Lakers Defeat Suns, Take 2-0 Series Lead

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POSTED: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 9:50pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 - 10:36pm

The Los Angeles Lakers held Steve Nash in check for the second straight game, and even a breakout offensive
effort by Grant Hill couldn't save the Phoenix Suns.  They lost 124-112 on Wednesday night and trail 2-0 in the
best-of-seven Western Conference finals. It's the first time Phoenix has lost consecutive games since Jan. 25-26.  After getting blown out in Game 1, the Suns went to a smaller lineup and brought themselves back in the third quarter, when they tied the game at 90-all.  Hill was a major catalyst, hitting 6 of 7 shots from the field
in a vintage performance that recalled his early years in the NBA.  He finished with 23 points in his first career appearance in the conference finals.
 

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