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Sweet redemption for Artest in Lakers' Game 5 win


By Bryan Chu, for NBA.com
Posted Friday May 28, 2010 2:30AM

LOS ANGELES (NBA.com exclusive) -- Ron Artest seemingly didn't know how to celebrate.

With his arms half raised for a second, Artest looked around shocked. Then as he turned, Artest saw Kobe Bryant and wrapped his arms around him as the two began jumping up and down in jubilation.

Following a short 3-point attempt by Bryant, Artest outmuscled Jason Richardson to the rebound and wound up banking in the putback at the buzzer as the Lakers took a thrilling 103-101 victory over the Suns in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Thursday at Staples Center.

"Biggest layup," said Artest of whether this was the biggest shot of his career.

"I've very happy for [Ron]," said Bryant, who had 30 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists. "But we'll leave it here and go up there and try to win one."

An otherwise forgettable stat line for Artest -- four points, five rebounds and three steals -- now has the defending champions in prime position to return to the NBA Finals as Los Angeles took a 3-2 series lead and can close out the series Saturday in Phoenix.

For the record, when winning Game 5 of a best-of-seven series, the Lakers are 42-7 all time.

Steve Nash, who had 29 points and 11 assists, drilled key basket after key basket and continued to find his teammates. At one point down the stretch, he had nine of the team's 11 points.

"I was just determined to try to win," said Nash, who helped the Suns rally with a 19-10 run before Artest's game-winning shot. "It was a crazy game."

But Bryant and Derek Fisher, who had 22 points, answered backed with timely buckets of their own.

Whittling away at the Lakers' 18-point lead, the Suns were down just 101-98 in the final minute. After Pau Gasol's missed dunk with 20.9 seconds left, Nash brought the ball up and fired a 3-pointer. Long. Richardson took his shot. Long. Then Channing Frye controlled the rebound and gave it right back to Richardson, who banked in a 27-footer to tie the game with 3.5 seconds left.

"I knew he was going to make it," Frye said.

Then Artest came to the rescue.

"Bottom line," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said. "We didn't box Ron out. We let him walk right in and get the rebound."

Artest did have his fair share of highs and lows in the final minute, however.

With his team up by 101-98 and a fresh shot clock, Artest fired an ill-advised 3-pointer with 22 seconds on the clock and under a minute to play. The fans shouted "NO!" Then on their next possession, the Suns wound up tying the game.

"He redeemed himself right there," Shannon Brown said.

The moment may have been especially poignant given the heroics of Trevor Ariza in last year's playoffs and the constant debate of whether signing Artest was the right move.

"I always remind him that this is why he came here," Lamar Odom said. "You know, to be in a position like he was in tonight.

"His whole career, I mean his whole life, was about perseverance, sticking with it. Tonight was a prime example of that."

After the game, the Suns tried to stomach the defeat.

"We got to swallow this one," said Amar'e Stoudemire, who had 19 points and four rebounds.

"Once it went in," Jared Dudley said, "it was deflating. It stung. It hurt.

"But by the time we got in the locker room, we huddled together and we realized we have to put this one behind us and just win Game 6."

Added Leandro Barbosa, "we can't put our head down."

To build a lead that swelled to as many as 18 in the third quarter, the Lakers had to make adjustments.

After succumbing to the Suns' zone in Phoenix, it seemed the Lakers figured it out. They penetrated inside and worked inside and out. That helped them go on a 16-5 run in the third quarter.

Gasol, who had 21, and Odom (17 points and 13 rebounds) were the beneficiaries, flashing and scoring in the paint time after time.

But once again, the Suns' bench came up big in the waning minutes of the third and at the start of the fourth. After scoring just two points in the first half, the Suns' bench dropped 31 for the game. In the third, Dudley had a four-point play and Frye had a pair of 3-pointers as the Suns closed out the quarter on a 16-4 run and trailed 78-72.

For most of the game, the Lakers' defense was on point.

The play that was a microcosm of that was in the third quarter when Bryant pounded Stoudemire's layup into the glass. And there was more of that in the second period.

"Defensively," Bryant said. "We were terrific."

Bryant had himself a big game after getting picking up two fouls in the first two minutes and 35 seconds.

In the second period, Bryant had 13 point and drained three consecutive 3-pointers. That onslaught was part of a 13-0 run, lifting the Lakers to a 41-25 lead with 6:14 left in the second period.

