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Artest, Kobe carry Lakers past Suns, into NBA Finals


By Mike Tulumello, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday May 30, 2010 1:15AM

PHOENIX (NBA.com exclusive) -- It took hundreds of regular-season games and 14 playoff series.

The end result? The two teams heading to The NBA Finals are the same ones many had forecast way back in October's training camps.

The Lakers will join the Celtics in a Finals matchup of the league's marquee franchises after the Lakers raced past the Suns Saturday night in Phoenix 111-103. L.A. won the Western Conference finals 4-2.

"The challenge is to win a championship," said Kobe Bryant, who scored a game-high 37. "The Celtics are in the way."

The Suns, after two rousing wins in Arizona and a heart-breaking loss in Los Angeles, couldn't quite hang with the Lakers in Game 6.

The weirdest twist of the game was that the Suns invited the mercurial Ron Artest to shoot.

He obliged. Only he surprised everyone by knocking down his perimeter shots. Artest shot 10-for-16 (4-for-7 on 3-pointers) for 25 points.

"The Lord was with him tonight," Lakers coach Phil Jackson said. "The basketball gods were on his side."

Bryant shot 12-for-25, hitting clutch jumpers down the stretch, and knocked down 8-for-10 from the line. "We played great defense on him," Suns coach Alvin Gentry said. "He made tough shot after tough shot.

"I've always thought he was the best player in basketball. I don't think it's even close."

Artest was the wild card, though. His fourth 3-pointer made it 81-67. Moments later, the Lakers led 85-67; the outcome seemed inevitable.

But the Lakers' Sasha Vujacic committed a flagrant foul on fellow Slovenian Goran Dragic. That re-energized a crowd that started out raucous then grew sleepy when the Lakers started to pull away.

On the sideline, Bryant gave Vujacic a heated tongue-lashing. On the floor, Dragic then hit two free throws and two driving layups. That propelled a furious Suns' comeback.

"I thought they were dead in the water at that particular time," Jackson acknowledged.

But, "They were ignited by an incidental play. They jumped into the fray."

With the crowd standing and roaring, the Suns pulled to within 99-96 on a Steve Nash drive with 2:19 left.

Then Bryant knocked down a 21-footer, and -- a short time later, with the Lakers leading 105-100 in the final 40 seconds -- Bryant launched an off-balance 22-footer with the Suns Jared Dudley blanketing him.

He nailed it to seal the Lakers' trip to The Finals. Gentry groaned. Bryant patted him on the rear end.

Artest's stunning sharp-shooting was the biggest reason the Lakers were able to shoot over the Suns' defense, which alternated between zone and man-to-man.

The Lakers hit 10-for-24 on 3-pointers (42 percent) while the Suns shot a modest 9-for-26 (35 percent). The taller Lakers also outrebounded the Suns 41-31.

For the Suns, speculation will begin instantly on the future of Amar'e Stoudemire. He can become a free agent if he, as expected, declines the $17-plus million option year on his contract.

Gentry praised Stoudemire, saying, "Amar'e has worked hard to become better defensively and a better teammate."

Stoudemire had a subpar Game 6. He hit just 7-for-20 shots and -- in part because he often was posted on the perimeter in the Suns' zone -- he hauled down just four rebounds.

On the plus side, he hit 13-for-15 free throws and finished with 27 points. "We didn't give Amare room to drive," Jackson said. "We kept him off his shot."

Nash shot 8-for-11 for 21 points. He had nine assists and just two turnovers. Channing Frye had 12 points and 13 boards off the bench.

Looking back, "This has been the most enjoyable year of my coaching career," Gentry said. "We had high character guys. ... And we played extremely hard.

"I've not been around a team like this, with this chemistry, in my 22 years in the league. There are no negatives. We gave it our all."

Nash agreed.

Going into the series, Nash said he considered the Lakers were the better team. "But I thought we had a chance to do something special.

"The last four or five days, I've been questioning who the better team is."

"This is as special a group as I've been involved with ... I'm really, really proud ... I'd love to keep [the team] together."

Before the game, Jackson tried to shift the psychological burden to the Suns: "It's not always easy to play in front of your home crowd" in a must-win situation, Jackson said. "It's not as easy as people think."

