Oh, the Poetry: Lakers vs. Suns in Western Conference Finals

May 15th, 2010 by Alex Buda Leave a reply »
Two familiar foes batting at the top stage of the Western Conference.

With both teams having a history of long battles, bitter altercations, and messy comments towards one another, it appears as though it's only fair to end the Western Conference this season with the Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns.

During the first round of the 2006 NBA Playoffs, the Suns eliminated the Lakers in seven games after fighting back from a 3-1 deficit in the series.

During that series, altercations broke out several times in Game One, Kobe Bryant dunked in Steve Nash's face in Game Two as the Lakers pulled a late-game lead, then the Lakers won again in Game Three back in Los Angeles.

Game Four needed a high-flying layup to send it into overtime and a game-winning shot by Bryant to squeeze out a 3-1 series lead.

The Suns blew the Lakers out in Game Five where Raja Bell famously clotheslined Bryant out of frustration from previous plays.

In Game Six, Tim Thomas hit a three to send the game into overtime where the Suns handed the Lakers another loss to send the series to Phoenix for a Game Seven.

In that game, the La ...

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