Sunday, May 07, 2006

After last night's 121-90 loss in Phoenix the Laker's became the eight team to let a team comeback from down 3-1 and win the series. Kobe only shot 3 times in second half and only scoring 1 point on a three second illegal defense free throw. In the end of the third Steve Nash sprained his right ankle by stepping on Shawn Marion but after the game said he would be ready for the Clippers on Monday. This game got away from LA because they let the Suns play their pace and Kobe didn't try to shot his team back in the game. Steve Nash got 13 points and 9 assists in 35 minutes. Nash seemed gimpy but I think he'll be ready for game 1 with some treatment. Boris Diaw got 21 points and 9 assists in 39 minutes. Diaw was great and I think next year he will play well with Amare. Shawn Marion got 14 points and 10 boards in 36 minutes. Marion got his and that's why they won. Leandro Barbosa got 26 points and 2 assists in 31 minutes. Barbosa's quickness was on full display and the Lakers were defenseless on his drives. Near the end of the game I was amazed as Pat Burke hit a long three and wow it was just harder for LA to go threw. Kobe Bryant got 24 points and 4 boards in 43 minutes. Bryant was good but stayed in the offense when they were down which surprised me. Luke Walton got 16 points and 5 boards in 32 minutes. Walton is the only one who actually helped Kobe no wonder they lost!