Fisher had a huge game as well, picking up the slack with Bryant in foul trouble. He scored 11 points in the first quarter and helped the Lakers grab a 24-21 lead at the end of the first quarter despite trailing by as many as seven points.

The Suns held the Lakers to a series-low 41.8 percent shooting, but they did shoot themselves in the foot, going 20-for-29 from the free-throw line.

After the game, Nash made it clear that his team won't have a letdown in a possible closeout game Saturday.

"They held home court," Nash said. "We'll go back and do the same. We'll come back here for Game 7."

Suns
Lakers
     
    • 46.8%

    • 41.8%

    • 33.3%

    • 29.2%

    • 69.0%

    • 87.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX LAL
Total Rebounds 9 8
Offensive Rebounds 12 19
Turnovers 15 10
Fast Break Pts: 9 14
Biggest Lead: 7 18
Points in the Paint: 26 38
PHX LAL
p Nash   29 Bryant   30
rb Frye   10 Odom   13
a Nash   11 Bryant   9
s 2 players   2 Artest   3
b 2 players   3 2 players   4
 
  • 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 30:51 3-7 1-1 3-3 -6 1 4 5 1 2 1 2 3 1 10
A. Stoudemire F 35:25 7-12 0-0 5-7 +3 1 3 4 0 4 2 4 3 3 19
R. Lopez C 11:24 0-3 0-0 0-0 -4 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 3 0
J. Richardson G 33:16 5-12 1-6 1-3 -1 1 4 5 1 1 2 1 1 1 12
S. Nash G 35:23 12-20 2-6 3-5 +5 2 1 3 11 1 0 2 0 0 29
C. Frye   31:20 4-10 3-8 3-4 +10 3 7 10 2 3 1 0 1 1 14
J. Dudley   20:34 3-5 1-2 3-4 +2 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 10
L. Amundson   13:09 1-1 0-0 0-0 -7 2 1 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 2
G. Dragic   12:37 1-5 1-3 0-0 -7 0 2 2 1 4 0 2 0 1 3
J. Collins   01:17 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Barbosa   14:44 0-2 0-1 2-3 -1 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 2
E. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-77 9-27 20-29   12 28 40 19 21 7 15 8 10 101
  46.8% 33.3% 69.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15
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 31:08 2-9 0-3 0-0 -4 2 3 5 2 4 3 2 1 2 4
P. Gasol F-C 40:30 7-14 0-0 7-8 -7 4 5 9 5 4 0 2 1 3 21
A. Bynum C 18:39 0-5 0-0 2-2 +3 5 2 7 0 5 0 0 4 0 2
K. Bryant G 42:37 12-27 4-10 2-3 +4 3 8 11 9 3 0 2 4 0 30
D. Fisher G 35:37 7-12 2-5 6-6 -3 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 22
S. Brown   06:42 1-4 0-1 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 2
L. Odom   36:51 7-11 0-1 3-4 +8 5 8 13 4 1 1 2 0 2 17
L. Walton   03:43 0-3 0-0 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Farmar   12:37 0-2 0-1 0-0 +7 0 2 2 4 2 2 1 0 0 0
S. Vujacic   11:36 2-4 1-3 0-0 +6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
D. Mbenga DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Powell DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-91 7-24 20-23   19 30 49 28 24 7 10 10 8 103
  41.8% 29.2% 87.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 11

inactive

  • Suns: Griffin, Jones
  • Lakers: Morrison

technical fouls

  • Suns: Dragic, Gentry
  • Lakers: Bryant, Vujacic

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #15 Bennett Salvatore, #34 Marc Davis, #26 Bob Delaney
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:38
Phoenix Suns (54-29) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Bynum vs Lopez (Fisher gains possession)
  11:42 Bryant Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:34 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:19 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (2 BLK) 
  11:16 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:12 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (1 BLK) 
Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:10  
  11:08 Bryant Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  11:00 Fisher Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 3 (2 PTS)  11:00
[PHX 1-0]
 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed  11:00  
Team Rebound  11:00  
Nash Free Throw 3 of 3 (2 PTS)  11:00
[PHX 2-0]
 
Stoudemire Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:48  
  10:35 Gasol Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:23
[PHX 5-0]
 
