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Gasol lead the Lakers with 29 points and helped them to a 2-0 series lead

When I saw the Lakers scored 128 points and shot 58% in game 1 I said that it was a fluke and Phoenix would come to play game 2. Well I was wrong. LA scored 124 points on 58% shooting again. Only difference this time it wasn’t the Kobe show as it was in game one. Pau Gasol took over this game scoring 29 points to lead all scorers and grabbing 9 rebounds. Kobe wasn’t quite though, he had 21 points, 19 less then game one.

For the Suns Jason Richardson lead the Phoenix with 27 points but again it came down to the no defense style of play that is killing the Suns. I said it in the preview for this series that if they can’t play defense they will get beat and if they can’t control the paint with Andrew Bynum, Gasol and Lamar Odom they would have trouble winning games and right now that is showing. Amar’e Stoudemire hasn’t been a factor. He had 18 points but they were quite points. Not enough energy from a player and team that wins on being more active on the ball. Steve Nash had 15 assist but that part doesn’t matter when you aren’t putting up the points like you did against the San Antonio Spurs. Nash needs to get to the basket and get going early or this won’t be a series I or fans imagined.

Game 3 heads to Phoenix as the Suns look to win at home and right the ship on this series.

-Tim Dimas


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