"That's Phil," Gentry replied when hearing the Zen-Master's comments.

Jackson's forecast turned out to be accurate.

Just like all those prognostications back in October.

Lakers
Suns
     
    • 47.0%

    • 46.7%

    • 41.7%

    • 34.6%

    • 82.1%

    • 82.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAL PHX
Total Rebounds 11 11
Offensive Rebounds 14 8
Turnovers 9 11
Fast Break Pts: 6 2
Biggest Lead: 18 2
Points in the Paint: 26 32
LAL PHX
p Bryant   37 Stoudemire   27
rb Odom   12 Frye   13
a Farmar   5 Nash   9
s Artest   3 Stoudemire   3
b Bynum   2 2 players   2
 
  • 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 40:49 10-16 4-7 1-2 +2 2 2 4 2 1 3 0 0 1 25
P. Gasol F-C 41:13 2-9 0-0 5-6 +1 3 4 7 2 5 0 2 1 1 9
A. Bynum C 19:48 3-5 0-0 4-5 +3 2 4 6 0 4 0 1 2 0 10
K. Bryant G 40:58 12-25 3-8 10-11 +19 2 4 6 2 1 2 2 0 1 37
D. Fisher G 30:43 4-9 0-4 3-3 -1 0 2 2 3 4 0 1 0 0 11
S. Brown   03:49 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
L. Odom   34:59 3-12 0-0 0-1 +12 5 7 12 3 4 1 1 0 3 6
J. Farmar   16:44 3-4 2-3 0-0 +6 0 2 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 8
S. Vujacic   10:57 2-3 1-2 0-0 +1 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 5
D. Mbenga DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Powell DNP - Coach's Decision
L. Walton DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-83 10-24 23-28   14 27 41 18 23 6 9 3 6 111
  47.0% 41.7% 82.1%   team rebs: 11 total to: 10
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 22:25 2-7 1-2 1-1 -5 1 2 3 3 5 0 0 1 0 6
A. Stoudemire F 43:17 7-20 0-1 13-15 -8 2 2 4 0 4 3 3 2 2 27
R. Lopez C 07:56 0-1 0-0 0-0 -8 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0
J. Richardson G 29:01 3-7 2-6 5-6 -14 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 13
S. Nash G 30:20 8-11 2-5 3-3 -12 0 5 5 9 2 0 2 0 1 21
C. Frye   40:04 5-7 2-4 0-0 0 2 11 13 1 3 0 1 1 0 12
J. Dudley   25:35 1-3 1-2 0-0 -3 0 2 2 2 0 1 1 2 0 3
L. Barbosa   18:59 3-9 1-3 0-0 +6 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 7
G. Dragic   17:40 5-9 0-3 2-2 +4 1 1 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 12
L. Amundson   04:43 1-1 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
E. Clark DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Collins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-75 9-26 24-29   8 23 31 19 19 4 11 6 3 103
  46.7% 34.6% 82.8%   team rebs: 11 total to: 12

inactive

  • Lakers: Morrison
  • Suns: Griffin, Jones

technical fouls

  • Lakers: --
  • Suns: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #55 Bill Kennedy, #57 Greg Willard
  • Attendance: 18422
  • Duration: 2:49
Los Angeles Lakers (58-25) Phoenix Suns (54-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lopez vs Bynum (Fisher gains possession)
Bynum Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:48
[LAL 2-0]
 
  11:22
[PHX 2-2]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:45 Stoudemire Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:44  
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:34
[LAL 4-2]
 
Bynum Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  10:19  
  10:19
[PHX 3-4]
Nash Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
  10:15 Lopez Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Artest (1 ST) 
Artest Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:11
[LAL 6-3]
 
  10:05
[PHX 6-6]
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST) 
Bynum Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:05  
  10:05
[PHX 7-6]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Bynum Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:48
[LAL 8-7]
 
  09:48 Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:48  
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:47  
  09:40 Lopez Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:40  
Team Rebound  09:40  
  09:40 Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:40
[LAL 9-7]
 
  09:33
[PHX 10-9]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST)  09:17
[LAL 12-10]
 
  08:54
[PHX 12-12]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Artest Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  08:35
[LAL 14-12]
 
