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Suns display depth in Game 3 win


By Mike Tulumello, for NBA.com
Posted Monday May 24, 2010 1:19AM

PHOENIX -- The Suns no longer are one-dimensional.

Few people outside Arizona full understood this until Sunday night, when they set aside a faltering 3-point game and attacked the basket in pulling out a 118-109 win over the Lakers.

The Lakers still lead the Western Conference Finals, 2-1, with Game 4 set for Tuesday night in Phoenix

Yes, this time it was the Suns who had the edge inside thanks to a wondrous game by Amare Stoudemire (42 points on 14-of-22 shooting) plus 11 rebounds.

"I wanted to attack their bigs a little bit and get them into foul trouble," said Stoudemire, who'd played poorly in Games 1 and 2 in Los Angeles.

Then too, the basketball world got to see the best of Robin Lopez, who gave the Suns an invaluable, second major inside weapon by hitting 8-of-10 for 20 points.

Lopez, who missed seven weeks recently with back problems, hadn't been emphasized at all in the Suns' losses in Los Angeles.

At the other end, Suns coach Alvin Gentry pulled a rabbit out of his coaching hat by using a zone defense to slow down the Lakers' offense, a juggernaut in Los Angeles.

"It took us a long time to figure it out," the Lakers Pau Gasol said of the zone, where Lopez patrolled the middle with Stoudemire playing to the left of the hoop.

The idea was to make the Lakers beat the Suns over the top while hoping the Lakers didn't shoot as well as they did in Los Angeles, Gentry said.

The truth be told, "In practice (Saturday), it was the worst it's ever been. It really wasn't good."

But the Suns decided to give it a try.

"We stuck with it, and it worked," said Gentry, who employed a zone somewhat reluctantly during the season.

"We can play a zone. I just didn't think we'd play 80 percent zone."

"It's always hard to play a zone against that triangle offense," Stoudemire said. "You have to have great activity."

The Suns also got 17 points and 15 assists (with just one turnover) from Steve Nash and 19 points from Jason Richardson.

The Suns shot just 5-for-20 on 3-pointers. But their inside emphasis got them a 42-20 free throw edge.

"They attacked the hoop tonight" while, "We stayed home on the 3-point shooters" Lakers coach Phil Jackson said.

For the Lakers, Kobe Bryant had a great game.

The superstar knocked down 13-for-24 for 36 points, and he passed for 11 assists. Gasol added 23 points and nine rebounds.

But Lamar Odom, who killed the Suns in Los Angeles, shot a modest 4-for-14. He had 10 points and six rebounds and fouled out while Ron Artest shot 4-for-13 for 12 points.

The Lakers also only got two points and two boards in eight minutes from Andrew Bynum. Jackson said he'll consider holding out the hobbling Bynum for a game.

In addition, the Lakers -- who had their NBA-best, 8-game playoff win streak broken -- may have to adjust their approach to Stoudemire.

"He's a great player," Bryant said

"He had a couple of tough games. He wasn't going to come out here and roll over. I saw this coming."

Early on, the Suns were reduced to trading Channing Frye's woeful 3-point tries -- he was 0-for-7 in the first half -- with point-blank shots by Gasol.

Add that to the fact that the Suns failed to capitalize on their 11-0 margin in first quarter free throws -- they still trailed 32-29 heading into the second quarter -- and the Lakers' chances appeared solid.

In fact, when the Lakers led 45-39 midway through the second quarter, they looked like they might knock down 120-plus points for the third straight game.

But when the Suns put the 3-pointers on hold and started getting the ball inside -- while coming up with stops at the other end -- they started to take control of the game.

Lopez gave the Suns' an inside presence as the Suns closed the half on a

15-2 run, good for a 54-47 lead.

The Suns' margin would have been greater had not Richardson missed two layups; his difficulties in converting at the rim have come up a number of times this season.

The Suns struggled to crack the game open, though, because their vaunted 3-point game -- one of the best in NBA history -- couldn't shake the Lakers' watchful defense.

The Suns led 93-92 in the final quarter when Stoudemire attacked the hoop, drew a foul and hit two free throws.

Then Bryant fumbled away a pass, and Jason Richardson took advantage by hitting a 3-pointer.

That made it 98-92 with 6:57 left.

