Barry Gossage/Getty ImagesStoudemire's 27 points and 16 boards helped Phoenix KO Los Angeles.

Suns Set Over Lakers

Phoenix finished what it started. Amare Stoudemire and Shawn Marion combined for 53 points, and the Suns never trailed to oust the Lakers with a 119-110 win Wednesday in Game 5. Story | ESPN Video

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FAMILIAR TERRITORY

The Lakers have a very rich playoff history. Dating back to their days in Minneapolis, they have made 54 playoff appearances, by far the most of any franchise. The Lakers also have 28 NBA Finals appearances, again the most of any franchise. The Suns have been to the postseason 27 times, with just two trips to the NBA Finals. (Info supplied by the NBA)

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PLAYER MATCHUPS

LAKERS SUNS
J. FarmarJ. Farmar
Points: 4.4
Rebounds: 1.7
Assists: 1.9
PGS. NashS. Nash
Points: 18.6
Rebounds: 3.5
Assists: 11.6
K. BryantK. Bryant
Points: 31.6
Rebounds: 5.7
Assists: 5.4
SGR. BellR. Bell
Points: 14.7
Rebounds: 3.2
Assists: 2.5
L. WaltonL. Walton
Points: 11.4
Rebounds: 5.0
Assists: 4.3
SFJ. JonesJ. Jones
Points: 6.4
Rebounds: 2.3
Assists: 0.6
L. OdomL. Odom
Points: 15.9
Rebounds: 9.8
Assists: 4.8
PFS. MarionS. Marion
Points: 17.5
Rebounds: 9.8
Assists: 1.7
K. BrownK. Brown
Points: 8.4
Rebounds: 6.0
Assists: 1.8
CA. StoudemireA. Stoudemire
Points: 20.4
Rebounds: 9.6
Assists: 1.0

TEAM STATS (Regular Season)

  LAKERS SUNS
PPG 103.3 110.2
RPG 41.2 40.5
APG 22.6 25.9
FG% 46.564 49.424
FT% 74.741 80.788
3P% .353 .399

SEASON SERIES

Phoenix leads 3-1
Oct 31, 2006 @LAL 114, PHX 106Recap | Box Score
Mar 4, 2007 @PHX 99, LAL 94Recap | Box Score
Apr 8, 2007 PHX 115, @LAL 107Recap | Box Score
Apr 13, 2007 @PHX 93, LAL 85Recap | Box Score

PLAYOFF HISTORY

LAL PHO
Championships: 14
(5 as Minneapolis Lakers)
Championships: 0
Last Championship: 2002 Last Championship: N/A
Last Season:
Lost in Western Conference first round
Last Season:
Lost in Western Conference finals

Injury Report

LOS ANGELES LAKERS

lal No recent injuries

PHOENIX SUNS

pho No recent injuries

Traveling Call

Mavs ready to face music Being whistled for traveling is a good thing in the playoffs. Where will you be watching? From your couch? Or from the high-intensity confines of a postseason arena alongside thousands of other adrenaline-fueled hoops junkies?

Be There: Playoff Travel Guide