Fisher Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:24  
  08:24
[PHX 13-14]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:24
[PHX 14-14]
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Bryant Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:15
[LAL 16-14]
 
  08:15 Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  08:15
[LAL 17-14]
 
Bryant Substitution replaced by Brown  08:15  
  08:05
[PHX 17-17]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:25 Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:24  
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  07:12
[LAL 19-17]
 
  06:54
[PHX 19-19]
Richardson Running Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:45  
Bynum Substitution replaced by Bryant  06:45  
Brown Substitution replaced by Odom  06:45  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Fisher (1 AST)  06:31
[LAL 22-19]
 
  06:12 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:11 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:05
[PHX 22-22]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:48 Team Rebound 
Odom Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:33  
  05:33 Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:33 Team Rebound 
  05:33
[PHX 23-22]
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:21 Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Fisher Free Throw 1 of 3 (3 PTS)  05:21
[LAL 23-23]
 
  05:21 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Fisher Free Throw 2 of 3 (4 PTS)  05:21
[LAL 24-23]
 
Fisher Free Throw 3 of 3 (5 PTS)  05:21
[LAL 25-23]
 
  05:07 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:05  
Artest Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:57
[LAL 27-23]
 
  04:47
[PHX 25-27]
Nash Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Artest Jump Shot: Missed  04:30  
  04:29 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:18 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:17 Richardson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Fisher Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:16  
Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar  04:16  
  04:03
[PHX 27-27]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:54  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (1 BLK)  03:44  
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:44  
Bryant Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:44  
Farmar Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  03:22  
  03:22
[PHX 28-27]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:22
[PHX 29-27]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Odom Jump Shot: Missed Block: Stoudemire (2 BLK)  03:06  
  03:05 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:00 Dudley Layup Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:59  
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST)  02:48
[LAL 30-29]
 
  02:23 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:21  
  02:19 Nash Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  02:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:19 Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:19
[LAL 31-29]
 
Artest Substitution replaced by Brown  02:19  
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:19
[LAL 32-29]
 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:07  
  02:07
[PHX 30-32]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:07
[PHX 31-32]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Stoudemire (1 ST)  01:51  
  01:26 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  01:13
[LAL 35-31]
 
  01:00
[PHX 33-35]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:00  
  01:00 Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Bynum  01:00  
  01:00 Bryant Violation:Lane 
  01:00
[PHX 34-35]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Farmar (2 AST)  00:47.3
[LAL 37-34]
 
  00:36.9 Stoudemire Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:35.8  
Bynum Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
  00:16.9 Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:10.9 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:09.7 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:05.9 Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (58-25) Phoenix Suns (54-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:33 Barbosa Layup Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:32  
Vujacic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Farmar (3 AST)  11:16
[LAL 40-34]
 
  11:07
[PHX 37-40]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (1 AST) 
Odom Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dudley (1 BLK)  10:47  
Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:46  
Bynum Layup Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Odom Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:42  
  10:27
[PHX 39-40]
Amundson Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Odom Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Farmar (4 AST)  10:01
[LAL 42-39]
 
  09:50 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:49  
Vujacic 3pt Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:39 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:34
[PHX 41-42]
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Artest Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dudley (2 BLK)  09:17  
  09:17 Team Rebound 
  09:05 Barbosa Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:04  
Bynum Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  08:46  
  08:46 Timeout : Official 
Artest Substitution replaced by Bryant  08:46  
Bynum Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:35  
  08:35 Amundson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:35 Team Rebound 
  08:35 Amundson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:34  
Vujacic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:18  
  08:04
[PHX 43-42]
Dragic Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Vujacic Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Farmar (5 AST)  07:47
[LAL 44-43]
 
  07:34 Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:33  
  07:17 Frye Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:17
[LAL 45-43]
 
  07:17 Frye Substitution replaced by Lopez 
  07:17 Amundson Substitution replaced by Stoudemire 
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:17
[LAL 46-43]
 
Vujacic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:06  
  06:57 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:56  
Bynum Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Odom (1 AST)  06:45
[LAL 48-43]
 
  06:34 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:33  
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Odom (2 AST)  06:20
[LAL 51-43]
 