  10:02
[LAL 2-5]
Bryant Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hill Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:43  
  09:26 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:25  
  09:25 Bryant Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  09:25 Bryant Substitution replaced by Brown 
Richardson Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:14
[PHX 7-2]
 
  08:58 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:57 Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:49 Bynum Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  08:48 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:48 Bynum Tip Shot: Missed 
  08:48 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:48  
  08:48
[LAL 3-7]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:48
[LAL 4-7]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (1 BLK)  08:27  
  08:25 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:25 Gasol Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lopez (1 ST) 
  08:25 Gasol Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  08:18
[PHX 9-4]
 
  08:18 Bynum Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:18
[PHX 10-4]
 
Lopez Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:06  
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  08:06  
  08:01 Artest Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK) 
  08:01 Team Rebound 
  07:58 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Hill (2 BLK) 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:56  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  07:51  
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:49  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:44 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:30
[LAL 6-10]
Gasol Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST) 
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Richardson (1 AST)  07:14
[PHX 13-6]
 
  06:55
[LAL 8-13]
Brown Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:45 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:37 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:36  
Richardson Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:24
[PHX 15-8]
 
  05:59 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:58  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:34 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Nash Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:18  
  05:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:18 Brown Substitution replaced by Bryant 
  05:18
[LAL 9-15]
Fisher Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:18
[LAL 10-15]
Fisher Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Stoudemire Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  05:00
[PHX 17-10]
 
  04:37 Artest Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stoudemire (1 ST) 
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:31  
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:29  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bryant (1 BLK)  04:14  
  04:11 Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:57 Bynum Hook Shot: Missed 
  03:56 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:56  
  03:56
[LAL 11-17]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  03:56  
  03:56 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
  03:56 Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:54  
  03:42 Odom Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Nash Free Throw Technical Missed  03:42  
Team Rebound  03:42  
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:25 Team Rebound 
  03:10
[LAL 13-17]
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST) 
Nash Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:45
[PHX 19-13]
 
  02:20 Odom Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  02:20 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:20  
  02:20 Artest Substitution replaced by Walton 
  02:13
[LAL 16-19]
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Frye Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:42  
  01:42
[LAL 17-19]
Fisher Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Frye Substitution replaced by Amundson  01:42  
  01:42
[LAL 18-19]
Fisher Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:24 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:21
[LAL 20-19]
Fisher Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Nash Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:05
[PHX 21-20]
 
  00:49.6 Gasol Turnaround Bank shot: Missed 
  00:49.6 Team Rebound 
  00:46.8 Walton Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:46.8 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:46.8
[LAL 22-21]
Odom Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
Amundson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:30.7  
Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  00:14.1  
Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:14.1  
Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic  00:14.1  
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Collins  00:14.1  
  00:14.1 Walton Substitution replaced by Farmar 
  00:02.2
[LAL 24-21]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (54-29) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Amundson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Odom (1 ST)  11:36  
  11:31 Farmar Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:31 Farmar Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  11:14 Odom Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Farmar (1 ST)  11:00  
Barbosa Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:58  
  10:58
[LAL 25-21]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Collins Substitution replaced by Hill  10:58  
  10:58
[LAL 26-21]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Dudley Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (1 AST)  10:36
[PHX 23-26]
 
  10:14 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:13  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:47
[LAL 28-23]
Bryant Pullup Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hill Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:31
[PHX 25-28]
 
  09:15 Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:14  
Amundson Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  09:09  
Amundson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:09  
  08:55
[LAL 30-25]
Vujacic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST) 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (2 BLK)  08:41  
  08:39 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:31 Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:30 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Barbosa Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:27  
  08:27 Timeout : Official 
Amundson Substitution replaced by Lopez  08:27  
  08:27
[LAL 31-25]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:27
[LAL 32-25]
Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (3 BLK)  08:06  
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:02  
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bryant (2 BLK)  08:01  
  08:00 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Dragic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:55  
  07:41 Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:40  
Barbosa Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:33  
Gentry Technical  07:33  
  07:33 Bryant Free Throw Technical Missed 
  07:33 Team Rebound 
Dudley Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  07:33  
  07:22
[LAL 35-25]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hill Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (2 TO)  07:02  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  07:02  
Barbosa Substitution replaced by Richardson  07:02  
  07:02 Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher 
  07:02 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Artest 
  06:52
[LAL 38-25]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  06:41 Artest Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:27 Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:19
[LAL 41-25]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:14  
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  06:14  
Stoudemire Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  05:59
[PHX 27-41]
 
