Suns Set Over Lakers Again: Despite Kobe’s 38, Phoenix Ties Western Finals 2-2

May 25th, 2010 by Louie Longoria Leave a reply »

The sun will be shining bright in Phoenix tomorrow.

Amar’e Stoudamire was the Suns’ fearless leader once again, leading six players in double figures, with 21 points and eight rebounds while willing Phoenix to a 115-106 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, tying their Western Conference Finals series 2-2.

This win guarantees another home game for the Suns when the series shifts back to Phoenix for Game 6 on Saturday.

Steve Nash, in his first game since suffering a broken nose late in Game 3, had 15 points and eight assists, despite shooting only 3 of 11 from the field.

Kobe Bryant was his usual self, pouring in 38 points, 10 assists and seven rebounds while shooting 15 of 22 from the field.

He led five Lakers in double figures, including Lamar Odom, who finished with a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Phoenix reverted back to a strategy that worked in Game 3, limiting the production of the Lakers bench which worked to their advantage. They allowe ...

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