The Suns stumbled, momentarily, on turnovers by Stoudemire and Grant Hill and a push-off foul on Nash on a rebound hauled in by Stoudemire.

The Lakers thus closed to 100-96 with 4:00 left.

Then Stoudemire, with the ball up high, spotted an opening and drove for a score.

Next, Odom fouled Lopez, and the big center converted both free throws.

After Artest missed a 3-pointer, the Suns put on a passing clinic, finally whipping the ball to Nash on the right side for a wide-open 17-footer.

He hit it. The Suns had a 106-96 lead with 2:42 left and the game.

Lakers
Suns
     
    • 48.3%

    • 46.3%

    • 28.1%

    • 25.0%

    • 80.0%

    • 88.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAL PHX
Total Rebounds 13 4
Offensive Rebounds 9 10
Turnovers 17 7
Fast Break Pts: 3 18
Biggest Lead: 7 11
Points in the Paint: 44 40
LAL PHX
p Bryant   36 Stoudemire   42
rb 2 players   9 Stoudemire   11
a Bryant   11 Nash   15
s 4 players   1 2 players   3
b 2 players   2 2 players   1
 
  • 10/29 - LAL @ PHX
  • 11/14 - PHX @ LAL
  • 01/05 - LAL @ PHX
  • 03/22 - PHX @ LAL
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 40:55 4-13 2-7 2-2 -8 1 5 6 0 3 0 2 0 0 12
P. Gasol F-C 45:14 11-14 0-0 1-2 -7 2 7 9 2 3 0 1 1 1 23
A. Bynum C 07:31 1-1 0-0 0-1 -5 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 2
K. Bryant G 42:41 13-24 2-8 8-8 -12 2 7 9 11 3 1 5 1 0 36
D. Fisher G 37:36 6-11 3-6 3-3 -9 1 4 5 3 5 1 2 0 0 18
L. Odom   34:56 4-14 0-4 2-4 -9 2 4 6 2 6 0 3 2 1 10
S. Brown   19:49 2-7 1-5 0-0 +7 1 2 3 1 3 1 2 2 0 5
J. Farmar   10:24 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 3
J. Powell   00:55 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Mbenga DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Vujacic DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Walton DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-87 9-32 16-20   9 32 41 20 28 4 17 6 2 109
  48.3% 28.1% 80.0%   team rebs: 13 total to: 17
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 29:19 1-4 1-1 2-2 +14 0 9 9 3 3 3 1 1 1 5
A. Stoudemire F 41:49 14-22 0-0 14-18 +14 3 8 11 0 3 1 2 1 2 42
R. Lopez C 29:49 8-10 0-0 4-4 +19 1 2 3 0 3 1 0 0 1 20
J. Richardson G 36:02 7-15 4-7 1-1 +17 0 3 3 0 2 1 0 0 1 19
S. Nash G 37:59 5-10 0-1 7-7 +13 0 2 2 15 2 0 1 0 0 17
C. Frye   17:52 0-7 0-5 1-1 -9 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
J. Dudley   19:00 1-4 0-2 2-2 -6 1 3 4 0 1 3 0 0 0 4
L. Barbosa   11:58 0-4 0-2 2-2 -8 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2
L. Amundson   06:11 1-2 0-0 0-0 -5 3 1 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
G. Dragic   10:01 1-4 0-2 4-5 -4 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 6
E. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-82 5-20 37-42   10 30 40 19 21 10 7 2 6 118
  46.3% 25.0% 88.1%   team rebs: 4 total to: 7

inactive

  • Lakers: Morrison
  • Suns: Griffin, Jones

technical fouls

  • Lakers: Fisher, Jackson
  • Suns: Lopez

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 16

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #32 Eddie F. Rush, #49 Tom Washington
  • Attendance: 18422
  • Duration: 2:36
Los Angeles Lakers (57-26) Phoenix Suns (55-28)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lopez vs Bynum (Stoudemire gains possession)
  11:51
[PHX 2-0]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST) 
Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:35  
Gasol Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:23  
  11:23
[PHX 3-0]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:23 Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:22  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  11:10  
Team Rebound  11:09  
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST)  11:03
[LAL 3-3]
 
  10:49 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:47  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  10:26  
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:25  
Bryant Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:22
[LAL 5-3]
 
Bynum Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:13  
  10:13
[PHX 4-5]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  10:13
[PHX 5-5]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST)  10:01
[LAL 7-5]
 
