Lakers Suns Game 6 Recap

The Lakers wrapped up the Western Conference Finals in a wild game 6. The Lakers came out hitting everything, but the Suns were too. They were trading baskets and after the first the score was 37-34. The Lakers were playing how the Suns wanted to play, a high scoring fast game. The Lakers defense was very bad after a great game 5 performance. After the first the Lakers defense picked up and their offense didn’t let up. The Suns only had 19 points and the Lakers had 28. After the second the Lakers were off and looked like they were not going to let up. Ron Artest followed up his game winning shot with a 25 point effort, and shot 10-16 from the field. He picked up the slack for Pau Gasol who has not played well since game 2. The zone was effecting his performance, but late in game 6 the Suns went to a man and Pau still was not effective. The Suns switched to a zone because the Lakers were getting anything they wanted inside, and really figured out how to get inside and score easy buckets.

The Lakers were crusing along with a 91-74 lead going into the fourth quarter. The game looked to be over and the Suns fans were very quiet. But they got very loud when Goran Dragic hit a step back jump shot over rival Sasha Vujacic. Goran said something to Sasha and went up to him. Sasha threw a elbow at Dragic because he felt he was putting his head on his shoulder. The U.S Airways Center went crazy and Sasha was hit with a flagrant foul. Goran got two shots and the ball plus the basket he made before. He made the free throws and than had a driving lay up around Sasha. A six point swing and the Suns were back in it. They ended up getting as close as three, but Kobe Bryant did not want this series to go seven. He hit sevaral tough jumpers with Grant Hill all over him, and the Lakers got some key stops. The Lakers ended up closing the game and won 111-103. Kobe Bryant finished with 37 points and shot 12 for 25 from the field. Now the Lakers are back to the NBA Finals against their biggest rival the Boston Celtics. All of the Lakers still remember getting blown out in game 6 in Boston, and are ready for some redemption.

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