  05:34
[LAL 43-27]
Odom Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST) 
  05:25 Bynum Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  05:25  
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:25  
Team Rebound  05:25  
  05:25 Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:25
[PHX 28-43]
 
  05:11
[LAL 45-28]
Odom Jump Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:02
[PHX 30-45]
 
  04:37 Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Richardson (1 ST) 
Hill Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  04:31
[PHX 32-45]
 
  04:31 Artest Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  04:31
[PHX 33-45]
 
  04:14 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Stoudemire (2 ST) 
  04:11 Fisher Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:11
[PHX 34-45]
 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:11  
Team Rebound  04:08  
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Artest (1 ST)  04:00  
  03:54 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:52  
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:43  
Richardson Tip Shot: Missed  03:43  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:36  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed  03:29  
  03:27 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:11
[LAL 47-34]
Odom Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST) 
Richardson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:57
[PHX 36-47]
 
  02:38 Artest Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:35 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:35
[LAL 49-36]
Odom Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Stoudemire Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Artest (2 ST)  02:30  
  02:26 Artest Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Richardson (2 ST) 
Stoudemire Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  02:16
[PHX 38-49]
 
  01:55 Bryant Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:53  
Nash Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  01:37
[PHX 40-49]
 
  01:16 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:16  
  01:16 Gasol Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Amundson  01:16  
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:16
[PHX 41-49]
 
  01:16 Bryant Substitution replaced by Brown 
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:16  
  01:15 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:57.4  
  00:57.4
[LAL 50-41]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:57.4
[LAL 51-41]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:43.9  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:38.5 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Richardson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:37.4  
  00:37.4
[LAL 52-41]
Fisher Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:37.4
[LAL 53-41]
Fisher Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:24.5
[PHX 43-53]
 
  00:00.7 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:00.7  
  00:00.7 Artest Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:00.7
[PHX 44-53]
 
Frye Substitution replaced by Collins  00:00.7  
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:00.7
[PHX 45-53]
 
  00:00.2 Odom 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (54-29) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Richardson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (4 BLK)  11:48  
  11:45 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  11:40 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:37 Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:36  
  11:36
[LAL 54-45]
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:36
[LAL 55-45]
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Lopez Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:19  
  11:00 Bynum Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:59 Bynum Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  10:54 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  10:43
[PHX 47-55]
 
  10:24
[LAL 57-47]
Bryant Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
Nash Floating Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  10:14
[PHX 49-57]
 
  09:55 Artest Layup Shot: Missed Block: Richardson (1 BLK) 
  09:52 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:49 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:49  
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  09:34  
  09:33 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:22
[LAL 59-49]
Fisher Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST) 
  09:07 Bynum Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  08:55 Bynum Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:55
[PHX 50-59]
 
  08:55 Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom 
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  08:55
[PHX 51-59]
 
  08:46 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:44 Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Hill Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:40  
  08:31 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (3 BLK) 
  08:31 Team Rebound 
  08:25 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:24  
Stoudemire Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  08:11  
  07:56
[LAL 61-51]
Gasol Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Odom (2 AST) 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye  07:32  
  07:29 Fisher Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:18 Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:06
[LAL 63-51]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Bryant (6 AST) 
Richardson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Fisher (1 ST)  06:57  
  06:51
[LAL 65-51]
Bryant Slam Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:51  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed Block: Artest (1 BLK)  06:31  
  06:28 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:20 Odom Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Artest (3 ST)  06:14  
  06:10
[LAL 67-51]
Artest Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  05:54
[PHX 54-67]
 
  05:32
[LAL 69-54]
Bryant Pullup Jump shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST) 
Richardson Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST)  05:22
[PHX 56-69]
 
  05:22 Artest Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:22  
  05:20 Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:58
[LAL 71-56]
Fisher Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
Stoudemire Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  04:44  
  04:23 Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:21 Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  04:19
[LAL 73-56]
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Odom (3 AST) 
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bryant (3 BLK)  04:02  
  04:00 Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Frye Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:44  
Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley  03:44  
  03:44
[LAL 74-56]
Odom Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:44 Odom Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:44  
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS)  03:33
[PHX 59-74]
 
  03:10 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:08  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:56 Team Rebound 
  02:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:56 Artest Substitution replaced by Walton 
  02:36 Walton Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:35 Odom Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  02:33 Odom Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK) 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:31  
Dudley Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST)  02:28
[PHX 61-74]
 
