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Western Conference Finals

Suns vs. Lakers | Lakers Win 4-2

Game 1

PHX
107

@

LAL
128

OT

Mon. May 17 9:00 PM ET on TNT

Game 2

PHX
112

@

LAL
124

OT

Wed. May 19 9:00 PM ET on TNT

Game 3

LAL
109

@

PHX
118

OT

Sun. May 23 8:30 PM ET on TNT

Game 4

LAL
106

@

PHX
115

OT

Tue. May 25 9:00 PM ET on TNT

Game 5

PHX
101

@

LAL
103

OT

Thu. May 27 9:00 PM ET on TNT

Game 6

LAL
111

@

PHX
103

OT

Sat. May 29 8:30 PM ET on TNT

No. 0 Seed

Season Record: 0-0
series stats
ppg opp fg% 3P% ft%
113.5 109.3 0.502 0.369 0.779

No. 0 Seed

Season Record: 0-0
series stats
ppg opp fg% 3P% ft%
109.3 113.5 0.479 0.329 0.774

Game 6: Lakers 111, Suns 103

Lakers distinguish Suns to set up Finals duel with rival

Kobe Bryant scored a game-high 37 points and Ron Artest added 25 as the Lakers held off the Suns to advance to the NBA Finals, where they'll battle their longtime rivals, the Boston Celtics.

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Video & Analysis

Next Stop: Finals

Relieve the Los Angeles Lakers' dramatic march to this season's NBA Finals.

    Postgame: Nash

    Steve Nash talks about wanting to keep this team together for next season.

    Postgame: Jackson

    Phil Jackson talks about the series against the Suns and facing the Celtics.

    West Finals Award

    The Lakers get their trophy after winning the Western Conference finals.

      Opinion

      Kobe Being Kobe

      One clutch shot after another. Kobe was being Kobe in a Game 6 victory.

        Photo Gallery

        Game 6 Action

        Check out some of the best shots from the Lakers' series-clinching victory.

          Game 5: Lakers 103, Suns 101

          Unlikely hero: Artest comes up clutch to sink the Suns

          Ron Artest followed Kobe Bryant's airball at the buzzer to give the Lakers a crucial victory over the Suns in a wild Game 5 in L.A. Kobe finished one assist shy of a triple-double. Steve Nash led Phoenix with 29 points and 11 assists.

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          Video & Analysis

          Game 6 Lookahead

          Doug Collins and Marv Albert look at Saturday's Game 6 in Phoenix.

            All-Access

            Go inside the huddle as Suns coach Alvin Gentry motivates his players.

              Postgame: Artest

              Ron Artest talks about the Lakers' Game 5 win -- and his huge game-winner.

              Postgame: Nash

              Despite the loss, Steve Nash remains confident the Suns will force a Game 7.

              Opinion

              Right Place, Right Time

              Ron Artest quickly went from goat to unlikely hero in the Lakers' Game 5 win.

                Photo Gallery

                Game 5 Action

                Check out the best shots from Game 5 between the Suns and Lakers.

                  Game 4: Suns 115, Lakers 106

                  Suns shoot down Lakers, head to L.A. knotted up

                  Fueled by the outside shooting of Jared Dudley and Channing Frye, Phoenix rode the back of its supporting cast to a Game 4 victory to even the series at two games apiece.

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                  Video & Analysis

                  Game 5 Lookahead

                  What adjustments will be made in an all-important Game 5 in Los Angeles?

                    Postgame: Gentry

                    Alvin Gentry comments on the energetic production of the Suns' bench.

                    Postgame: Kobe

                    A frustrated Kobe Bryant says defense will determine the outcome.

                    Postgame: Jackson

                    Phil Jackson explains why the Lakers are hurting on the defensive end.

                      Opinion

                      Desert Storm

                      The series is back to square one thanks to Phoenix's bench mob.

                        Photo Gallery

                        Game 4 Action

                        Take a look at the best snapshots from the Suns' victory over the Lakers.