  09:43 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:41 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:41
[PHX 7-7]
Lopez Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:22
[LAL 9-7]
 
  09:09
[PHX 9-9]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST) 
Bynum Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:09  
Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom  09:09  
  09:09
[PHX 10-9]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:57
[LAL 11-10]
 
  08:49 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:47  
Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  08:41  
Odom Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:38  
  08:38 Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:38 Team Rebound 
  08:38
[PHX 11-11]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Bryant Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST)  08:26
[LAL 13-11]
 
  08:17
[PHX 13-13]
Stoudemire Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:00 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Fisher Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:55  
  07:55
[PHX 14-13]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:55
[PHX 15-13]
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  07:43 Richardson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:43  
Odom Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST)  07:37
[LAL 15-15]
 
  07:24 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:22  
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  07:01  
  06:59 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:53 Hill Pullup Bank shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:49  
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST)  06:39
[LAL 17-15]
 
  06:20
[PHX 17-17]
Richardson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  06:18 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  06:04 Stoudemire Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  06:04 Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye 
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:51
[LAL 19-17]
 
  05:40
[PHX 19-19]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Odom Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:16 Richardson Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:15  
Fisher Jump Shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:07 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:01
[PHX 22-19]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:41
[LAL 22-22]
 
  04:29
[PHX 24-22]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:05 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:59
[PHX 27-22]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:46
[LAL 24-27]
 
  03:27 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:25  
  03:25 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:11
[LAL 26-27]
 
  03:01 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed Block: Odom (1 BLK) 
  02:57 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:57 Dudley Layup Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:56  
Artest Jump Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:42 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:33 Nash Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:32  
Bryant Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:17  
Team Rebound  02:15  
  02:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:15 Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
Artest Substitution replaced by Brown  02:15  
Bryant Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:07
[LAL 28-27]
 
  01:41 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:39  
Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST)  01:25  
  01:20 Barbosa Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brown (1 BLK) 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:19  
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  01:07
[LAL 30-27]
 
  00:50.9 Frye Hook Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:48.9  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
  00:39.9 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Odom Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:38.6  
  00:38.6
[PHX 28-30]
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:38.6 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson 
Odom Substitution replaced by Artest  00:38.6  
  00:38.6
[PHX 29-30]
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:28.9 Amundson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST)  00:25.1
[LAL 32-29]
 
  00:06.9 Barbosa Layup Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:05.4  
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (57-26) Phoenix Suns (55-28)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Bynum Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:47
[LAL 34-29]
 
  11:47 Dudley Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  11:47  
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:44  
Brown Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:44
[LAL 36-29]
 
  11:35 Dragic Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:35 Dragic Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Odom Jump Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:14 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:04
[PHX 31-36]
Amundson Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Farmar Jump Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:35 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:30 Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST) 
Artest Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dudley (2 ST)  10:12  
  10:05 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:03 Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Artest Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:00  
  09:53 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:51  
Artest Jump Shot: Missed  09:34  
  09:32 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Farmar Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:27  
Odom Foul : Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  09:20  
  09:20
[PHX 32-36]
Frye Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  09:14
[PHX 34-36]
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bynum Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:14  
Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol  09:14  
  09:14
[PHX 35-36]
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:51 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:35 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:33  
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST)  08:20
[LAL 38-35]
 
  08:07 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:05  
Odom Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dudley (3 ST)  07:50  
  07:42 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:40 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:38 Frye Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:37 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:37 Amundson Tip Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:35  
Brown Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:21 Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:59 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:57 Amundson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:54 Amundson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Farmar (1 ST) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  06:48
[LAL 41-35]
 
  06:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:41 Frye Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  06:41 Amundson Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
Artest Substitution replaced by Bryant  06:41  
Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher  06:41  
  06:28 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed Block: Odom (2 BLK) 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:25  
Odom Jump Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:16 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:09  
  06:09
[PHX 36-41]
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  06:09 Barbosa Substitution replaced by Richardson 
  06:09
[PHX 37-41]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Odom Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  05:51  
  05:51 Timeout : Official 
  05:51 Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill 
  05:51 Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash 
Brown Substitution replaced by Artest  05:51  
  05:41
[PHX 39-41]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Odom Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:22  
Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:21  
Bryant Jump Bank Shot: Made (17 PTS)  05:18
[LAL 43-39]
 
