58-45]
Bynum Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST) 
Nash Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:13
[PHX 47-58]
 
  01:56 Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) 
Richardson Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST)  01:52
[PHX 49-58]
 
  01:30
[LAL 61-49]
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bryant (9 AST) 
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST)  01:17
[PHX 51-61]
 
  01:17 Bynum Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:17  
  01:17 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  01:17
[PHX 52-61]
 
  00:57.9 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (1 BLK) 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:56.6  
  00:47.4 Artest Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:47.4
[PHX 53-61]
 
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:47.4
[PHX 54-61]
 
  00:32.2
[LAL 63-54]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Nash Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:22.3
[PHX 56-63]
 
  00:01.1
[LAL 65-56]
Fisher Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Stoudemire 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (54-29) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Stoudemire Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  11:47  
Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:34  
  11:34
[LAL 66-56]
Fisher Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  11:34
[LAL 67-56]
Fisher Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Richardson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:24
[PHX 58-67]
 
Stoudemire Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:04  
  10:51 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:50  
Richardson Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:26 Bynum Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  10:16
[LAL 69-58]
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  10:01
[PHX 61-69]
 
  09:46 Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Richardson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST)  09:37
[PHX 63-69]
 
  09:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:21 Stoudemire Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  09:21
[LAL 71-63]
Bynum Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:10  
Team Rebound  09:09  
Hill Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:00
[PHX 65-71]
 
  08:45
[LAL 73-65]
Gasol Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Fisher (4 AST) 
Stoudemire Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  08:40  
  08:22 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:19  
Hill Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST)  08:16
[PHX 67-73]
 
  07:55
[LAL 75-67]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Artest (3 AST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  07:46  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:45  
  07:32 Bynum Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:32  
Team Rebound  07:32  
  07:32 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:32  
Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:30  
Jump Ball Odom vs Lopez (Fisher gains possession)  07:29  
Lopez Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO)  07:29  
  07:23 Fisher Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:23 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Richardson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:22  
  07:22
[LAL 76-67]
Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Dudley  07:22  
  07:22 Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:21  
Dudley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Odom (1 BLK)  07:05  
Team Rebound  07:04  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (1 AST)  06:58
[PHX 70-76]
 
  06:35 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:35 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Stoudemire Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:35  
  06:28
[LAL 78-70]
Gasol Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Odom (2 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dudley (2 AST)  06:11
[PHX 72-78]
 
  05:49
[LAL 80-72]
Artest Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  05:48 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bryant (1 BLK)  05:37  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:34  
  05:34 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Stoudemire Slam Dunk Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:13 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:11  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST)  05:03
[PHX 75-80]
 
  04:40
[LAL 82-75]
Odom Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
Stoudemire Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dudley (3 AST)  04:23
[PHX 77-82]
 
  03:56
[LAL 84-77]
Odom Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST) 
  03:54 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Nash Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  03:54
[PHX 78-84]
 
Richardson Jump Shot: Missed  03:37  
  03:36 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:21 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Richardson Slam Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Dudley (4 AST)  03:18
[PHX 80-84]
 
Dudley Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:06  
  03:06
[LAL 85-80]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  03:06
[LAL 86-80]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST)  02:45
[PHX 82-86]
 
  02:31 Odom Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:31  
  02:17 Bryant Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nash (11 AST)  02:04
[PHX 84-86]
 
  01:45 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nash (1 BLK) 
  01:44 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:42 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  01:37 Artest Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:37
[PHX 85-86]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:37
[PHX 86-86]
 
  01:27
[LAL 88-86]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Odom (3 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Nash (12 AST)  01:13
[PHX 88-88]
 
  00:59.9 Odom Jump Shot: Missed 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:59.4  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:38.8 Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:30.4
[LAL 90-88]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Nash Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:21.1
[PHX 90-90]
 
  00:02.6 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.1 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (54-29) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[LAL 93-90]
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST) 
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:29  
Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa  11:23  
  11:07 Farmar Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  11:04  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  10:52  
  10:51 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  10:38
[LAL 95-90]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Bryant (10 AST) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  10:12
[PHX 93-95]
 
  09:52 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:51 Team Rebound 
Dudley Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:50  
Hill Substitution replaced by Amundson  09:50  
  09:37 Bryant Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:35  
Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:26 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:14
[LAL 97-93]
Odom Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bryant (11 AST) 
  08:52 Farmar Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:52  
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Frye  08:52  
  08:52 Bryant Substitution replaced by Artest 
Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:52
[PHX 94-97]
 
Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:52
[PHX 95-97]
 
Dudley Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  08:41  
  08:41
[LAL 98-95]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  08:41
[LAL 99-95]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  08:25 Artest Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:49  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  07:49  
  07:49
[LAL 100-95]
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  07:49
[LAL 101-95]
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK)  07:40  
Team Rebound  07:40  
Barbosa Substitution replaced by Richardson  07:40  
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  07:37  
Team Rebound  07:37  
  07:37 Brown Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Frye Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  07:37  
Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill  07:37  
  07:37 Brown Substitution replaced by Bryant 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  07:30  
  07:22
[LAL 104-95]
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  07:03 Farmar Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  06:52  
  06:42
[LAL 106-95]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:42  
Amundson Substitution replaced by Dudley  06:42  
  06:42 Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher 
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:33  
  06:13 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:12  
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Nash (13 AST)  06:05
[PHX 97-106]
 
  05:46
[LAL 108-97]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Bryant (12 AST) 
Hill Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:46  
  05:46 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:45  
Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  05:40  
Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  05:40  
Dudley Foul : Personal (5 PF)  05:23  
  05:23
[LAL 109-97]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  05:23
[LAL 110-97]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Hill Pullup Jump shot: Made (21 PTS)  05:12
[PHX 99-110]
 
  04:48 Odom Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (2 BLK) 
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:46  
Hill Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Nash (14 AST)  04:35
[PHX 101-110]
 
  04:16
[LAL 112-101]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Bryant (13 AST) 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  04:16  
  04:16 Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:14  
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Nash (15 AST)  04:09
[PHX 103-112]
 
  04:09 Gasol Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS)  04:09
[PHX 104-112]
 
  03:55 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:54  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:49  
  03:48 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:29 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:28 Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Dudley Foul : Shooting (6 PF)  03:28  
Dudley Substitution replaced by Dragic  03:28  
  03:28
[LAL 113-104]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  03:28
[LAL 114-104]
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:21 Gasol Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  03:21
[PHX 105-114]
 
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  03:21
[PHX 106-114]
 
  03:09
[LAL 116-106]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Odom (4 AST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:49 Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  02:30
[LAL 118-106]
Gasol Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:16 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  01:57
[LAL 120-106]
Odom Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Fisher (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:57  
  01:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:52 Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  01:39 Gasol Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
  01:29 Odom Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:29
[PHX 107-120]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  01:29
[PHX 108-120]
 
Hill Foul : Personal (4 PF)  01:22  
  01:22
[LAL 121-108]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  01:22
[LAL 122-108]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Missed  01:11  
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:10  
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  01:04  
  00:41.0
[LAL 124-108]
Odom Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Gasol (5 AST) 
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS)  00:28.0
[PHX 110-124]
 
  00:07.9 Artest Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST)  00:03.8
[PHX 112-124]
 
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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