                          Game 3: Suns 118, Lakers 109

                          Stoudemire shines as Suns burn Lakers in Game 3

                          Amar'e Stoudemire was unstoppable in Game 3, scoring 42 points and grabbing 11 rebounds to lead the Suns past the Lakers and back into contention in the Western Conference finals.

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                          Video & Analysis

                          Lookahead

                          TNT's Marv Albert and Doug Collins talk about potential action in Game 4.

                            All-Access

                            Get into the huddle with Phil Jackson and Alvin Gentry.

                              Postgame: Jackson

                              The Lakers coach talks about the Suns offense in Game 3.

                              Postgame: Gentry

                              The Suns coach talks about their zone defense against the Lakers.

                              Opinion

                              Mount Stoudemire

                              Amar'e Stoudemire exploded on the Lakers in a monster Game 3.

                                Photo Gallery

                                Game 3 Action

                                Check out the best photos from Game 3 of the Lakers-Suns series in Phoenix.

                                  Game 2: Lakers 124, Suns 112

                                  Kobe dishes out victory, Lakers lead series 2-0

                                  A playoff career-high 13 assists for Kobe Bryant helped put five other Lakers in double figures in a 124-112 win over the Suns in Game 2. Pau Gasol led L.A. with 29 points.

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                                  Video & Analysis

                                  Game 3 Lookahead

                                  Doug and Marv preview Game 3 between the Lakers and Suns.

                                    Postgame: Gentry

                                    Alvin Gentry talks to the media after losing Game 2 to the Lakers.

                                    Postgame: Jackson

                                    Phil Jackson said he liked the tempo of Game 2.

                                    All-Access

                                    Listen to Phil Jackson and Alvin Gentry give their teams direction in Game 2.

                                      Opinion

                                      Feeling Lucky?

                                      A lucky Laker squad is a black cat on Friday the 13th for Phoenix.

                                        Photo Gallery

                                        Game 2 Action

                                        Check out the best images from Game 2 action at Staples Center.

                                          Game 1: Lakers 128, Suns 107

                                          Lakers offense unstoppable in Game 1 rout of Suns

                                          Kobe Bryant scored 40 points, including 21 in the third, to lead the Lakers to a dominating win over the Suns in Game 1. Lamar Odom had 19 points and 19 rebounds off the bench.

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                                          Video & Analysis

                                          Game 2 Lookahead

                                          The NBA TV crew take a look at what to expect in Game 2 Wednesday night.

                                            Postgame: Odom

                                            Lamar Odom describes his Game 1 preparations and mindset.

                                            Inside the Huddle

                                            Alvin Gentry and Phil Jackson try to fire their teams up in the huddle.

                                              Postgame: Jackson

                                              Phil Jackson talks about the Lakers outstanding offense in Game 1.

                                              Opinion

                                              Above the Rim

                                              The Lakers advantage inside is already too much for the Suns.

                                                Photo Gallery

                                                Game 1 Action

                                                Check out the best images from Game 1 action at Staples Center.

                                                  Lakers-Suns Series Preview

                                                  Lakers, Suns ready for showdown in West finals

                                                  Can Grant Hill find a way to slow Kobe Bryant? Who will set the pace in the clash of two offensive powerhouses? NBA.com's Art Garcia answers these questions and many more in his Western Conference finals preview.

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                                                  Video & Analysis

                                                  West Finals Preview

                                                  Doug Collins and Kevin Harlan examine what's next for the Suns.

                                                  Opinion

                                                  Pivotal Pivotmen

                                                  Both teams need their centers healthy for the Western finals.

                                                  All-Access

                                                  Get an inside look at the Suns' celebration after Game 4 vs. San Antonio.

                                                    Winning Time

                                                    Watch how the Phoenix Suns swept the Spurs in the Conference Semis.

                                                    Opinion

                                                    Sharing the spotlight

                                                    Kobe and Pau are playing some of the best ball of their two-plus year union.

                                                    Out For Revenge

                                                    In the upcoming West finals, the Lakers still have 2006 & 2007 on their mind.

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