  06:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:13 Dudley Substitution replaced by Richardson 
  06:13 Barbosa Substitution replaced by Hill 
  06:13 Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash 
Odom Substitution replaced by Artest  06:13  
Farmar Substitution replaced by Gasol  06:13  
Vujacic Substitution replaced by Fisher  06:13  
  06:00 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (1 BLK) 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:59  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:53 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:37
[PHX 45-51]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Fisher (2 AST)  05:11
[LAL 54-45]
 
Artest Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:55  
Bynum Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:49  
  04:49
[PHX 46-54]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom  04:49  
  04:49 Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye 
  04:49
[PHX 47-54]
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:34  
Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:33  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  04:19  
Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:18  
Artest Layup Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:16 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:12 Frye Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Artest (2 ST) 
Artest Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  04:08
[LAL 56-47]
 
  03:50 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:49  
Gasol Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK)  03:29  
  03:27 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:24 Richardson Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:24 Richardson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Odom Jump Shot: Missed  03:02  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:01  
Gasol Layup Shot: Missed  03:00  
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:58  
Odom Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:58
[LAL 58-47]
 
  02:51
[PHX 50-58]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:23 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:22  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:16  
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Fisher (3 AST)  02:05
[LAL 60-50]
 
  01:38
[PHX 53-60]
Richardson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST) 
Odom Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Artest (1 AST)  01:18
[LAL 62-53]
 
  01:18 Hill Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  01:18 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Odom Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:18  
  01:17 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:54.1 Nash Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:38.3 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:32.9 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:32.7  
Fisher Substitution replaced by Vujacic  00:32.7  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Artest (2 AST)  00:12.9
[LAL 65-53]
 
  00:00.2 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (58-25) Phoenix Suns (54-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:45  
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stoudemire (2 ST)  11:34  
  11:28 Richardson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:27  
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:02 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:41 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:40  
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:20
[LAL 67-53]
 
  09:53 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:52 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Fisher Foul : Personal (3 PF)  09:52  
  09:46 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
Fisher Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:45  
Fisher Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stoudemire (3 ST)  09:35  
  09:16
[PHX 55-67]
Nash Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  08:52 Lopez Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  08:52 Lopez Substitution replaced by Frye 
Bynum Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:52
[LAL 68-55]
 
Bynum Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:52
[LAL 69-55]
 
  08:43
[PHX 57-69]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:19
[LAL 72-57]
 
  08:19 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  08:08
[PHX 59-71]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Team Rebound 
  07:34
[PHX 61-72]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  07:11 Richardson Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  07:11
[LAL 73-61]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  07:11
[LAL 74-61]
 
  07:00 Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:00 Team Rebound 
  06:52 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Bynum Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:51  
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:40 Team Rebound 
  06:32
[PHX 63-74]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:27  
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:09 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:51 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:50 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:49 Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bynum (2 BLK) 
  05:48 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Bynum Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:38  
Bynum Substitution replaced by Odom  05:38  
  05:38
[PHX 64-74]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  05:38
[PHX 65-74]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Fisher 3pt Shot: Missed  05:23  
Artest Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:22  
Artest Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  05:20
[LAL 76-65]
 
Bryant Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:04  
  04:50 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:49  
  04:35 Stoudemire Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  04:35
[LAL 77-65]
 
  04:35 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  04:35
[LAL 78-65]
 
  04:23 Stoudemire Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Fisher Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  03:55  
  03:55
[PHX 66-78]
Richardson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Fisher Substitution replaced by Farmar  03:55  
  03:55
[PHX 67-78]
Richardson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  03:41 Stoudemire Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS)  03:36
[LAL 81-67]
 
Farmar Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:19  
  03:19 Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:19 Team Rebound 
  03:19 Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:18  
  03:04 Nash Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:04
[LAL 82-67]
 
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:04
[LAL 83-67]
 
  02:45 Stoudemire Jump Shot: Missed 
Artest Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:43  
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  02:28  
Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:27  
Artest Hook Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Odom (3 AST)  02:24
[LAL 85-67]
 
  02:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:19 Richardson Substitution replaced by Barbosa 
  02:19 Nash Substitution replaced by Dragic 
Artest Substitution replaced by Vujacic  02:19  
  02:11
[PHX 69-85]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (2 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)  01:45
[LAL 87-69]
 
  01:30
[PHX 72-87]
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  01:09
[LAL 89-72]
 