  05:03 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:01  
Bryant Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (19 PTS)  04:53
[LAL 45-39]
 
  04:39 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:37 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:35
[PHX 41-45]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Odom 3pt Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:16 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:06
[PHX 43-45]
Lopez Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:36 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:29
[PHX 45-45]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST) 
Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hill (2 ST)  03:07  
  03:03 Richardson Layup Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:01  
  02:58 Hill Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
Jackson Technical  02:58  
  02:58
[PHX 46-45]
Nash Free Throw Technical (9 PTS) 
Odom Layup Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:44 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:33 Richardson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:31 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:31 Stoudemire Tip Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:30  
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  02:22  
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:21  
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST)  02:12
[LAL 47-46]
 
  01:52
[PHX 48-47]
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST) 
Bryant Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:32  
Bryant Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  01:32  
  01:22
[PHX 50-47]
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  01:07 Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:07  
Team Rebound  01:07  
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:07  
Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:07  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:58.8 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Odom Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:54.8  
  00:54.8
[PHX 51-47]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Odom Substitution replaced by Powell  00:54.8  
  00:54.8
[PHX 52-47]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bryant Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  00:31.4  
Fisher Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:13.2  
  00:13.2
[PHX 53-47]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:13.2 Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson 
  00:13.2
[PHX 54-47]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
Los Angeles Lakers (57-26) Phoenix Suns (55-28)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  11:47  
  11:45 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:41
[PHX 56-47]
Richardson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Bryant (6 AST)  11:21
[LAL 49-56]
 
  11:11 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:09  
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bryant (7 AST)  10:58
[LAL 52-56]
 
  10:40
[PHX 58-52]
Stoudemire Jump Bank Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Bynum Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  10:40  
Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom  10:40  
  10:40
[PHX 59-52]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Artest Layup Shot: Missed  10:24  
Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:22  
Odom Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:22
[LAL 54-59]
 
  10:14 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:12  
  09:58 Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  09:58  
Fisher Free Throw 1 of 3 (8 PTS)  09:58
[LAL 55-59]
 
Fisher Free Throw 2 of 3 (9 PTS)  09:58
[LAL 56-59]
 
Fisher Free Throw 3 of 3 (10 PTS)  09:58
[LAL 57-59]
 
  09:37
[PHX 61-57]
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Stoudemire (1 ST)  09:12  
  09:04
[PHX 63-57]
Richardson Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bryant Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:04  
  09:04
[PHX 64-57]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bryant (8 AST)  08:50
[LAL 59-64]
 
  08:32
[PHX 67-59]
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK)  08:15  
Fisher Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:12  
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:11
[LAL 61-67]
 
  07:52
[PHX 69-61]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Artest Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:33
[LAL 63-69]
 
  07:06 Richardson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:04 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  07:04 Stoudemire Tip Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:02  
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bryant (9 AST)  06:54
[LAL 66-69]
 
  06:41
[PHX 71-66]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST) 
  06:31 Double Technical - Lopez, Fisher 
Artest Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST)  06:21
[LAL 68-71]
 
  06:08
[PHX 73-68]
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Odom 3pt Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:48 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:37 Hill Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bryant (1 BLK) 
Fisher Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:35  
  05:20 Lopez Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:20
[LAL 69-73]
 
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:20
[LAL 70-73]
 
  05:02
[PHX 75-70]
Lopez Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST) 
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hill (3 ST)  04:42  
  04:33 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Odom (2 AST)  04:26
[LAL 73-75]
 
Odom Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:04  
  04:04
[PHX 76-73]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Odom Substitution replaced by Brown  04:04  
  04:04 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  04:04
[PHX 77-73]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:50 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:40 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brown (2 BLK) 
Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:38  
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:29
[LAL 75-77]
 
  03:17 Richardson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK) 
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:16  
  03:16 Richardson Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:16  
  03:16 Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye 
Fisher Jump Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:00 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  02:43
[PHX 79-75]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  02:14
[LAL 78-79]
 
Artest Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:04  
  02:04
[PHX 80-78]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  02:04
[PHX 81-78]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bryant (10 AST)  01:40
[LAL 80-81]
 
  01:15 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:13  
Artest Layup Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:55.6 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Fisher Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:39.0  
  00:39.0 Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
  00:39.0 Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  00:39.0 Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:39.0 Team Rebound 
  00:39.0
[PHX 82-80]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  00:26.5 Barbosa Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:26.5
[LAL 81-82]
 
Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar  00:26.5  
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:26.5
[LAL 82-82]
 
  00:08.3
[PHX 84-82]
Stoudemire Running Bank shot: Made (29 PTS) 
  00:03.0 Barbosa Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:03.0
[LAL 83-84]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  00:03.0
[LAL 84-84]
 
Brown Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:01.5  
  00:01.5
[PHX 85-84]
Barbosa Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:01.5
[PHX 86-84]
Barbosa Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (57-26) Phoenix Suns (55-28)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:44  
Odom Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST)  11:27
[LAL 86-86]
 
  11:09
[PHX 88-86]
Stoudemire Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS) 
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  10:54  
  10:40 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:38  
Farmar Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST)  10:37  
  10:28 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:26  
  10:26 Frye Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  10:16 Barbosa Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  10:09  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:08  
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS)  10:02
[LAL 88-88]
 
Brown Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:54  
  09:54 Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:54 Team Rebound 
  09:54
[PHX 89-88]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Odom Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (1 BLK)  09:30  
Jump Ball Stoudemire vs Odom (Farmar gains possession)  09:30  
Team Rebound  09:30  
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  09:30  
Farmar Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  09:27  
  09:10 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:08 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:56 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:55  
  08:47 Frye Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:47  
  08:47 Frye Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  08:47 Barbosa Substitution replaced by Richardson 
  08:47 Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash 
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:47
[LAL 89-89]
 
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:47
[LAL 90-89]
 
  08:27
[PHX 91-90]
Dudley Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST)  08:06  
  07:57
[PHX 93-90]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Nash (11 AST) 
Odom Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:35
[LAL 92-93]
 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:21  
  07:21
[PHX 94-92]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (32 PTS) 
Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher  07:21  
Brown Substitution replaced by Artest  07:21  
  07:21
[PHX 95-92]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS) 
Artest Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lopez (1 ST)  07:04  
  06:58
[PHX 98-92]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Nash (12 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:57  
  06:57 Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill 
Odom Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  06:46  
Odom Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  06:46  
  06:27 Hill Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:24  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:18 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:08
[PHX 100-92]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (35 PTS) Assist: Nash (13 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:37 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:24 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Fisher (1 ST) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:11 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  04:55 Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:55 Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  04:43 Hill Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Odom 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
Team Rebound  04:33  
  04:33 Nash Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  04:33
[LAL 93-100]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  04:33
[LAL 94-100]
 
Fisher Foul : Personal (4 PF)  04:24  
  04:11 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:10 Team Rebound 
Bryant Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  04:10  
  03:59 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:56  
  03:51 Lopez Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS)  03:51
[LAL 95-100]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS)  03:51
[LAL 96-100]
 
  03:39
[PHX 102-96]
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Made (37 PTS) 
Odom 3pt Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:20 Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Odom Foul : Personal (6 PF)  03:16  
Odom Substitution replaced by Bynum  03:16  
  03:16
[PHX 103-96]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  03:16
[PHX 104-96]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:04 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  02:42
[PHX 106-96]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:42  
  02:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Brown  02:42  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  02:33  
Team Rebound  02:33  
  02:33 Nash Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  02:33
[LAL 97-106]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:33  
  02:32 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  02:19
[PHX 108-97]
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Made (39 PTS) 
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (34 PTS)  02:05
[LAL 99-108]
 
  01:44 Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  01:44 Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  01:36  
Team Rebound  01:34  
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  01:31
[LAL 102-108]
 
  01:12
[PHX 110-102]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (41 PTS) Assist: Nash (14 AST) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.9 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
Artest Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:48.9  
  00:48.9
[PHX 111-102]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (42 PTS) 
  00:48.9 Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:47.9  
Bryant Running Jump Shot: Made (36 PTS)  00:41.8
[LAL 104-111]
 
  00:26.8
[PHX 114-104]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Nash (15 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  00:19.6  
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:19.5  
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  00:19.5
[LAL 106-114]
 
Fisher Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:19.0  
  00:19.0
[PHX 115-106]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:19.0 Lopez Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  00:19.0
[PHX 116-106]
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bryant (11 AST)  00:10.9
[LAL 109-116]
 
Brown Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:10.5  
  00:10.5
[PHX 117-109]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:10.5
[PHX 118-109]
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:02.9 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa TNT National 8:30 pm ET
canada TSN national 8:30 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
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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