PHOENIX CLINCHES SERIES OVER LAKERS
Thomas added 12 points and six rebounds in Game 7.
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The Suns became only the eighth NBA team in history to come back from a 3-1 series deficit with their 121-90 home victory over Los Angeles on Saturday in Game 7. Phoenix jumped out to a 17-point first quarter lead and never looked back, shooting a blistering 61 percent from the floor. Leandro Barbosa led seven players in double figures with 26 points, while versatile forward Boris Diaw collected 21 points, six rebounds and nine assists. Phoenix welcomed back Raja Bell from a one-game suspension as he came off the bench to play tough defense on Kobe Bryant and notch 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Shawn Marion added 14 points and 10 boards for the Suns, who outscored the Lakers by 13 on fastbreak points. Bryant led the Lakers with 24 points, but only totaled only one point in the second half. Luke Walton chipped in with 16 points. Phoenix handed Coach Phil Jackson his first opening-round playoff loss in 15 tries. The Suns, who held the Lakers to 35 percent shooting, host the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday (10:30 p.m. ET, TNT) in the second round.
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Does Phoenix Have the D to Win West?
LAL
100.5
42.5
17.1
0.454
0.764
0.333

PPG
RPG
APG
FG%
FT%
3P%
PHX
107.2
35.7
22.2
0.488
0.892
0.403
TEAM LEADERS
Bryant 27.8
Odom 11.0
Bryant 5.1
Turiaf 0.600
4 tied with 1.000
Vujacic 0.600
PPG
RPG
APG
FG%
FT%
3P%
Nash 22.1
Marion 9.4
Nash 9.5
Burke 1.000
Jones 1.000
Burke 1.000
SEASON SERIES: SUNS 3, LAKERS 1
April 16: Lakers 109, Suns 89 | Boxscore | Video highlights
April 7: Suns 107, Lakers 96 | Boxscore | Video highlights
Jan. 20: Suns 106, Lakers 93 | Boxscore | Video highlights
Nov. 3: Suns 122, Lakers 112 | Boxscore | Video highlights
Game 1: PHX 107, LAL 102 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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Game 2: LAL 99, PHX 93 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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Game 3: LAL 99, PHX 92 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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Game 4: LAL 99, PHX 98 (OT) | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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Game 5: PHX 114, LAL 97 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
Game 6: PHX 126, LAL 118 (OT) | Box | Highlights | Postgame
Game 7: PHX 121, LAL 90 | Box | Highlights | Postgame
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