The Lakers topped the Suns [with the help of a 19-0 run in the first half]. The guy who supposedly will win the MVP and the guy who should have won the MVP met up twice during Game 2.
The first time was after Steve Nash and Sasha Vujacic got tangled up....Kobe stepped in with some strong talk for Nash. The second time was, well, when Nash got a good whiff of Kobe's jock strap.
And who's the MVP?? The guy leading the 7th seed has four of his teammates averaging double figures....including Luke Walton and his 13.5 ppg. Kobe is averaging 25.5 pts, 8 rbs, 5 ast. Well, Nash is doing about the same thing....except switch the rebounding and assists weight [Nash: 24.5 pts, 9.5 ast, 4.5 rbs]. The noticeable difference is Nash is shooting 51% while Kobe's shooting just 42%. Still, the Lakers have the advantage with a 1-1 split and the next two in Los Angeles. Interesting series!