  02:28 Bryant Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:28  
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:26  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:19 Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  02:09
[LAL 76-61]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Gasol (4 AST) 
Frye Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST)  01:49
[PHX 63-76]
 
  01:25 Walton Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:23  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST)  01:19
[PHX 66-76]
 
  01:19 Gasol Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa  01:19  
  01:19 Walton Substitution replaced by Brown 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  01:19
[PHX 67-76]
 
  01:04 Fisher Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:03 Odom Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  01:02 Odom Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (3 BLK) 
  01:00 Bryant Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  00:52.9 Fisher Layup Shot: Missed 
Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:51.9  
  00:47.2 Brown Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Barbosa Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:47.2
[PHX 68-76]
 
  00:47.2 Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar 
Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic  00:47.2  
Barbosa Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:47.2
[PHX 69-76]
 
  00:31.4
[LAL 78-69]
Gasol Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  00:19.4
[PHX 72-78]
 
  00:02.3 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.6  
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (54-29) Los Angeles Lakers (58-25)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[LAL 80-72]
Odom Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Farmar (2 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:28 Odom Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  11:10
[LAL 83-72]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Gasol (5 AST) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:55 Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Dragic Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:52  
  10:39 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:38  
Dudley Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:26 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Dragic Foul : Personal (3 PF)  10:10  
  09:55 Odom Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST) 
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed  09:46  
Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:45  
Frye Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  09:44  
Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:43  
  09:43 Gasol Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  09:43 Double Technical - Vujacic, Dragic 
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:43
[PHX 73-83]
 
  09:43 Gasol Substitution replaced by Bynum 
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:43
[PHX 74-83]
 
  09:29 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:27  
  09:25 Bryant Technical 
Barbosa Free Throw Technical Missed  09:25  
Team Rebound  09:25  
Amundson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST)  09:19
[PHX 76-83]
 
Dragic Foul : Personal (4 PF)  09:04  
  08:55 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:54 Bynum Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  08:54 Bynum Tip Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:51  
  08:48 Bynum Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:48  
  08:48 Bynum Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:48
[PHX 77-83]
 
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:48  
  08:46 Bryant Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  08:22 Farmar Layup Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:21  
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Farmar (2 ST)  08:15  
  08:09
[LAL 86-77]
Vujacic 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Farmar (3 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:52
[PHX 80-86]
 
Barbosa Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:31  
  07:20
[LAL 88-80]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Farmar (4 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (2 AST)  07:01
[PHX 83-88]
 
  06:39 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:37  
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bryant (4 BLK)  06:24  
  06:23 Bryant Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  06:17
[LAL 90-83]
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Bryant (7 AST) 
Barbosa Jump Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:52 Odom Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  05:29 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Amundson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:27  
  05:22 Farmar Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
Amundson Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  05:22  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash  05:22  
  05:22 Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher 
  05:22 Vujacic Substitution replaced by Artest 
Dudley Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:22
[PHX 84-90]
 
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:22
[PHX 85-90]
 
  05:02
[LAL 93-85]
Fisher 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bryant (8 AST) 
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST)  04:51
[PHX 87-93]
 
  04:27 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:26  
Nash Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  04:13
[PHX 89-93]
 
  03:42
[LAL 95-89]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Fisher (4 AST) 
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  03:33
[PHX 91-95]
 
  03:33 Fisher Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Barbosa Substitution replaced by Richardson  03:33  
Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill  03:33  
Nash Free Throw 1 of 1 (25 PTS)  03:33
[PHX 92-95]
 
  03:18 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:17  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Nash (11 AST)  02:52
[PHX 94-95]
 
  02:35
[LAL 97-94]
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Odom (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:28  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:05  
  02:05
[LAL 98-94]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  02:05
[LAL 99-94]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Nash Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS)  01:53
[PHX 96-99]
 
  01:38
[LAL 101-96]
Odom Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Bryant (9 AST) 
Nash Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS)  01:21
[PHX 98-101]
 
  01:02 Artest Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:01 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  00:56.9 Artest 3pt Shot: Missed 
Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:55.8  
Team Timeout : Short  00:51.5  
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  00:40.9  
  00:39.8 Odom Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  00:20.9 Gasol Dunk Shot: Missed 
Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:17.9  
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
Nash Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:10.4  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
Frye Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  00:03.9  
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST)  00:03.5
[PHX 101-101]
 
  00:03.5 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:02.5 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.9 Artest Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:00.8
[LAL 103-101]
Artest Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
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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