  00:59.1
[PHX 74-89]
Barbosa Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS)  00:41.9
[LAL 91-74]
 
  00:25.9 Barbosa Running Bank shot: Missed 
Vujacic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:25.3  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:01.3  
  00:00.6 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bryant (2 ST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (58-25) Phoenix Suns (54-29)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Odom Layup Shot: Missed  11:34  
  11:34 Team Rebound 
Gasol Foul : Personal (3 PF)  11:28  
  11:28 Vujacic Violation:Kicked Ball 
  11:21
[PHX 76-91]
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Altercation Ruling  11:18  
Vujacic Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (2 PF)  11:18  
Vujacic Turnover : Offensive Foul Turnover (2 TO)  11:18  
  11:18
[PHX 77-91]
Dragic Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  11:18
[PHX 78-91]
Dragic Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
  11:12
[PHX 80-91]
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dudley (1 ST)  10:51  
  10:47 Dudley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Artest (3 ST) 
Odom Layup Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Team Rebound 
  10:27
[PHX 82-91]
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Farmar Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:58
[LAL 93-82]
 
  09:48 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:47 Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  09:42 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:42  
Vujacic Substitution replaced by Bryant  09:42  
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:25 Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Farmar Substitution replaced by Fisher  09:14  
  09:10
[PHX 84-93]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST) 
Artest 3pt Shot: Missed  08:44  
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:43  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  08:27  
Team Rebound  08:26  
Timeout : Official  08:26  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  08:11  
  08:10 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Odom Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:10  
  07:56
[PHX 86-93]
Stoudemire Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Dudley (2 AST) 
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:30
[LAL 95-86]
 
  07:16 Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  07:16 Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:02 Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  06:52 Dragic Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:51 Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Odom Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:37  
  06:37
[PHX 87-95]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  06:37
[PHX 88-95]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:20 Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  06:09
[PHX 90-95]
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Odom Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK)  05:48  
  05:46 Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  05:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:24 Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:24  
Odom Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:09  
  04:59 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:58  
Bryant Floating Jump shot: Made (28 PTS)  04:33
[LAL 97-90]
 
  04:21
[PHX 92-97]
Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  03:52  
Odom Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:51  
Fisher Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST)  03:27
[LAL 99-92]
 
  03:26 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:26 Dudley Substitution replaced by Hill 
  03:26 Barbosa Substitution replaced by Richardson 
  03:26 Dragic Substitution replaced by Nash 
Gasol Foul : Personal (4 PF)  03:13  
  03:13
[PHX 93-99]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  03:13
[PHX 94-99]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  02:54  
Odom Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  02:53  
Odom Layup Shot: Missed  02:52  
Odom Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  02:52  
Odom Layup Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:48 Stoudemire Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  02:48 Stoudemire Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
Fisher Jump Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:25 Frye Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  02:19
[PHX 96-99]
Nash Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (34 PTS)  01:59
[LAL 101-96]
 
  01:46 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Odom (1 ST) 
  01:43 Frye Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS)  01:43
[LAL 102-96]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS)  01:43
[LAL 103-96]
 
Gasol Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  01:30  
  01:30
[PHX 97-103]
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  01:30
[PHX 98-103]
Stoudemire Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Odom Layup Shot: Missed  01:16  
Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:16  
Gasol Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:14
[LAL 105-98]
 
  00:53.1
[PHX 100-105]
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (34 PTS)  00:35.2
[LAL 107-100]
 
  00:34.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:30.5 Stoudemire Layup Shot: Missed 
Odom Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  00:28.5  
Team Timeout : Short  00:23.7  
Team Timeout : Short  00:23.7  
  00:22.3 Hill Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Artest Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:22.3  
Team Rebound  00:22.3  
Artest Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:22.3
[LAL 108-100]
 
  00:17.4
[PHX 103-108]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  00:13.2 Hill Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:13.2  
Team Rebound  00:13.2  
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (35 PTS)  00:13.2
[LAL 109-103]
 
  00:13.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:09.1 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK) 
Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:08.8  
  00:08.2 Frye Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (36 PTS)  00:08.2
[LAL 110-103]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (37 PTS)  00:08.2
[LAL 111-103]
 
  00:01.3 Stoudemire 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:00.8  
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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