2010 Playoffs: Suns @ Lakers, Game 5
May 28, 2010
Amar'e Stoudemire heads to the team bus headed to Staples Center for Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.
Jared Dudley must have been referring to Grant Hill when he said, "if you look good, you play good."
Two fans with opposite agendas wait outside STAPLES Center in Los Angeles before Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals.
A certain two-time MVP arrives for Game 5.
Jason Richardson is now at the arena.
Nash heads to the locker room.
A touch of orange in L.A.
Robin Lopez listens to his favorite tunes on the way in.
Grant Hill arrives as usual in a spiffy suit.
Lopez gets his ankles taped on the training table.
Assistant coach Dan Majerle makes additions to the white board.
Leandro Barbosa gets his hand taped.
Channing Frye looks over the treats that match his shirt.
Rick Fox looks to interview actor Andy Garcia.
Grant Hill shows off his shooting form.
Rick Fox and actor Zac Efron.
Taylor Griffin, Jared Dudley and Barbosa share a lighter moment.
Lopez checks out tickets with Frye and Goran Dragic.
Nash leads the customary charge to the court.
No hard feelings here. No, really...
Two members of the Suns' reserves, Barbosa and Dudley, loosen up in the locker room.
The TNT pregame show rolls out to the nation.
The Suns are relaxed in their pregame huddle.
STAT shows his intensity during the anthem.
The Suns stepped up with their interior defense early in the game.
Amar'e Stoudemire scored five quick points as the Suns jumped out to an early seven-point lead.
Jeremy Piven takes in the game.
Amar'e gets through the Lakers' defense for a dunk.
Grant Hill drives to the basket.
Nash, Amar'e and Lopez give high fives.
Stoudemire looks to drive.
Actor Mario Lopez... no relation to the Suns' center, Robin Lopez.
Nash hits a floater in the lane. Nash finished with 29 points and 11 assists in the game.
Lopez gets a shot off over Pau Gasol.
Soccer star David Beckham takes a look at a different sport.
Nash passes for one of only four first-half assists. However, the Suns cut a 16-point lead to 53-45 at the half.
Jack and Raymond Nicholson enjoy the Lakers lead at the half.
Amar'e drives early in the second half as the Suns fell behind again. Phoenix trailed by 18 with 3:34 remaining in the third period.
Hill scores two of his ten points as the Suns cut into the Lakers' lead.
Jonah Hill takes in the action.
Frye hit a three-pointer to end the third period as the Suns cut the lead to 78-72. Frye had three "super shots" on the night and a total of 14 points to go along with a team-high 10 rebounds.
Dudley celebrates as his 10 points off the bench helped the Suns reduce the deficit to five with 5:22 to play.
Kevin Love watches from his seat in the fourth period as the game tightens up.
Coach Alvin Gentry felt better in the second half after recovering from an upset stomach in the first half.
An Amar'e field goal with 2:52 remaining cut the Lakers' lead to 95-94. STAT scored 19 points on the night.
Richardson releases the tying shot after both Nash and Richardson each missed three-pointers. The third shot was a charm as the Suns evened the game at 101-101 with 3.5 second remaining left.
Richardson celebrates after his game-tying trey. The three-pointer was Richardson's first of the night.
Nash celebrates the shot by Richardson.
With the score tied, Ron Artest grabbed a miss by Kobe Bryant and banked home the winning shot as time expired. The shot gave the Lakers a 103-101 victory and a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series.