Rise of the Phoenix: Suns Beat Lakers To Cut Lead To 2-1 in NBA West Finals

May 23rd, 2010 by Louie Longoria Leave a reply »
Amar'e Stoudamire and the Phoenix Suns are still in this series.

Days after calling Lamar Odom's dominating Game One performance "lucky", Stoudamire tied his career playoff high with 42 points, and added 11 rebounds in the Suns 118-109 victory over the Lakers to cut L.A.'s lead in this best-of-seven Western Conference Finals series down to 2-1.

Stoudamire was just 1 of 4 Sun's players to score in double figures, all of whom had at least 17 points.

Stoudamire's career game was his highest scoring playoff game since 2008.

Steve Nash also made his presence felt in the game, adding 17 points and 15 assists.

Robin Lopez, in his most productive game by far this series, was very effective, scoring 20 points in 30 minutes, while returning from a back injury at the start of this series.

Kobe Bryant finished 1 rebound shy of a triple double, as he had 36 points, 11 assists, and 9 rebounds in a losing effort.

Pau Gasol added 23 points and 9 rebounds, but the Lakers did not receive much help from key role players.

L.A. also had trouble taking care of the ball, as they amassed 17 turnovers, to only 7 ...

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