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Gasol plays closer with monster finish

Updated: May 20, 2010, 10:32 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- The Lakers led Wednesday by as many as 16 in the first half before the Suns came storming back to tie the game 90-90 heading into the fourth quarter.

Normally, this is where Los Angeles would call on the game's best closer, Kobe Bryant, to take over and impose his will with his impressive arsenal of moves on offense.

But late in Game 2, Bryant did the passing and let Pau Gasol, Jordan Farmar, Lamar Odom and the Lakers' defense become the stars of the show.

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