College of Sports Media Game of the Night:
If you want to see a person try and imitate a volcano about to erupt check out: http://www.nba.com/video/channels/playoffs/2010/05/25/0040900314_lal_phx_recap.nba/index.html. I am sure there was some animated conversation in that locker room following the game. So the NBA’s Western Conference Finals has boiled down to a best of three. The LA Lakers took the first two games of the series at home, but in the desert the Suns were the hottest in evening the series. In Phoenix you would think that there game four win would have to do with the play of guys like Steve Nash, Amar’e Stoudemire and Jason Richardson, but that was not the case. The Suns won 115-106 on Tuesday night thanks to the play of Jared Dudley, Channing Frye and Leandro Barbosa. In fact it was the Suns bench that played major minutes and contributed on both sides of the ball. Frye doesn’t come off the bench, but the second unit did on number on the Lakers outscoring them 54-20. Coach Alvin Gentry was so confident in their play, he had them out on the floor eating up crucial minutes in the fourth quarter playing against Kobe Bryant and the starting unit of the Lakers. All the talk coming from LA is about the lack of D. In the first two games of the series LA gave up an average of 109.5 points per game. The next two games the Lakers gave up an average of 116.5 ppg. Perhaps LA should pay more attention to their offence. In their two wins they averaged 126 point per game, while in their two losses they could only muster 107.5. In game four Bryant continued to roll, he torched the Suns for 38 points. Unfortunately for the Black Mamba no one else on the team scored more then 15. Pau Gasol, Ron Artest or Lamar Odom are going to have to step up and be the Robyn to Bryant’s Batman or LA may do something they haven’t done this postseason – lose a game at home.